1969 Chronology


Sat 29
Glenelg play Richmond in a pre-season practice match.
As a result of the match, Richmond are forced to wear an all -blue guernsey.
Richmond 22. 21 def Glenelg 12.3
Kevin Bartlett is credited with 40 kicks, 5 goals. Bill Brown also kicked 5 goals.

Wednesday 23
The VFL call a special meeting to discuss a proposal from Richmond and Footscray to play their Round 9 match on a Sunday.
Richmond delegate Al Boord argued if clubs disagreed with the proposal that shouldn't stop Richmond and Footscray proceeding. Footscray, Collingwood and Hawthorn delegates all agree with that premise, though Collingwood oppose Sunday matches on their home ground. The League argue that ultimately the decision will come down to the Chief Secretary

Wednesday 7
The VFL reject the Richmond and Footscray joint proposal to play their Round 9 match on a Sunday.
Only Footscray, Richmond, Collingwood, Carlton and Hawthorn vote in favour, falling short of the required 9 clubs 'yes' vote.
The issue will be brought up again on July 2, 1969

Saturday 31
Round 9
Richmond vs Footscray
Both clubs lobbied the VFL to have this game played on a Sunday.
Footage of Ted Whitten rubbing mud in Dick Clay's face is from this game

Wednesday 2nd
The VFL again reject Sunday football proposal. This specific proposal was for 1 Reserve game to be played next year on a Sunday. The entire discussion lasted 5 minutes. The same 5 clubs who voted for the proposal in the May meeting, did so again today (Footscray, Richmond, Collingwood, Carlton, Hawthorn). The clubs that objected were South Melb, Melbourne , Fitzroy, Geelong, Essendon. Two clubs, Nth Melb and StKilda did not have a delegate at the meeting.

Tues 23
A new Tiger skin is installed at the Richmond training room at the MCG, after the previous one was slashed after the Collingwood Preliminary Final (all that remained was a paw). Alan Schwab says the destroyed Tiger Skin was given to the club around 20 years earlier, and is valued at $1,000.
Ray Dunn donated this tiger skin which he received from Malaya in 1968. It is kept in Charlie Callander's possession until the day of the Grand Final.

Sat 27
Richmond wins their 9th Premiership
Colour footage of the game is shot by Rothmans, and a canister of the 30min documentary is presented by Peter Best (Rothmans Vic. Manager) to the VFL(Sir Kenneth Luke), the Aust. National Football Council, and Richmond and Carlton clubs early in 1970.