2023 Chronology

2023 Chronology

February 26 - Jason Castagna announces retirement effective immediately.

March 17 - draw with Carlton. (Prev draws: Rd 3 1893, Rd 1 1960, Second Semi 1972). Jacob Hopper + Tim Taranto debut.
88,084 is 2nd largest Rd 1 crowd ever (behind 2018)

March 25 - Tylar Young debuts. Samson Ryan, in his second game, kicks three goals with his first three kicks, 639 days after he was kick-less in his debut.

March 31 - Damien Hardwick becomes the first Richmond coach to 300 games.

April 14 - Gather Round vs Swans at Adelaide Oval. Riewoldt, with his head bandaged from a nasty bloodied cut , kicks 4 goals.

April 24 - Anzac Eve match. Second largest home and away crowd against Melbourne - 83985 (record was 85657 in 2017)

May 6 - A reunion of the 1973 Premiership side takes place at the Presidents Lunch. All players are in attendance except for Royce Hart (absent), Rex Hunt (absence). Brian Roberts passed away in 2016.

May 12 - Dick Clay is elevated to Immortal status in the Richmond Football Club Hall of Fame. Bill Meaklim, the club's first historian, long-time statistician, and 81-year member tosses the coin. Dion Prestia's 200th game. (95 for GC, 105 for Richmond)

May 20 - Dreamtime at the 'G.
Shai Bolton's 100th game, Nick Vlaustin's 200th.
Pre-match ceremony introduces, for the first time, the Dreamtime Dance featuring the Richmond Football Club’s Laguntas dancers, and Essendon Football Club’s Koorie Youth Will Shake Spear dancers. It culminates in the Indigenous players from the game standing before the crowd as their team mates form a half circle behind them.

May 23 - Damien Hardwick resigns as Richmond coach at 10.30am after 307 games and three premierships. Andrew McQualter is installed as interim coach. Hardwick makes the announcement flanked by President John O'Rourke and CEO Brendon Gale in the Maurice Rioli room at Punt Road. His resignation had been announced by the press in the evening prior.

May 28 - Andrew McQualter's first game as Richmond game. Tigers lose to Pt Adelaide by 10 points.

June 4 - Andrew McQualter's first win as coach. Marlion Pickett kicks winning goal with 20 seconds remain. Damian Hardwick tweets from Denver that he is watching the game.

June 10 - Jack Riewoldt draws level with Kevin Bartlett on 778 career goals.

June 11 - The club release a statement saying that Marlion Pickett is remanded in custody on alleged burglary charges from December 2022 and January 2023.

Bachar Houli is seriously injured in a car crash near Canberra.

June 13 - Brendon Gale holds press conference addressing the Marlion Pickett story, as well as information relating to Bachar Houli accident.

June 15 - Trent Cotchin, Kevin Bartlett, Francis Bourke, Jack Riewoldt and Shane Edwards are photographed in front of Jack Dyer Statue to celebrate Cotchin achieving 300 games.

June 17 - Trent Cotchin plays his 300th game. Damien Hardwick returns from overseas for the match. The late Paddy Guinane and Jimmy Smith are new inductees into the Richmond Football Club Hall of Fame.

July 6: Jack Riewoldt moves into overall 3rd spot on Richmond's All Time Goals list. Riewoldt finishes this match on 779 goals, one ahead of Kevin Bartlett. Riewoldt wears a long-sleeve guernsey, for the first time in his career and the first for a Richmond player since Brett Deledio in Round 12 2014 vs Nth Melbourne.
Sam Banks and Jacob Bauer debut for the club. Banks comes from the small town Whitefoord which was the same as Royce Hart.
Bauer injured his hamstring 3mins and 48 seconds into his debut and was subbed off.

July 13: Robbie Tarrant announces retirement

July 25: Matthew Coulthard debuts for Richmond. The Tigers comeback from a 30 pt deficit at three-qu time to win against Hawthorn. It was the club's largest three-qu comeback since Rd 8 1947

August 4: During the Richmond v Bulldogs match Marlion Pickett is tapped on the shoulder by a spectator leaning over the fence behind the goals during the third quarter. Pickett responds by knocking a drink out of his hand. The spectator is later banned from attending matches until October 2024. Spectators also throw eggs onto the field.

August 10: Trent Cotchin announces he will retire at season's end.

August 15 : Jack Riewoldt announced he would retire from football after the Round 23 match vs Nth Melbourne.

August 19: Trent Cotchin and Jack Riewoldt's final game for Richmond. Damien Hardwick attends the game.

August 21: Damien Hardwick is appointed as Gold Suns coach for 6 years. 91 days had passed since he resigned as Richmond coach.

August 27: Tom Brown and James Trezise debut. Andrew McQualter's last game as Richmond coach.

September 21: Adem Yze is appointed Richmond coach, on his 44th birthday.

October 3: Interim coach Andrew McQualter leaves Richmond to take up an assistant coach role at Melbourne.
Tim Taranto wins the Best and Fairest in his debut year, equalling the performance of Ron Durham (1943), Ian Stewart (1971), and Barry Rowlings (1979) and Maurice Rioli (1982)

October 13: Former North Melbourne captain Jack Ziebell announced as assistant coach

Wednesday 1
Trent Cotchin's autobiography "From the Heart" is released.
Jack Riewoldt's autobiography "The Bright Side" is released.

Tuesday 8
Soulcombe finishes second in the Melbourne Cup. Its syndicate owners include Jack Riewoldt, Tom Lynch, Liam Baker, Nathan Broad and Jack Graham.

December 12
Toby Nankervis is appointed the sole captain for the 2024 Season. The decision is made at a board meeting a few hours prior to the club's AGM.