Andrew Kellaway

Date of Birth: 23/11/1975
Height: 190 cm
Weight: 88 kg
Guernsey: 39
Debut: 10/05/1998, Round 7, Melbourne
Last Game: 22/07/2006, Round 22, Melbourne

Seasons: 1998-2006
Total Games: 172
Total Goals: 80

Andrew Kellaway attended Caulfield Grammar School before he was drafted by Richmond with pick 71 in the 1997 AFL National Draft. Andrew joined his older brother Duncan who had joined Richmond in 1993 and was already considered an effective close-checking defender in the senior team. Andrew had previously played with Sandringham VFA club and had been invited by Richmond to go on it’s Supplementary List . Being on the Supplementary List gave Andrew the right to play in Richmond’s reserves , but to get a place on Richmond’s senior list he would have to go through the Draft . Andrew, a strong defender, ground his way into contention as a senior player and in 1997 he was one of the best players in the Tigers Reserves Premiership win, and the club decided to draft him onto the Richmond senior list.

Andrew became a regular senior player with the Tigers and he was highly respected within Richmond and with opposition teams for his aggressive and courageous play as a defender. He played International Rules against Ireland in 2000 and 2002 earning the
position of “go to “ goalkeeper , winning the Jim Stynes Medal in 2002. Andrew also won Richmond’s Best and Fairest in 2000 and was selected in the 2000 All Australian team.
Andrew played 25 games in 2001 including the Tigers Finals campaign that finished with a losing Preliminary Final against
Brisbane. Andrew played 172 games with the Tigers and established himself as one of the most determined and courageous players in his time at Richmond .
Andrew at age 30 was unexpectedly delisted by Richmond at the end of 2006.

Joined Richmond with Richmond's draft selection pick 71 overall in 1997 National Draft. Pick 71 acquired from Collingwood with Aaron James in exchange for Jamie Tape and Bradley J Smith.