Full Name: TONY JEWELL
Date of Birth: 08/12/1943
Height: 185 cm ( 6-1 )
Weight: 83 kg ( 13-1 )
Debut: 25/04/1964, Round 2, Essendon
Last Game: 04/07/1970, Round 14, Carlton
Total Games: 80
Total Goals: 16
Honours: Premiership 1967,
Richmond Life Member
Richmond Hall of Fame Member
Richmond Reserves Coach 1977-78, Won 36 Lost 12, Premiership 1977.
Richmond Senior Coach 1979-81, Won xx Lost xx, Premiership 1980.
Victorian Representative Team Coach VS Western Australia 1981.
Tony came to Richmond as a forward; however he developed into a rugged, straight-ahead back-pocket player. He also played some games as a ruck-over and half-forward. During his first three seasons, he struggled to gain regular senior selection and it wasn’t until 1967 that he found form and confidence.
He was a member of the 1967 Premiership side and awarded Life Membership in 1979. He was deputy vice captain in 1969, and actually led the team against St Kilda , when injuries prevented captain Roger Dean and vice captain Michael Patterson from playing. Tony won the most determined award in 1965.
After leaving Richmond he successfully coached VFA club Caulfield winning one Premiership . He rejoined Richmond as Reserves Coach in 1977and immediately met with success winning a Premiership in his first year and finishing third the following year. He was appointed Richmond Senior Coach in 1979and a year later coached Richmond to the 1980 Premiership. In, 1981 , he coached the Victorian Sate team against Western Australia. He coached in a similar fashion to the way he played and he demanded a high level of physical fitness. In all, he coached Richmond in 113 games for 53 wins, 1 draw and 59 losses.
After the 1981 season, he was relieved of the coaching position in favour of Francis Bourke. In 1982 he crossed to North Melbourne to serve on their selection committee. He then coached St Kilda in 1983, before moving back to Richmond to coach in 1986 and 1987. He has been Richmond’s Chairman of Selectors since 1995 after the resignation of Francis Bourke. Tony’s son, Nick , played with the Reserves in 1995 and was later drafted under the father-son rule . Away from football Tony is a Plumber.
South Caulfield 1959-60 ; Oakleigh 1961-63 ( Honours - Leading Goalkicker 1963 Goals 40 ).
Caulfield Captain/Coach 1971-76, Games 56, Goals 83 ( Honours - Premiership 1973 ) ; St Kilda Senior Coach 1983.