Premiership cup making way to Bendigo for AFL Community Camp

RICHMOND supporters will have a chance to be photographed with the 2017 AFL premiership cup this Sunday in Bendigo.

CHERISHING THE MOMENT: Dustin Martin and his premiership team-mates Kamdyn McIntosh and Nick Vlastuin celebrate their 2017 AFL Grand Final win with fans. Picture: WAYNE LUDBEY

CHERISHING THE MOMENT: Dustin Martin and his premiership team-mates Kamdyn McIntosh and Nick Vlastuin celebrate their 2017 AFL Grand Final win with fans. Picture: WAYNE LUDBEY

The Tigers’ 11th premiership cup will be on display at the rotunda in Rosalind Park from 11am to 2pm.

Its arrival will come one day before Tigers players and coaches are due in Bendigo for their 2018 AFL Community Camp.

The Tigers will travel in two groups, with half the playing list to spend two days in Echuca.

A highlight of the community camp will be an open training session at the Queen Elizabeth Oval from 9.15am on Tuesday (February 13), with players to sign autographs after the session.

The club will work closely with AFL Victoria and its regional administration centres to provide football clinics and engage players with the broader Bendigo and Echuca communities.

The camp comes about four months after Richmond defeated Adelaide 16.12 (108) to 8.12 (60) to clinch the Tigers’ first premiership since 1980.

A 48-point triumph was highlighted by a stellar best on ground performance from former Campbells Creek, Castlemaine and Bendigo Pioneers midfielder and 2017 Brownlow medallist Dustin Martin.

The Tigers kick-off their JLT Community Series pre-season campaign against Essendon on Saturday, February 24, in Wangaratta.