RICHMOND players and coaches are in the region on Monday and Tuesday as part of a 2018 AFL community camp.
Half the playing list will spend two days in Echuca, while the other members will be in Bendigo.
The Tigers players, coaches and staff attended a civic reception at Ulumbarra Theatre on Monday morning.
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The civic reception is the start of the club’s two-day camp.
Players will assist in a training session with Richmond VFLW players, with Bendigo Pioneers and Academy players.
Richmond has created a new standalone VFLW team that will play for the first time this year, in preparation for its AFLW team from 2020.
The club also attend Bendigo Health Hospital on Monday.
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A highlight of the community camp this week will be an open training session on Tuesday at the Queen Elizabeth Oval.
The session is from 9.15am, with players to sign autographs after the session.
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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.
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