Richmond headed to Bendigo for AFL community camp

Richmond's Dustin Martin. Picture: FAIRFAX MEDIA
Richmond's Dustin Martin. Picture: FAIRFAX MEDIA

REIGNING AFL premiers Richmond will visit Bendigo in February for two days.

The Tigers will also visit Echuca on February 12-13 for their two-day 2018 AFL community camp.

Both Bendigo and Echuca are part of Richmond’s Next Generation Academy Program region, while the club also has a partnership with the Bendigo Thunder.

The Tigers last month selected Derek Eggmolesse-Smith, who had been part of their NGAP, as a Category B rookie.

“It is a great opportunity for AFL Central Victoria to connect the AFL 2017 premiers to the Bendigo community,” AFL Central Victoria football development manager Shane Koop said.

“The community camp will be focused on male and female participation outcomes, strengthening our alignment with the Richmond FC Next Generation Academy and fan engagement.”