Neil Balme, the two-time Richmond premiership player, had a triumphant return to Tigerland as football manager, helping to pilot the club’s long-awaited 2017 premiership, its first in 37 years. Come hear the story of this return and thoughts on the modern game in an intimate setting where you can ask the questions!
Date: Friday, 16 March, 2018 .
Time: Noon for 12.30 pm
Venue: Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
$75 for members & members’ partners;
$85 for non-members
Strong, affable and influential, Balme has been in football since 1968 when he first played at Subiaco as a 16-year-old. A notable ruckman and forward, his decade at Richmond included 159 games and 229 goals. At his best when given the number one rucking responsibility, he was a wild child whose temper could bubble over in an instant. In addition to coaching Melbourne at an earlier stage of his post-playing career, he has also served in senior management roles at both Geelong and Collingwood. As coach and now football manager his wise counsel has aided many players. Celebrating his 50 years in football, it’s our privilege to have him with us at the Society’s fabulous Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club venue on 16 March next. Make sure you are among his expectant audience.