Ex-Richmond player rapt for teammates

Colac AFL export Nathan Foley will be at Saturday’s grand final cheering on his former club Richmond.

Former Colac AFL export Nathan Foley says he would like nothing more than to see his former Richmond teammates hold up the premiership cup this weekend.

The former Trinity College Colac student spent 11 years at Punt Road Oval, racking up 154 games for the Tigers before hanging up his boots in 2015 due to injury.

Foley endured a tough run during his time at Tigerland, playing in just one final in 2014, but in the two years since he retired Richmond has developed into a genuine contender, and will take on Adelaide in this weekend’s AFL grand final.

The Tigers are chasing their first premiership since 1980.

“It’s funny how quickly the group can change, but the large majority of the guys I played with are still there and I’m really rapt for them,” Foley told the Colac Herald.

“I played a lot of footy with the older group, guys like Trent Cotchin, Shaun Grigg, Shane Edwards have been around for a long time,” he said.

“But it’s not just exciting for the players, there are staff and volunteers and even fans who you’d see quite regularly at trainings, who have been there through thick and thin.

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