June 23, 2024

Reece Conca has been chosen as Richmond’s second Homecoming Hero for the 2024 season.

The Tigers will honor Conca before Sunday’s Round 8 game against Fremantle at the MCG. Conca will be celebrated by the Tiger Army as he walks to the Punt Road end to receive their applause.

During the tribute, Conca will kick a ceremonial goal, and highlights from his playing career will be displayed on the MCG’s screens.

Richmond selected Conca with the sixth overall pick in the 2010 AFL national draft after closely monitoring his football development for several years. They were particularly impressed with his progress during the 2010 season at WAFL club Perth and with Western Australia in the under 18 national championships.

Conca made his AFL debut for Richmond in the opening round of the 2011 season against Carlton at the MCG, where he performed admirably with 15 disposals. He played a total of 17 senior games in his debut season, earning an AFL Rising Star nomination and winning the Cosgrove-Jenkins award for the Tigers’ best first-year player.

Throughout his time with Richmond, Conca proved to be a valuable member of the team, contributing as both a midfielder and a rebounding defender. Despite facing injury setbacks in later years, he played a total of 104 games for the Tigers, kicking 23 goals and averaging 17.9 disposals per match.

Richmond is delighted to have Motorola as the partner of their Homecoming Heroes, with Motorola serving as the official smartphone partner of the Richmond Football Club.

Reece Conca Profile:

– **Born:** August 12, 1992
– **Height:** 181cm
– **Playing weight:** 84kg
– **Recruited to Richmond from:** Perth (WAFL)
– **Guernsey number at Richmond:** No. 30
– **Debut at Richmond:** Round 1, 2011 v Carlton, MCG
– **Games at Richmond (2011-18):** 104
– **Goals at Richmond:** 23
– **Honours at Richmond:** AFL Rising Star nomination 2011, Cosgrove-Jenkins award winner 2011 (the Tigers’ best first-year player)

List of Richmond’s Homecoming Heroes since 2014:
– 2014: Michael Green (Rd 2), Kevin Bartlett (Rd 4), Bryan Wood (Rd 6), Kevin Morris (Rd 13), Wayne Walsh (Rd 14), Barry Richardson (Rd 16), Rex Hunt (Rd 19), Francis Bourke (Rd 20)
– 2015: Bill Barrot (Rd 2), Andrew Kellaway (Rd 5), Mark Lee (Rd 7), Derek Peardon (Rd 9), Dale Weightman (R12), Matthew Richardson (R15), Dick Clay (R17), Barry Rowlings (R20)
– 2016: Matthew Rogers (R6), Jake King (R7), Nick Daffy (R8), Nathan Foley (R12), Dan Jackson (R14), Scott Turner (R17), Jim Jess (R20), John Ronaldson (R21), Graeme Bond (R22)
– 2017: Roger Dean (R2), Richard Clay (R3), Mick Malthouse (R8), Michael Mitchell (R10), Shane Tuck (R13), Paul Broderick (R14), Stephen Mount (R18), Graham Burgin (R20), Trevor Poole (R23)
– 2018: Michael Roach (R3), Michael Gale (R4), Craig Lambert (R7), Stephen Rae (R10), Chris Naish (R16), Tony Jewell (R19), Gareth Andrews (R20), Mark Eustice (R22), Nathan Brown (R23)
– 2019: Geoff Raines (R2), Darren Gaspar (R9), Andrew Krakouer (R10), Jeff Hogg (R12), Greg Tivendale (R17), Ivan Maric (R18), Tony Free (R21), Merv Keane (R22), Michael Pickering (R23)
– 2021: Chris Hyde (R7), Kayne Pettifer (R8), Lionel Proctor (R17)
– 2022: Jacob Townsend (R2), Joel Bowden (R4), Brett Deledio (R8), Phil Egan (R10), Kelvin Moore (R13), Sam Lloyd (R14), Ben Holland (R16), Brett Evans (R20)
– 2023: Neil Balme (R1), Robert McGhie (R4), Laurie Fowler (R8), Bachar Houli (R9), Shaun Grigg (R11), John Howat (R14), Mike Perry (R17), Craig McKellar (R19), Bruce Monteath (R20)
– 2024: Matt White (R2), Reece Conca (R8)

 

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