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Dale Weightman, one of the greatest players in Tigerland history and despite his small stature, he possessed enormous courage and plenty of aggression, which ensured he never took a backward step on the field of battle.

The man affectionately known as ‘The Flea’, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes during his playing career but tackled that setback as he did every other challenge he confronted – with single-minded determination.

Weightman was a truly gifted player and, at the forefront of his impeccable skills set, was his exceptional handball ability. ‘The Flea’ consistently delivered the ball with perfect precision to teammates, via either hand, setting up numerous goals for the Tigers through his slick, quick, handball. 

He had excellent vision and evasive skills, which enabled him to extricate himself out of the tightest of situations on-field and find the space to create opportunities for teammates.

After winning back-to-back Best and Fairests in 1986-87, he captained Richmond for five seasons from 1988-92 and set a wonderful example for a young, inexperienced group through his strong leadership.

Weightman further underlined his sheer football talent by representing Victoria 20 times in interstate matches and gaining All-Australian selection on three occasions.

Honors at Richmond:  Member of 1980 premiership side, Club captain 1988-1992, member of the Tigers’ Team of the Century, Richmond Hall of Fame inductee, RFC life member, dual Jack Dyer Medallist 1986-1987, triple All-Australian representative 1985, 1986 and 1988

Personally signed by Dale Weightman this is a must-have for all Tigers fans and astute collectors alike. Don’t miss out