Balme would be "mad" to leave Richmond any time soon

SEN - Fri, 8th Nov 2019 - 0 Comments

You can rule out Richmond footy boss Neil Balme departing the club any time soon.

One of the architects behind their two premierships in three years, Balme joined the Tigers in 2017 where they would break their 37-year flag drought.

He has been sought after by other clubs given his long history of success at Collingwood and Geelong as well as Richmond, but the 67-year-old is staying put.

“When I finally by sort of a dint of luck there was an opportunity at Richmond ad because I played there for 10 years if I’ve got a footy home, (Richmond) is my footy home,” he told SEN Breakfast.

“I was welcomed and accepted in a way that even surprised me and then after that, in two of the three years we actually won a premiership.

“I would have to be mad to leave that environment, particularly at my age.

“I don’t need to be starting again and I’ve got no thoughts of not being here.

“We have built something and it’s a lot of responsibility we have with each other and we trust each other and if I all of a sudden started thinking about going somewhere for the money, it’s probably not living up to the values that I espouse I would think.”