Street naming pays tribute to local football great

April 3, 2017 by  

A new dining and retail strip in Richmond, Victoria has been named in honour of Richmond Football Club legend Jack Dyer.

As a Richmond Football Club player Dyer showed his outstanding form on the Football field in 312 games played between 1931 and 1949.

He was also a premiership player twice, won the best and fairest medal six times, captained Richmond’s Team of the Century, was an AFL Hall of Fame and Team of the Century inaugural member, was a former coach and was also awarded an Order of Australia Medal.

During the recent unveiling of the new street name, carried out with members of Dyer’s family present, the local football legend was also acknowledged as being an important part of the Richmond community’s social fabric having worked as a local florist, policeman and Church Street milk bar owner.

Richmond Football Club CEO Brendon Gale said Jack Dyer, known as Captain Blood to footy fans was arguably one of the Club’s greatest players and this latest tribute provides a terrific legacy both for the club and his family.

He also paid tribute to the many residents who have campaigned since 2014 to have the courageous footballer’s name included as one of several local streets signs within the Jaques development site.

The newly completed Dyer Street is a retail laneway, which is home to three shops and a large restaurant.