A new Richmond Football Club team. A new Richmond Football Club podcast.
The Originals charts the arrival of a new breed of Tiger; a series launched in the countdown to Richmond's AFL Women's competition debut on February 7.
Written and presented by award-winning journalist and author, Sam Lane.
Produced by Richmond Football Club.
Series 2, Episode 6 - Bec Miller: Living the dream
"I feel like I'm one of the very lucky ones." - Bec Miller on balancing her commitment to Richmond's AFLW side with working for AIO labour hire company.
In the sixth episode of the second series of The Originals podcast, Tiger original Bec Miller details her work-life balance, "a second family instantaneously" at Richmond, and not seeing her actual family in-person for over nine months.
Series 2, Episode 5 - Gabby Seymour: Still smiling
"It was just 'I can't believe I've got the footy, what do I do next?'" - Gabby Seymour on that mark against veteran Magpie Stacey Livingstone.
In the fifth episode of the second series of The Originals podcast, ex-national-level volleyballer and physiotherapist Gabby Seymour discusses her inspiring roundabout route to cracking the AFLW ranks and some of her on-field highlights.
Series 2, Episode 4 - Ellie McKenzie: My favourite thing to do in the whole world
"Mum kind of had to had to tell me: 'look there's not really a path for you. You can't really play in the men's league' - Ellie McKenzie on how her schoolgirl sporting dreams were crushed when she discovered that elite AFL pathways existed for men exclusively.
In the fourth episode of the second series of The Originals podcast, Ellie McKenzie discusses the pathway and pressure to becoming the AFLW's number one draft pick and the support received from family and teammates alike.
Series 2, Episode 3 - Sarah Hosking: Own Boss
"I cried more than I ever had probably in my life," - Sarah Hosking left a full-time off-field job at Carlton, a happy environment, a team in premiership contention, and her best friend - sister Jess - to join Richmond.
In the third episode of the second series of The Originals podcast, Hosking shared the backstory to her crossroads moment and is now convinced that her move was the right call.
Series 2, Episode 2 - Ryan Ferguson
"Making sure in your coaching that you coach the 'why' ... it's probably never been more relevant to me in my coaching," - new Richmond AFLW coach Ryan Ferguson
In the second episode of the second series of The Originals podcast, Ryan Ferguson details how he was approached by Richmond's Neil Balme about the vacant coaching position after the Tigers decided to replace Tom Hunter after just one season.
Series 2, Episode 1 - Returning with a strong sense of connectedness
"We want to be a highly competitive, combative team." - new Richmond AFLW coach Ryan Ferguson
"The great thing that came out of (the post-season review) was the level of care that was felt by everyone. Everyone knew that we'd set this up to genuinely care and look after our people." - Richmond's Head of Women's Football, Kate Sheahan
Written and presented by award-winning journalist and author, Sam Lane, the opening episode of the second series of The Originals podcast features 2020 reflections and 2021 projections from Richmond AFLW captain Katie Brennan, Tigers president Peggy O'Neal and new coach Ryan Ferguson. AFLW program boss, Kate Sheahan, also details some of the key findings of a post-season internal review.
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Such a wonderful dissection of back stories, time lines, strategic planning, foresight, leadership, luck, and just a lot of hard work. All embracing the culture at Richmond and beautifully presented by Sam Lane. Go tigers 🐯💛🖤(PS special shout-out about the urinals 😂)
So good I listened twice
A really well researched, put together and presented podcast providing great insights into the motivations and challenges of creating an AFLW team. Congratulations to all involved. Can’t wait to listen to more
It’s clear the time and effort invested into post production is there but perhaps overdone. The chopping and changing from presenter contextualising to subjects answering doesn’t flow like most extended conversations would. Which is one of the best things about podcasts. The other piece that stood out was a 1-2 minute introduction of what are we about to listen to was missing. While im sure deliberate, it’s different for the format.
The content is very interesting and looking forward to listening on as it evolves.