RICHARD DOGGETT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Richard Doggett was well known through both his association with the Richmond AFL club and as Chairman of the Australian Macadamia Society.
The Richmond Tigers: At his funeral, the Richmond club posted this message on their website:
‘Richmond is mourning the passing of 1980 premiership General Manager Richard Doggett, who was killed in an accident on his northern New South Wales property.
‘Doggett had two stints as the Tigers’ General Manager – from 1979-80 and 1986-88. He also served as the Club’s Treasurer in 1979-80.
‘After leaving Tigerland the second time, Doggett had a stint as executive at Conrad Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast.
‘In recent years, he had been heavily involved in the Macadamia nut industry. He was a Macadamia grower on his property and Chairman of the Australian Macadamia Society.
‘The Club sends its deepest sympathy to Richard’s family and friends.’
Richmond Tigers’ legend Kevin Barlett posted on Twitter: ‘Sadness continues as we celebrate the 40th year anniversary of the 1980 premiership with the passing of our GM Richard Doggett in a tragic farm accident.
‘He was a fine person and a great support to me as a player and coach. A vibrant personality with a friendly smile RIP. KB’
Australian Macadamia Society: The Australian Macadamia Society was devastated by the news – their release started: “Fate broke Richard Doggett’s stride last Friday.
“Our thoughts go to his family and to the many friends Richard made over a life well lived.”
WHAT AN ADVENTURER – AND WHAT AN INSPIRATIONAL MAN:
Landing in Australia from the UK marked the start of a great adventure for Richard – he worked as an outback jackaroo, the general manager of Richmond Tigers AFL club, a senior executive at Conrad Jupiter’s Casino on the Gold Coast, a fish and chip shop owner and most recently, a macadamia farmer in Numulgi, NSW.
Richard was an AMS member for more than two decades and was first elected to the Board in 2010. He served as the Chair of the audit committee and as Company Secretary, becoming Deputy Chair in 2013 and taking the Chair in 2014. He also served on the industry marketing committee.
This year marked a full decade of service to the Society by Richard. And what effective service it has been. Over his last six years as Chair, Richard steered the AMS through some of the most successful and prosperous times the Society experienced. Under his leadership, the Society had never been more engaged with members and the broader industry or more highly regarded by key institutions and government.
Richard was one of the three people who inspired the Gilchrist family to establish Gilchrist Charitable Foundation.
Richard was a mover-and-shaker who wanted us to make a difference for underprivileged young Australians, particularly through education and sport. His passing left a void in our lives and in our team, but we are determined to keep pursuing the dream that was his – and which is now ours!
FUNDS RAISED WILL BE DEVOTED TO A NEW SCHOLARSHIP AT AN AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITY – CALLED THE RICHARD DOGGETT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP.
To donate to Richard Doggett Memorial Scholarship Fund please click HERE.