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Shane Edwards

Last played for Richmond Tigers in 2022
Games: 303     Born: October 25, 1988     Origin: Nth Adelaide
Playing Height: 182cm     Playing Weight: 78kg     Position: Midfield, Forward
Drafted: Round 2, Pick #26 2006 National Draft by Richmond Tigers
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Shane Edwards Biography

Monday, 24 October 2022
Shane Edwards returns to South Australia to join Adelaide as the Crows' Indigenous Player Development Manager and will also be part of the club's recruiting team.

"I think I've got a bit to offer in that department (Indigenous Player Development), regardless of whether it's my job title or not, I would always be keen on helping out in that space," Edwards said.

"It's something I'm very passionate about and looking forward to. And I've been working in the recruiting department at Richmond for the past four or five years so it's always been a focus to try to move into that space when I finished playing."

Tuesday, 26 July 2022
Shane Edwards will become just the fifth Richmond player and eighth Indigenous man to play 300 V/AFL games when the Tigers take on Brisbane this week.

"I always look back on the tough times to make me appreciate the last five years and how hard it is to get there. It's really been an incredible climb from where we came from when I got here," Edwards said.

Thursday, 3 October 2019
Shane Edwards signs a new two-year deal with Richmond.

"Shane has been with us on a long journey, and he continues to step up in both a performance and leadership capacity when we need him," Richmond's list manager Blair Hartley said.

Tuesday, 1 October 2019
Dion Prestia wins the Jack Dyer Medal as Richmond's best and fairest in their 2019 premiership year.

Prestia polled 91 votes, winning comfortably from clever half-forward Shane Edwards (79), who was acting captain for parts of this year, and integral defender Dylan Grimes (75).

"Premierships is what you play the game for. It was pretty cool getting over the line on the weekend, to go with the medal from 2017," an emotional Prestia said.

"To be a two-time premiership player at a footy club like Richmond is unbelievable. I'm pretty stoked to be up here, that's for sure. Hopefully I don't tear up here in the next few minutes."

Thursday, 25 April 2019
Sydney Stack continues to endear himself to Richmond fans with eye-catching performances on the field.

"He's slowly become a fan favourite," Richmond coach Damien Hardwick said.

"They'll be building a statue of him across the road shortly, the Richmond faithful."

After being shunned in the national draft, Stack says he is happy to repay the faith the Tigers have shown in him.

"It's crazy. I'm just giving my best effort out there and playing my role," Stack told Channel 7.

"All the boys make me feel welcome at the club. Shane Edwards and Daniel Rioli really got around me and helped get my diet right.

"I just feel like I have something to prove Ė missing out on the draft Ė so I'm showing other clubs how good I am."

Saturday, 2 June 2018
Premiership hero Shane Edwards will finish his career as a Richmond great after another blistering display on the big stage, according to coach Damien Hardwick.

Edwards finished with a game-high 31 disposals, two goals and three direct score assists in the Tigers' Dreamtime at the 'G win, to stamp himself as the competition's No.1 set-up player.

"He's got one thing that makes him an incredible talent and a very underrated talent in my view, he makes those around him better," Hardwick said.

"You look at his score assists on a weekly basis, not only this week but throughout his career.

"He'll go down as one of the greats of our footy club, I reckon."

Monday, 8 May 2017
Shane Edwards will wear No.67 for the Dreamtime at the 'G clash against Essendon in round 10 in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the referendum to include indigenous Australians in the census.

"I am proud to wear the No.67 to commemorate such a significant year in our history," Edwards said.

"The changes to the Constitution provided an important step forward for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and this is an opportunity to celebrate it."

Thursday, 10 March 2016
Richmond's round one preparations have been thrown into a tailspin after four key players suffered injuries in the Tigers' 48-point NAB Challenge loss to Port Adelaide.

The Tigers were left licking their wounds at Etihad Stadium as Shane Edwards, Shaun Grigg, Reece Conca and Jacob Townsend were all cut down.

Edwards suffered an apparent collarbone injury at the end of the first quarter and was sent for scans with his left arm in a sling.

Grigg then suffered a hand injury while Townsend left the ground on a stretcher after leading with his head to tackle Hamish Hartlett.

Conca suffered his fourth hamstring injury in the past 12 month.

Friday, 15 January 2016
Richmond has made two additions to its leadership group for 2016, with midfielder Trent Cotchin retained for his fourth year as captain.

Reigning club champion Alex Rance has been added to the five-man leadership group, along with small forward Shane Edwards.

Vice-captains Brett Deledio and Ivan Maric remain in official leadership roles, which are voted on by the players in consultation with the coaches, while defenders Steven Morris and Troy Chaplin have been omitted.

Shane Edwards says his addition to Richmond's leadership group would give him confidence to speak up more around the club.

"Iíve been pretty shy, so itís good to know that Iíve got the backing of my teammates and coaches," Edwards said.

"Iíve got fairly good personal relationships with a good mix at the club, which I think will help develop younger players and also mix that with the older players.

"I need to get better in a lot of areas overall, and I need to be a lot louder than what I am, so this is hopefully giving me the confidence to do that."

Monday, 26 October 2015
Shane Edwards signs a new three-year deal with Richmond that will keep him at the club until the end of 2019.

Edwards was due to become a free agent at the end of next season, but the Tigers moved quickly to add another three years to his existing deal.

"To have Shane extend his contract for a further three years, with a year still to run on his current deal, is a great result," Richmond's general manager of football Dan Richardson said.

"He's a real favourite with teammates and supporters alike, and is also developing into a fine leader around the club."

Tuesday, 15 September 2015
The AFL Umpires department has conceded it should have rewarded a tackle by Richmond's Shane Edwards during the tense final quarter of Sunday's elimination final against North Melbourne.

With 7.26 left on the clock, Edwards laid a perfect tackle on Kangaroo Ben Cunnington, who disposed of the ball incorrectly after having prior opportunity.

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick labeled the non-decision 'diabolical' after his team went down by 17 points.

"Yes it is (holding the ball)," head of AFL umpires Hayden Kennedy said.

"Brett (Rosebury) wasn't in the perfect position with the players in front of him to make that call."

Cunnington admitted to thinking he had given away the free when tackled by Edwards.

"I remember getting the handball receive and I remember a few boys yelling out, 'You're hot'. I just tried to get it on to my boot and kick it as quickly as I could," Cunnington said.

"But the player came across quickly enough that he was tackling me and I thought I was gone once I went to ground.

"You get off the ground a bit slowly but the ball played on, so I was a bit relieved because it definitely would have been a shot on goal."

Saturday, 11 July 2015
Richmond faces a nervous wait to know if Shane Edwards has suffered a serious leg injury after he left the MCG on crutches.

There were fears that Edwards had suffered a crack in his lower right leg before he was substituted from Richmond's 30-point win over Carlton at the MCG.

Shane Edwards will be sidelined for up to three weeks after scans revealed a hairline crack in his right fibula.

Edwards was substituted from the Tigers' 30-point win over Carlton in the third term and left the MCG on crutches.

The 26-year-old limped from the ground before being assessed by trainers and made a brief attempt to run out the injury, which was quickly aborted.

He underwent scans on Saturday and the club confirmed he'd miss its next 2-3 games.

Sunday, 24 August 2014
Shane Edwards plays in his 150th game for the Tigers against St Kilda.
Wednesday, 21 May 2014
Shane Edwards signs on with Richmond for another two years, keeping him at the club until the end of 2016.
Tuesday, 27 August 2013
Shane Edwards will miss a match after failing to contest a level three striking offence following a clash with Greater Western Sydney's Liam Sumner at Skoda Stadium.
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