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Emmett Dunne to receive AFL Life Membership

GRV Board member and Richmond Football Club director Emmett Dunne will be awarded life membership at the AFL season launch in March.

He will be honoured under the AFL’s ‘special services’ banner.

Emmett played 115 games for Richmond in the VFL between 1976 and 1983 and was a member of the Tigers’ 1980 premiership side.

Emmett Dunne’s football resume:

– 129 games for Richmond and Footscray, 1976-85, kicking 63 goals
– Footscray Reserves Captain/Coach 1986
– Springvale (VFA) player 1987
– 1980 Premiership (Richmond)
– 1987 VFA Premiership (Springvale)
– Footscray Match Committee Chair 1985-86
– Richmond Reserves Coach 1988-92
– Richmond Ruck Coach 1993-95
– VFL/AFL Tribunal member 1997-2016
– Richmond FC Club Director and current Vice President 2016 – current (Risk, Compliance and Integrity Committee / Chair, History and Tradition Committee)

Prior to joining the GRV Board, Mr Dunne served as a police officer for almost 40 years before retiring in 2015.

During his policing career, Emmett was the Assistant Commissioner of Professional Standards Command between 2010 and 2013, and the Assistant Commissioner of the East Policing Region until 2015.

Emmett also served as the Chair of the Australian New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency Integrity Forum, and was awarded the Australia Police Medal in 2011 for his significant service including his contribution and involvement in the force’s Operational Safety and Tactics Training.

Emmett was appointed to the GRV Board in September 2016 where he and the board have overseen comprehensive reform and significant growth in the code.

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