Richard Loveridge

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Richard Loveridge
Personal information
Date of birth (1963-01-15) 15 January 1963 (age 54)
Place of birth Brisbane, Queensland
Original team(s) Scotch College
Height / weight 178 cm / 70 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1982–1989 Hawthorn 136 (120)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1989.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Richard Loveridge (born 15 January 1963) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Hawthorn in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1980s.

Playing as a rover who was handy near goals, Loveridge was a regular member of the Hawthorn side and was a premiership player in 1983 and 1986. The 1986 VFL season was Loveridge's best; he kicked a career high 26 goals and finished tenth in the Brownlow Medal count. At the end of the 1989 VFL season he announced his retirement from football.

Loveridge is a lawyer, having studied at the University of Melbourne. He is a partner of Herbert Smith Freehills,[1] and has served as a member of the AFL Tribunal for more than ten years.[2][3]

Loveridge is a keen surfer. In 1999 he wrote a surfing guide, Surfing Victoria: The Ultimate Guide.[4]


  1. ^ "Richard Loveridge". Herbert Smith Freehills. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Wilmoth, Peter (24 June 2000). "The ultimate guidance". The Age. p. 3. 
  3. ^ "The AFL administration". 29 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Surfing Victoria : the ultimate guide / Richard Loveridge". ISBN 0957737602. 

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