Richard Loveridge

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.

Richard Loveridge
Personal information
Date of birth (1963-01-15) 15 January 1963
Place of birth Brisbane, Queensland
Original team(s) Scotch College
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1982–1989 Hawthorn 136 (119)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1989.
Sources: AFL Tables,

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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