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.
|Date of birth||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)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1989.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
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, and has served as a member of the AFL Tribunal for more than ten years.
Loveridge is a keen surfer. In 1999 he wrote a surfing guide, Surfing Victoria: The Ultimate Guide.
- "Richard Loveridge". Herbert Smith Freehills. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
- Wilmoth, Peter (24 June 2000). "The ultimate guidance". The Age. p. 3.
- "The AFL administration". 29 March 2011.
- "Surfing Victoria : the ultimate guide / Richard Loveridge". ISBN 0957737602.
- Richard Loveridge's playing statistics from AFL Tables