Historical records matching Richard Tambling
About Richard Tambling
Richard Tambling (born 12 September 1986) is an Australian rules footballer who played for the Richmond Football Club and Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League.
Richard is an Indigenous Australian and his ancestry can be traced to the Woolna, a Northern Territory tribe.
In the 2004 AFL Draft Tambling was a first round selection, the number four pick overall, and drafted to the Richmond Football Club. Richmond had the opportunity to recruit Lance Franklin, some say this was bad judgement made by the Richmond recruitment personnel. In comparison to Franklin, Tambling's tenure at Richmond has been enigmatic. He had long been considered a dominant player up in the Northern Territory with his explosive speed and ability to read the play; he only confirmed that status throughout the 2004 pre-season. Terry Wallace was particularly impressed, saying he and Deledio were the "best young kids in the country".