Dale Weightman was a champion rover with Richmond over 17 seasons. Nicknamed “The Flea”, he formed part of a very formidable first ruck combination with another former Mildura boy, Mark “The General” Lee. Ironically, he took over from Mark as club captain in 1988. A plucky, aggressive player, he always supplied plenty of cheek and muscle to the opposition. He was one of the best exponents of handball in the modern era. The speed and precision at which he could shoot a handball out of a pack and hit a teammate was uncanny. He had tremendous vision and evasive skills, which allowed him to get out of some very tight situations and create a loose man. He was a very accurate kick whether passing or kicking for goal.
He was a member of the 1980 Premiership and 1982 Grand Final teams. He won the Best First Year Player award in 1978, was vice captain in 1987 and captained the club in 77 games between 1988 and 1992. He won the Best and Fairest award in 1986 and 1987, and ran second in 1991. He was awarded Life Membership in 1987.
This spectacular piece has three photos of the Richmond great in action, one of which personally signed by Dale Weightman himself, along with a plaque outline some of his greatest achievements. As with all signed pieces, this piece comes with a Certificate of Authenticity guaranteeing it’s legitimacy.