Richard Doggett dies in a freak accident on his macadamia farm - leaving footy ...

Ex-boss of AFL club dies in mysterious circumstances on his macadamia farm - leaving the footy community in shock and mourning  Former general manage of Richmond AFL club tied in a tragic accident Richard Doggett, 72, was killed in an accident on his macadamia farm on Friday He was general manager of Richmond FC during the 1980 premiership win 

By Lauren Ferri For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 15:48 BST, 27 September 2020 | Updated: 16:20 BST, 27 September 2020

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The former boss of the Richmond Tigers has died in a tragic accident on his macadamia farm in northern New South Wales.

Richard Doggett, 72, was found dead on his property at Numulgi, near Lismore, on Friday.

Mr Doggett's former club posted a touching tribute on social media.

'Richmond is mourning the passing of 1980 premiership General Manager Richard Doggett,' it read. 

Richard Doggett, 72, was killed in a freak accident on his property at Numulgi, near Lismore, on Friday

Richard Doggett, 72, was killed in a freak accident on his property at Numulgi, near Lismore, on Friday

The former boss of Richmond AFL club has died in a tragic accident on his macadamia farm in northern New South Wales

The former boss of Richmond AFL club has died in a tragic accident on his macadamia farm in northern New South Wales

'We send our deepest sympathy to Richard's family and friends.'

Mr Doggett died just days before the club was set to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Grand Final victory.

He spent two periods as the club's general manager, during 1979-1980 and again in 1986-1988. 

'He also served as the Club's Treasurer in 1979-80,' Richmond FC wrote.

Mr Doggett then became an executive at Conrad Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast

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