Bayside Contract Manager Bernie Rochford, a diehard Richmond supporter, felt honoured when Urban Maintenance Systems was requested by Council to install a memorial seat for the recently deceased AFL legend, Tommy Hafey.
The seat will be installed along the Brighton Esplanade near the Middle Brighton Baths. You can be sure this seat (manufactured by Furphys Foundry) will be well utilised by Bayside residents, particularly Richmond fans.
Thomas Stanley Raymond Hafey (5 August 1931 – 12 May 2014) was an Australian Rules Victorian Football League player and coach. Tommy played 67 games for Richmond. He also coached 521 games at Richmond, Collingwood, Geelong and Sydney over a period spanning three decades. In 1999, Tommy was named coach of Richmond’s Team of the Century.