Brett ‘Trout’ Beattie

Brett ‘Trout’ Beattie

One of nine kids who all followed Richmond until one sister married a Kangaroos member, Brett grew up in Farmer St, Burnley. He started attending Richmond games in the 1970s, first with his Dad and then his mates. He and his wife Carmel married in the mid-1980s and have three kids – all proud Richmond members. Brett has been in and out of the Richmond Cheer Squad for many years, and is a 35-year club member “and proud of it”. “I believe it’s our game the fan’s and member’s game, the ones that roar and cheer bringing the grounds alive each week,” he says. “I care about our game in the direction its going, for the working class fans and members. Our cheer squad members give up family time, and this makes me proud about our club.” Brett spends many hours supporting Richmond each season and still plays cricket for Woodend.