THESE Richmond football fans from Albury are roaring with pride.
It has been 12 years since their beloved Tigers last played in a final.
Kellie Kadaoui’s family — husband Daniel, son Jack and daughters Tess and Ruby — are all mad Richmond supporters who believe it could be their lucky year.
“It must be our year,” Mrs Kadaoui said yesterday of her team’s chances of winning a premiership.
“They have only been in one final series since Jack was born.
“We were there when they played Carlton in that final — me, Dan, Jack and I was pregnant with Tess.”
The Tigers will once again face Carlton in a finals game when they play at the MCG on Sunday but this time the family will watch from the comfort of their home.
Richmond has won 10 premierships in its AFL history, the most recent in 1980.
Mrs Kadaoui said her children were born into the Richmond fold.
“They were all born tiger cubs, they had no choice in the matter,” she said.
The Kadaoui children will be able to wear their colours to school with pride today.
Today is Footy Colours Day, the one day of the year Australians unite to don their favourite football team’s colours for a good cause.
Several schools and work places on the Border will have fans wear their AFL, NRL, rugby union or soccer team guernseys and donate a gold coin to the Fight Cancer Foundation.