Richmond midfielder Anthony Miles was there to witness the club break through for its first premiership in 37 years, unfortunately, he doesn’t have a medal to show for it.
The Howlong and North Albury export managed five senior games in 2017, but spent the bulk of the season in the Tigers’ VFL side where he won the best and fairest.
Miles admits the challenge for him is to continue to work on his running this year.
“The game is constantly getting quicker and more demanding,” Miles said.
“Last year was a case of where I felt I was playing really good footy in the twos, but we didn't have any injuries and when you’re winning the team doesn’t change much.
“Hopefully I can get into the side early in the year, we can be winning and I can be part of that as well.”
Miles, 25, committed to a new one-year deal at Richmond during the off-season and admitted he always wanted to stay Tiger.
“Obviously I got to be there when we won the flag and it’s still a great place to be around,” he added.