Alex Lloyd Reworks Hit For The Richmond Football Club
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Alex Lloyd Reworks Hit For The Richmond Football Club

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Richmond Club CEO Brendon Gale says the new version fits in with the club’s membership theme for this year Strong and Bold: Bring The Roar Home.

“We are thrilled to be able to work with an artist of the caliber of Alex Lloyd, whose original Coming Home song resonates strongly with our themes for the 2014 season,” Gale remarked. “It’s a unique opportunity for our club to have our own words attached to an iconic Australian song, and we hope all of our fans enjoy the end result.

“We are extremely proud of the work we’ve done in the last few years to invest in our home at the ME Bank Centre, including the redevelopment of the facility, as well as working hard to return all of our home games to Melbourne, launch our own VFL team and bring official games back to Punt Road Oval. It’s also about giving our loyal and passionate members and fans a place they can call home, and we’ve been determined to provide that.”

Lloyd launched Coming Home (To Richmond) at the team’s home at ME Bank Centre in Richmond before 5,000 fans.

It is now released on iTunes, with some of the proceeds from sales going to the club’s charity partner The Alannah and Madeline Foundation. The national charity aims at keeping children safe from violence and bullying. Richmond Club is committed to support five new schools into the Better Buddies Framework each year. Currently Richmond is helping protect 2,500 Australian children against bullying, and aims to increase this to 3,750 children this year.

Lloyd said: “Having been a fan and lifelong supporter of the Australian sporting industry, I am exceptionally proud & overwhelmed to have been asked to recreate one of my songs for Richmond Football Club and look forward to cheering on the tigers both on stage and on the sidelines throughout 2014!”

The singer songwriter is a one-eyed (NRL) West Tigers fan but says he is also now an AFL follower. No prizes for guessing which team.