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In his inspirational memoir, Jack Riewoldt reveals all about his remarkable AFL career and how a positive attitude helped him overcome his toughest moments on and off the field.

'Jack’s story is a compelling one and he tells us not only about his development as an elite athlete but also his maturation as a leader. As a bonus, this book provides the reader with an insider’s view of the Richmond Football Club during its premiership years. This memoir is one that all footy fans will want to own and read and re-read.'Peggy O'Neal, former president of Richmond FC

After booting two goals to help the Richmond Tigers secure a drought-breaking premiership win over Adelaide in 2017, Jack Riewoldt jumped on stage at the MCG to sing with The Killers, one of his all-time favourite bands.

The song – ‘Mr Brightside’ – became his anthem.

When faced with challenges, including the loss of his much-loved cousin Maddie and the misunderstanding that dogged much of his career, his positive attitude pulled him through. A far cry from his beginnings as a mischievous youngster, Jack is now seen as a revered leader of the game.

In The Bright Side, Jack dives into every important win and shares the lessons he has learned from the losses to help others find brightness during challenging times.

About The Author

Photography by Yianni Photography

Jack Riewoldt is a celebrated AFL player. The Richmond Tigers forward is a triple-premiership player, triple-Coleman Medallist, has been selected three times for the All-Australian Team, and twice won Richmond’s Best and Fairest, among other awards. In his home state of Tasmania, he’s a Football Hall of Famer. A revered leader and loved by Tiger fans, the veteran played 16 seasons with Richmond, kicked 787 goals (ranking him third in club history), and sits second behind Kevin Bartlett for most games played for Richmond: 347. Jack lives with his wife Carly and three children in Melbourne.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia (November 1, 2023)
  • Length: 352 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781761102202

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