Clem Richards passed away on the 25th of April, 2017 after a short battle with illness.

He was a foundation member of the West Torrens RUFC in 1943 acting as Treasurer & Secretary, later serving on the committee for a further 14 years whilst also playing.

He represented SA at state level for 10 consecutive years and won 5 Best & Fairest trophies also winning the Don Smith medal in 1951.

Following his retirement from the game in the early 60’s, Clem wanted to continue giving back to the game he loved and became a Referee and later a Referee Mentor.

Clem was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009.