Shane Tuck was Ex-Richmond player and life member, son of AFL legend Michael, passes away aged 38 .On the death of Shane Tuck, CEO Brendon Gale paying tribute to Tuck and his family.
Shane Tuck Death News
Ormer Richmond player Shane Tuck died at the age of 38. Tuck, the son of Hawthorn legend Michael and a member of the large Ablett family, received 173 appearances for the Tigers.
Former Richmond Tigers player Shane Tuck has died, aged 38. https://t.co/EQmo67uWQw
— Yahoo News Australia (@YahooNewsAU) July 20, 2020
“On behalf of the Tuck family, the Hawthorn Football Club was very upset to inform the football community about the passage of Shane Tuck,” Hawthorn said on Monday. “Shane passed away this morning at the age of 38.
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Our thoughts go out to the Tuck family, his teammates and his friends. pic.twitter.com/wfNcQJFNHn
— Carlton FC (@CarltonFC) July 20, 2020
“Hawthorn Football Club and the entire football community are extending their deepest condolences to the Tuck family and they want their privacy respected.”
Richmond CEO Brendon Gale described Tuck as a “humble, fun-loving person.”
“We are incredibly upset with the news that Shane has passed, he will be very missed by everyone,” Gale said.
“We send the deepest condolences to Shane’s family and loved ones – his wife Kat, their children Will and Ava, their parents Michael and Fay, and the extended Tuck family.
Shane was a fighter on the court who gave everything to the team every week and was humble, fun-loving on the field. ”
Rest In Peace, Tucky. Always a great local and family man in Richmond in the day. Sad times @7AFL
— Mark Stevens (@Stevo7AFL) July 20, 2020
Originally designed by his father’s Hawthorn in 2000, Tuck took a second chance with Richmond and made his AFL debut in 2004.
It quickly became organized and missed only five games between 2005 and 2010.
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Shane Tuck Complete Biography
Shane Tuck (24 December 1981 – 20 July 2020) was a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Richmond Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).
Tuck originally played for Gippsland Football League club Drouin before moving to the Dandenong Stingrays in the elite junior TAC Cup. Taken at pick 24 at the 2000 Rookie Draft by Hawthorn, the club of his father, VFL/AFL games record holder Michael Tuck, Tuck spent three seasons at Hawthorn without playing league football before he was cut from the Hawthorn list at the end of the 2002 AFL season.
Tuck played for SANFL club West Adelaide in 2003 before being drafted at number 73 at the AFL Draft by Richmond. Tuck debuted in 2004 but did not impress in his opportunities and at the end of the season his AFL future was in question, with the last place on the senior list up for grabs between himself and Tim Fleming. It was due only to the fact Tuck was the son of Michael Tuck, who himself had been a relatively late-bloomer that he was considered ‘worth the punt’ and retained.
In 2005, Tuck had a stellar season and played all 22 games Richmond were involved in. In Round 9 against Brisbane, he signalled his amazing transformation by producing a match-winning 31 disposal performance. He became one of the AFL’s premier midfielders and won Richmond’s best clubman award, as well as finishing third in the Best and Fairest.
Tuck played 104 consecutive games between round 1, 2005 and round 16, 2009 and finished his AFL career with 173 games.
He currently plays for the Goodwood Saints Football Club in the South Australian Amateur Football League (SAAFL).
Tuck debuted in boxing on 11 November 2015 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, being knocked out in the 4th round from an uppercut to the chin by Lucas Miller. Tuck was also stretchered from the ring.
Tuck died on 20 July 2020.
Shane Tuck Family, Siblings , Parents
Shane was the son of Hawthorn legend and VFL/AFL games record holder Michael Tuck and older brother of former Hawthorn footballer Travis Tuck. He was the nephew of Geelong great Gary Ablett Sr and former VFL footballers Geoff and Kevin Ablett. His cousins were Geelong player Gary Ablett Jr and former Geelong and Gold Coast player Nathan Ablett.