It's the week that keeps on giving for Tatyoon export David Astbury, after he was honoured at Richmond's best-and-fairest vote count.
Still nursing a sore body - and maybe a sore head - after Saturday's 31-point grand final win, the former Tatyoon Hawk was presented the club's David Mandie Community Award on Monday night.
Named in honour the Tigers' late number one fan, the prestigious award is presented to the player who made the most outstanding contribution to the broader community.
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Astbury was presented with the honour in recognition of his efforts to learn more about racial inequality in Australian and subsequently using his position to build awareness and promote change.
"I'm very humbled. I feel like I'm undermining Bachar (Houli), given he just won the (AFL's) Jim Styne's Community Award," he joked.
"This year has been a real learning opportunity for myself, personally, and also as a playing group.
"It is a real silver lining that we had an opportunity to spend more time together and learn."
The 29-year-old was instrumental in the players taking a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement before the Tigers' round two game.
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Astbury was also praised for ensuring it wasn't a "one-night initiative", resulting in Richmond players wearing black warm-up tops before every game to acknowledge quality and inclusion.
"What we stood for throughout the season shows the investment the group has in each other, social justice, and equality," Astbury said.
"I'm very, very humbled to win the David Mandie Community Award. I wasn't at all expecting to be up here tonight, so I'm a little tired. But, I'm very honoured."
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