Richmond has secured talented on-baller, Josh Caddy from Geelong on a four year deal in the 2016 Trade period, in exchange for Richmond’s pick 24 and 64 in this year’s National AFL Draft.
Richmond also receive Geelong’s third round selection, pick 56 in the deal.
The 24-year-old who was originally drafted to the Gold Coast Suns with pick seven in the 2010 National AFL Draft.
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Following two seasons at the Suns, the big-bodied midfielder was traded to Geelong at the end of 2012, where he has played for the past four seasons.
He has played 95 games for a return of 76 goals in his six seasons of AFL.
In season 2016, Caddy played 18 games, missing five through the middle of the season with a minor knee injury.
He played in Geelong’s two finals matches this season, booting two goals in the Cats’ qualifying final win over the Hawks.
Playing a variety of midfield and forward roles, his 2016 season averages include 20.9 disposals (8.9 contested), 3.9 tackles and 1.2 goals per game.
Richmond’s General Manager – Football Talent, Dan Richardson said the Club was delighted to make Caddy a Tiger.
“We love what Josh is going to bring to our team, he’s a big-bodied, aggressive midfielder that can run, win the contested footy, and also kick goals,” he said.
“Josh has already shown his talent, but at 24 years of age, his best football is still in front of him, and that’s really exciting for us.
“Josh will really add to our midfield depth, and join players like Cotchin, Martin, Prestia, Grigg, Corey and Brandon Ellis, Miles, Conca and Vlastuin all running through the middle, which is a great asset for us entering season 2017."
Caddy joins fellow midfielder Dion Prestia and ruck/forward Toby Nankervis who made their way to Richmond in this year’s Trade period.
Richmond currently hold picks 27, 56, 82 and 100 in the 2016 National AFL Draft.
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