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10 things about Josh Caddy

Caddy's class JRZ Watch career highlights of new Richmond recruit Josh Caddy.

Get to know more about Richmond's new recruit, Josh Caddy.

1.    He was born on September 28, 1992.

2.    He played in the juniors at Eltham Football Club and then joined TAC Cup team Northern Knights at age 15.

3.    He captained Northern Knights in 2010, represented Vic Metro at the under-18 national championships the game year, and subsequently gained All-Australian selection.

4.    He was selected at pick seven overall by Gold Coast in the AFL’s 2010 National Draft.

5.    He made his senior debut with Gold Coast in Round 23, 2011 v Melbourne and played 24 games all-up for the Suns, before joining Geelong at the end of 2012.  The Cats used the compensation pick they received for losing Gary Ablett junior to Gold Coast to secure Caddy’s services.  He went on to have a 71-game career at Geelong.

6.    He wore guernsey No. 42 and No. 28 at Gold Coast and No. 23 with the Cats.

7.    He averaged 20.2 disposals per game for Geelong in season 2016 and also finished with an AFL career-high 21 goals.

8.    He had a league career-high 37 disposals v Western Bulldogs in Round 16, 2015 at Simonds Stadium.

9.    He has strong league football bloodlines, being the grandson of John Reeves, who played for North Melbourne and St Kilda, and the nephew of Michael Reeves, who also represented the Roos at senior level, as well as Fitzroy.  And Josh’s older brother Saul spent some time on Richmond’s supplementary list in the late 1990s.

10.    He is a close mate of fellow new Richmond midfield recruit Dion Prestia, having known him since their junior football days.  The pair lived together on the Gold Coast for two years while playing with the Suns.