Exciting young duo, Derek Eggmolesse-Smith and Jake Aarts, have re-committed for season 2020.
Eggmolesse-Smith, 21, was the first player drafted under Richmond’s Next Generation Academy program when he was selected in the 2018 Rookie Draft.
Playing at half-back, Eggmolesse-Smith made two senior appearances in the 2019 season, debuting in Round 16 against the Gold Coast where he had 19 disposals, four rebound-50s and three tackles.
Aarts, 24, was placed on the 2019 rookie list after playing in the VFL for six years. A small forward with silky skills and great pressure, he continues to impress and improve.
Richmond List Manager, Blair Hartley, said both players are exciting prospects and important to the team’s future plans.
“We are excited to have Jake and Derek sign on for season 2020,” he said.
“Both players are hardworking and have shown to be consistent performers at VFL level.
“They are talented and exciting to watch and we look forward to seeing them progress and improve.”