Richmond has used its first selection (No. 21 overall) in the 2019 NAB AFL Draft to recruit Bendigo Pioneers midfielder Thomson Dow.

Here is a summary of what Richmond fans can expect to see from Dow on-field...

Club: Bendigo Pioneers 
State: Victoria
Height: 182cm
Weight: 72kg

This year Dow split his football between Geelong Grammar and the Bendigo Pioneers at NAB League level. He also represented Vic Country in every game at the National Championships.

He plays his best football through the midfield where he can showcase his brilliant agility and ball handling to win clearances and either step out of traffic or release using clean and creative hands. When resting forward Dow is a constant threat. His speed off the mark and marking ability mean he is a tough match up for defenders.

We think Dow has huge growth in his game. He has the athleticism and football smarts to develop into a very good midfielder for the Richmond Football Club.