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Josh Caddy

#22   Richmond Tigers
Age: 27yr 4mth    Games: 157     Born: September 28, 1992     Origin: Northern Knights
Height: 186cm     Weight: 87kg     Position: Midfield, Forward
Last Drafted: Round 1, Pick #7 2010 National Draft by Gold Coast Suns
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Contract Status: Out of contract at the end of 2020   AFL Player Contracts
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Josh Caddy Biography

Friday, 15 February 2019
Josh Caddy is set to be sidelined for up to three weeks with an ankle injury, putting in doubt his available for Richmond's 2019 season opener.
Tuesday, 11 September 2018
Josh Caddy says he is regretful over calling Hawk Daniel Howe a "spastic" during the Tiger's qualifying final against Hawthorn at the MCG.

Caddy apologised on Instagram on after his profanity-laden sledge towards Howe was picked up by on-field microphones.

"The insensitive comments were made in the heat of the moment but that is no excuse and I accept that the language over-stepped the mark, was a terrible look, and is totally unacceptable," Caddy said.

"For that, I am truly sorry."

Wednesday, 5 September 2018
Nathan Vardy couldn't help feeling a tinge of envy last year watching close mate Josh Caddy live out his premiership dream with Richmond.

At the end of 2016, the Geelong duo left the Cattery for fresh starts, with Caddy joining the Tigers and Vardy moving across the country to help West Coast fill a big-man void.

"I caught up with him in Bali afterwards. Obviously, you're jealous, but it's good to see your mates win," Vardy said.

"He made a pretty good decision in the end to go to Richmond. He probably wasn't expecting a flag straight up when he went there.

"Definitely jealous, but really happy for him as well."

Friday, 1 June 2018
Josh Caddy will continue to bounce between the forward line and midfield as Richmond continues to get the most out of the in-form Tiger.

"Obviously it was documented I came here to play in the midfield and help out there and it transpired the other way and I played probably more forward," Caddy said.

"But I'm loving my footy at the moment. There's no dramas either way."

Monday, 2 April 2018
Josh Caddy will miss Richmond's round three clash against Hawthorn after accepting a one-match suspension for striking Adelaide's David Mackay.

Caddy collected Mackay in the head with an ill-directed round-arm spoil during the fourth quarter of the Tigers' 36-point loss at the Adelaide Oval.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018
Richmond coach Damien Hardwick says Josh Caddy still has plenty of scope for improvement.

"He's added to our flexibility and we’re really excited about what he's brought to our footy club and how he's going to play in the future," Hardwick said.

"We think he's only starting to scratch the surface of how good he can be and we're really excited by that."

Tuesday, 8 August 2017
Richmond recruit Josh Caddy is relishing the prospect of hitting the blockbuster clash with his old club Geelong knowing he's in season-best form.

Caddy, who joined his third club in the off-season after stints with Gold Coast (2011-12) and the Cats (2013-16), enjoyed his best game for the Tigers on Sunday, booting a career-best four goals against Hawthorn.

"Every player who changes clubs thinks about the first time you play your old club and I've definitely thought about it," Caddy said.

"It'll be funny going down the freeway and being on the other side of the fence and playing against Geelong, and it's even weirder that it's going to be down there."

Monday, 24 April 2017
Richmond recruit Josh Caddy could see his new club was on the cusp of a revival as he considered a move from Geelong last year, and he is grateful the club stuck with coach Damien Hardwick to see it out.

"I did think if things changed up a little bit and with some fresh new faces, like Neil Balme coming into the club and a fewer other things, that we could have a successful year," Caddy said.

"I was probably a lot more optimistic than other people, and I think most players view Richmond a little bit differently than the public does and the media."

Thursday, 20 October 2016
Josh Caddy will join his third AFL club after Richmond and Geelong struck a trade for the talented midfielder.

The Tigers get Caddy and Geelong's third-round selection (pick 56), while the Cats receive picks 24 and 64.

"It's a bit of a funny feeling, it's something I didn't see coming a couple of weeks ago," Caddy said.

"I suppose that's footy, isn't it? I felt it was a good opportunity for me to further my career."

Wednesday, 12 October 2016
Josh Caddy isn’t planning to leave Geelong, despite genuine interest from Richmond in the wake of Brett Deledio's potential move to the Cats.

"I've spoken with Geelong and Josh is happy where he is. He bought a house three weeks ago in Geelong so he was never planning on moving anywhere. So that sort of puts a different perspective on it," Caddy's manager Peter Lenton said.

"He hasn't chosen anything. He's just sitting given that he's contracted and Geelong haven't given us any indication that he's going anywhere."

Tuesday, 11 October 2016
Josh Caddy has emerged as Richmond’s key target in a potential trade for Brett Deledio.

Caddy is contracted until the end of the 2018 season. However, the Tigers have signalled their interest in him after revealing yesterday Deledio’s desire to get to the Cats.

It is understood Caddy’s close relationships with both potential recruit Dion Prestia and former Cats football boss Neil Balme, are both key factors in the pursuit of the 24-year-old.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016
Josh Caddy will be sidelined for at least the next month after scans confirmed he strained his medial ligament against the Western Bulldogs.

The unlucky Cat was injured late in the game after a pack crashed into his leg.

Saturday, 9 January 2016
With the addition of Patrick Dangerfield and Scott Selwood to the Cats' midfield, Josh Caddy says he will need to push forward for more opportunities in 2016.

"I'm going into my sixth season so naturally the longer you're in the game the more responsibility you take on," Caddy said.

"I'm hopefully going to be that midfielder that goes forward at times. You've just got to be able to go and play a different position, and I think for me that's as a forward."

Saturday, 31 January 2015
Josh Caddy admits he is constantly envious listening to his premiership Geelong teammates reminisce about their past successes.

But instead of looking at their achievements and thinking they are out of reach, Caddy is hoping to create his own premiership history during his time at Kardinia Park.

"You hear stories that they tell and you just want to experience that yourself," Caddy said.

"That's probably why the top clubs – Sydney, Hawthorn, Geelong over the last decade have had that sustained success because it carries through year by year.

"We want to get a taste for it and it becomes a bit of a tradition at the club. So hopefully we can keep that going."
Friday, 12 December 2014
Geelong locks away two of its brightest young talents with Mitch Duncan and Josh Caddy signing new deals with the Cats that will keep them both at the club until the end of 2018.

"Mitch and Josh have some great years of footy ahead of them and we are glad to have secured them until the end of 2018," general manager of football Steve Hocking said.

"It will be exciting for Geelong supporters to see them develop over the coming years."

Tuesday, 10 June 2014
Josh Caddy will make his return from a broken foot via the VFL this weekend.
Thursday, 17 April 2014
Josh Caddy will miss eight weeks after breaking his foot from an innocuous training incident.
Monday, 20 January 2014
Josh Caddy says he wants to become a regular player for the Cats in 2014, particularly in the midfield.

"I want to step up a lot this year and become more of a Geelong player, rather than being a bloke who's in the 22 but isn't really a big player in the side," Caddy said.

"I want to become a bit more of a presence out there. I've got a lot to improve on this year … hopefully I can.

"This year I'd love to step up into the midfield and play a few more minutes in there. That would be great if that could happen."

Tuesday, 25 June 2013
Josh Caddy hopes to be back in the Cats' senior side after dominating in the VFL.

"He's in such a good place now to launch into the second half of the year. He's got some continuity in his footy, he's fit and hard, he's training very well and his last two performances have been superb," Geelong VFL coach Matthew Knights said.

"I don't plan to be coaching him too much longer."

Friday, 26 April 2013
Geelong players Josh Caddy and Billie Smedts receive cautions from police after they were arrested following a practical joke when they attempted to scare teammate Jackson Thurlow by wearing balaclavas and pretending to break into Thurlow's new house.

"We thought it would be a bit of laugh to scare Jackson Thurlow in his new house," the Geelong Advertiser quoted Caddy as saying," Caddy said.

"Me and Billie are both disappointed that we scared people in the community. The club has dealt with it. The police have dealt with it. We are both sorry to that lady."

Friday, 14 December 2012
Joel Selwood breaks his nose after an accidental knock from Josh Caddy during a training session at the Mount Beauty football oval.
Thursday, 11 October 2012
Cats recruiter Stephen Wells says Geelong got the most it could from the two compensation picks it received for Gary Ablett after using them to obtain Billie Smedts and Josh Caddy.

"We'd like to think that we've used the compensation picks to the club's best advantage," Cats recruiting boss and list manager Stephen Wells said.

"When they were allocated, they were both going to be (picks that fell) out in the 20s while the expansion teams were involved in the compromised drafts.

"The pick that we've traded to the Gold Coast sits next to where we finish on the ladder, and we hope Josh can help us finish up the ladder."

Cats recruit Josh Caddy says a return home to Victoria should see him play his best football.

"I'd like to think I'm a pretty strong character and could've played footy up there," Caddy said.

"But I think playing AFL footy is hard enough as it is, so I think your heart's got to be completely in it.

"To be completely honest, my heart wasn't completely in playing footy for the Gold Coast, just because I'd rather be living in Victoria."

Wednesday, 10 October 2012
Geelong has secured the signature of prized Gold Coast 20-year-old Josh Caddy after agreeing to an exchange of draft picks with the Suns including their remaining Gary Ablett compensation pick.

"We are really pleased to have Josh coming to our footy club," Cats football manager Neil Balme said.

"He is a quality young man, and he's had two years in a very good program up at Gold Coast. We think he can add a lot to our team."

Monday, 8 October 2012
Josh Caddy's manager Peter Lenton confirms Geelong is the most likely club to secure the exciting midfield prospect.

"I would suggest that Geelong's compensation pick is probably one that's attractive to Gold Coast," Lenton said.

"If I felt as though there was one specific club leading the charge, I think they're fairly well-placed.

"But things can change. It's a bit hard to say at this stage, but I think that's where it sits at the moment."

Tuesday, 2 October 2012
North Melbourne, Geelong and St Kilda have all expressed interest in winning the services of Gold Coast's Josh Caddy.
Gold Coast football manager Marcus Ashcroft says the club is keen to get full value in a trade for Josh Caddy.

"This year he played every game, and the development that our guys have put into him over two years is hard to measure," Ashcroft said.

"How do you rate his potential? He might well go into a side next year and play up to All Australian potential.

"We need to add all those things up and make a calculated and considered judgement, and hopefully a deal is worked out."

Melbourne confirms its interest in Chris Dawes and Josh Caddy and is also keen to talk to Sharrod Wellingham.
Thursday, 13 September 2012
Gold Coast says it won't let Josh Caddy return to Victoria without decent compensation after Caddy informed the Suns he wanted to be traded to a club in his home state of Victoria.

"Our philosophy is we have to do what's best for the footy club. The trade will be in the best interests of our list and our team going forward," Suns' general manager of football operations Marcus Ashcroft said about Caddy.

"He's had another year of footy, he's one more year experienced, played every game. How do you work out what's reasonable?

"How do you put a value on potential as well? It's one we have to sit down and work out amongst ourselves."

Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Josh Caddy is set to become one of the hottest properties in the AFL trade period after quitting the Gold Coast Suns.

"It was a tough decision to make as I have many great mates at the Suns and know that the club is on the right path to future success," Caddy said in a statement about his decision to leave Gold Coast.

"I do though believe the move back to Melbourne is the right thing for me."

Tuesday, 17 July 2012
Teenage midfielder and Victorian product Josh Caddy from Gold Coast Suns is the round 16 NAB AFL Rising Star nominee after notching 15 disposals and a goal in a 2-point win against Richmond.

"After such a difficult year in 2011, Josh has been outstanding this season," Gold Coast coach Guy McKenna said.

"He has displayed maturity and leadership that you don't often see from players in their first or second season of football and has been fulfilling roles on the field well beyond his experience."

Monday, 9 July 2012
Young Sun Josh Caddy says his future remains undecided, but he is happier than ever on the Gold Coast.

"Nothing's changed as yet. I know it sounds clichéd but I'm going to wait until the end of the year," Caddy said.

"My girlfriend moved up recently and my old man had his surgery during the week and everything's going good there, so everything seems to be going well, but I'll wait until the end of the year to make a decision.

Friday, 20 January 2012
After a failed trade request, promising midfielder Josh Caddy now wants to remain a Sun until he retires.

"I'm thinking as if I'm going to be here forever," Caddy said.

"If I think of wanting to go home all the time it'll affect my footy so I'm going in with a mindset of this is where I'm at and hopefully be here forever."

Monday, 17 October 2011
Essendon says it is disappointed to miss out on Josh Caddy after being unable to satisfy the Suns' demands during trade week.

"There's been a lot of to-ing and fro-ing across the course of the week, but it became clear today that the only thing that was going to get it done today was a top-10 pick," Essendon CEO Ian Robson said.

"Perhaps if we'd known that a week ago we might have been in a position to track that, but we've had many conversations over the last week over the scenarios."

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