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Riley Thilthorpe

Age: 20yr 1mth    Games: 24     Born: July 7, 2002     Origin: West Adelaide Fc
Height: 201cm     Weight: 102kg     Position: Forward
Last Drafted: Round 1, Pick #2 2020 National Draft by Adelaide Crows
Supercoach Price: $314,900   Supercoach Profile
AFL Fantasy Price: $480,000   AFL Fantasy Profile
Contract Status: Out of contract at the end of 2025   AFL Player Contracts
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Riley Thilthorpe Biography

Thursday, 17 February 2022
Adelaide coach Matthew Nicks says the team will look to give more ruck minutes to Riley Thilthorpe in 2022.

"He seems to be gelling to that ruck role. He enjoys the freedom of getting up and around the ground, and he does have some weapons when he's up around the footy. When we drafted him from the SANFL he'd spent a lot of time in the ruck and he's a lot more comfortable in that position," Nicks said.

Friday, 23 July 2021
Riley Thilthorpe signs a three-year contract extension with Adelaide to remain at the club until the end of 2025.

"I've really enjoyed my first season in the AFL system and being given the opportunity to play for the Club I grew up barracking for," Thilthorpe said.

"I'm excited about the future of the Club and am happy to know I'll be here for the next four years which will allow me to continue to focus on my footy."

Monday, 14 June 2021
Riley Thilthorpe is the 2021 round 13 NAB AFL Rising Star after kicking three goals against St Kilda that included a miraculous match-winning goal over his head in the dying moments of the match.

"It feels good to be recognised, but the win on the night was more important to me," Thilthorpe said.

"My goal is to keep winning with this Crows side, keep getting picked for games and continue to improve."

Saturday, 12 June 2021
Riley Thilthorpe kicks a miraculous goal with just one minute remaining to seal a remarkable come-from-behind win for Adelaide over St Kilda in Cairns.

Sunday, 25 April 2021
Riley Thilthorpe makes his AFL debut for Adelaide with 16 disposals (10 kicks and 6 handballs), 5 marks, 2 tackles and 5 goals in a 3-point loss to Hawthorn.
Friday, 23 April 2021
Adelaide Crows coach Matthew Nicks says Riley Thilthorpe will make his debut against Hawthorn on Sunday.

"It's going to be a challenge for him, he's a young key-position player. It's about tempering expectation because it's not all on Riley how he performs. We're really mindful of what the expectation is we put on a young kid," Nicks said.

Wednesday, 9 December 2020
Adelaide select Riley Thilthorpe with pick No.2 in the 2020 National Draft.

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