RICHMOND star Jack Riewoldt has signed a two-year contract extension, committing to the Tigers until the end of the 2021 season.
Riewoldt was already contracted for 2019 — this extension would take him through to a 15th season at Punt Road, likely making him a Tiger for life.
Richmond’s general manager of football, Neil Balme, said Riewoldt was a “great clubman” and it was “fantastic” he would continue at the club.
“We love what Jack brings to our football club,” Balme said.
“Jack is a wonderful leader, selfless team player, and great clubman, and it’s fantastic that he’ll continue his journey here at Richmond.
“Jack’s a talented player and continues to evolve his game, and also spends time supporting his teammates in their own development, and we love that team-first nature about him.”
Riewoldt joined the Tigers at Pick 13 in the 2006 AFL Draft.
Jack Riewoldt celebrates his goal in the first quarter. Pic: Michael KleinSource: News Corp Australia
The Tasmanian has gone on to play 243 games and kick 581 for Richmond, leading the club’s goal kicking on eight occasions. Riewoldt looks likely to add a ninth goalkicking award to his resume this year.
Riewoldt has also been an All-Australian on two occasions (2010, 2015), won two Coleman Medals (2010, 2012).
He won the Jack Dyer Medal as Richmond’s best and fairest in 2010, while he was vice-captain of the Tigers’ 2017 premiership side.