Richmond ties down premiership forward, promising youngster

SEN - Thu, 23rd May 2019 - 0 Comments

Richmond has announced that Jason Castagna and Noah Balta have signed new deals with the club.

The pair have both put pen to paper on two-year contracts which will keep them at Punt Road until at least the end of 2021.

Small forward Castagna, 22, joined the club as a rookie in 2015 and has gone on to kick 61 goals in 60 games for the Tigers and was an integral part of the 2017 premiership side.

Exciting utility Balta, 19, was drafted with pick 25 in 2017 and has impressed in nine games so far this season.

“We’re very pleased for us, and also for Jason and Noah that they’ve re-signed with the Club,” GM of Football Neil Balme told richmondfc.com.au.

“They’re both very skilful, hardworking and determined players, which makes them exciting to watch, and very valued by their teammates.

“As young players, they’re still developing their game, and we look forward to seeing them learn and grow in the next few seasons with the Tigers.”

The Tigers currently sit fifth on the ladder with a record of 6-3 ahead of Saturday night’s Dreamtime clash with Essendon at the MCG.