Promising Tiger resists WA lure as father-son signs on

SEN - Wed, 11th Sep 2019 - 0 Comments

Richmond has announced that Shai Bolton and Patrick Naish have both signed new deals.

The emerging duo have penned two-year contracts which will keep them at the club until at least the end of 2021.

The electric Bolton, 20, had been linked with a possible return to Western Australia but has resisted that urge to stay with the Tigers.

He has forced himself into the Richmond line-up in 2019 by playing 17 games, taking his AFL total to 26.

2017 father-son selection Naish, 20, has played two games this year, debuting with 20 possessions against Geelong in round 12.

He has been one of Richmond’s best performers in the VFL this season, polling 13 votes in the JJ Liston Trophy count earlier this week.

“Both Shai and Patrick had strong pre-seasons and we’re rapt to see their hard work transfer into the AFL season,” list manager Blair Hartley told richmondfc.com.au.

“They’re both talented players, with more development to come which is exciting, and we’re looking forward to seeing them progress over the next few years.”