Cadeyn Williams – Richmond #40

Although a shoulder injury limited Cadeyn to only four games for the Murray Bushrangers in the the TAC Cup in 2012 he was impressive in those games, especially against the Geelong Falcons where he had 19 disposals and kicked seven goals.

Cadeyn was selected by Richmond with pick 44 in the 2013 Rookie Draft. He went on to play 3 games with Coburg in the VFL before injuries to both shoulders ended his season. He impressed the Tigers with his diligence in rehab and was rewarded with another year on the rookie list in 2014.

Cadeyn will start the pre-season with the Tigers fully fit and will be looking to push for senior selection in the 2014 season.

Q: What Junior Clubs did you play for and what was the highlight of your junior career?

A: I started playing for Cobram in the Under 14′s and I played for the Murray Bushrangers for two years in the Under 18′s.
The highlights were winning a premiership with Cobram in the Under 14′s and playing in a grand final with the Cobram seniors in 2011.

Q: Who was your AFL Idol as a kid and why?

A: Jimmy Bartel. He is someone I’ve always tried to model my game on because he’s such a versatile player who is a good overhead mark, a good kick and he always plays well in big games.

Q: What were you doing on the day you got drafted?

A: I was at home watching it on the computer with the live stream on the AFL website.

Q: What are some of your interests outside of football?

A: I like swimming, and just catching up with mates and my girlfriend.

Q: If you weren’t playing football what would you be doing for a job?

A: I was going to do a gap year after school so I’d just be working part time and doing some traveling. After that I was going to go to University to study Exercise Science.