Panthers sign Ryan Garthwaite
Ryan Garthwaite heads to Noarlunga in 2022.
Having spent the last five years at Tiger land, key position player Ryan Garthwaite will provide the Panthers with plenty of options at either end of the ground.
The Corowa product played 14 AFL games for Richmond having made his AFL debut in Round 13 2018 against Geelong.
The 23-year old also played in the Tigers thrilling 2019 VFL Premiership.
Taken at pick 72 overall in the 2016 draft, Garthwaite said he is looking forward to joining the Panthers and believes it will be a great fit.
"I chose South Adelaide because I felt like it was the right fit for me and the position I want to play."
"The coaches and players are all good blokes and being a country kid I enjoy that aspect of it."
"I’m bloody excited to come over and meet everyone, get stuck into training and crack in next year."
South Adelaide General Manager - Football Brent Reilly is really excited to see what Garthwaite will bring to the Panthers.
"Ryan is a quality player who played his junior football as a forward and his AFL career predominantly as a defender."
"We know he kicked over 100 goals as a junior in Corowa, so we are keen to see if he can provide us another target up forward along with Sam Overall."
"At 192cm Ryan is a good size and is strong aerially and will be a great fit for the club."
"We've been really impressed with his leadership and he will drive high standards within the playing group."
"We welcome Ryan to the Panthers and look forward to what he will bring in 2022."