The Gold Coast Suns have selected Mitch Riordan with the second selection in the 2019 NAB mid-season draft.
With two list spot’s available following Rory Thompson and Harrison Wigg being added to the inactive list, the club moved to add the 19-year-old inside midfielder, who had been playing with the Dandenong Stingrays in 2019.
Riordan was overlooked in the 2018 NAB AFL Draft following a frustrating year with injury, however, has managed to turn his fortunes around in 2019 playing six games for the Stingrays in the NAB League.
General Manager Football Operations, Jon Haines said the mid-season draft provided a great opportunity to improve the SUNS list .
“Mitch joins us with a really professional work ethic, a fantastic attitude and has had a great season so far with the Stingrays,” Haines said.
“He displays the character standards we are targeting in potential recruits and has often been recognised for his leadership capabilities.
“With the opportunity to add to our group during the season, we wanted to ensure we took a long-term approach to help improve our list.”
Mitch will be welcomed to the club on Tuesday and be available to train and play with the club for the remainder of the 2019 AFL Season.