GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21: Dion Prestia of the Suns and Richard Douglas of the Crows compete for the ball during the round nine AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Adelaide Crows at Metricon Stadium on May 21, 2016 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

DONE DEAL: Prestia heads to Tigerland

Dion Prestia’s fate has finally been sealed, with the Gold Coast Suns midfielder making the move to Richmond in return for pick 6 and Richmond’s 2017 second round draft pick.

The Tigers will also receive pick 24 from Gold Coast for the 24-year-old, after Prestia nominated Richmond as his preferred destination before the trade period began.

Prestia played 14 of the first 15 games this season before suffering a season-ending knee injury following a game against Brisbane in Round 16.

The midfielder averaged 25.9 disposals and 5.4 tackles in 2016, which is more tackles per game than any Tiger achieved this season.

Prestia has played 95 games in his AFL career since being drafted with the 9th selection in the 2010 National Draft.


  1. Why did Gold Coast give you their second round pick this year? Strong draft! They effectively get pick 6 but lose out on the other pick. Surely an established high end player is worth more than just one top 10 pick.