Former Richmond first-round pick Riley Collier-Dawkins has signed with VFL outfit Williamstown for the 2024 season, making a return to his home state for next season.

The 23-year-old ventured to South Australia this year to play for SANFL side Woodville-West Torrens following his departure from Punt Road, playing ten games for the Eagles in his first year out of the AFL system since 2018.

Collier-Dawkins was drafted to the Tigers as the 20th overall pick and would play 11 games over four years in the yellow and black, making his debut in his third year under Damien Hardwick.

The midfielder would play in just two games during his final season with Richmond before being delisted, leaving the Tigers as a VFL premiership player from their 2019 side.

The Waverley Blues junior is now set to return to the Victorian competition next year, having joined Williamstown this week.

"Riley Collier-Dawkins is joining the Towners," a club post read.

"An explosive midfielder who was drafted to Richmond in the 2018 National Draft where he was a VFL Premiership Player in 2019.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 20: Riley Collier-Dawkins (L) and Will Martyn of the Tigers celebrate during the VFL Round 10 match between the Williamstown Seagulls and the Richmond Tigers at Downer Oval on June 20, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

"He played for the Woodville-West Torrens Eagles in the SANFL in 2023. Collier-Dawkins bolsters our midfield stocks for 2024!"

Collier-Dawkins averaged 15.5 disposals, 2.2 clearances and 3.1 tackles per game for Woodville-West Torrens in 2023.

He joins a Seagulls side that managed to finish fifth on the ladder this year before bowing out of finals through a semi-final defeat to Brisbane's VFL unit.