|Occupation:||Australian Rules Footballer|
|Birth Day:||September 28, 1992|
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He started his professional career in 2010 when he was drafted by the Gold Coast.
Caddy played junior football with Eltham in the Diamond Valley Football League before joining the Northern Knights in the TAC Cup. He played a handful of matches for the Knights in 2009 and went to be captain the club in 13 matches in the 2010 season. He placed second in the club's best and fairest that year. During this time he formed a friendship with Knights teammate and eventual Gold Coast and Richmond teammate, Dion Prestia.
In 2010 Caddy represented the Victorian Metropolitan side at the AFL Under 18 Championships after having previously done the same at under 16 level. He played three matches for the tournament, recording averages of 23.7 disposals and 3.3 marks per game. He was awarded All-Australian selection for his stellar performances.
Caddy was drafted by the Gold Coast Suns with the club's fourth selection and the seventh selection overall in the 2010 AFL draft.
2012 was a much better season for Caddy, playing in all 22 of the club's matches that year. In the club's Round 15 loss to Geelong, he recorded 18 disposals and a team high three goals in the 14 point loss. Despite his personal success, the poor form of the Suns meant Caddy did not play in his first AFL victory until his 17th career match, in Round 16 of the 2012 season. In this match, Caddy won the weekly nomination for the 2012 AFL Rising Star award. He finished the season ranked third at the club for total disposals (334), fourth for goals (15) and fifth for clearances (44).
In September 2012, the Gold Coast Suns announced that Caddy was again requesting a trade to a Victorian based club. Media reports at the time suggested Essendon were again seeking his services, this time along with St Kilda and Geelong.
In October 2012, Caddy was traded to Geelong in exchange for a third round and a first round draft selection (which Geelong initially received for losing Gary Ablett Jr. to Gold Coast) in the upcoming 2012 AFL draft.
Caddy faced a restricted pre-season in 2013, with ongoing recovery necessary for shoulder surgery that he underwent in September 2012. Despite this, he was selected to make his Cats debut in the club's round 1 match against Hawthorn. He played in just six of the club's first 12 AFL matches that season, before playing 11 straight including a losing qualifying final against Fremantle. Though he did not play in the club's semi-final match, he returned to the club's losing preliminary final team against eventual premiers Hawthorn. He finished the season having played 18 matches and kicking a total of 11 goals.
Caddy and teammate Billie Smedts were embroiled in controversy in April 2013 as a result of an attempted prank gone wrong. The pair were arrested at gunpoint by local police after they were spotted wearing balaclavas and attempting to enter a local house in the Geelong suburb of Kardinia Park. They received a warning from police after it was revealed they were attempting to scare teammate Jackson Thurlow and had simply approached the wrong house. A concerned neighbour had called police reporting an armed robbery when she saw the players knock on the door of the neighbouring property. The incident was resolved without further action by police or disciplinary action by the club.
With the addition of Patrick Dangerfield in the previous years' off-season, Caddy was in line to play more time in the forward 50 for Geelong in 2016. He started the season strongly, kicking three goals and recording 21 disposals and seven clearances in the club's round 1 win over Hawthorn. Caddy suffered a medial ligament strain in Geelong's round 13 match with the Western Bulldogs. He had played in each of the club's matches to that point, but was forced to sit-out nearly two months of senior football as a result of the injury. He returned to the side in round 20, kicking 2 goals and gathering 19 disposals in the process. Caddy played in his first career finals win in September 2016, in a qualifying final against Hawthorn. He finished the season having played 18 matches and kicking a career best 21 goals. He was eighth at the club for disposals per game, seventh for total tackles and sixth for goals scored in season 2016. Caddy was one of just ten players in the competition to record averages of 20 or more disposals and one goal per game on a minimum of five games played that season.
When Richmond's Brett Deledio began seeking a trade to Geelong in October 2016, Caddy's name was circulated in media reports concerning the potential deal. It was later revealed that Caddy's older brother Saul had run into former teammate and current Richmond CEO Brendon Gale in a chance encounter a month earlier and let slip of his younger brother's unrest at Geelong. Richmond reportedly offered Caddy increased midfield playing time as an incentive to move clubs. On 19 October, the day he himself had been traded to Richmond, former teammate Dion Prestia told journalists he had been in contact with Caddy in an attempt to lure him to the club. Though a deal involving Deledio eventually fell through, Richmond persisted in its pursuit of Caddy until late into the trade period.
He, along with teammates Dustin Martin, Reece Conca, Dion Prestia, Toby Nankervis and Anthony Miles, owns a small stake in racehorse Main Stage which ran in the 2017 spring racing carnival.
Currently, Josh Caddy is 28 years, 11 months and 25 days old. Josh Caddy will celebrate 29th birthday on a Tuesday 28th of September 2021.
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