DEVON Meadows has secured the signature of ex-AFL ruckman Paddy Ryder.
The MPNFL club made the huge announcement last week. 34-year-old Ryder retired from the AFL this year after 281 games across three clubs.
Ryder started his career at Essendon before moving to Port Adelaide in the wake of the club’s drug scandal. He played his final seasons at St Kilda, and made a big impact.
Ryder was named in the AFL’s All-Australian squad in 2017. He was the ANZAC Day medalist in 2009.
In a statement on Facebook, the club said it was “thrilled” to have signed Ryder. “We welcome Paddy and his three children Liliana, Harlan, and Sage to the Panther family,” the club said.