A highly talented midfielder, Patrick Naish comes into Richmond under the father-son rule, with his father Chris playing 143 games for the Tigers and 18 games for Port Adelaide. As a junior, Naish dominated in multiple teams, including Ivanhoe, Northern Knights in the TAC Cup competition, Vic Metro in the under-18 national championships and the AFL Academy. Averaging 22 disposals per match for Vic Metro during the 2017 under-18 carnival, Naish caught the eye of scouts and made his debut for the Tigers in round 12 in 2019 after a year of VFL experience.
Naish is known for his booming right-foot and elite kicking skills and offensive creativity. He also has an amazing leap and is an extraordinary runner, making him a threat playing as a forward. Pat Naish is certainly one to watch.