Almanac People: Josh Caddy’s footy family

by David Fordyce


Josh Caddy comes from an interesting football family.


  • His mother’s father, John Reeves, was a ruckman who played 100 games for North Melbourne, including in the 1950 Grand Final against Essendon.
  • His mother’s brother Michael Reeves played 63 games as a defender for North and Fitzroy, including in the 1986 preliminary final. Michael was knocked out by Dipper in the game, and then got married that night!
  • His father Adrian was a rugged country onballer.

John Reeves – grandfather: 6’2 ruckman played 102 games for North, 8 for St Kilda 1948-1956. In 1950 was in North’s losing GF team, in 1951 played for Victoria. In 1970 died in a car accident age 40.


Michael Reeves – uncle: Full back, back pocket, 23 games for North, 40 for Fitzroy 1980-1987. In 1986 knocked out by Dipper in the prelim final, on his wedding day.
Adrian Caddy – father: On ball and good country footballer.


Josh Caddy: Geelong player, on baller, played 24 games for Suns, 71 for Geelong 2011-2016. In 2010 was drafted to Suns with pick #7, in 2012 traded to Cats with 1st rd pick.




  1. We’ll take Caddy & a first round draft pick for Dusty Martin. Cotch, now that he’s Brownlow Medallist, would take a first & second round draft pick.

  2. Unusual surname, Caddy. I just wonder if he’s related to Vin Caddy who was a very good footballer for Brunswick in the VFA in the late 70’s before a knee injury curtailed his career. For a few games in 1978 the Wicks had a dynamic roving combination of Neil Harvey (Boomer’s father) and Vin Caddy. Vin Caddy won the Essendon District A Grade Comp B&F with Airport West before moving to Brunswick.

    From memory, Vin Caddy was also heavily into horse racing.

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