Player Watch #11 Tom Papley

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Kennedy Parker

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Tom Papley

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Tom Papley swapped his plumbing tools for a Sherrin when the Sydney Swans sprung a draft surprise in 2015 – and the pocket-rocket forward has since become a crucial member of coach John Longmire’s side. Papley has played 20 or more senior games in every one of his four full seasons in the AFL and was at his best in 2019, topping Sydney’s goal-kicking leaderboard and finishing fourth in the Bob Skilton Medal voting. The Gippsland Power product took on more time in the midfield in 2019 and is likely to again split his time between the forward line and centre bounce this year. Papley was selected in the AFL Players’ Association’s 22Under22 team in 2017. Draft history: 2016 Rookie Draft selection (Sydney) No. 12; 2016 AFL Draft rookie elevation (Sydney).

Tom Papley
DOB: 13 July 1996
DEBUT:2016
DRAFT: 2016
RECRUITED FROM: Bunyip (Vic)/Gippsland U18

 

robbieando

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I wonder if that's for all.

First to fourth-year players will return to training on Monday December 7 for a two-week block of training, while all other players will resume training on Wednesday January 6, 2021.
Appears that he misses no training and will return with the senior players who are in their 5th plus season
 

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DeadlyAkkuret

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Seriously admire how professional this man is. He’s a larrikin at times but he seems loyal and even though he couldn't get to Melbourne as he wanted at the time he still never looked like screwing the club or making things difficult for us.

Obviously has a really good relationship with his teammates, too.


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WaLkEr_ThE_StAr

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Premiering at 7:30pm tonight, Tom Papley joins Dyl for this week's episode of Dyl and Friends, and exclusively details his reasons behind his trade request to Carlton in 2019, and why he loves the Swans so much in extending his contract.

 

Heeney2Franklin

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Premiering at 7:30pm tonight, Tom Papley joins Dyl for this week's episode of Dyl and Friends, and exclusively details his reasons behind his trade request to Carlton in 2019, and why he loves the Swans so much in extending his contract.

Its very surprising that we held firm on him considering the circumstances as we are a very player welfare first club.
 

Kiama Chris

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Its very surprising that we held firm on him considering the circumstances as we are a very player welfare first club.
I think we are. I'll bet we moved heaven and earth to make things easier for Tom without letting him go. I think he's very grateful. Things have picked up in the family and in his life in general. With Aliir gone he'll need a new drinking buddy but that's how it goes.
 

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