Three Tasmanians selected in the AFL Rookie Draft

BACK IN PURPLE: Brady Grey was redrafted by Fremantle on Monday. Picture: Getty Images

BACK IN PURPLE: Brady Grey was redrafted by Fremantle on Monday. Picture: Getty Images

Former Burnie footballer Robbie Fox was one of three Tasmanians to be selected in the AFL Rookie Draft on Monday, with the 23-year-old joining Sydney.

The Swans picked up the VFL star with the 34th pick on Monday. 

Fox, who was part of the Dockers’ State League premiership side in 2012, moved to Melbourne in 2013 for university studies, playing for Aberfeldie in the Essendon District League under former Lion and Bomber Mal Michael.

He attracted the attention of the Swans through his strong work with Coburg in recent seasons.

Fox was named on the wing in the team of the year after averaging 21 disposals and seven tackles, and can play as a running defender or inside midfielder.

Fellow former Burnie player Brady Grey was redrafted by Fremantle with pick 38.

The other Tasmanian involved in the rookie draft was North Hobart defender Henry Schade, with Collingwood taking him with pick 24. 

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