Papley signs on

Sydney Swans rookie Tom Papley has re-committed to the Club for a further two seasons.

Recruited in last year’s rookie draft, Papley wasted no time adjusting to life as an AFL player, making his debut in Round 1 against Collingwood.

Papley has gone on to play 11 matches so far in his debut season, which included a Rising Star nomination for his two goal, 20-possession performance against West Coast in Round 5.

One of seven Swans debutants in 2016, Papley grew up in Bunyip in country Victoria and was working as an apprentice plumber before finally getting an opportunity on the Swans list – the same club both of his grandfathers played at.

Swans General Manager of Football Tom Harley says the Club is rapt to secure Papley’s signature.

“Tom has been an exciting young player for us this season,” Harley said.

“He has come into our side and made a solid contribution with his forward pressure and determination in the contest.

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