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Rookie Pick 34: Robbie Fox

Rookie selection: Robbie Fox - November 28, 2016 Watch some of the highlights of Robbie Fox

The Sydney Swans have selected Robbie Fox with pick 34 in the rookie draft.

Robbie Fox – Coburg VFL
Height: 187cm
Weight: 87kg
Position: Midfielder

Started his VFL career for Coburg as a rebounding defender but, after building his fitness, a move into midfield in 2016 paid dividends for the mature-age prospect. Fox, who was a former under-20 state basketballer in Tasmania, was among the Lions' best players in six of his 13 games. He also finished first in the beep test (14.7) and 20m sprint (3.06 seconds) at the Victorian state combine.

What we say:
Robbie is an older player who took footy up as his principle sport late. He is originally from Tasmania and focussed on basketball making the U16 and U20 state team. He was still playing football at that stage but basketball was clearly his focus. He relocated to Victoria and decided to have a decent crack at football so he has been at Coburg for the last two years. He is a good sized midfielder at 187cm and is strong around the ball. He had a few groin issues this year but they have been rectified so we think he can add to our depth through that area of the ground. Kinnear Beatson - Recruiting and List Strategy Manager.