AFL 2022: Meet Swans Star Tom Papley Girlfriend Annie Milner

By Rojina Shakya | September 23, 2022 07:07 PM

Tom Papley with his long time girlfriend Annie Milner, a nurse. ( Source : Instagram )

Tom Papley is a footballer currently representing Sydney Swans.

The Swans sprung a draft surprise in 2015 when the club brought in Papley. Making his debut in the year 2016, he has secured 144 goals in 98 games for Sydney.

Since making Papley's debut seven years ago, the pocket-rocket forward has managed to play a part as a crucial member of coach John Longmire's side. From executing the pressure stuff to doing the tackling and snapping the exciting goals around the body, Papley is acclaimed as a unique athlete. Likewise, he also does what people would more commonly anticipate seeing from players like Ben Brown, Jeremy Cameron, and Tom Lynch. 

Tom Papley has played 20 or more senior games in his four full seasons in the Australian Football league. And he showed his best and was at his best in the year 2019, topping Sydney's goal-kicking leaderboard and also finishing fourth in the Bob Skilton Medal voting. 

What's interesting is that Papley got selected for the AFL Players' Association's 22 Under 22 team in 2017. Regarding his draft history, he made it to the 2016 Rookie Draft selection in Sydney, ranking at No. 12, and also made it to the 2016 AFL Draft rookie elevation (Sydney).

Tom Papley recently gained attention for his response to the critics following a decisive free kick, which helped the Swans reach the grand final. In his defense, he also said of not illegally dispose of defender Darcy Moore and that he held on to the great mark that broke Collingwood's heart.

Tom Papley Girlfriend Annie Milner- Who Is AFL 2022 Athlete Dating?

Tom Papley's girlfriend, Annie Milner, is a registered nurse from Sydney. Unlike her partner, she is involved in a completely different professional field, the medical sector.

Papley and Milner have been dating for more than six years now. She could be seen supporting and cheering her sportsman boyfriend from the sidelines in most of his on-field games and gracing her presence to support Papley.

Likewise, they also appear on their respective social media platforms. In the same way, the Swans Star's long-time partner also makes on the red carpet and other important events with the athlete, playing the role of his companion.

What's more, the reason why Tom compromised his predetermined contract with Blues for his personal reasons, i.e., because of his girlfriend and family, who are based in Australia.

Tom and Annie have known each other for a long time, more like a decade. Similarly, the couple has managed to keep their love to this date just as before.

Tom Papley have been together with Annie for almost a decade now.
Tom Papley have been together with Annie for almost a decade now. ( Source : instagram )

Tom Papley Salary And Net Worth

According to Reuters, Tom Papley earns around 300,000 Australian dollars in salary, given his involvement as an AFL athlete.

The above site mentioned that an average male footballer in the AFL will earn about AUD 390,000 in the current season. And among them, the best players are paid more than A$1 million per season.

Likewise, as recorded online, Tom Papley's net worth is estimated to be around $1 million to $5 million.

Before being involved in sports, he was professionally engaged as a tradesman.

The AFL player has recently made it to the news after missing the first six weeks of the season through injury. And, he is back feeling fresh and ready to bring the energy.

Papley, held in a contract until 2023, sought a trade to the Blues for personal reasons last year. 

Recent reports are that Tom Papley seemed to push Collingwood's Darcy Moore out of the way to make a point. However, the referee chose not to punish him because he had his hands behind Moore's back, thus finding no fault.

Tom Papley Family Background

Tom Papley comes from athletic family background.

He was born to his parents on July 13, 1996, in Gippsland, Australia.

It is found that his grandfathers, Jeff Bray and Max Papley, played with South Melbourne in the 1960s. They were teammates with the South Melbourne Swans from 1964 to 1966. And it happened before the team's move to Sydney.

Fortunately, Papley joined the very club that he grew up loving and the same club his mum's dad and father's dad have a history playing in.

Tom Papley's grandparents were athletes and played for Swans as well.
Tom Papley's grandparents were athletes and played for Swans as well. ( Source : instagram )

He brings contagious energy and enthusiasm with him. He has recently got recognition for stand-out seasons after being named in the AFL's All-Australian squad as one of the four Sydney Swans players along with Isaac Heeney, Callum Mills, and Chad Warner.

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