Sean Gregory – Essendon #37

Sean was picked up by Essendon with pick 88 in the 2012 National Draft after playing 14 games for the Calder Cannons in his first season in the TAC Cup.

Sean is seen as a long term project for Essendon after turning to footy later than most kids because of his elite tennis background. Sean played mainly as a key defender in his 12 matches for Essendon’s VFL team in 2013 and showed potential with his ability to shut down his opponents in the air and chase them down with his exceptional closing speed. As well as this Sean showed an ability to run off his opponent and create play going forward.

At almost 200cm tall Sean has a lot of similar traits to Essendon great Dustin Fletcher and with a few solid pre-seasons in the gym he will develop into an exciting key position player.

Q: What Junior Clubs did you play for and what was the highlight of your junior career?

A: I started playing footy in the Under 16′s with Rupertswood and then played with Calder Cannons in the TAC Cup in Under 18′s. The highlight was winning the premiership with Rupertswood in the Under 18′s.

Q: Who was your AFL Idol as a kid and why?

A: Jimmy Bartel. I was a Geelong supporter so I watched them all the time and I really liked his competitiveness and will to win.

Q: What were you doing on the day you got drafted?

A: I was just at a friends house listening to it on the radio.

Q: What are some of your interests outside of football?

A: I like to play Tennis and golf and just hang out with mates.

Q: If you weren’t playing football what would you be doing for a job?

A: I’d be doing an Electrician Apprenticeship.