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Tom Fullarton Partner And What To Know About AFL Star's Girlfriend


Basketball convert Tom Fullarton has won a huge commendation after playing the best game of his AFL career in the Brisbane Lions loss to Hawthorn in Launceston on Sunday.
Basketball convert Tom Fullarton has won a huge commendation after playing the best game of his AFL career in the Brisbane Lions loss to Hawthorn in Launceston on Sunday.( Source : com )

Tom Fullarton is in a relationship with partner Maddison Rocci, a professional WNBL basketballer who plays for Canberra Capitals.

Fullarton's potential as a forward for the Lions was evident throughout his first entire season as a professional football player in 2019. Midway through the 2018 campaign, Fullarton was acquired as a Category B Rookie from the Brisbane Bullets.

Standing 200 cm tall and switching from a bright NBL career to Aussie Rules, Fullarton is an exciting prospect who can play in various positions and is surprisingly agile, considering his size. Previously, Fullarton was a student at the Lions Academy.

AFL Star Tom Fullarton Girlfriend

AFL star Tom is dating his long-time girlfriend Maddison Rocci, a Canberra Capitals player who has won two WNBL titles.

She received recognition for being the 2020's Most Valuable Player campaign after averaging 16 points in each game and was nominated to the All-WNBL Second Team. Rocci, who will turn 23 on June 1st, is regarded as one of Australia's top young players, and her 2020 campaign was rewarded when she was included in the Australian Opals training team earlier this year.

The Australian Opals squad player shares why she loves her sport so much, her proudest sporting achievement so far and what her training day really looks like.
The Australian Opals squad player shares why she loves her sport so much, her proudest sporting achievement so far and what her training day really looks like. ( Source : womenshealth )

Also, she has been one of the most improved players in the WNBL over the previous two seasons; she completed in the top 10 in scoring, assists, and steals during the 2020 WNBL season. Tom and Maddison started dating a long time before Tom started his journey as an AFL player.

Before playing as an AFL player, Tom was into basketball; he later chose football over basketball and switched his career in 2018. The athlete Maddison is possibly the world's most prominent social media sensation. Madison makes for the perfect celebrity influencer.

She frequently publishes many intimate images and videos on social media to communicate with her enormous fan following and engage with her followers personally.

Tom Fullarton Net Worth

Tom has an estimated net worth of $6 million as of 2022.

Tom has a long history in sports and has achieved many of his winning rewards. After playing the most excellent game of his AFL career in the Brisbane Lions' loss to Hawthorn in Launceston, Tom Fullarton has earned high praise.

Tom Fullarton has dusted off his football boots and signed with the Brisbane Lions.
Tom Fullarton has dusted off his football boots and signed with the Brisbane Lions. ( Source : lions )

Leigh Montagna, a former St. Kilda player who now serves as a FoxFooty commentator, praised the 23-year-old after his 16th game of filling in at centre-half forward for a weak Lions forward line. Tom has always gained popularity from his games, and before making his debut in AFL, he also played basketball which was his other income at the time.

With his own money, Tom can live a life of luxury. The player's primary source of income is football, and he has no qualms about spending money on what he wants. Being independent and well-known in their fields, he frequently travels with his partner to other locations.

Tom Fullartoon Career

Since, Tom has been a basketball player before getting his fame in AFL both of his career are mentioned below:

  • FIBA U-17 World Cup 2016 (Australia)

The Australian under-17 world cup team, led by Fullarton, was unable to advance past the quarterfinals after losing to host nation Spain 74-63. He was "Boomers material," according to the coach of the Australian national team, Andrej Lemanis.

Former Sunshine Coast junior Tom Fullarton is hoping to carve out his own path rather than follow the traditional avenues to the NBA after being picked in the under-17 Australian team for the upcoming Oceania championships.
Former Sunshine Coast junior Tom Fullarton is hoping to carve out his own path rather than follow the traditional avenues to the NBA after being picked in the under-17 Australian team for the upcoming Oceania championships. ( Source : couriermail )

  • Queensland Bullets (2016-2018)

When the Brisbane Bullets, led by Lemanis, returned to the league after losing their license in 2008, Fullarton was acquired as a development player for the Bullets' 2016–17 campaign. Fullarton was given a full contract for the 2017–2018 season on January 21, 2017, and the team later dropped Jermaine Beal from the roster. [3] In May 2018, Fullarton announced he will quit the Bullets and basketball to play Australian rules football with the Brisbane Lions in the AFL.

Maddison Rocci In Her Mid 17 Tried Everything Possible To Enter Olympics

Maddison Rocci aspires to don the green and gold after spending next year at the Australian Institute of Sport.

The 17-year-old from Werribee has been awarded a scholarship through the Basketball Australia National Performance Program. Madison, a basketball player for six years, expressed her desire to improve at the institute.

She declared, "She wanted to play for the Opals and travel to the Olympics." In 2015, Maddison was also selected for the Victorian under-18 women's squad.
Also, she was the team captain and led the under-18 Australian Junior Championship squad to victory in April 2015 in Ballarat.

Maddison competed for the Geelong Supercats women's squad in the South East Australian Basketball League and was chosen as a Melbourne Boomers Development Player for the Women's National Basketball League this season.

She, at the time of the shortest players on the field at 167 cm, but the point guard more than makes up for it with her swift judgment. She enjoys being a point guard because she gets to run the court and make wise judgments. Madison is a Sportsmart-nominated Wyndham Leader youth sports standout.

Tom Fullarton And His Athletic Career, From Basketball To Football

Tom Fullarton viewed the basketball competition in the Tokyo Olympics with a great deal of attention and possibly some daydreaming.

Although he will be unable to attend the 2024 Games in Paris with Australian flag bearer Patty Mills, he would have been aware of them. He would have been running for a future position in the Australian Boomers if he hadn't made a significant U-turn in May 2018 and chosen football over basketball.

After all, the 200 cm, 23-year-old was the captain of Australia's Under 17 basketball team in 2016 and had been described as "Boomer's material" by Australian coach Andrej Lemanis following that year's World Cup.

Lemanis described Fullarton, a shooting guard, as having "all the qualities to be a very effective player at both ends of the floor." Fullarton turned down offers from elite American institutions and became a member of the Brisbane Bullets squad in the National Basketball League.

Tom Fullarton flew to Melbourne anticipating he’d be spending a cold, wet Saturday running around in the VFL in the city’s deep south-east at Casey Fields.
Tom Fullarton flew to Melbourne anticipating he’d be spending a cold, wet Saturday running around in the VFL in the city’s deep south-east at Casey Fields. ( Source : foxsports )

With the Boomers, there was a chance for a global career. So it was appropriate that Fullarton turned in perhaps his best AFL performance for the Brisbane Lions in Q-Clash #21, following the start of the Olympics in Tokyo.

The Lions overcame a slow start to defeat the Gold Coast Suns by 49 points at the Gabba, largely thanks to his 14 possessions, six hit-outs, two tackles, three clearances, and two goal assists. What's more, he doubled his previous high of 10 disputed possessions and tripled his prior high of 2 contested marks.

The 92kg, agile AFL veteran with eight games under his belt yet to reach full strength had only ever taken one contested mark before.  He had 17 against Collingwood in Round 3 this year, so it wasn't entirely his best in terms of possessions, but in his maiden Q-Clash game, Fullarton honestly looked like he belonged.

The Lion's forward line was still adjusting to the absence of injured ace Eric Hipwood, but he was a solid and effective target at centre-half forward. He did some great work in the ruck.

It's not unexpected. Fullarton received All-Australian selection in 2014 alongside fellow Lions Connor Ballenden, a colleague in the Queensland side, Cam Rayner, a former Victoria player, and Western Australian-born Brandon Starcevich following the national under-15 AFL schoolboys carnival.

James Worpel of Hawthorn, Luke Davies-Uniacke of North Melbourne, Aiden Bonar of Victoria, Kyron Hayden of Western Australia, Callum Coleman-Jones of Richmond, Mitch Crowden of Fremantle, Charlie Spargo of Melbourne, and ex-Gold Coaster Brayden Crossley were other AFL players who made the All-Australian team (Queensland).

He had excelled as a youth in both sports on the Sunshine Coast, but after leading the national under-17 basketball team to victory at the global championships in Spain, the Brisbane Bullets snatched him up as a development player for their 2016–17 NBL campaign.

In 2017–18, he was promoted to an entire contract with the Bullets before he shocked basketball officials by making a surprise return to football as a Category B rookie to start a smooth, steady ascent up the Gabba's pecking order.

He played in the 1st four games of this season before being recalled due to the Hipwood injury, allowing one Sunshine Coaster to clinch a spot in the finals at the expense of another. He was a member of the Lions' 2019 NEAFL premiership team before making his AFL debut last year.

In Q-Clash #21, Harris Andrews' exceptional defensive performance, in which he consistently resisted the Suns while grabbing 15 possessions, ten one-percenters, and five disputed marks - one short of a career-best - was matched by Fullarton's outstanding performance.

As Dayne Zorko celebrated his record-breaking 18th Q-Clash with 21 possessions, a goal, and six clearances, vice-captain Andrews received two votes in the AFL Coach's Association Player Award. Charlie Dixon of Port Adelaide, the other Queenslander to appear in the Round 19 coaches' voting, received four votes for his impressive performance in the Friday night match against Collingwood that was ultimately held at Marvel Stadium.

Tom in his early career as a basket ball player
Tom in his early career as a basket ball player ( Source : mobile )

Dixon finished with 11, 12 disputed touches, four contested marks, and four goals. As the Power tries to secure a top four berth for the finals, he sits eighth on the Coleman Medal leaderboard with 37 goals for the season.

Bailey Scott of North Melbourne amassed a career-high 26 possessions while benefiting from the Roos' strong late-season form, five more than his prior best set from his debut in Round 1 2019 when he was nominated for a Rising Star award.

A career high for Scott in his 30th game and, more significantly for the former captain of the Gold Coast Suns Academy, his fourth career victory, his ten contested possessions in North's 39-point victory over Carlton at Marvel were also a career-high.

In the Crows' 19-point victory over Hawthorn at Marvel, Elliott Himmelberg, playing in his fifth game of the year and his 24th overall for Adelaide, displayed some good traits. For the seventh time in his career, he scored two goals and took a career-high four disputed marks.

Ben Keays, a teammate, reached 500 possessions for the year after accumulating 23 possessions and kicking a goal in the same contest. He is the first Queenslander to reach this milestone and is now ranked 11th in AFL possessions.