Not many other AFL hopefuls lay claim to as unique a pathway to the big league as Cedric Cox.
Twelve months ago Cox was living in Halls Creek, a small town in Western Australia, with a spot on an AFL list a long way from a reality. But after contacting a former school teacher he realized the opportunity that he had and moved to Camperdown.
After impressing in the local football league, he found his way onto the North Ballarat Rebels list. Cox played 10 TAC Cup matches in 2016 as well as getting a taste at VFL level against Sandringham. His breakaway speed and ball-use on both sides of his body has been a feature of his game and made the silky mover a draft bolter and put him in the discussion as a first-round selection.
The Rebels have been impressed with his rapid development and transition to TAC Cup level. Cox has an ability have a big impact on matches without racking up huge numbers with the term ‘X-factor” often associated with him.