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Steele Tallon  October 13, 2016 10:48 AM

AFL 2016 Media - Draft Combine Day 3

The Brisbane Lions have made their first trade of the 2016 NAB AFL Trade Period.

The Brisbane Lions have continued to build an arsenal of early NAB Draft picks after completing a deal to receive picks No.3 and 16 from Greater Western Sydney in exchange for pick No.2 and a number of lower picks.

Brisbane Lions National Talent Manager Peter Schwab said the trade meant the Club now has four picks inside the first 21 – in line with the Club’s strategic priorities across the Trade & Draft Period.

“We want to add talent to our list and build a team that can win our next Premiership,” said Schwab.

“This trade means we can still secure the young player we want with our first pick, but we get the added benefit of then having picks 16, 19 and 21 – all really early in a Draft that has plenty of talent we’ve identified to suit our needs.

“It’s important for our fans to realise that our strategy is very much based on the result of Trade and Draft Periods combined.

“Our aim as a Club is to become relevant again and this trade is the first small step in a clearly defined strategy for the coming years that we have laid down internally to make us better."

As part of today's trade, the Lions also sent picks 31, 51 and 60 to GWS.

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