SWAN Districts key defender Griffin Logue was only too happy to thank the Bassendean club when drafted at pick eight by Fremantle in the recent AFL draft.
The 18-year-old, who is 193cm tall and weighs 94kg, represented WA at the under-18 championships and averaged eight disposals and two marks.
Logue made his WAFL league debut last season and played eight games on top of one reserves game and seven in the colts.
At the AFL National Combine in October, Logue recorded a vertical leap of 71cm, running right foot jump 91cm, 3.03 second 20m speed, 15.1 beep test, 9.58 minute 3km run and 25.09 second repeat speed.
Logue is the fourth Swans player on the Fremantle list, following Michael Walters, Connor Blakely and Ethan Hughes.
Swans chief executive Tom Botttell said the club was thrilled to have Logue drafted.
“He has all the attributes required to give him a great chance of success at the elite level,” he said.
“If he works hard enough at it, I’m sure he will be a star. More importantly, he is a very grounded young guy and the increased focus shouldn’t negatively affect him.”
Logue said his family were excited for him to stay in WA.
“Obviously the biggest ones to thank are my parents,” Logue said.
“But also Geoff Valentine (Guildford Grammar football director) who helped me when I was much younger in high school leading into now and even my uncle Andrew was massive in helping and guiding me. “Recently most of my thanks goes to (Swans coach) Greg Harding, who has taken me under his wing and helped me through the whole process.”