AFL Draft: Logue in big league with Dockers

Number 8 draft pick Griffin Logue. Picture: Brett Hemmings/Getty Images
Number 8 draft pick Griffin Logue. Picture: Brett Hemmings/Getty Images

SWAN Districts key defender Griffin Logue was drafted at pick eight by the Fremantle Dockers at last week’s AFL National Draft.

The 18-year-old, who is 193cm tall and weighs 94kg, represented WA at the under-18s championships and averaged eight disposals and two marks.

Logue made his WAFL league debut this season and played eight games on top of one game in the reserves and seven colts games.

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 Swan Districts player on the Fremantle list, following Michael Walters, Connor Blakely and Ethan Hughes.

Swan Districts Football Club chief executive Tom Botttell said the club was thrilled to have Logue being drafted early.

“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, who spoke on draft day, said his family were excited for him to stay in WA.

“Obviously the biggest ones to thank are my parents,” said Logue

“But also Geoff Valentine (Guildford Grammar director of football) who helped me when I was much younger in high school leading into now and even my uncle Andrew was massive in helping me and guiding me.

“Obviously recently most of my thanks goes to (Swan Districts senior coach) Greg Harding, who has taken me under his wing and helped me through the whole process.”