Meet Griffin and Dan
Fremantle recruit Griffin Logue has expressed his joy at remaining in Western Australian after being drafted by the Dockers.
The Swan Districts and Guildford Grammar product Logue was taken by the Dockers with their first pick in the 2016 draft.
Logue said Gold Coast and the Sydney Swans had shown interest and he was ready to leave home to chase his AFL dream.
‘A massive bonus honestly. It’s worked well in my favour. I’m stoked with the outcome,’ Logue said of being able to stay in his home state.
‘I was hoping for it. Coming into it I had no clue for sure I was actually preparing to move interstate.
‘It’s definitely a massive shock to the whole system and I’m still kind of processing the whole thing that just happened really.’
Dan Venables says he was shocked when the West Coast Eagles picked him with their first selection in the draft.
Venables is a talented midfielder who has drawn comparisons to Patrick Dangerfield and current Eagle Luke Shuey.
The 18-year-old wasn’t even in Sydney for the draft like the majority of the first-round selections.
‘I was shocked myself to be honest, but I’m so happy and grateful for the opportunity the West Coast Eagles have given me,’ he said.
‘I honestly wasn’t sure coming into the night where I was going … I’m just stoked the Eagles have picked me up.’