Austin becomes a Saint

St Kilda Football Club has secured promising key defender Logan Austin after a deal was struck with Port Adelaide Football Club today.

St Kilda exchanged the club’s future third round selection (2018) for Austin and Port Adelaide’s future fourth round selection (2018).

Austin, 22, originally hails from Canberra and has played 13 AFL games after being drafted to the Power with pick 69 in the 2014 AFL Draft.

St Kilda List Manager Tony Elshaug said Austin would add important key position depth.

“One of our major objectives during the trade period was to add key position depth and we feel Logan Austin fulfills that need,” Elshaug said.

“He is player that our recruiting team have tracked for a while now and someone we believe has plenty of upside.

“He has outstanding character and while we think he will improve, importantly he is ready to play a key defensive role immediately if called upon.”

The Logan Austin lowdown

DOB – 8 July 1995

Height – 184cm

Weight – 85kg

Drafted – Pick 69 in the 2014 National Draft from Belconnen

Playing history – Debuted against Collingwood in Round 1, 2016. Played 11 games that season and two games in 2017 after returning from a leg injury.