father, Kevin, played 38 AFL games, mostly with Hawthorn
The 182cm, 84kg wing
was the Sydney Swans' first draft pick - at No24 - in October
found time to congratulate his nephew after the draft, the pair have not
"When I was growing
up, he gave me little tips on little things in footy that helped him out
during the year but not that much," Luke said. "We try not to
talk about footy because it's pretty full-on."
Luke played for Gippsland
Power and represented Victoria Country in the AFL under-18 national
championships this year.
He's signed a two-year contract with the Swans.
at Port Melbourne and Sydney with cousin Luke.
of Geoff Ablett
22 games at Hawthorn from 1978-'80.
Older brother of
Gary, Geoffs vital stats were as follows:
Born: May 5, 1955
Drouin in 1973, Geoff started with Hawtirn as a long-kicking
centreman, but played his best football on the wing, drifting into
the forward-line where his long goals on the run were a highlight.
Geoff won the VFL's
"Fastest Man In Boots" competition for three years in a
row in the early 1980's.
A most talented
player, Geoff played on the wing in two Hawthorn premierships,
1976 and 1978.
Geoff was an
interstate player, in 1980 playing for the Victorian No. 2 side
his form in 1981 and he missed five matches, but he was still a
of Gary Snr and uncle to Gary Jnr.
427 games at Hawthorn.
Captain on several occasions.