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Logan Austin finds new home at the Saints

portadelaidefc.com.au   October 19, 2017 10:46 AM

AFL 2016 Rd 18 - Photographers Choice

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 24: Josh Kelly of the Giants clashes with Logan Austin of the Power during the 2016 AFL Round 18 match between Port Adelaide Power and the GWS Giants at the Adelaide Oval on July 24, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by AFL Media)

LOGAN AUSTIN will head to St Kilda in 2018, after the club completed a last-minute trade for the young defender.

Austin and Port Adelaide’s own future fourth round selection will go to St Kilda in return for the Saints’ future third round selection.

Power List Manager Jason Cripps said Austin was looking for greater opportunities to play AFL football and wished him well for the next stage of his career.

“Logan had a solid 2016 season playing 11 games, but wasn’t able to cement a position in our defence this year,” Cripps said.

"We wish him every success at St Kilda." 

Austin said while he's enjoyed his time at Port Adelaide, he's very much looking forward to the opportunity that awaits.

“Port Adelaide has been great for me as a footballer and as a person but this opportunity makes sense for me personally and professionally,” he said.

Austin arrived at Alberton with pick 69 in the 2014 National Draft. The 22-year-old made his AFL debut in Round 11, 2016 and has played 13 AFL games.

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