In 2007, 19 year old Logan Hill was playing for Coburg in the VFL under Andy Collins. Collo then got appointed as West Adelaide senior coach in 2008 and brought with him what would turn out to be two of our best recruits of the modern era; Logan Hill and Ryan Ferguson.
Logan played four games in 2008 before badly breaking his leg in two places and spending almost three years on the sidelines. Surgeons couldn’t guarantee Logan would ever be able to run pain free again. He had moved away from his family and friends at just 19 years of age and could have easily been lost back to the VFL.
Logan explains, “I knew I had to persevere at West Adelaide…they were so good to me and looked after me when I wasn’t playing”
“As much as I had my doubts along the way I knew that’s where I wanted to be, and that’s where I wanted to stay”
“After the broken leg I don’t take football for granted, just happy I’m back playing footy and surrounded by some great people at the West Adelaide Football Club.”
When thinking back to past coach Andy Collins, Logan explained, “he not only made me a better football player but he made me a better person, he was a really good mentor.”
Logan recalls his favourite memory at Westies as the 2015 Premiership
“I remember at the 20 minute mark of the last quarter and I ran past Adam Hartlett and we looked at each other and smiled…and that’s when we both knew we would be premiership players.”
Players young and old look up to Logan. He displays all the qualities we look for in our players.
Senior coach Gavin Colville said, “Logan is a highly respected member of our playing group and has given so much to his team and club through his team first approach and competitive nature. Often our ‘go to’ player to shut down a key small forward, every coach needs a Logan Hill in their side”
Logan is our vice -captain and has now been inducted as a player life member. We wish him all the best in his 150th game.