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Player agent says Clarkson uncertainty won’t affect Logue’s move to Kangaroos


AFL player agent Colin Young doesn’t expect the mystery surrounding Alastair Clarkson’s future to affect players headed to North Melbourne this trade period.

Clarkson stood down from his role with the Kangaroos after he was implicated in reports alleging mistreatment of Indigenous and First Nations players during his time at Hawthorn.

With the four-time premiership coach sitting out until the AFL concludes its own investigation, some have suggested that players who committed to North Melbourne could backflip, including St Kilda's Hunter Clark.

Despite those concerns, Young doesn’t expect “any change of tact” with his client Griffin Logue’s pending move to the club.

“I haven’t read anything about it but I’m sure I will in the next few days,” Young said on Sportsday WA.

“It’s all alleged at this point in time, I’ve known Clarko for a long time and Fages and they’re two of the most outstanding blokes you could ever meet and work within the industry.

“So, there’s been no change of tact (with Logue moving to North Melbourne) along the way.”

While some have suggested Clarkson could miss the entire 2023 season due to the length of time it could take for findings to be revealed, Young himself thinks the 54-year-old may even be at the helm for the start of pre-season.

“Someone sent me something today by text that a couple of journalists said that they don’t think Clarko will be up and about next year,” Young said.

“But I’m confident that Clarko will probably be at the club come November 1 with a bit of luck, and probably Fages as well.”

Along with Logue, the likes of Clark, Darcy Tucker, and Bradley Hill have also been linked to moves to North Melbourne this off-season.


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