22 November 1982
2000 National Draft Pick No. 24
2002 AFL Debut
2005 Sydney Premiership
Originally from Drouin, Luke is a midfielder who has an excellent pedigree being the son of former Hawthorn and Geelong player Kevin Ablett and nephew of former Geelong star Gary Ablett Senior. Since his debut in 2002, Luke has become an important part of the Sydney team, being used as a ball winning midfielder and also as a tagger on some of the most dangerous players in the game.
Luke established himself in Sydney’s senior line up in 2004 playing 19 games for the home and away season and an additional 2 finals game. It wasn’t until 2005 though that he really excelled, playing 21 games for Sydney and averaging 15 or more disposals per game. In 2005 Luke was also fortunate enough to play in Sydney’s premiership side.
His terrific form continued into the 2006 season, where he was used in a more attacking role. Luke again played 21 games for the season, averaging 15 or more possessions per game, whilst he was also a part of the finals action and was selected in the Grand Final side.
2007 was again a consistent season for Luke, despite having nagging knee troubles. He managed to hold down the ‘run with’ role at Sydney and was dangerous when in possession of the ball.
Luke is an elite running player who is extremely dangerous with his precise disposal and hardness at the ball, and in early 2008 played his 100th AFL game.