Born 8 January 1980
Brisbane Lions – 282 games (1998-2011)
Greater Western Sydney – 20 (2012)
Career goals – 226
Luke began his junior footy career with Balwyn Junior Football Club before being selected to play with the Oakleigh Chargers in the TAC Cup side. In 1997, Luke was selected as the number 5 draft pick to play for the Brisbane Lions. He made his debut for the Lions in 1998 as an 18 year old.
Luke was fortunate enough to play in all three of Brisbane’s premierships, in 2001, 2002 and 2003. In 2004 Luke was named Vice-Captain of the Lions, and in the same year won All-Australian selection. He remained a significant member of the Lions leadership group over the next few years, including a stint as Co-Captain alongside four other players. In 2009, Luke had a standout season, leading the Lions disposal count, and finishing 4th in their Best & Fairest.
Luke played a total of 282 games for the Lions, before retiring in 2011. This retirement from the Lions has not signalled the end of Luke’s career. At the end of the 2011 season he was drafted to Greater Western Sydney where he held the position as Co-Captain alongside Callan Ward and Phil Davis. Luke retired from AFL football at the end of the 2012 season having played a massive 302 AFL games in his career.