Former North Melbourne captain Andrew Swallow signs with NEAFL club Aspley Hornets for 2018 season

FORMER North Melbourne captain Andrew Swallow has found a footy home in Queensland — but it’s not at AFL level.

Swallow will play for NEAFL side Aspley in 2018 with the club announcing his signing on Thursday morning.

The three-time best and fairest winner had hoped to continue his AFL career, potentially with brother David at the Gold Coast Suns, but was not picked up after 224 games at the Kangaroos.

Despite that Swallow’s family has still moved up to Queensland, and credited his relationship with Aspley co-captain Ben Warren — who was on North Melbourne’s list from 2006 to 2012 — as a reason for signing with the Hornets.

Andrew Swallow credits his friendship with former North Melbourne player Ben Warren (lower right) as a reason for moving to Aspley.
Andrew Swallow credits his friendship with former North Melbourne player Ben Warren (lower right) as a reason for moving to Aspley.Source: News Limited