With all that went before him, Jack Tuthill was bound to end up at Windsor Park.
Stepping up from last year's development league premiership side, the fourth-generation Blue has quickly become an integral part of Launceston's senior back six to continue a tradition spanning back nearly a century.
"My Dad, my Pop, my uncles - heaps of relatives have played here," Tuthill said.
"My great-grandfather was here, he was the team of the century full-back and played here in the 1930s, so we've been playing here since forever really.
"They were pretty happy for me (to debut) - my Nan and Pop were here, my Mum and Dad.
"They don't really give me too much but I think they've been pretty happy with how I've started the year."
The 18-year-old has been one of coach Mitch Thorp's best in the opening two rounds, winning a TSL player of the year vote on debut before impressing in last weekend's away trip to Lauderdale.
Tuthill has had to face some star forwards of the competition in Jacob Gillbee, Josh McGuinness and Aiden Grace, but has held his ground to bring ferocious tackle pressure in the back half.
"They've been pretty nerve-racking having not played senior footy and versing two of the best teams in the comp," Tuthill said of his opening two games.
"It's very different to what I'm used to because of the bigger bodies and it's a lot faster, but I'm really enjoying the challenge.
"We're a very young back-line this year - there's one bloke over 20 and the rest of us are under 20.
"We've got heaps of chemistry back there, we're all really close. I was playing with four of them last year in the D-league ... they're a good bunch of blokes back there."
Four months into a fitter's apprenticeship in George Town, Tuthill is even further advanced in his mentorship with former Blues captain Chris Savage.
The former Riverside High and Launceston College student was given Savage's number five at the end of last season and is determined to emulate his back-line coach's game style.
""It was a big honour - I didn't expect it, I was a bit surprised when I got that phone call.
"I'd really like to play like he did - he's really hard at it so I look up to him and try to play a bit like him.
"Hopefully I can play half as many senior games as he did."