NEW Port Adelaide draftee Aidyn Johnson would not have struggled to find something black, white and teal to wear after Tuesday night's AFL National Draft.
The Bendigo Pioneers midfielder was a Power supporter as a kid and will now get to realise his AFL dream at his club of choice.
Johnson, 18, makes his way to Port Adelaide after being chosen with draft pick 45.
He was the second of two players chosen by the Power. They selected tall South Australian defender Riley Bonner with their first pick at 37.
There will be little time for Johnson to allow his draft selection to sink in.
The youngster from Echuca leaves for Adelaide on Thursday and on Friday will take part in his first official training session with the Power, alongside many of its stars, including another ex-Pioneer Ollie Wines.
Johnson said he was still coming to terms with being drafted by the club he had followed since watching Brownlow medallist Gavin Wanganeen play after his return from Essendon in 2007.
"It's unreal ... I can't believe it ... it's still eerie," he said.
Johnson, who played only one game for the Pioneers this season before succumbing to a persistent quad injury, had clearly done enough to be on the radar of clubs during the 2014 season and in his time in the NAB AFL Academy.
But the speedy wingman and occasional half forward conceded he had not talked to the Power since meeting with coach Ken Hinkley at the AFL Draft Combine last month.
"I was surprised when I got the call from Ken (Tuesday night) - and very grateful," he said.
"He said 'prepare to work, it's going to be pretty tough, but if I bring my character and work ethic, it's going to be pretty fine'.
"That was the main message."
Johnson said he was grateful to the opportunities handed to him at the Bendigo Pioneers, reserving special thanks for his coach Brett Henderson and his predecessor David Newett.
"They have been unreal for me the last few years, coming through their system," he said.
"(2014) I played more games, but this year with a new coach Brett Henderson, he's been extremely helpful, coming to see me with advice and support for me while I was injured."
Johnson was the 47th Pioneers player to taken in the history of the national draft and the third to go to the Power behind Brent Guerra (1999) and Ollie Wines (2012).
Despite Wines also being from Echuca, Johnson said he had little to do with the gun Power midfielder in the past other than the one chance meeting.
"The first time I met was about two weeks before the Combine when I went for a run on the Echuca oval and he was going for a run as well," he said.
"I introduced myself and said 'g'day'.
"It will be pretty hard to break in to that team, but I'm prepared to work hard and give it my best shot."
Johnson spent this year being educated at Scotch College.