Pocket Profile

2021 Port Adelaide Pocket Profile

Port Adelaide SANFL coach Matt Lokan (left) with assistant and former Norwood coach, Jarrod Cotton. Picture - PAFC

SANFL’s ZAC MILBANK breaks down all you need to know about the Magpies heading into the 2021 Statewide Super League season.

Player Movement

Cameron Sutcliffe (Port Adelaide AFL), Lachlan Jones (Woodville-West Torrens), Ollie Lord (Sandringham Dragons), Tyson Goldsack (Collingwood), Taj Schofield (Woodville-West Torrens), Luke Surman (Norwood), Jake Weidemann (Woodville-West Torrens), Jake Westbrook (Woodville-West Torrens), Campbell Wildman (Prince Alfred College/Sturt), Dylan Aldridge (North Adelaide), Aryan Sareen (West Adelaide), Miller Carter (Port Districts/Woodville-West Torrens), Jace Bode (Payneham)

Riley Grundy (delisted/Sturt), Tobin Cox (delisted), Joe Atley (delisted), Jake Patmore (delisted), Jack Watts (retired)

Port captain Cam Sutcliffe returns to the Magpies in a full-time capacity for 2021. Picture – PAFC Media

2021 Trial Matches

Thursday March 4
Port Adelaide 8.13 (61) d South Adelaide 7.7 (49) at Alberton

Friday March 19
Sturt 14.8 (92) d Port 8.13 (61) at Alberton Oval

Friday March 26
Port Adelaide v Adelaide at Alberton Oval – 5pm

Star Signing

Former Hawthorn bigman Luke Surman has departed Norwood in search of a fresh start, and clean run with injury, with the Magpies. Measuring in at a sizeable 197cm and 110kg, Surman will provide Port with a genuine marking target inside 50m. Importantly, this will take the pressure off the club’s young AFL-listed forwards such as Ollie Lord as they continue their development. With 18 League games and 27 League goals under his belt, Surman knows what it takes to perform at the level.

Former Norwood bigman Luke Surman training at Alberton. Picture – PAFC Media

One to Watch - Powerade Breakthrough Player Candidate

Jake Weidemann, the son of former Crow and Eagle Wayne Weidemann, has crossed over to Alberton in search of greater opportunity having played three League games with Woodville-West Torrens in the past two seasons. The 22-year-old boasts eye-catching athleticism and an ability to play in a variety of roles but has chiefly been used as a lead-up forward. Measuring in at 190cm and 85kg, Weidemann provides his coach with a versatile option who is yet to reach his potential.

Former Eagles forward Jake Weidemann lines up for goal in a trial v South. Picture – PAFC Media

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