Pocket Profile

2022 Port Adelaide Pocket Profile

Norwood premiership wingman Anthony Wilson will make a welcome return to Alberton in 2022. Picture - PAFC Media

SANFL’s ZAC MILBANK breaks down all you need to know about the Magpies heading into the 2022 Hostplus SANFL League season.

2021 Snapshot

Finished – 7th

Record – 9 wins and 9 losses

A.R. McLean Medal (Best & Fairest) – Sam Hayes

A.R. McLean Medal runner-up – Joel Garner

Third Place – Jarrod Lienert

Anthony Williams Memorial Trophy (SANFL contracted player of the year) – Campbell Wildman

Leading goalkicker – Dylan Williams (31 goals)

Elusive Eagles forward Nick Moore will provide a spark inside 50m for the Magpies. Picture – PAFC Media

Player Movement

Trent Dumont (North Melbourne), Sam Skinner (South Adelaide), Josh Sinn (Sandringham Dragons), Dante Visentini (Sandringham Dragons), Jase Burgoyne (Woodville-West Torrens), Hugh Jackson (North Adelaide), Anthony Wilson (Payneham), Jackson Lee (Woodville-West Torrens), Nick Moore (Woodville-West Torrens), Brayden Kirk (Crystal Brook/North Adelaide)


Hamish Hartlett (delisted/West Adelaide), Boyd Woodcock (delisted/Southport Sharks), Joel Garner (delisted), Peter Ladhams (Sydney Swans), Jarrod Lienert (delisted/St Kilda), Tom Rockliff (retired)

Former Rooster Brayden Kirk is set to make his mark in the Magpies’ midfield this year. Picture – PAFC Media

2022 Trial Matches

Saturday March 5
Eagles 11.7 (73) d Port 10.9 (69) at Alberton Oval

Saturday March 19
Port v North at Alberton – TBC

Friday March 25
Port  v Adelaide at Alberton – TBC

Star Signing

Speedster Anthony Wilson will return to where it all began in 2022 as he dons the black-and-white of Port Adelaide.

Having originally played at Port in the Under-18s and Reserves, the Norwood premiership wingman will bring with him 103 games of experience with the Redlegs and SANFL Crows.

The 29-year-old is also looking forward to developing himself off the field in the coaching realm, alongside head mentor Matt Lokan and fellow ex-Redleg Jace Bode.

”It is more about trying to develop myself off field so coming here and learning from Lokes, JB and other blokes like (Captain Cam Sutcliffe) Sutts as well just felt like a good environment to start transitioning outside of footy.

“I’m coming towards the end of my career so I wanted to develop myself but also give back at the same time.”

Anthony Wilson headlines the list of SANFL-contracted signings at Alberton this year. Picture – PAFC Media

On the Rise - Powerade Breakthrough Player Candidate

Trent Burgoyne has endured a rough trot with hamstring issues but the eldest son of Power premiership star Peter Burgoyne will remain at Alberton despite being delisted in the off-season.

The clever wing/forward is expected to be a regular in the Magpies’ line-up this season as a SANFL-contracted player, linking up with younger brother Jase, who was drafted as a father-son selection last year.

Still only 20, the speedy Trent Burgoyne will be hoping he can steer clear of the medical room at Alberton so he can play his way back on to the AFL list in 2023 and beyond.


Number Crunch - Port Adelaide in 2022

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