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No problems for Houston as emerging backman extends contract

Matthew Agius  July 12, 2017 6:25 PM

Houston re-signs - PTV Port Adelaide defender Dan Houston has re-signed with the club
He has several weapons but his kicking in particular is really important in moving the ball from our defensive half.

 

ROOKIE REVELATION Dan Houston will remain with the Power for another two seasons after signing a contract extension that will also see him elevated to the senior list next year.

Since debuting in Round 1 against Sydney, Houston has played 11 AFL games and continues to work hard to secure his spot in Port Adelaide’s highly competitive defensive team.

Originally from the Oakleigh Chargers TAC Cup team where he played in two premierships, Houston earned his AFL debut on the back of a strong pre-season.

That also saw him play his first AFL-standard football in the JLT Community Series, having missed a chance to do so after arriving at Alberton last year due to injury.

Port Adelaide’s general manager of football Chris Davies said Houston’s performance this year warranted a contract extension.

Having spent two years as a rookie (although he was upgraded to the senior list at the start of the 2017 season), Houston will be a permanent elevation to the Power’s primary list in 2018.

“Dan seized his opportunity at the start of this season,” Davies said.

“He has several weapons but his kicking in particular is really important in moving the ball from our defensive half.”

Houston headlined three contract announcements on Wednesday night, with emerging players Dougal Howard and Riley Bonner also committing to the club.

Read about Howard and Bonner's contracts here

Houston is the latest in a series of contract extension for Port Adelaide, following news that Sam Powell-Pepper, Billy Frampton, Brad Ebert, Jack Hombsch, Tom Clurey, Howard and Bonner had committed to the club.

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