JASE BURGOYNE says feeling wanted by Port Adelaide made his mind up to nominate his desire to land at the club as a father-son.

Port Adelaide nominated Burgoyne as a potential father-son on Thursday, giving the club the option to match any bid that comes for the second son of 240-game dual premiership player Peter Burgoyne at next month’s draft.

The move does not guarantee Port Adelaide will claim the teenager.

Speaking on Adelaide radio, Burgoyne said his mind was made up after meeting with club officials last week.

“From the end of last year and the start of this year, I always thought I would be ending up at Port and as this year ended footy-wise, there was some big calls that Port had to make on my brother Trent,” he explained.

“I guess when I found out he was delisted, I sat down with my dad and the thought of moving interstate and playing for another club didn’t sound as bad but after I talked with Port last week, that sort of reassured me.

“They just told me that they wanted me and once they told me that, I feel like I made my decision.

“I wanted to be in Adelaide, stay with my friends and family and be at Port.”

Jase Burgoyne played three SANFL matches for Port Adelaide during the 2021 season.

Burgoyne admitted seeing his brother Trent not offered a contract at the club after two seasons on the list had factored into his decision-making.

And he said it was a bit disappointing they would not get to play together at the club where their grandfather Peter Senior, father Peter, and uncle Shaun played.

“It was a little bit hard for the family but obviously Trent’s got something else in his life to figure out now,” Burgoyne said.

“I probably was a bit angry at the start but those feelings sort of eased.

“Since we were young, we always thought we’d end up at Port together and that’s something my dad has been trying to aim towards, to get all his sons at Port.

“We came pretty close there but unfortunately Trent had injuries and stuff he had to deal with throughout his career.

“It was always the dream and hopefully it can still happen.”

Burgoyne revealed his brother had spent a few weeks in Darwin and was contemplating his next move.

But should Jase Burgoyne land at Alberton after next month’s draft, there will still be a familiar face there with his uncle Shaun taking up a multifaceted role following his AFL retirement.

“I actually haven’t talked to him yet since I found out about that but it’s obviously a good thing for the family to have him there,” Jase Burgoyne said.

“For myself too, someone of comfort who I can always talk to if something’s gone wrong so to have him at the club is going to be a big help and came into my decision to go father-son when I found out he was there.”

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Burgoyne is already very familiar with Alberton having come through Port Adelaide’s Next Generation Academy and playing three SANFL games for the club in 2021.

The lightly built backman has played in various roles including on the wing and up forward but has aspirations to move into the midfield.

“At the moment I probably see myself as a backman, maybe onto the wing if I get to AFL level,” he said.

“If I could build my body up, then hopefully I can get through the middle.

“I feel like my ball use is first class. I don’t really make an error. I’m pretty composed and skilful in all aspects of the game and have a pretty cool head under pressure so I’d say that’s probably what stands out.”

The AFL National Draft will be held across two days from November 24, with the pre-season and rookie drafts held on November 26.