PORT ADELAIDE looks set to have a host of new faces for season 2022 and the race will soon be on for guernsey numbers.

There are at least 14 numbers up for grabs giving the new recruits plenty of choice.

So far, the club has brought in Jeremy Finlayson from Greater Western Sydney and free agent Sam Skinner, formerly of Brisbane via South Adelaide.

Finlayson could elect to take on the number 31 he wore in 66 games with the Giants following the departure of its previous owner Trent Burgoyne.

Skinner wore number 21 at Brisbane, currently worn by fellow defender Aliir Aliir, while with the Panthers he donned the number 16, currently occupied by Brownlow Medallist Ollie Wines, so he will be on the hunt for a new number.

Finlayson and Skinner have the first pick as the newest on the club’s list, before Port also recruits several new players at the AFL National Draft next week.

Players generally opt for numbers inside 45, meaning Jake Pasini may elect to seek a lower number from the 48 he wore in 2021.

Other players may also seek a number change ahead of next season.

Here is a brief overview of the currently vacant numbers:


Most recently worn by: Hamish Hartlett

Premiership players: Angelo Congear, Samuel Howie, Stanley Jacquier, Ken Obst, George Brock, W. Tonkin, Ted Whelan, Steve Traynor, Brian Cunningham, Chris Natt, Brett Chalmers, Greg Anderson, Shaun Burgoyne

100 gamers: Ted Whelan, Steve Traynor, Brian Cunningham, Craig Ebert, Brett Chalmers, Fabian Francis, Shaun Burgoyne



Most recently worn by: Tom Rockliff

Premiership players: Leonard Wisdom, Clarence Maywald, Clifford Keal, Christopher Johnston, Thomas Kellaway, David Boyd, Graham Virgo, Peter Mead, Douglas Spiers, Kym Kinnear, Scott Hodges, Damien Hardwick

100 gamers: Clarrie Maywald, Chris Johnston, Dave Boyd, Ross Haslam, Kim Kinnear, Scott Hodges



Most recently worn by: Joel Garner

Premiership players: R. Main, Colin Parham, Brian Coldwell, Bob Marrett, Kevin Salmon, Max James, Danny Hughes, David Hutton, Anthony Bamford

100 gamers: Colin Parham, Bob Marrett, Kevin Salmon, Max James, David Hutton, Alipate Carlile, James Meiklejohn



Most recently worn by: Trent Burgoyne

Premiership players: Harold Logan, Trevor Sorell, Julian Wait

100 gamers: Trevor Sorell, Julian Wait



Most recently worn by: Boyd Woodcock

Premiership players: Stephen Carter

100 gamers: Stephen Carter, Nick Stevens, Michael Pettigrew



Most recently worn by: Pete Ladhams

Premiership players: Shane Crothers, Roger James

100 gamers: Roger James



Most recently worn by: Justin Westhoff (2020)

Premiership players: Nil

100 gamers: Justin Westhoff



Most recently worn by: Jarrod Lienert

Premiership players: Spiro Malakellis

100 gamers: Nil



Most recently worn by: Tom Jonas (2019)

Premiership players: Nil

100 gamers: Tom Jonas



Most recently worn by: Dan Houston (2019)

Premiership players: Daniel Jaques

100 gamers: Dan Houston (40 games in number 5 since 2019)



Most recently worn by: Sam Gray (2019)

Premiership players: Fabian Francis

100 gamers: Nil



Most recently worn by: Tobin Cox (2020)

Premiership players: Nil

100 gamers: Nil



Most recently worn by: Nil

Premiership players: Nil

100 gamers: Nil



Most recently worn by: Tyson Goldsack

Premiership players: Anthony Bamford

100 gamers: nil