CLUB: Woodville-West Torrens, SANFL / Port Adelaide NGA
JUNIOR CLUB/S: Port District
DATE OF BIRTH: 15/07/03
PORT ADELAIDE has secured the services of father-son talent Jase Burgoyne with Pick 60 of the NAB AFL Draft.
Burgoyne is the son of dual premiership player Peter Burgoyne, who played 240 AFL games for Port Adelaide between 1997 and 2009 and is a member of the Indigenous Team of the Century.
Much like his father, the younger Burgoyne is a smooth-moving defender with a natural ability for accumulating the football at a high rate and makes good decisions by hand and foot.
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.
Now officially a Port Adelaide player, he becomes the club’s fifth father-son selection in its history after Brett Ebert in 2002, Jackson Mead and Trent Burgoyne in 2019, and Taj Schofield in 2020.
He follows North Adelaide midfielder Hugh Jackson and Sandringham key position player Dante Visentini into the club after they were selected with picks 55 and 56 respectively.
Port Adelaide’s National Talent Manager Geoff Parker says:
Jase has shown over a period of time he has the football IQ and game sense to be able to accumulate large amounts of the ball and the skills to execute going forward.
AFL Talent Ambassador Kevin Sheehan says:
Dazzling running defender who can also bring his talents into the midfield and have an impact for his team. His acceleration from stoppages and neat side step are complemented by his distribution by hand and foot making him a thrilling prospect. Caught the eye when playing for the Australian NAB AFL Academy team in April as well as his two performances for South Australia against Western Australia at under-19s level where he averaged 21 disposals to be one of his team’s best. Son of Port Adelaide great Peter Burgoyne, Jase is eligible to join the Power as a father-son selection and was permitted this season to play three games at senior level for Port Magpies where he averaged 15.7 disposals.