PORT ADELAIDE has tied three of its brightest young stars to Alberton with Todd Marshall, Xavier Duursma and Kane Farrell agreeing to terms on respective contract extensions.
Each of the players had been contracted until the end of next season but elected to extend early.
List Manager, Jason Cripps, said it was pleasing that the talented trio had committed their future to the club.
“Todd, Xavier and Kane are a big part of the young group we have built our side around,” Cripps said.
“Todd had his most consistent season in 2021, playing all but three games, and he continues to play an important role in our forward line.
“Xavier’s year was interrupted by a serious knee injury but we know his running power and while we have had a good taste of what he is capable of, we think there is plenty of upside to come.
“Kane was on track for a career-best year before he suffered a ruptured ACL in Round 16. We know he’s an elite user of the ball and at 22, he still has plenty of really good footy in front of him.”
Marshall and Duursma’s two-year contract extensions mean they will remain with the club until at least the end of 2024 while Farrell has extended his contract until the end of 2023.
Marshall was Port Adelaide’s first selection at pick number 16 overall at the 2016 National Draft.
The 23-year-old made his AFL debut against the Western Bulldogs in Round 22 2017, and has now booted 57 goals in 55 games.
Duursma was a first round draftee in 2018, taken by Port Adelaide with pick 18.
The 21-year-old played 20 games in his debut season and now boasts 46 in his three seasons.
Farrell came to Port Adelaide with the 51st pick in the 2017 draft. He has kicked 27 goals in 33 games so far.