PORT ADELAIDE has secured the future of three of its most promising young players with first-year duo Josh Sinn and Dante Visentini and second-year forward Ollie Lord each agreeing to terms on respective contract extensions.
Sinn’s and Visentini’s new two-year deals will tie them to the club until the end of 2025 while Lord has signed for another season, extending his time at Alberton to the end of 2023.
Supporters have been given a glimpse of Sinn’s and Visentini’s talent during the recent pre-season games and List Manager Jason Cripps said the pair had made a strong impression during their short time at the club.
“Both Josh and Dante have barely put a foot wrong since arriving at the club in last year’s draft,” Cripps said.
“We knew the talent they had when we drafted them but to see them train hard and show a desire to learn and improve has been really impressive.
“It’s a show of faith from the club to extend their contracts but also a show of faith from Josh and Dante that they want to remain at Alberton and be part of what we are building.”
Taken with pick 12 in last year’s AFL National Draft, Sinn has put himself in the frame for an early season AFL debut with his performances in the recent pre-season matches.
Visentini is a 201cm agile ruck/forward who was selected with pick 56 at the draft, following former Sandringham Dragons teammate Sinn to the club.
Another Sandringham product, Lord was selected by Port Adelaide with the 49th pick in the 2020 National Draft.
The 20-year-old managed 10 goals in 14 SANFL matches in his first season of senior football, combining his time in the forward line with stints in the ruck.
“Ollie is a great size at 197cm tall and he continues to add some bulk to his frame,” Cripps said.
“Last year was a real test for his body after not playing any footy in his draft year because of the pandemic, but we have been pleased with his ongoing development as he settles into the AFL environment.”