PORT ADELAIDE has selected Cameron Sutcliffe with pick no.9 in the NAB AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft.

Port Adelaide’s List Manager Jason Cripps said Sutcliffe was a versatile player who has already been exposed to Port’s program through his appointment as captain of the Magpies in the SANFL.

“Cam has had significant experience at AFL level, playing over 100 games for Fremantle,” Cripps told portadelaidefc.com.au.

“He is an extremely versatile player who can play multiple positions.

“It is well documented that we have had a few injuries this season, and his selection will allow additional cover through our midfield and defence.

“He has done everything the club has asked of him since coming to our club via our SANFL list. The fact that he is aware of the way we want to play will make his transition onto our AFL list easier." 

Sutcliffe - who has also been involved in the club’s community team this year - says he is excited by the opportunity to play AFL football again.

“I’m super excited for another opportunity at the top level,” Sutcliffe told portadelaidefc.com.au. “This was my main goal after being delisted by Fremantle to hopefully get another chance on a list.

“For it to happen back home in SA is going to be really exciting for me and my family.”

The 27-year-old was originally drafted by Fremantle with pick no.71 in 2011, and played 104 games and kicked 18 goals for the Dockers.