RUCK Jordon Sweet is now a Port Adelaide player after a trade was completed to bring the South Australian to Alberton.

Sweet arrives from the Western Bulldogs, where he played 11 AFL games since being selected in the 2018 AFL Rookie Draft, in exchange for pick 50.

The 206cm 25-year-old was unable to break into the Dogs’ AFL lineup in 2023 having been starved of opportunity behind All-Australian ruck Tim English, however he starred in the VFL and was named in that competition’s team of the year.

Sweet dominated in the VFL in 2023, averaging 43.2 hitouts per game. Image: AFL Photos.

Sweet averaged 43.2 hit-outs, 13.8 disposals, five clearances and 5.3 tackles across his 19 VFL games.

The Tea Tree Gully product was part of the 2018 North Adelaide SANFL premiership side alongside new Port Adelaide teammate Connor Rozee, and was coached by now Port Adelaide midfield coach Josh Carr while with the Roosters.

List Manager Jason Cripps says Sweet is an important addition to the club’s ruck stocks.

“Jordon has been one of, if not the premier ruckman in the VFL in 2023 and comes to our club looking for more opportunity after being stuck behind the All-Australian ruck in Tim English,” he said.

“He is a mobile tall who we think will complement and develop with our young midfield, and has a mature body and enough experience to challenge to play regularly at AFL level.”

Jordon Sweet

DOB: 02/02/98

Height: 206cm

Weight: 106kg

Debut: Round 5, 2021

Drafted: Pick 23 in the 2018 rookie draft from North Adelaide (SANFL) / Tea Tree Gully 

AFL games: 11 (0 in 2023)

AFL goals: 2 (0 in 2023)