Date of Birth: 19/02/05 
Height: 186cm 
Weight: 72kg 
Position: Midfield 

State: Victoria Metro 
State League Club: Oakleigh Chargers 
Community Club: Boroondara Hawks 

Port Adelaide has claimed midfielder Will Lorenz with its third and final pick in the 2023 AFL National Draft on Tuesday night. 

Lorenz’s name was called with pick 57 as he joined small forwards Tom Anastasopoulos and Lachlan Charleson in heading to Alberton on draft night. 

A member of the AFL Academy, Lorenz will be a familiar face to those Port Adelaide supporters with a keen eye and sharp memory after he lined up in the Academy’s match against Port’s SANFL side during Gather Round.  


Lorenz also comes from a strong footballing family – his grandfather is Graham Arthur, who captained Hawthorn to the 1961 VFL premiership, won three best and fairests for the Hawks and is a member of the Australian Football Hall of Fame.  

He was a consistent performer for the Chargers and Victoria Metro this season, playing mostly on the wing and showcasing his composure and decision-making. 

Port Adelaide National Recruiting Manager Geoff Parker says:

Will is taller than both (fellow draftees) Tom (Anastasopoulos) and Lachlan (Charleson) and has shown versatility in the way he can play half-forward or push higher up the ground on a wing. Will also impressed with his ball use by foot and hand during the season.

AFL Talent Ambassador Kevin Sheehan says:  

A lightly-built wingman or forward who produced some eye-catching matches last year including an under 17s game against Queensland where he had 32 disposals and kicked three goals to begin to build his profile. A left-footed kick with good speed as well as a neat step through traffic, he mixed his football between Marcellin College and the Oakleigh Chargers, averaging 19.4 disposals in seven matches for the latter. At representative level he played for the Australian under 18 team in their matches against Port Adelaide (SANFL) and Carlton (VFL) as well as playing three matches for Victoria Metro averaging 19 disposals. Tested soundly at the national Draft Combine with his 3.06 seconds for the 20m sprint and 6:33 for the 2km time trial both solid performances.  He is the grandson of former Hawthorn premiership captain and Australian Football Hall of Fame member Graham Arthur.