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Powell-Pepper inks deal until end of 2020, Frampton till 2019

All the Goals - Round 14, 2017 - PTV All the goals from the round 14 clash with Collingwood.
I’m really thrilled, I love the club and everyone here. I’m just stoked to be here for another two years...
Sam Powell-Pepper

SAM POWELL-PEPPER will remain at Port Adelaide until the end of 2020 and Billy Frampton has penned a contract extension until the end of 2019 in new deals announced today.

The duo represent the next generation of Power players committing to the club, with Powell-Pepper particularly drawing plaudits for his impressive start to the season.

The 19-year-old was nominated for the AFL Rising Star award in Round 1, and says he’s excited to be remaining at Alberton, where he has kicked goals on the field as an emerging midfielder and away from it as an ambassador for the club’s Aboriginal programs.

Sam Powell-Pepper in action against Carlton in Round 5 [pic: AFL]

“I’m really thrilled, I love the club and everyone here. I’m just stoked to be here for another two years on top of my current contract,” Powell-Pepper told portadelaidefc.com.au.

“I was pretty thrilled to get the [Rising Star] nomination. It’s been a fairy tale start to play every game and be injury free; I couldn’t ask for much more.

“Working with the mids like Ollie, Ebo and Chaddy to give Robbie a chop-out up forward has been great.

“I’m looking forward to working on a few things with my game with Michael Voss, like defensive running. In the meantime I’m just getting the hang of playing AFL footy and having fun along the way.”

Frampton has established himself as a ruck and forward of the future playing the first years of his career in the SANFL.

Billy Frampton in action for the Magpies earlier this year [pic: AFL]

Wearing the black-and-white guernsey, Frampton’s aggression and commitment to the jumper has earned him cult status in the minds of regular attendees at Magpies games.

Having overcome injury challenges in the first two years of his career at Alberton, Frampton has been a mainstay in the Magpies this year as he puts pressure on for senior AFL selection.

“It’s amazing the difference continuity of training can make, particularly for a developing big man,” Port’s GM of Football Chris Davies said.

“Billy is a big, strong, aggressive ruckman who loves the contest.

“He hasn’t broken through for a senior game yet but his hunger to learn and improve shows he has a bright future with us.”

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