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Trio sign contract extensions with Port

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 24: Todd Marshall of the Power marks during the 2018 AFL round 01 match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Fremantle Dockers at Adelaide Oval on March 24, 2018 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by James Elsby AFL Media)
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 24: Todd Marshall of the Power marks during the 2018 AFL round 01 match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Fremantle Dockers at Adelaide Oval on March 24, 2018 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by James Elsby AFL Media)

YOUNG trio Darcy Byrne-Jones, Todd Marshall and Sam Hayes have all agreed to terms on two-year contract extensions with the Port Adelaide Football Club. 

General Manager of Football, Chris Davies, says the club is pleased another three young men have decided their future is at Alberton. 

“Darcy has become an important part of our young backline,” Davies said. 

“He takes a role each week on a dangerous small forward and continues to develop the attacking side of his game. 

“Our list management and recruiting team positioned themselves well to bring Todd to the club at the end of 2016. 

“He earned his debut late last season and what he showed against Fremantle at the weekend indicates a promising future.

 “Sam has impressed coaches and teammates in the short time he’s been with us. His work around the ground is good and he’s already improved his aerobic capacity. 

“With all of our bigger guys we want to make sure they have enough time and opportunity to flourish with us.” 

Byrne-Jones and Marshall’s contract extensions make them Power players until at least the end of the 2020 season while Hayes will remain at Alberton until at least the end of 2021. 

Byrne-Jones was drafted by Port Adelaide with pick number 52 at the 2013 National Draft. He made his debut against Essendon in Round 3 of the 2016 season, earning a Rising Star nomination in Round 10 that year. The 22-year-old has played 44 consecutive games since his debut. 

Marshall was Port Adelaide’s first selection, pick number 16 overall, at the 2016 National Draft. The 19-year-old made his debut against the Western Bulldogs in Round 22 last year. 

The Power selected Hayes with its first pick, number 47 overall, at the 2017 National Draft. The dual under-18 All Australian ruckman is yet to make his AFL debut.