NEW recruit Tom Rockliff and key forward Charlie Dixon have earned promotion to Port Adelaide’s leadership group for the 2018 season. 

Travis Boak has been endorsed to lead again, for a club-record sixth AFL season. 

Ollie Wines will again serve as Vice-Captain while Brad Ebert, Hamish Hartlett, and Tom Jonas retain their leadership roles. 

General Manager of Football, Chris Davies, says the leadership positions were voted for by the playing group. 

“Travis was clearly the person we wanted to captain the club in 2018. 

“Ollie is maturing every year and showed last year that he’s an outstanding leader. We have every expectation he’ll strengthen his talents in that area with each year that goes by. 

“Charlie has done everything right since arriving here and has made a significant impression throughout the club. He’s a strong, positive influence. 

“And Tom has come to the club from Brisbane and, within a matter of months, has shown our players that he’s a leader amongst them. The coaching group too, has been rapt with his character and commitment.” 

Davies says the seven players’ leadership credentials are beyond question, but ultimately their challenge from here is to deliver. 

“Ken (Hinkley) has always been strong on our leaders’ first obligation being to perform themselves, and from there help organise their teammates around them,” Davies said. 

Jackson Trengove is the only omission from Port Adelaide’s 2017 leadership group after moving to the Western Bulldogs during last year’s free agency period.

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