PORT ADELAIDE is pleased to welcome Wylie Buzza to the club after the former Geelong forward accepted a one-year offer to join the Power.

Buzza, who has played nine AFL games for the Cats, joins the club as a delisted free agent.

The 199-centimetre forward hails from Mt Gravatt in Queensland and was selected by Geelong with the 69th pick at the 2015 AFL National Draft.

The 23-year-old booted 32 goals in 17 VFL games in 2019 while also spending time in the ruck, but was unable to break into the AFL side.

“I really enjoyed my time at Geelong even though I didn’t get the results and outcomes that I was hoping for, but I’m super excited to get another opportunity and I’m looking forward to getting stuck in,” Buzza said.

“I see myself as an AFL-standard footballer and I think I can contribute to overall team success rather than just being a number on the list. I know I might not get the opportunities straight away but I’m confident I can be a contributor at AFL level.

“I feel like I’m at a really good age where I’ve still got a lot of development in front of me but I can still help people younger than me coming into the club as well.

“I’m learning a bit about the history of the club and to be there in its 150th year is going to be pretty special.”

General Manager – Football, Chris Davies said Buzza’s character and versatility had impressed the club.

“Wylie has shown that he is a quality performer at State League level,” he said.

“He spent the majority of this season as a key forward, but also has the ability to go into the ruck. Having moved on Paddy Ryder and Billy Frampton, both of whom had played that role for us during the 2019 season, we wanted to add some depth to this area of our list.

“He’s a real competitor, great character and is craving opportunity. We look forward to welcoming him into the group.”