PORT ADELAIDE vice-captain Ollie Wines has strengthened his commitment to the club by agreeing to terms on a four-year contract extension.
Already contracted until the end of the 2022 season, the 26-year-old’s new deal will see him remain with Port Adelaide until the end of 2026.
Wines upheld his reputation as one of the game’s leading inside midfielders in 2020, averaging 22 disposals, four tackles and five clearances per game.
He played a key role as the club won through to a Preliminary Final and was named its best finals player.
“The club is in a really strong position going forward and to be able to be a part of its long-term future is something I’m looking forward to,” Wines said.
“I think we’ve built a powerful list that I’m excited about so I was only too happy to jump at the opportunity to be locked away to allow me to concentrate on doing what I need to do to put us in a position to chase our premiership goals.
“I’m so excited to be part of this young developing group and I can’t wait to see what we can do together.”
Port Adelaide’s General Manager – Football, Chris Davies said Wines’ commitment was significant.
“Ollie has shown that he’s a key figure at our club and his performance in the back half of 2020 in many ways drove the team to perform the way it did,” he said.
“His call to recommit to our club early demonstrates his leadership and belief in the direction the club is heading.”
Wines came to Alberton with the seventh pick in the 2012 AFL National Draft and has played 158 games since debuting against Melbourne in Round 1, 2013.
He was the fastest player to reach 50 AFL games for the Power and has won a record three Gavin Wanganeen Medals, recognising the Power’s best player under the age of 21.
Wines played 17 of Port Adelaide’s 19 games in 2020, missing the opening two rounds through injury and suspension.