2023 AFL Season Preview
AFL10 Mar 2023

2023 Port Adelaide Power AFL Season Preview

Your 2023 Port Adelaide Power season preview is here, just in time for the start of the new AFL season! Everything you need to know about the Power is here, all in the one article – aren't you lucky. We’ve got information about squad changes, rankings and stats from last year, key matches to look for, as well as none other than ex-AFL star Heath Shaw’s opinion on how the Power will go this season.

Let’s get cracking shall we!

Recruitment Report

Let’s take a little look at the new signings for the Power, along with all the players they’ve parted ways with:

Ins: Nathan Barkla, Francis Evans, Jason Horne-Francis, Kyle Marshall, Tom McCallum, Junior Rioli and Thomas Scully

Outs: Karl Amon, Martin Frederick, Robbie Gray, Sam Mayes, Steven Motlop, Taj Schofield and Sam Skinner

2022 Rankings

Where did the Power rank for disposals in the AFL last season? Or what about clangers? All the key rankings for the Power are below:

Kicks: 10th

Handballs: 6th

Disposals: 9th

Marks: 11th

Hit-outs: 18th

Frees For: 18th

Frees Against: 12th

Goals: 12th

Behinds: 12th

2022 Stats

Who had the most goals for the Power? Who had the most marks? All these stats and more can be found below:

Most Disposals: Oliver Wines - 596

Most Tackles: Willem Drew - 112

Most Clearances: Travis Boak - 123

Most Marks: Dan Houston - 131

Most Goals: Todd Marshall - 45

3 Key Matches To Watch

These are the key matches you can’t miss if you’re a Power fan (up to Round 15):

Match 1: Round 1, vs Lions, at Adelaide Oval (Sat, Mar 18, 4:35pm)

Match 2: Round 3, vs Crows, at Adelaide Oval (Sat, Apr 1, 7:30pm)

Match 3: Round 14, vs Cats, at Adelaide Oval (Thu, Jun 15, 7:40pm)

2023 AFL Season Expectations

The old power from Port that had the lights dulled down a bit last year. There was a point you go into seasons thinking, what do they need to do to win a premiership?

This year it’s how to get back up into contention. Overall, they have a good list, good youth and solid structure but is that enough to make it? I don't think so.

Predicted Finish: Between 8-14