Wingard sticks with Power in new AFL deal

Wingard sticks with Power in new AFL deal

Port Adelaide have continued a series of off-season re-signings, tying down Chad Wingard to the end of the 2019 AFL season.

The dual All-Australian said the close bonds he’d formed in four seasons at Alberton made it an easy decision to commit to another four.

“Family is everything to me and the boys are like my second family,” he said in a statement.

“There is such a great feeling among the players and the club in general, I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else.

“I also value, so much, the work the club is doing with our Aboriginal and community programs and I’m looking forward to continuing to work with all the boys in growing that.”

Wingard kicked 53 goals in 2015, topping the club’s goalkicker count and making his second All Australian team.

The childhood Power fan previously stated he wasn’t interested in playing in the AFL for any other club and made good on that commitment on Thursday.

Coach Ken Hinkley said he expected the 22-year-old to continue his meteoric rise.

“Chad has already reached a high standard on the field in his first few seasons and I look forward to him raising that bar further in the years ahead,” he said.

Club captain Travis Boak and Robbie Gray this week also lengthened their Port contracts to the end of 2019.

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