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Port Adelaide Power AFL 2024 Predictions, Projections and Player Movement

Last updated: 19 Feb 2024
Jeremy Darke 19 Feb 2024
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  • Port Adelaide Power predicted to finish 6th in the AFL 2024 season.
  • Zak Butters was an influential piece to the Port puzzle last season.
  • Defensive lapses are still a concern for the Power in 2024.
Zak Butters
Zak Butters of the Power poses with the AFLCA Champion Player of the Year (Photo by Daniel Pockett/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Port Adelaide Power AFL 2024 Predictions, Projections and Player Movement

Where they finish: 6th in the AFL in 2024 

  • AFL 2024 Team Previews, Predictions & Player Movement: Port Adelaide Power
  • Where they finish: 6th in the AFL in 2024 
  • What’s to like 
  • What’s NOT to like
  • Port Adelaide Power Offseason Player Movement
  • Port Adelaide Power Predicted Round 1 Squad

Many are predicting the regression of Port this season and we are going to have to agree. The final third of last season wasn’t pretty for the Power and their performance in the finals was even uglier. Their changes in the offseason can help, however, their 13-game win streak in the middle of last season was an overachievement and inflated their ladder position in 2023.

What’s to like 

The young midfield core of Zak Butters, Connor Rozee and Jason Horne-Francis will be all the better after a very successful season. They now have the experience of the highs and the lows from 2023 and will be better footballers for it.

The 23-year-old Butters won the AFLCA's Champion Player of the Year award, leading the club in contested possessions and ranking second in clearances and scoring involvements. The development of the Port midfielder will be one to keep an eye on this season.

Port Adelaide went out in the offseason and did what they could to fill in the blanks that they were missing last year. The addition of Esava Ratugolea will help Port at the back while picking up Jordon Sweet from the Bulldogs will bolster the Power in the ruck.

What’s NOT to like

Going out in straight sets in the finals wasn’t a good look for Port, who lost 6 of their last 10 games, including their finals losses. 

In their final 9 games, port averaged 93.11 points against which was two goals more than their averaged in the 16 games prior. Defensive lapses were far too common for a top 4 side and when it went bad it snowballed, having four games last season where they conceded over 

Port Adelaide Power Offseason Player Movement

Thomas Anastasopoulos (No.48 draft pick), Lachlan Charleson (No.52 draft pick), Will Lorenz (No.57 draft pick), Esava Ratugolea (trade, Geelong), Ivan Soldo (trade, Richmond), Jordon Sweet (trade, Western Bulldogs), Xavier Walsh (Rookie Draft), Brandon Zerk-Thatcher (trade, Essendon)

Nathan Barkla (delisted), Riley Bonner (delisted), Trent Dumont (delisted), Xavier Duursma (trade, Essendon), Orazio Fantasia (delisted), Sam Hayes (delisted), Tom Jonas (retired), Scott Lycett (retired), Jake Pasini (delisted), Brynn Teakle (delisted)

Port Adelaide Power Predicted Round 1 Squad

Full Back

Lachie Jones

Esava Ratugolea

Brandon Zerk-Thatcher

Half Back

Miles Bergman

Aliir Aliir

Dan Houston


Ollie Wines

Jason Horne-Francis

Willem Drew

Half Forward

Willie Rioli

Todd Marshall

Ryan Burton

Full Forward

Mitch Georgiades

Charlie Dixon

Sam Powell-Pepper


Ivan Soldo

Zak Butters

Connor Rozee


Kane Farrell

Jeremy Finlayson

Travis Boak

Jed McEntee

Darcy Byrne-Jones (sub)

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