Former Richmond midfielder Will Martyn has found a new home following his Punt Road delisting, joining VFL powerhouse club Port Melbourne for the 2023 season.
Martyn was not offered a new deal by the Tigers last month, joining teammates Sydney Stack, Riley Collier-Dawkins and Jake Aarts in being culled by the club.
The 21-year-old originally joined Richmond through the 2019 National Draft as the 44th overall selection, moving from Queensland as a graduate of the Brisbane Lions Academy, who he captained in a premiership season.
Martyn would play just the three matches in as many years in the AFL system, all of which coming in 2021.
He would appear in 10 games at VFL level this year, where he averaged 18.1 disposals, 4.7 marks and 2.2 tackles per game.
Martyn is now set to be a permanent feature in the second-tier competition, with Port Melbourne announcing his signing on Tuesday.
"I am super excited to join Port Melbourne and looking forward to pulling on the jumper and getting stuck into training," Martyn told the club.
Martyn's signing comes days after the Borough also announced the acquisition of former AFL-listed Essendon player Tom Hird, son of Bombers great James.
The pair will add to Port Melbourne's list from 2023, with the club hopeful of improving on their 16th-placed finish.
“We are excited to bring in a player of Will's caliber. He is a super hard worker and has good ability inside the contest and on the outside,” Port Melbourne soach,Adam Skrobalak said.
“Will fills a key need in our midfield and we are very excited to have him in a Port Melbourne jumper.”