Former Port Adelaide forward Trent Burgoyne will pull on the red and blue in 2023 despite a failed training stint with Melbourne over the pre-season, with the 21-year-old signing with the Casey Demons for the year ahead.

Burgoyne was invited to train under Simon Goodwin this summer in a bid to secure the Demons' final list spot for the season, competing with Frankston talent Kye Turner for the vacant.

Turner would be triumphant in his tussle for the last list spot, with the Demons confirming ahead of the Supplementary Selection Period deadline that the key defender would join their list for 2023.

The decision forced Burgoyne back into the open market, with the Woodville-West Torrens product left to consider his future after being unable to secure an AFL lifeline.

The versatile forward will remain in Victoria as he looks to break back into the top tier, with CODE Sports' Paul Amy revealing Burgoyne will join reigning VFL premiers Casey for the 2023 season.

The Demons enjoyed a stellar campaign last year to take out the flag, with Burgoyne set to add both excitement and top-flight experience to their premiership defence.

Burgoyne followed in his father Peter's footsteps to join Port Adelaide, adding to ken Hinkley's list through the 2019 Rookie Draft as a father-son selection and graduate out of the club's Next Generation Academy.

Burgoyne would spend two seasons at Alberton before being delisted by the Power after no matches to his name at AFL level.

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His brother, Jase, is currently listed with Port Adelaide and is set to enter his second season with the Power.

Casey will begin their 2023 season against Footscray at home on Saturday, March 25.