PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA - JULY 09: Justin Westhoff of the Power celebrates after scoring a goal during the round 16 AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Port Adelaide Power at Domain Stadium on July 9, 2017 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Justin Westhoff will play on in to an 11th AFL season at Port Adelaide after triggering a clause in his current contract.

The 221-game veteran was drafted to the Alberton club at pick 71 in the 2006 National Draft and has kicked 265 goals in that time.

Westhoff has become one of the club’s most reliable players in his 10 years at the Power, and said he was happy to be remaining at the club.

“I love the club and had no interest in exploring free-agency, this is my home and I’m very happy here,” Westhoff told

“The chance to keep playing my role as part of what we’re trying to build here at Port Adelaide is exciting, and to have the trigger activated now leaves me free to focus on doing my job as part of the team for the rest of the season.

Port Adelaide’s head of football Chris Davies said Westhoff’s swingman ability gives the side an added dimension and ensures he remains a valued member of the club’s best 22.

“He’s performed roles for us in every line this season,” Davies said.

“His versatility and durability are an absolute strength and we’re pleased Justin will be with us again for at least another year.”