ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 22: Ollie Lord of the Power under pressure from Luke Foley of the Eagles and Luke Shuey of the Eagles during the 2023 AFL Round 06 match between the Port Adelaide Power and the West Coast Eagles at Adelaide Oval on April 22, 2023 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Sarah Reed/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Port Adelaide's Ollie Lord has signed a new one-year deal with the club, extending his time at Port until at least the end of 2024.

The 21-year-old made his AFL debut in Round 6 this season, having now played three games for the Power after recording 35 in the SANFL.

Originally selected with Pick No.49 in the 2020 AFL draft, Lord has developed his craft as both a forward and defender throughout his time at the club, saying after his contract extension that he was thrilled to be staying at Port Adelaide.

“I'm stoked to sign on for another year. I'm really excited about the future,” Lord said to club media.

“It's just so fun coming into work. We've got a really tight knit group. All the coaches and players are on the same page and I'm really lucky to be part of such a special place.

“I'm truly grateful to have been able to run out for my first (AFL) game, especially in front of the fans at Adelaide Oval. It's something I'll always cherish.

“Getting to that top level and playing a couple of games just makes me want to work harder and aspire to be in the AFL side (regularly).”

Port's list manager Jason Cripps welcomed Lord's re-signing, eager to continue seeing his development.

“While Ollie is still adding some size to his frame, his willingness to crash through packs and put his body on the line has been a hallmark of his play,” Cripps said.

“His AFL debut last month was just reward for his hard work in pre-season and while rehabilitating from his kidney injury.

“We look forward to seeing Ollie's continued development in the next phase of his time at Alberton.”