SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 08: Junior Rioli of Port Adelaide warms up prior to the round four AFL match between Sydney Swans and Port Adelaide Power at Sydney Cricket Ground, on April 08, 2023, in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/AFL Photos/via Getty Images )

Following a 12-month mourning period for the loss of his father, Port Adelaide forward Willie Rioli will revert to his birth name.

In the year period following the death of his father, Mr. Rioli Snr, Willie was referred to as Junior, representative of a cultural custom.

Upon the cessation of that grieving period, Port Adelaide released a club statement on Wednesday advising of Rioli's name change.

Last weekend, Rioli was granted leave to attend a memorial ceremony for his father, sitting out the Alberton club's loss to Carlton at Marvel Stadium.

Following his brief absence, Rioli is available for selection for Port Adelaide's fixture with Collingwood this Saturday evening.

The highly-anticipated matchup is scheduled for 7:40 PM (AEST) this Saturday at Adelaide Oval.