Port Adelaide forward Aaron Young has signed a one-year contract extension, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2017 season.

Young has arguably been the Power's most improved player this season, booting 25 goals since earning a call up to the senior side in Round 2 against the Crows.

“I’ve been really happy with my new role in the team and I couldn’t be happier to be staying here, I don’t want to play anywhere else,“ Young told the club's website.

“We tied the contract conditions away a fair while ago, and I’m really pleased to have my future here settled.

“The support I’ve had playing in the new role has been really valuable and I’m just looking forward to keeping it going for the rest of the year.”

Coach Ken Hinkley said Young has worked hard to cement his place in the team this season.

“Youngy has been a really positive story this year and there’s still more to come from him,” Hinkley said.

“He previously played a lot of sub footy, he hasn’t played a lot of forward footy, but he’s worked very hard to get consistency in his game and has given us a really valuable option inside 50.

“I think our supporters would see the way he works hard on the field, he loves to play tough, team footy in the Port Adelaide way.”

Young has played 52 games for the Power since making his debut in Round 5, 2012.