Son of a gun surely destined for Port
TRENT Burgoyne is following in family footsteps at Port Adelaide, 15 years after being part of Power premiership celebrations at the MCG, because his hamstring issues and lack of games ultimately proved too big a gamble for other clubs. Burgoyne, the son of exPort star Peter Burgoyne and nephew of current Hawthorn champion Shaun Burgoyne, was the Power’s most notable of four selections in yesterday’s rookie draft. Port was able to claim the Woodville-West Torrens winger/half-forward at pick 22 after he was overlooked in the national draft. It would have been a surprise if he landed anywhere but the Power. Rival AFL clubs recruiters considered Burgoyne a risky selection because he had played just one half of football in the past season due to issues with his left hamstring. But Port Adelaide does not have a lot to lose by listing Trent. His upside is high, as evidenced by some of his 2018 performances, the club’s medical staff have closely monitored his injury issues and then there is the romance of him being the son of a gun.