Schulz powers on for Port

FORWARD Jay Schulz has agreed to extend his contract with the Port Adelaide Power.

The 26-year-old has kicked 55 goals from 25 games since arriving from Richmond at the start of 2010.

Schulz had previously played 71 games for the Tigers, kicking 58 goals after initially being recruited as a first round selection (No. 12 overall) in the 2002 AFL draft.

Port Adelaide Football Operations Manager Peter Rohde says the Club is delighted Schulz has agreed to extend his Power career.

“Since Jay arrived at the Club at the end of 2009 his attitude and work ethic have been outstanding,” Rohde said.

“He sets a great standard with the way he trains and prepares himself each week and that has been reflective in his consistent form.

“Obviously he’s a very important part of our forward structure, not only through his goal kicking ability, but through his capacity to lead by example and assist the younger players in our forward line. So we’re delighted that Jay has re-committed to the Club.”

Schulz says that he’s enjoyed his time at Alberton and is thrilled to be continuing his career at Port Adelaide.

“I’ve absolutely loved playing footy here at Port Adelaide, even though we’ve had a couple of challenging seasons,” Schulz said.

“But I have great belief in Matty’s (Senior Coach Matthew Primus) direction and where he’s taking this playing group. This has been evident in parts of games this season and we just have to continue to develop our group so that we can maintain a consistent performance over a longer period during games. I am very confident though that we’re on the right track.”



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