Powell pens Suns deal

25 February 2021 15:15:03 GMTPlus10

Wil Powell has committed his immediate future to the Gold Coast Suns after signing a four-year contract extension.

Powell joined the Suns in round one of the 2017 NAB AFL draft and it has taken the West Aussie a little time to settle into his new surroundings.

However he has developed into a talented half-back and Gold Coast have moved quickly to tie him to a deal that will stretch until at least the end of the 2025 campaign.

Powell is delighted to have put-pen-to-paper and has paid tribute to his family, who moved over from the west to help him flourish. It was a move that was a turning point for the youngster.

"That settled me so much," Powell said. "Having family there with me when I got home.

"It was brand new to me in my first and second year, it was so confusing. I was such a young kid mentally and emotionally as well. That really helped me.

"From there it just got to a point where I didn't need them anymore, and I wanted my own space because I'd matured. I was having the time of my life here and coming to the club and seeing all my mates.

"Mum and dad have the biggest hearts and they just wanted the best for me.  They relocated the whole family just for me. I look back and go 'wow, that's pretty special'."

The 21-year-old enjoyed a fine breakout season in 2020, playing 15 games and will now be hoping to add to that in the forthcoming campaign.

The Suns are priced at 200/1 to win the AFL grand final.

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