Joe Atley has been delisted by the Power. Picture: AFL Photos

PORT ADELAIDE has delisted four players with a further two out-of-contract players to depart the club's inner sanctum immediately as they await answers on their futures for next season. 

The Power confirmed on Thursday that Joe Atley, Wylie Buzza, Tobin Cox and Riley Grundy wouldn't be offered contracts for 2021. 

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Martin Frederick and Jake Patmore have also been informed they won't be considered for AFL selection for the rest of the season and will await their fate away from the club. 

As the Power await confirmation for lists sizes for next season, it will ensure all six players won't have to live under AFL COVID-19 protocols for the remainder of the year. 

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It will mean the Power will carry a squad of 39 players for the remainder of 2020. 


"We've reached the time of the year where we have to make difficult decisions about the direction we take with our playing list," Power head of football Chris Davies said.

"I would like to thank Joe, Riley, Tobin and Wylie for their efforts and professionalism during their time at the club, and the contribution they have made to our group.

"They will always be part of the Port Adelaide family, and we wish them well for the future on and off the field."


Atley, the brother of North Melbourne's Shaun, played three games in his debut 2017 season. 

Given the depth of the Power's midfield, the 22-year-old could manage only one further game last season. 

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Grundy, the brother of Collingwood's Brodie, was drafted in the 2018 NAB AFL Draft off a basketball background but the key defender never played AFL after 14 games in the SANFL last year. 

Small forward Cox also failed to player AFL despite kicking 30 goals from 15 SANFL games last year. 

Buzza joined the Power last year as a delisted free agent from Geelong. After nine games at the Cats from 2017-2018, the key forward/ruck was unable to breakthrough for a senior game at his second club.