Tuesday, 21 September 2021
Ollie Wines' reveals that his childhood
hero, Andrew Walker, once tried to orchestrate a trade for him to join the Blues.
Through a connection with Wines' father Tony in their hometown of Echuca, Walker put in a call to Carlton to alert them that Wines could be gettable.
"Obviously he's (Walker) got links back to Carlton and nothing was put into place and the wheels didn't start to move, but he was sort of a bit of a conduit there to join me to Carlton," Wines explained.
"It didn't happen and I'm pretty glad it didn't happen because I love this club, I love what we're building. Despite not reaching the ultimate success the last two years, I know what we're capable of and we'll be contending for the rest of my career here."
Sunday, 19 September 2021
Ollie Wines wins the 2021 Brownlow Medal in one
of the highest-scoring counts in history.
Wines powered home to poll a record-equalling 36 votes to be crowned the League's best and fairest player in 2021, edging Western Bulldogs captain Marcus Bontempelli (33).
"All Ken (Hinkley) needed from me was to put my head over the ball inside and dish it out to the guys on the outside, who are the creative, more talented players," Wines said of his playing style in 2021.
"I don't think I've got a lot of talent, but as my Mum said, I'm a bit of a stayer and will stick it tough to the end and grind it out. Once I simplified my game a little bit more, everything clicked from there."
Thursday, 20 May 2021
Averaging 31 disposals in 2021, Ollie Wines says going
back to his strengths as an inside midfielder has coincided with his strong form.
"At times I have probably wanted to be the silky midfielder that weaves through packs. But in reality that is not me," Wines said.
"I have got to be inside the contest, I have got to get the ball out to the guys ... it's something that I am really comfortable with now."
Friday, 29 January 2021
Tom Jonas will remain as Port Adelaide captain in 2021 with Ollie Wines serving as his deputy.
Darcy Byrne-Jones is a new face in the Power's four-man leadership group that also includes Hamish Hartlett.
Monday, 23 November 2020
Ollie Wines will remain at Alberton until at least the end of 2026 after signing a long-term contract extension with Port Adelaide.
The 26-year-old has previously been linked to trade moves, with Essendon and Carlton both reported as possible destinations.
"I was only too happy to jump at it. The club is in such a powerful position and for me to be locked away and part of that for the indefinite future, I'm really excited about," Wines said.
Saturday, 12 September 2020
After a difficult 2019 ruined by injuries, Ollie Wines is playing some of his best football for Port Adelaide in 2020.
"Not having lulls here and there and trying to do that every week is incredibly tough because there's a proven opposition you've got to come up against and they're going to be good. But I'm just trying to do that more week to week," he said.
Wines says the lure of returning to Victoria is always there, but believes in where the club is headed and is enjoying his role as co-captain of the club.
"I only want success like everyone else at this football club and if I am the right person to lead this club it would be an honour," he said.
"At the moment I am more than proud to stand next to Tommy and Hamish as well and go to war with the boys each week, but if the opportunity comes again I'd be only so happy to take it. I had the one year in it and it was the proudest year of my football career."
Thursday, 11 June 2020
Ollie Wines is suspended for one match after breaching the AFL's COVID-19 protocols.
Wines was interviewed by Channel Seven at his house on Wednesday, but the League's strict measures for players include not inviting anybody to visit who doesn't live with them.
The 25-year-old will need to clear a COVID-19 test before he is allowed back at club headquarters.
Monday, 3 February 2020
Ollie Wines is expected to miss the first few rounds of the 2020 season after having shoulder surgery.
"Ollie dislocated his shoulder in a fairly routine contest on Wednesday in one of those unfortunate incidents that can happen in football," Power head of medical services Tim O'Leary said.
"After seeking advice, surgery was recommended as the best course of action, and while the surgery was a success, it will interrupt his start to the season."
Friday, 6 December 2019
Port Adelaide abandons its co-captaincy model after just one season, installing Tom Jonas as its sole captain for 2020, with Ollie Wines and Hamish Hartlett installed as joint vice-captains.
Wines, who was co-captain in 2019, says he is supportive of the move.
"I'm 100 percent committed, it's a positive day for the club going forward. I'm standing next to Tom, an incredible leader for the club going forward and I'm all in," Wines said.
Wednesday, 14 August 2019
Ollie Wines says he is willing to risk breaking his thumb again to help Port Adelaide secure a top-eight spot.
"I'm playing with a guard at the moment and I'll need a guard for a few more weeks, so there is a slight risk," Wines said.
"It's six weeks (post-injury) when it's at about 85 per cent strength. We weighed it up and looked at the situation we're in and the time of year and the reward outweighs the risk.
"I've passed the pain stage in it. There's just a risk that if it does cop a knock it could break pretty easily."
Friday, 7 June 2019
Ollie Wines will make his return via the SANFL after recovering from a broken leg.
Wines admits he previously erred playing in the AFL straight after a long injury layoff rather than build his match fitness at the lower level.
"If I had my time again, which I have now, I would've preferred a run in the SANFL to prepare me. Whilst I could have a certain impact, it was subdued a little bit without having match fitness," Wines said.
"The AFL is such a step up from straight-line running and whatever else you can simulate in terms of training to the actual game.
"I was pretty solid and had some good games, but it does take a couple of games to get going, so we feel it's better to do it in the SANFL than the AFL."
Tuesday, 7 May 2019
Ollie Wines will be sidelined for a month after scans revealed a small fracture in his fibula sustained in Port Adelaide's loss to Collingwood at Marvel Stadium.
Wednesday, 6 February 2019
Ollie Wines says he has learnt from the water-skiing accident that has hampered his start to the season.
"It was a freak accident, the rope pulled my arm and unfortunately pulled my shoulder out," Wines said.
"It's something I love doing and at this stage, it's something I'll continue to do. I've got to take more measures now to decrease the risks even more.
"I understand I'm a full-time athlete, this is my job and any injury that I sustain outside football jepordises my career."
Tuesday, 29 January 2019
Ollie Wines has had surgery to repair his right shoulder and is in serious doubt for the start of the premiership season after a water skiing accident
"He's had an arthroscopy to stabilise the joint, there's a couple of staples in there," Port Adelaide general manager of football Chris Davies said.
"It's probably the best outcome we could've hoped for based on the fact he dislocated his shoulder. "The typical reconstruction would have a person out for four plus months – we don't expect that to be the case."
Port Adelaide is sticking by its players to have a life outside football in the wake of midfielder Ollie Wines suffering a dislocated shoulder in a water skiing accident.
"Our view as a club is we value the guys having time away from the club and spending time together," Power general manager of football Chris Davies said.
"They need an outlet, we're really comfortable with Ollie doing what he did, outside of the fact that he got injured."
Sunday, 27 January 2019
Ollie Wines will undergo scans to determine the severity of a shoulder injury suffered while water skiing near Mannum.
Friday, 5 October 2018
Justin Westhoff wins his John Cahill medal as Port Adelaide's best and fairest for the 2018 season.
Westhoff polled 179 ahead of Ollie Wines and Tom Jonas who tied in second place at 162 votes.
"After 12 years, to still be around and still be relevant in the game and standing up here, it's a big honour to accept this award," Westhoff said.
"To be honest, it's a bit of a shock to be up here."
Tuesday, 19 June 2018
Ollie Wines signs a new four-year deal to remain at Port Adelaide until the end of 2022, when he will become a restricted free agent.
"This club has done everything right by me and my family since it welcomed me into the club six years ago," Wines said.
"I have a firm belief in where the club is heading, the playing group it's formed and the support off-field, and I am looking forward to the future."
Saturday, 9 June 2018
Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley says he has no doubt Ollie Wines will remain at the club in 2019.
"If he chooses to go back to Melbourne, it won't be for any other reason other than his family as the most important thing in his life," Hinkley said.
"Outside of that, I think Port Adelaide runs a pretty close second …
"I’m potentially going to sound stupid at some point, I hope I’m not, but I’m 100 per cent certain that Ollie Wines will be at Port Adelaide next year."
Tuesday, 5 June 2018
Ollie Wines says he's still at least a couple of weeks away from deciding whether he will re-sign with the Power.
"It depends on how I'm feeling and how everything else comes to play," Wines told SEN radio.
"I see myself as fairly settled and there's no point uprooting myself to move interstate again to go play at another club.
"That adds a little bit more to the decision I need to make, because this may be the last time I look at going anywhere."
Tuesday, 10 April 2018
Ollie Wines says he will sign a new contract with Port Adelaide when his heart is set on it.
"For me, a contract is a big thing," Wines said.
"At the moment, I just need a couple of more weeks just to dot the i's and cross the t's and make sure I am 100 per cent comfortable.
"The club has been fully comfortable with me having a bit of extra time to talk to my family and friends to make sure I make the right decision."
Tuesday, 13 February 2018
Power coach Ken Hinkley says he has no doubt that out-of-contract vice-captain Ollie Wines will remain at the club beyond 2018.
"Ollie's got every right, like every player does, to work their way through a negotiation, but I have absolute faith and belief that Ollie Wines will be a part of the Port Adelaide future – and a significant part," Hinkley said.
"He knows that, he's our vice-captain, he's a young vice-captain, and it's pretty clear the path we're trying to push Ollie on."
Wednesday, 7 February 2018
Travis Boak will remain captain of Port Adelaide in 2018 with Ollie Wines serving again as vice-captain.
Recruit Tom Rockliff has been given a leadership role as has Charlie Dixon.
Brad Ebert, Hamish Hartlett and Tom Jonas round out the leadership group.
Thursday, 13 July 2017
Ollie Wines says he has no desire to move from Port Adelaide.
"I love Adelaide, I love the club and I guess you'd have to have a really special reason to go anywhere else," Wines said.
"I see guys move interstate these days for money, going for homesickness, but in terms of that, but I think the risk outweighs the reward and the grass isn't always greener.
"If you're happy in one place, why change it up?"
Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Ollie Wines will captain Port Adelaide for the first time after skipper Travis Boak was ruled out of this week's game against the Brisbane Lions with a hamstring injury.
"The great thing about Ollie is he has such a great temperament, I don't think he will treat it any differently," Port Adelaide midfield manager Michael Voss said.
"If anything, the boys get a little bit excited for him and I know he will bring the energy for us."
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Ollie Wines says an honest conversation with Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley led to him changing his approach to football in 2016.
"I tend to watch the ball a little bit too much, sort of always being brought up playing junior footy, just being told to hunt the ball, go find the ball," he said.
"In the AFL where everyone is the best of the best, you can't always do that.
"At times, you've got to find a man and you've got to know when you can't impact the ball.
"Unfortunately, my balance early in the year was off a little bit with that.
"I like honest feedback and Ken's not one to not give honest feedback, so it's brilliant."
Friday, 3 February 2017
Port Adelaide is banking on vice-captain Ollie Wines and impressive draftee Sam Powell-Pepper delivering a brutal one-two punch at ground level.
"It might be a case of the crash brothers with those two (Wines and Powell-Pepper) in there," the Power's midfield manager Michael Voss said.
"They certainly know how to throw their weight around.
"Sam is on the younger end, but he has a physical, mature body that will handle the rigours of senior footy.
"Over time, we will get them playing senior footy together and hopefully they play a lot of footy together.
"I'm not sure how much of that is this year, but I'm excited with what both of them are doing."
Monday, 19 December 2016
Port Adelaide retains Hamish Hartlett in the club's leadership group despite the midfielder being put up for trade at the end of 2016.
But Hartlett has lost the vice-captaincy, with young gun Ollie Wines taking over as the deputy to Travis Boak, who has been appointed captain for a fifth straight season.
Brad Ebert, Tom Jonas and Jackson Trengove complete the slimmed-down leadership group, while Jack Hombsch, Matthew Lobbe and Justin Westhoff have been omitted.
Trengove returns to the leadership group after not being a part of it this year.
Tuesday, 16 August 2016
Ollie Wines is among a select handful of Power players who will embark on a pre-season training camp in the United States.
"We're going to head over to the States, a little group of the boys, we're going on a bit of a training camp with (the Power's head of high performance) Darren Burgess," Wines told Seven News.
"I only tend to play 70 per cent (game time), which is relatively low for a midfielder, so when I am out there, I know I have to work really hard and get to as many contests as I can."
Friday, 3 June 2016
Ollie Wines says he signed a new contract with Port Adelaide early in the year to assure supporters of his loyalty to the club.
"I didn't sign it because I felt any pressure or I didn't want it coming up, I just didn't really want the supporters thinking I'd leave and go somewhere else," Wines said.
"It came to a point where the supporters were worrying a bit too much.
"When I would see fans at functions and at training sessions, they were always asking me.
"Our fans are pretty special to us, they turn out in their droves every game and they come to training, so I wanted to repay the faith and all the support they give to myself and my teammates."
Thursday, 11 February 2016
Ollie Wines says he sees himself developing into the Power's version of Patrick Dangerfield by the end of his new contract in 2018.
"I love the way how Patrick Dangerfield goes about it; I don't think I'll ever be as quick as him, I think I've got the power to be able to get out of stoppages," Wines said.
"He also gets the ball around the ground and is able to move. He's someone I watch a bit now and try to model my game a little bit on."
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
Ollie Wines signs a two-year contract extension with Port Adelaide.
"Now just feels like the right time to re-commit to the club as I didn't want our members thinking I might leave this year, when that wasn't part of the plan," Wines said.
"The club and its supporters have been so welcoming of me and my family since I arrived at the end of 2012, and I've loved every moment here so far.
"I love this footy club, my teammates, coaches, and our fans and I’m very happy to be continuing my career here at Port Adelaide."
Wednesday, 5 August 2015
Ollie Wines is set for surgery on his dislocated shoulder with Port Adelaide still to decide on the best time for the operation to be performed.
"Unfortunately when you have a major dislocation like Ollie did, you're inclined to have an operation at the end of the year," Power teammate Hamish Hartlett said.
"That's probably the track he'll have to go down."
Ollie Wines will undergo a shoulder reconstruction, which will end his season.
"He'll be in a sling for between four and six weeks, and then he'll begin running and movement after that," Port Adelaide's head of high performance Darren Burgess said.
"It's generally a 12-week process to get him back into contact and normal training.
"People have played with them in the past, but given his age, the combative nature of his game style and our no risk policy in situations like this – the need to put his health and wellbeing first – it was probably an easy decision to make in the end.
"Ollie was keen to look at playing through, because he's a tough player and wants to be out on the field, but in the end he was really comfortable with the direction we wanted to take.
"He'll start somewhere around the middle of November and will be all right to do 95 per cent of the drills on day one."
Sunday, 2 August 2015
Ollie Wines' season could be over after dislocating his shoulder in Port Adelaide's match against St Kilda.
The Port Adelaide star collided with Saint David Armitage while trying to win possession in the game's opening minutes, popping his shoulder out of its socket.
The 20-year-old was unable to move his arm as he left the field and was taken straight down into Port's change rooms.
He was again sent to the rooms after an unsuccessful attempt to return to the field and subbed out of the match.
"He wanted to go back out there at quarter-time, and to be honest I took that decision away from him and said that's not where we're at as a football club and we're not going to run the risk with a bloke of your standing," Power coach Ken Hinkley said.
Monday, 20 April 2015
Ollie Wines has avoided surgery on his dislocated wrist, but he is still expected to miss at least a month.
"He had a dislocation of a small bone in his wrist reversed by a surgeon in Adelaide on Sunday," Port's high performance manager Darren Burgess said.
"It was reviewed today and there's no need for surgery."
Sunday, 19 April 2015
Ollie Wines is set for a lengthy stint on the sidelines after suffering an arm injury in the thrilling final quarter of the Power's eight-point win over North Melbourne.
Wines had to cradle his right arm as he walked to the changerooms aided by medical staff early in the last term.
"It will be significant I think. He's off to hospital. I'd suggest he's got either a dislocated [or] perhaps fractured wrist or arm. We won't really know, but it's an extended time on the sidelines," Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley said post-game.
"He's been outstanding for us in his two-and-a-bit years at the footy club, so when he came off with a sore arm I knew there was something serious, because Ollie don't come off."
Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley confirms that Ollie Wines Ollie Wines will be sidelined for at least a month after he dislocated his wrist during the Power's dramatic eight-point win over North Melbourne.
"He'll possibly miss somewhere between four and six weeks, I'd reckon," Hinkley told radio station SEN.
"He hasn't missed a game in his first two-and-a-half years, he played his 50th game (in round one). He's an outstanding story for us.
"It's a challenge. It's the first one (injury) he's faced to be honest. He's got to get back and do some stuff off the ground that's going to get him back as quick as he can."
Sunday, 8 March 2015
Moments after winning last year's Gavin Wanganeen Medal as Port Adelaide's best player under 21 years, Ollie Wines was approached by Wanganeen himself.
"He said 'Congratulations on the last two years, but they're only two years – you've got to go on to bigger and better things'," Wines said.
"He just said to work hard, put your head down and not rest on your laurels.
"That was a big honour coming from him, being such a successful player for our club, and it's stuck with me.
"Being a Brownlow medalist and a two-time premiership player, he's done something right and he knows that hard work gets you there."
Tuesday, 3 March 2015
Ollie Wines reveals a more streamlined body for 2015 and credits his new physique to a diet enforced by his mother prior to Port Adelaide's pre-season.
"Mum got the diet ramped up back home. I went home for about two months so it was that combined with hard work - what 'Burgo' (Port's high performance boss Darren Burgess) sets us over the off season," Wines said.
"Since then as pre-season's gone on we've ramped up weights and I've probably put on more muscle and lost fat.
"I'm a lot leaner which is helping my running ability. It's a lot easier to run when you're not carrying that extra weight in fat, but in muscle.
"It will just mean I'm not always inside; I can go to a wing and play a more outside role."
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Ollie Wines is elevated into Port Adelaide's leadership group, replacing Angus Monfries and Robbie Gray.
"It's scary to think what he can become and not only the player but, as we're seeing now, with the leadership he can bring," Power skipper Travis Boak said of Wines.
"He's stepped straight in and been so demanding of others and it doesn't matter who it is; if we're at a stoppage and I'm not in the right spot he'll tell me what to do.
"It's just a credit to him, credit to his family and the person he is, as soon as he stepped through these doors you knew he was a quality person."
Travis Boak will again lead the Power in 2015 with Matthew Lobbe and Brad Ebert serving as vice-captains.
Angus Monfries and Robbie Gray have been replaced in the leadership by Ollie Wines.
Tom Jonas, Jackson Trengove and Hamish Hartlett will round out Port Adelaide's leadership group for the year.
Wednesday, 26 November 2014
Hot draft prospect Christian Petracca reveals he has spoken to Port gun Ollie Wines and is hoping to emulate his short but vibrant career.
"Trying to push through as that midfielder, I thought I'd look more up to Oliver Wines as that explosive midfielder that's able to spread and win his own ball," Petracca said on draft eve.
"I actually got in contact with him before draft camp and asked a few questions, which was really helpful.
"He's had an unbelievable first two years of his career. If I had half the start he had, I'd be pretty happy."
Saturday, 21 June 2014
Ollie Wines has avoided a 'second-year slump' and taken his game to further heights in 2014.
He's averaged 25 disposals a game in 2014, up from 19 a game in his debut season and is also his club's most prolific contested possession winner (12 a game).
"Ollie Wines has been fantastic in his second year, to be able to back up what he did in his first year and improve on it," Port Adelaide vice-captain Brad Ebert said.
"He's been able to work on that spread from stoppage which is something that a lot of guys get as their careers go on, but is so valuable especially for guys of his size.
"He built his game as a kid on winning contested ball and winning that clearance, nowadays he's really able to get out and be the first one either offensively or defensively to shutdown an option or get the ball himself."
Monday, 10 March 2014
Ollie Wines admits to being nervous before each game but says it may actually help his game.
"I actually get pretty anxious at the start of games – I think it shows how much it means to me, how much I want to do the right thing and play well," Wines said.
"I've been talking about it to Phil Walsh, our midfield coach, and he said maybe that's my thing, maybe if I went out there relaxed I might not be on.
"Slowly I think it will probably relieve itself a bit, but I think anxiousness is good nerves and good, positive energy."
Friday, 7 March 2014
Ollie Wines and Justin Westhoff sign new deals with the Power that will keep them at the club until the end of 2016 and 2017 respectively.
The duo were joined by young defenders Jasper Pittard who signed until the end of 2017 and Cam O'Shea who committed until the end of 2016.
"It's very positive, it shows that they believe in what we're doing, how we're going about it and that they want to be a part of it," Power coach Ken Hinkley said.
"The best compliment you can get for a football program when you have people wanting to stay in it."
Thursday, 30 January 2014
Ollie Wines says he is working on a new deal with the Power and that the prospect of being a one-club player is appealing to him.
"I'm yet to sign at this stage, I leave that to my manager and I don't really want to rush into any decisions," Wines said.
"I think there's something in the works so stay tuned… at this stage I'm just focused on training hard and putting in a good performance on the track.
"You look at some of the greatest players and they've all played at one club, so obviously I'd like to forge a career and my own personal history here."
Thursday, 19 September 2013
After an impressive debut season, Ollie Wines says he is looking forward to completing a full pre-season under Port Adelaide fitness guru Darren Burgess this summer.
"I'm really looking forward to this pre-season where I get my first full one and the boys get another under their belt under Darren," Wines said.
"It's exciting times and we're going to set goals early now and really try for them in the pre-season."
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
Jaeger O'Meara has capped off an outstanding debut season by winning this year's NAB AFL Rising Star Award from Adelaide's Brad Crouch, with Port Adelaide's Oliver Wines finishing third.
O'Meara polled 44 of a possible 45 votes to win by 13 votes from Crouch, with Wines finishing on 26 votes ahead of North Melbourne's Aaron Mullett and Sydney Swan Tom Mitchell who tied on 11 votes in equal fourth.
Sunday, 7 July 2013
Ollie Wines has set lofty goals for himself, hoping to one day become one of the greats of the game.
"In a two-team town like Adelaide there's a lot of hype, especially when you're winning, but you've just got to keep working hard and aspire to be the best you can be," Wines said.
"You see these other players like Gary Ablett and Chris Judd - all the awesome things they're doing - and you just think 'one day I want to be like them'."
Monday, 15 April 2013
Power coach Ken Hinkley has compared first-year player and emerging star Ollie Wines to Geelong superstar Joel Selwood.
"I was lucky enough to be at Geelong in 2007 when there was a young bloke coming in there that was pretty hard and is now captain of the club," Hinkley said.
"You know they're a bit rare, but Ollie works hard, he does his job, he's a first-year player who knows what he's got to do and he goes about doing it."
Monday, 8 April 2013
Young stars Brad Crouch and Ollie Wines look likely to face off against each other in the first showdown of 2013 between the Crows and the Power.
"A lot of our young guys look up to 'Crouchy' and the way he's been going about his footy and I've got no doubt the Port Adelaide young guys would be the same with Ollie Wines," Crows captain Nathan van Berlo said.
"They set a great example and they certainly do bring energy to the group when they come on game day…we've seen the way Ollie Wines attacks the footy, and Crouchy's fearless as well."
Tuesday, 2 April 2013
Oliver Wines has grabbed 2013's first NAB AFL Rising Star nomination after a 24 disposals (16 contested), 7 marks and a goal in Port Adelaide's 79-point win over Melbourne.
"Ollie's nomination is a great reward for the effort he has put in over the whole pre-season since arriving at Alberton after the draft," Power coach Ken Hinkley said.
"He moved over from Victoria, applied himself magnificently and displayed professionalism and maturity across every training session.
"Ollie immediately won the respect of his teammates with the way he applied himself and I know they'll all be delighted for him as well.
"The football public got to see his great strength in winning contested football and his effort of sixteen contested possessions was outstanding, especially for a young player on debut."
Sunday, 17 March 2013
Oliver Wines' hard-nosed attitude to playing and training has impressed the coaching staff at Port Adelaide.
"There was a session where Ollie was cramping up and everything was happening but he just kept pushing through it," Power assistant coach Josh Carr said.
"I think it's a true sign of the character he's got and a true reflection of what he wants achieve in his football as well.
"He's still obviously got a long way to go, but definitely when he's out on the field he does lead … I think it's outstanding."
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Ollie Wines says he will not walk away from Port Adelaide in a bid to return home in the future, saying he is at Port for the long haul.
"I'm over the moon to be picked up by Port Adelaide and I'm not thinking about moving away at all," Wines said.
"I was brought up in the country… and I just learnt to be tough and that's how I developed to play my football.
"This is my club and I'm going to try and find a career here and try and make a successful AFL career playing for the Port Adelaide Football Club."