Walking into the club weighing just 67kg, Powell told AFL.com.au it took some time to adjust to life on the other side of the country. However, in his second year at the club, it was the move of his parents Scott and Sharyn, two sisters and three dogs across the country that made all the difference in his development.
"That settled me so much, having family there with me when I got home. I was such a young kid mentally and emotionally as well. That really helped me," he said.
"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'."