Medium forward who leads very well, has strong hands out in front and overhead and is an exceptional kick for goal. Kicked three goals in the Chargers’ win in the 2014 TAC Cup Grand Final and was co-captain this year. Impressed with four goals against South Australia in the NAB AFL U18 Championships. A hip injury in the second half of the 2015 season meant he played limited football leading into the TAC Cup Finals. A minor hip operation meant he missed the Oakleigh Chargers Premiership in 2015, but he is ready to launch his career with Port Adelaide.
After being drafted by Port Adelaide during the 2016 NAB AFL Rookie Draft, Houston has had a brilliant first season with the club. The rookie played his way into the side with his new role as a defender. Despite his junior football revolving around the forward line, Houston has come to prominence as a defender for the Power. Houston opened the season in great fashion, playing the first 7 games for the year. He was elevated to the senior list on the eve of the 2017 season after having a terrific and very promising pre-season. Returning to the senior side in round 13, Houston found himself playing the last 11 of 13 games of the season. A small shoulder injury sidelined him for 2 games. Among these games came a NAB AFL Rising Star nomination in Round 21 where he collected 21 disposals and a goal as well as an elimination final against the West Coast Eagles.
Houston finished the 2017 year with 17 senior games, including an impressive disposal average of 16.2 and tackles of 3.1 a game. Houston has been flagged by the club as a very important prospect and will remain at the power until the end of the 2019 season.