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Power Community Ltd is a separate entity created by the Port Adelaide Football Club to plan and deliver community programs in SA and NT.

Power Community Ltd works in partnership with a range of government, corporate and not-for-profit agencies to deliver programs with a focus on engagement, leadership and pathways to employment.

Power Community Ltd employs six full time staff, a number of elite athletes, consultants and casual staff. Together we engaged over 105, 000 people in 2012.

Use the navigation below to learn more about our programs.

 

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Aboriginal Academy falls in semi final

SAASTA's Aboriginal Academy team goes down to Henley.

10:25am Jul 24, 2014

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Annual Gala Day embraces Australia's diversity

Key backman Alipate Carlile says footy is a great way to experience Australian culture.

2:50pm Jul 15, 2014

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Many cultures, one game

On the back of launching their Reconciliation Action Plan during NAIDOC Week, the Port Adelaide Football Club now puts the spotlight on multiculturalism and AFL Multicultural Round.

5:07pm Jul 10, 2014

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Aboriginal Lands Cup celebrates 10th year

The club was proud to host the Aboriginal Lands Cup in Round 16 at Adelaide Oval, an annual game between the Maralinga Lands and the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands

5:01pm Jul 10, 2014

PTV: Port Adelaide players visit The Repat

Port Adelaide players visit the Repatration Hospital to help raise funds for medical research and patient care.

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Community Youth Program

The Power Community Youth Program was the first educational schools program administered by an AFL club. The program is managed by Russell Ebert and involves repeat visits to primary schools across the state.

AFL footballers and female athletes visit 30,000 primary school students every year to promote positive messages focused on healthy lifestyles and being a good sport. The themes include:

- Eat Well, Be Active, Don’t Smoke

- Harmony, Respect and Teamwork


Students are encouraged to make better decisions and to support their peers. BHP Billiton and the Government of South Australia are major partners with Adelaide Airport Ltd as the Regional Partner.

Direct enquiries to Michelle Cioffi at mcioffi@pafc.com.au

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Planet Teal

Planet Teal is the ideal planet - Healthy, Diverse and Green. Planet Teal is for children aged 5-12 years and includes a range of fun and interactive programs including the Planet Teal Zone at Power home games.

The Zone opens 90 minutes before AFL games and is the place to meet Thunda Power, see the Power Funk Squad perform, collect player autographs, be active and eat healthy fruit.

Power players and community staff also take the Planet Teal messages into primary schools and junior sporting clubs. We can present to large groups, including school assemblies or deliver coaching clinics. We encourage all children to paint the planet teal!

Direct enquiries to Michelle Cioffi at mcioffi@pafc.com.au

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Empowering Youth

Elite athletes and community staff visit secondary schools to engage youth aged 13-16 years and empower them to make positive choices.

Topics are varied to suit each audience and include Healthy Lifestyles, Respectful Relationships and Career Pathways.

Students receive a follow-up session at Alberton Oval where they see the inner workings of an elite sporting club and are empowered to make a difference.

Direct enquiries to Michelle Cioffi at mcioffi@pafc.com.au

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Girl Power

Female athletes and community staff visit secondary schools to engage females aged 13-16 years who are known to drop out of sport.

The program promotes healthy lifestyles, positive body image and self-esteem.

The participants are encouraged to stay involved in team sports during their teenage years.

Power players also facilitate a coaching clinic and encourage girls to try a new sport.

Direct enquiries to Michelle Cioffi at mcioffi@pafc.com.au

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Aboriginal Power Cup

Power Community Ltd has joined forces with the Government of South Australia and Santos to run a unique program targeted at Aboriginal students – the Aboriginal Power Cup.

With a competitive football carnival as its centrepiece, the Aboriginal Power Cup focuses on engaging young people in education, promoting healthy lifestyle choices and developing teamwork, leadership and life skills.

Over 350 students from 30 South Australian schools participate in the Aboriginal Power Cup, including the regional communities of Ceduna, Coober Pedy, Maitland, Marree, Murray Bridge, Port Augusta, Port Lincoln, Port Pirie and Whyalla.

In 2013, the program commenced in February and concluded in May with a three-day carnival at Alberton Oval. The Grand Final of the Aboriginal Power Cup was be played at AAMI Stadium on May 25th as a curtain-raiser to the Power v Geelong match which was also AFL Indigenous Round.

To reach the on-field final, teams must attend school, enrol in a 60-hour SACE Unit and form 9-A-Side male and female football teams. Working in their teams the students must complete a range of curriculum tasks including design of team uniforms and team songs, development of training schedules, appointment of team coaches and mentors, and activities to assist with goal setting, leadership and career development. All students who meet attendance criteria and the curriculum expectations travel to Alberton Oval for the three-day carnival.

The carnival includes over 90 games of 9-A-Side footy plus a career expo, team breakfast at AAMI Stadium, cultural activities and educational workshops. The Government of South Australia and Santos are major partners of the program, with support from Transfield Services, Beach Energy, UniSA College, Maxima and Fairmont Homes.

Enquiries can be directed to Paul Vandenbergh, Aboriginal Engagement and Employment Manager, at pvandenbergh@pafc.com.au 

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Aboriginal Leadership Program

Students in Years 11 and 12 who excel in the Aboriginal Power Cup are invited to participate in a two-day leadership program at Alberton Oval. Participants attend a leadership workshop where they explore both individual and team goals. Our partners, including Santos, UniSA College and Transfield Services spend time with each student to discuss their education, training and career pathways.

Direct enquiries to Paul Vandenbergh, Aboriginal Engagement and Employment Manager, at pvandenbergh@pafc.com.au

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AFL Partnership Program - Ceduna

Power Community Ltd receives funding from the AFL and FaHCSIA to engage the Aboriginal communities at Ceduna, Koonibba, Yalata and Oak Valley. Power players make regular trips to the region and promote both educational and sporting pathways in these communities. The communities are also invited to Adelaide for AFL games, sporting carnivals and educational workshops.

Directed to Paul Vanderbergh, Aboriginal Engagement and Employment Manager at pvandenbergh@pafc.com.au

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International Student Supporter Group

A committee of international students has been created to plan and deliver AFL activities for visiting students from overseas. Up to 250 students attend ever Power home game where they experience a BBQ with the cheer squad, receive a Power Welcome Pack and ticketing in the Northern Stand at AAMI Stadium

The students also visit Alberton Oval for free tours, coaching clinics and briefing on the rules of the game. The program is supported by Education Adelaide.

Direct enquiries to Michelle Cioffi at mcioffi@pafc.com.au

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ACH Life Exercises

Life Exercises is a ten week program for senior citizens held in the Power Community Classroom at Alberton Oval. Staff from ACH Group and Power Community Ltd educate participants about the benefits of living a healthy, active lifestyle. The sessions include both theory and practical sessions including laps of the famous oval.

Direct enquiries to Michelle Cioffi at mcioffi@pafc.com.au

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Power Community Classroom

Power Community Ltd has established a Community Classroom at Alberton Oval that overlooks the player's swimming pool. The classroom host a range of community programs including ACH Life Exercises, The Smith Family Learning Club and Optimistic Kids. The Power Community Classroom sits 30 people and includes a small kitchen and AV requirements.

Direct enquiries to Michelle Cioffi at mcioffi@pafc.com.au

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Player Appearance Requests

Power players complete hundreds of appearances each year for schools, clubs, charities and community groups.

The club receives hundreds of requests for such appearances. Accordingly, as a general rule, the club can not provide players to appear at individual personal events such as private birthday parties and special events.

If you wish to have a player attend your school, club, community group, charity event or similar, please contact the club in writing:

Michelle Cioffi
Player Appearance Request
Port Adelaide Football Club
PO Box 379
Port Adelaide SA 5015
Fax: (08) 8447 9997
Email: mcioffi@pafc.com.au

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Additional Programs and Partners

Power Community Ltd is involved in many additional programs and partnerships including:

Optimistic Kids
Premier's Be Active Challenge
Premier's Reading Challenge
The Smith Family Learning Club


Optimistic Kids

Power Community Ltd work in partnership with child psychologists from Optimistic Kids to develop and improve mental strength and resilience for children aged 8 - 12 years. Optimistic Kids involves a 90 minute session for children and parents to help them develop skills that can be used in almost any situation.

Sessions are interactive and fun and take place in the Power Community Classroom at Alberton Oval. The sessions including an inner sanctum tour of the Allan Scott Power Headquarters and the indoor facilities used by our players.

Enquiries can be directed to Darren Adamson, General Manager - Power Community Limited at dadamson@pafc.com.au

Premier's Be Active Challenge

Power players are Ambassadors for the Premier's Be Active Challenge which encourages all children to be active for 60 minutes every day.

Schools can register for the challenge by visiting www.pbac.sa.edu.au.

Premier's Reading Challenge

Power players are Ambassadors for the Premier's Reading Challenge which encourages all children to read more books, enjoy reading and improve their literacy skills.

Schools can register for the challenge by visiting www.premiersreadingchallenge.sa.edu.au.

The Smith Family Learning Club

The Smith Family operate Learning Clubs across Adelaide for students to receive additional tuition after school. The Smith Family have selected the Power Community Classroom as the venue for a Learning Club in the Port. Up to 30 students attend the Learning Club on Monday and Tuesday nights and receive support and guidance from The Smith Family staff.

Direct enquiries to Michelle Cioffi at mcioffi@pafc.com.au

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