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Loukas Founten  May 9, 2018 5:53 PM

THE PORT ADELAIDE Football Club has taken possession of a new mini-bus to be used for its community programs, thanks to the generosity of Northpoint.

The 14-seater Toyota Hiace has been adorned with the same design which will feature on Port Adelaide’s 2018 Indigenous Guernsey.

The bold design is the work of ruckman Paddy Ryder and his artist uncle, Kevin Bynder, a Whadjuk-Yuet-Badimia Aboriginal.

The bus was donated by Northpoint, which offers retail and fleet car sales, service and parts in seven locations across South Australia.

Port Adelaide’s Director of Aboriginal Programs Paul Vandenbergh said the bus had been gratefully accepted.

“Northpoint was previously a partner of the Port Adelaide Football Club and it is fantastic to have them back on board,” he said.

“With the increasing number of programs and academies run through Power Community Limited, the bus will be an extremely valuable addition.

“Our Aboriginal AFL Academy and our new Women’s Aboriginal AFL Academy will benefit in particular and we can’t thank Northpoint enough.”

Northpoint Chief Executive Officer Ben Goldsmith said the business was proud to help once it had realised the impact of Port Adelaide’s community programs.

“We’re in Port Augusta and Port Pirie, we’re in Roxby Downs and Moomba and we take very seriously our responsibilities in the local communities, especially when it comes to young people and youth unemployment,” He said.

“We are supportive of anything we think can actually benefit building stronger people to have better careers.

“The programs that we saw Paul present to us were exceptional and on a national stage.

“They hits the goals of improving local youth development and being a good corporate citizen is one of the key reasons we’ve chosen to do this.”

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