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Port Adelaide's packing for Shanghai

Loukas Founten  May 16, 2018 3:46 PM

SHANGHAI, CHINA - MAY 14: David Koch, Chairman of the Power looks on during the 2017 AFL round 08 match between the Gold Coast Suns and Port Adelaide Power at Jiangwan Sports Stadium on May 14, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)

SHANGHAI, CHINA - MAY 14: David Koch, Chairman of the Power looks on during the 2017 AFL round 08 match between the Gold Coast Suns and Port Adelaide Power at Jiangwan Sports Stadium on May 14, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)

IF you think packing for an overseas trip requires a big effort, consider what it takes to organise an AFL game overseas.

Just packing for game day is a huge job, especially when you have 600 kilograms of goods to prepare, and it all needs to be transported 7,567 kilometres from Adelaide to Shanghai.

Port Adelaide’s property stewards have had the job of ensuring everything the football department needs is there with them for Saturday’s game against Gold Coast.

They have had to think of everything from strapping tape to eskies, and footballs to boots.

Here are some of the numbers:

  • 69kg Football Boots
  • 37kg Match and Training footballs
  • 32kg Warmup guernseys, shorts, socks
  • 32kg Training/Match guernseys, shorts socks
  • 18kg Towels
  • 56kg Medical supplies
  • 70kg Seven eskies and drink bottles
  • 30kg Protein, caffeine and beetroot
  • 30kg Juice, rice cakes, muesli bars and lollies
  • 22kg Strapping tape
  • 21kg Massage oils and supplies
  • 20kg Cheer squad banner

The trip home should be a bit lighter, with much of the freight consumable.

As long as the Power comes home with four points and the Shanghai Cup trophy on offer for the winner, the property stewards will have done their job.

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