The Power Intercultural Program is designed to celebrate vibrancy of cultural diversity and expression, promote inclusion and build social cohesion by recognising the positive contribution of different cultures within Australia.

The program is delivered to both male and female secondary school students in Years 10 and 11 from schools across South Australia with large multicultural populations.

Sessions are delivered by current and past Port Adelaide Football Club players as well as female role models and are conducted over the year. Students are also eligible to complete 10 SACE credits for Integrated Learning upon completion of the program.

Topics include:

  • Exploring individual culture, Aboriginal culture and other cultures within the school community;
  • Developing an understanding of cultural differences;
  • Developing an understanding and skills of the game of Australian Rules Football.

As an extension to the program, schools are invited to attend the annual carnival day where students represent their school in a 9 a-side football competition and participate in additional activities which include an interactive careers exhibition, a cultural dance station and AFL testing.

Students and families are also invited to attend a Port Adelaide Football Club game at Adelaide Oval with the opportunity to participate in the AFL curtain raiser and pre-game cultural performance which celebrates cultural diversity and social cohesion.

Direct enquiries to Alipate Carlile, Multicultural Programs Manager, acarlile@pafc.com.au