PORT ADELAIDE has continued its support of the Australian Defence Force by participating in the Legacy Club of South Australia & Broken Hill Inc’s inaugural walk on Friday morning.
Port had representatives from the Power to be Positive program, with more than 200 people turning up to pay their respects in the lead up to Remembrance Day.
Port Adelaide Youth Programs Coordinator Will Northeast says it’s great for the club to support the defence force on an ongoing basis.
“We have such a strong connection with the Australian Defence Force,” Northeast said.
“We support them throughout the whole year, not just ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day, which is great.
“The club also participated in the Legacy Week fundraising campaign, which helps raise awareness and funds for families of Veterans who are in need.”
Port Adelaide’s Power to be Positive program is a wellbeing and resilience program facilitated by the club for children in Australian Defence Force families, and Northeast said is was great for so many of the kids to join in the Legacy Walk.
“Days like Friday mean a lot to the kids in the Power to be Positive program,” he said.
“We had a number of students come out and join in the 1.5 kilometre walk, which was really great to see.”
Port’s connection with the defence force is strong, with a number of former players dedicating their time to both the club and their country.
“You just have to look at someone like Bob Quinn,” Northeast said.
“He was an absolute legend of Port Adelaide, who was also awarded the Military Medal for bravery.
“So, we as a club try to give back in any little way we can. We have a such a rich history with the defence force, and it’s great to continue that support.
“We are proud to remember those who served our country.”