PORT ADELAIDE through Power Community Limited is hosting the inaugural Power Intercultural Leadership Forum for its students on Wednesday 20 November.

The forum will focus on positive leadership in the broader community and will further explore the importance of cultural identity and social inclusion. 

Port Adelaide’s Multicultural Programs Manager Alipate Carlile says it’s a great learning opportunity for students with a diverse range of backgrounds.

“This is the first time we are running the forum,” Carlile said.

“It is a great opportunity to host students from a few schools who have participated in the Power Intercultural Program throughout the year to add another layer of teaching.

“Our aim is for students of our program to become role models & leaders amongst their peers in the community.”

The forum will consist of an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cultural Awareness session, a Wellbeing and Resilience session, a Leadership session, and an AFL skills session.

There will also be Q&A with Port Adelaide’s Martin Frederick and Tabby Saville from the Adelaide Strikers about the importance of sport in breaking down social barriers.

Frederick - of South Sudanese heritage - is a Category B Rookie at the Power after coming through the club’s Next Generation Academy, while Saville moved to Australia from Fiji at a young age before signing with the Strikers in the WBBL in 2016.

Carlile says it is great to have male and female role models from the sporting landscape coming along to help inspire the students of the program.

“Australian sport has become more culturally diverse over the years and continues to lead the way in breaking down social barriers,” he said.

“It will be great to have Marty (Frederick) and Tabby (Saville) join us for the forum, who are both sportspeople who have made it to the elite level.

“We hope the topics covered throughout the day and the Q&A will help inspire our students to become leaders both in sport and in the community.”

The Power Intercultural Program Leadership Forum will run from 8.30am - 3pm at the Port Club on Wednesday 20 November.