During December, Power Community Limited hosted the annual Power to be Positive Family Event at AFL Max. Usually held in April and in ANZAC Week, this year’s event was postponed to December.

Despite not being able to host the event at Alberton Oval, AFL Max still offered a football flavour with over 230 Australian Defence Force Family members in attendance.

The kids and parents enjoyed the variety of different football activities on offer at AFL Max which included a kicking station, AFL testing (sprint, agility), inflatable world, virtual reality zone, climbing walls and a soft play area for the younger kids.

Power to be Positive is a wellbeing and resilience program facilitated by Port Adelaide Football Club players and staff to children in Australian Defence Force (ADF) Families.

The program is based on core wellbeing philosophies and practices used by the PAFC players. This includes curriculum areas such as mindfulness, gratitude, fixed vs growth mindsets, values and goal-setting.

Youth Programs Coordinator, Will Northeast described the family event as one of the great community events of the year.

“With our strong club connection to the ADF, this event is a great opportunity for South Australian family members to come together especially considering the year we have had,” he said.

“We usually coordinate this event during the April school holidays at Alberton Oval and it leads in to our ANZAC Game at Adelaide Oval.

“We are very fortunate that venues have re-opened in South Australia and AFL Max was able to host us for the night with plenty of family members in attendance.”

PCL will continue to support Defence Community Organisation events next year with the next one a Welcome Night for new family members in South Australia held at the Adelaide Zoo in February.