2021 will mark the 14th Santos Aboriginal Power Cup (SAPC), and one of the biggest yet with over 500 students enrolled.
The SAPC is an initiative of Power Community Limited (PCL) facilitated in partnership with the South Australian Aboriginal Secondary Training Academy (SAASTA). The program is supported by Major partner Santos, the South Australian Government; Attorney-General’s Department, the Department for Infrastructure and Transport, AGL and Blooms The Chemist.
On May 27th and 28th the schools will come together at Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide to compete in the annual SAPC Carnival. This will fall within Reconciliation week, with this year’s theme; ‘More than a Word’.
Along with Community Programs Manager Braedon Talbot and newly appointed Aboriginal Programs Officer Christine Glenn, three casual staff have commenced who are all past students of Power Aboriginal Programs. Tyran Hill, Lauren Pickering and Haley Pickering have joined the team to support with the delivery of the SAPC workshops.
In total, the team will visit 24 school academies to deliver the SAPC workshops which align with the South Australian school curriculum. This year, the workshops and assessments focus on key learnings from significant Aboriginal athletes and team sporting moments.
Current AFL Aboriginal players are also attending lessons via digital platforms to have a chat with the students.
The PCL team have hit the road and visited regional areas including the Far North and Flinders Ranges, Ceduna, Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Port Augusta plus a number of metropolitan schools including Warriappendi, Parafield Gardens High School and Playford International College.
Throughout term 2 of the school year, the team will visit 9 remaining academies to deliver workshops in the lead up to the carnival.