SAASTA Class Receives Power-ful Visit

Earlier today, PLHS was again privileged to receive a visit from several representatives of the Port Adelaide Football Club. On this occasion, AFLW player Gemma Houghton, Aboriginal Programs Officer Christine Glenn and Aboriginal Community Programs Manager Braedon Talbot made the trip across to spend time with members of our South Australian Aboriginal Secondary Training Academy (SAASTA).

The Power team facilitated an interactive session that allowed our students to explore this year’s NAIDOC theme and included a Zoom call back into the Port Adelaide Football Club – on the other end on the line were current Port Power Indigenous players Jase Burgoyne and Lachie Jones. The students were also treated to a fun and physical practical session on the Oval.

Later this term, SAASTA academies from around the state will converge on Adelaide for the 2023 Santos Aboriginal Power Cup. To earn the right to play in the Power Cup Grand Final at Adelaide Oval (before the Port Power versus Melbourne Demons AFL match), each SAASTA team must accrue as many points as possible from the following activities:

  • participating in the Port Adelaide visit
  • guernsey and polo design
  • school attendance
  • round robin football carnival
  • health and careers expo
  • leadership
  • sportsmanship

Our academy received some positive feedback from today’s workshop – we wish them all the best in their quest to make this year’s GF.

We would like to thank the Port Adelaide Football Club and associated sponsors – their continued support is helping South Australian Aboriginal students make their mark.

~ Miss Susan Doyle (SAASTA Coordinator)

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