EnergyAustralia has proudly partnered with Port Adelaide to bring the club’s Community Youth Program to school children in South Australia’s Mid North region today.
The program included a visit to Clare High School to discuss positive decision making followed by a skills clinic with Manoora and Saddleworth Primary Schools.
Port Adelaide captain Travis Boak was joined by players Jay Schulz and Jasper Pittard.
Boak said the day was a rewarding experience and provided another valuable opportunity to connect with football supporters in a regional area.
“It’s always great to be able to head to a country region and talk to students about the importance of healthy living so as they can form good habits from a young age,” Boak said.
“Given the hectic nature of an AFL season, it’s enjoyable to be able take some time out and travel to regional areas to connect with students like we have today.
“And the passion of the Mid North community towards footy is amazing. They live and breathe it and to see the enthusiasm of all the kids at our footy clinic was terrific.
“We also have a lot of supporters in this region so it was great to be able to engage with them and spend some time signing autographs, having some photos and chatting about the club and footy general.”
Mike Clee, EnergyAustralia’s South Australian Operations Manager said it was great to be able work in partnership with Port Adelaide Football Club to support the local region.
“As a business in the Mid North, we are committed to supporting the local community through various community grants and programs” he said.
“Having stars of the team like Travis, Jay and Jasper share their tips and skills is a fantastic way that we can inspire our local kids to lead active lives and make healthy lifestyle choices.”
EnergyAustralia is a joint major partner of Port Adelaide Football Club, supporting both the Power in the AFL and the Magpies in the SANFL.
EnergyAustralia operates the 111MW Waterloo wind farm which is located 30km from Clare in South Australia’s Mid North region.