We've played finals 4 times since 2005 (we're less than a month away from it being 2020).Things aren't so bad, surely?
I'm the same, nice for him to get a breather and change it up.I’m actually really happy for Ben. I reckon the job would have taken its toll over the past few years and despite all the shit that’s been going on he’s done an incredible job. Ben and his family used to sit behind us at Footy Park and we had some great banter, I haven’t spoken to him, he’d be getting bombarded with messages, but I think he’ll really enjoy being at Port games without that club employee hat on.
From: Ben Demertzis <email@example.com>
Thank you for the email – I have just had a bit of read, thanks for sending it through and for all the kind thoughts / words.
I did notice that some people think there might be some sinister reasons for me leaving – but it isn’t like that at all.
I was actually approached by the Adelaide 36ers early last week, so I decided to have a chat, which turned into a meeting then a job offer.
I wasn’t expecting it at all or looking for it.
But it just made me evaluate a few things, mainly with my family.
I am married with 2 young girls – and too often they have come second to our footy club.
I realised there can be a work life away from the club – I know I will miss this place, all our members, my colleagues, but now I have come to terms with that, I am excited.
It was always my dream to work at PAFC - now I can go back to enjoying it form the other side of the fence.
Thanks again for the email
Port Adelaide Football Club