Toast Power Aboriginal programs - Why 'Community'? PCL Explained

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Saw this on ABC News tonight - well part of the vision in the SA Water video tweet below and the news reader read out some stuff. Story was introduced saying footy boots could be a hot item this Christmas in the remote community of Amata after launch of first grass oval in the APY lands.

SA Water have built a $2m recycled water plant, to clean up waste water up in the APY lands, to use the water so finally the community have an oval with grass on it rather than just red dirt.

The PCL team went to help launch the first game including umpiring. The first 15 seconds or so of what Pauly V says in the video was in the news story.

Have a good look at the drone shoot of the oval and you can see its not quiet centred. The left hand end the gap between ths top of the 50m arc and the centre square line is about 3m and the other end its about 10m.




From Port's website.

THE PORT ADELAIDE FOOTBALL CLUB has helped launch the newly upgraded oval at Amata on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, near the South Australia/Northern Territory border. Thanks to a new SA Water wastewater treatment plant, the oval is irrigated using recycled water. Its newly grassed surface stands out like a green oasis against the vast red and brown desert landscape which surrounds it.

The oval, some 1300 kilometres north-west of Adelaide, was opened on Wednesday and will be used by the local football league and the wider community. Port Adelaide used the opportunity to host a carnival for its WillPOWER program. “WillPOWER is about encouraging students in the APY and Maralinga Lands to stay engaged with and complete their schooling,” said Port Adelaide Aboriginal Programs Director Paul Vandenbergh.
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SA Water’s Manager of Remote Communities Simon Wurst said their objective was to provide Amata with a functional open space that can be maintained in an environmentally sustainable way. “Each day, around 70,000 litres of wastewater is treated at the plant and pumped to an underground irrigation system at the oval,” He said. “It’s a massive feat to have not only recycled water infrastructure in such an isolated location, but also green grass. “We met this challenge through innovative solutions like special durable materials and remote monitoring and operation technology. “Building relationships between the local community and our Remote Communities team has also been essential to ensuring the infrastructure delivers the fundamental public health outcomes as well as a liveability outcome for the people we’re serving.”
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The only issue is the swans guernsey. Even the goal post alignment is fine. Fantastic story!
 

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Saw this on ABC News tonight - well part of the vision in the SA Water video tweet below and the news reader read out some stuff. Story was introduced saying footy boots could be a hot item this Christmas in the remote community of Amata after launch of first grass oval in the APY lands.

SA Water have built a $2m recycled water plant, to clean up waste water up in the APY lands, to use the water so finally the community have an oval with grass on it rather than just red dirt.

The PCL team went to help launch the first game including umpiring. The first 15 seconds or so of what Pauly V says in the video was in the news story.

Have a good look at the drone shoot of the oval and you can see its not quiet centred. The left hand end the gap between ths top of the 50m arc and the centre square line is about 3m and the other end its about 10m.




From Port's website.

THE PORT ADELAIDE FOOTBALL CLUB has helped launch the newly upgraded oval at Amata on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, near the South Australia/Northern Territory border. Thanks to a new SA Water wastewater treatment plant, the oval is irrigated using recycled water. Its newly grassed surface stands out like a green oasis against the vast red and brown desert landscape which surrounds it.

The oval, some 1300 kilometres north-west of Adelaide, was opened on Wednesday and will be used by the local football league and the wider community. Port Adelaide used the opportunity to host a carnival for its WillPOWER program. “WillPOWER is about encouraging students in the APY and Maralinga Lands to stay engaged with and complete their schooling,” said Port Adelaide Aboriginal Programs Director Paul Vandenbergh.
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SA Water’s Manager of Remote Communities Simon Wurst said their objective was to provide Amata with a functional open space that can be maintained in an environmentally sustainable way. “Each day, around 70,000 litres of wastewater is treated at the plant and pumped to an underground irrigation system at the oval,” He said. “It’s a massive feat to have not only recycled water infrastructure in such an isolated location, but also green grass. “We met this challenge through innovative solutions like special durable materials and remote monitoring and operation technology. “Building relationships between the local community and our Remote Communities team has also been essential to ensuring the infrastructure delivers the fundamental public health outcomes as well as a liveability outcome for the people we’re serving.”
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It's a big reason why I'm proud of the club. Providing people with opportunities is much bigger than football. As you posted earlier, if both the community programs are finding through grants and private support, then there is no reason our football department and community programs can't work side by side without impacting the other.
 

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Something on the AdelaideNow website (behind a paywall so I couldn't read it) about a grandson of a former Centrals great being in our Indigenous Academy.
Hard to tell, but the old fellow in the picture looks a bit like Wilbur Wilson?
Probably irrelevant anyway, since, like quite a few kids in our Academy, being at Centrals he is tied to the Camry's (Milera, Dudley, etc) :mad:
 

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Something on the AdelaideNow website (behind a paywall so I couldn't read it) about a grandson of a former Centrals great being in our Indigenous Academy.
Hard to tell, but the old fellow in the picture looks a bit like Wilbur Wilson?
Probably irrelevant anyway, since, like quite a few kids in our Academy, being at Centrals he is tied to the Camry's (Milera, Dudley, etc) :mad:

No mention in the article of him being tied to Crows, but you're probably correct.

Kobe Wilson, grandson of Central District great Wilbur Wilson, named in Port Aboriginal Academy


His grandfather is a Central District great – but Kobe Wilson will be entrenched in ‘enemy territory’ this year.
Kobe, who is the grandson of former Bulldogs star Wilbur Wilson, has been named in Port Adelaide’s 2020 Aboriginal Academy squad.

The 16-year-old forward/wingman is also a member of Central’s under-18 team.

But he will be spending a fair bit of time at Alberton Oval as part of his involvement in the academy.

Kobe, of Craigmore, says he is honoured to be involved with the academy and is enjoying learning from coaches at Central and at Port Adelaide.

“I’m pretty proud,” the Craigmore High Year 11 says.

“My family has been involved in footy heavily so I thought I might carry it on.

“It’s exciting to be part of both clubs (Port and Central).”





 

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No mention in the article of him being tied to Crows, but you're probably correct.

Kobe Wilson, grandson of Central District great Wilbur Wilson, named in Port Aboriginal Academy


His grandfather is a Central District great – but Kobe Wilson will be entrenched in ‘enemy territory’ this year.
Kobe, who is the grandson of former Bulldogs star Wilbur Wilson, has been named in Port Adelaide’s 2020 Aboriginal Academy squad.

The 16-year-old forward/wingman is also a member of Central’s under-18 team.

But he will be spending a fair bit of time at Alberton Oval as part of his involvement in the academy.

Kobe, of Craigmore, says he is honoured to be involved with the academy and is enjoying learning from coaches at Central and at Port Adelaide.

“I’m pretty proud,” the Craigmore High Year 11 says.

“My family has been involved in footy heavily so I thought I might carry it on.

“It’s exciting to be part of both clubs (Port and Central).”





Why would a metro kid from Craigmore have anything to do with the Crows? It's not like he was born in Egypt.
 

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Something on the AdelaideNow website (behind a paywall so I couldn't read it) about a grandson of a former Centrals great being in our Indigenous Academy.
Hard to tell, but the old fellow in the picture looks a bit like Wilbur Wilson?
Probably irrelevant anyway, since, like quite a few kids in our Academy, being at Centrals he is tied to the Camry's (Milera, Dudley, etc) :mad:
Only tied to the crows if he lives in their country, not city zone. Trouble is the SANFL map available to the public for Centrals, doesn't split the two as Centrals zones are merged (like South, Sturt and WWT).

Logic says Craigmore should be in their metro zone as its east of Smithfield as well as east of Elizabeth Downs and that is still metropolitan Adelaide. Not sure if Gawler is metro or country but everything north and east of there would be country.
 

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Fu** No
I fear for the jobs of all PCL employees.
The financial crisis hitting the AFL clubs may effect sponsorship dollars as the government and private sponsors prioritise their spending.
Hopefully Pauly, Ross, Jake and staff can find a way. All the best to them.
 

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I fear for the jobs of all PCL employees.
The financial crisis hitting the AFL clubs may effect sponsorship dollars as the government and private sponsors prioritise their spending.
Hopefully Pauly, Ross, Jake and staff can find a way. All the best to them.
The government grants would be tied grants for a certain period. Can't see the government cutting them massively back post 30 June.

Private grants from corporates are another thing.

The question is how much cross- subsidization does the club do on these programs, and how much and for how long can it sustain this cross subsidy?
 

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The government grants would be tied grants for a certain period. Can't see the government cutting them massively back post 30 June.

Private grants from corporates are another thing.

The question is how much cross- subsidization does the club do on these programs, and how much and for how long can it sustain this cross subsidy?
The club doesn't kick in a cent to PCL. It's completely autonomous financially, so grants and sponsorship is it's lifeblood.
 

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The club doesn't kick in a cent to PCL. It's completely autonomous financially, so grants and sponsorship is it's lifeblood.
There is cross subsidization of expenses - rent of office space, electricity, some of the video equipment and staff to put together video and media pieces etc. Its not much, maybe $50k, but it would be worth something.
 

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There is cross subsidization of expenses - rent of office space, electricity, some of the video equipment and staff to put together video and media pieces etc. Its not much, maybe $50k, but it would be worth something.
Don’t overlook goodwill. Can you try to calculate the value Paul Vandenberg adds to the Club’s brand?

Maybe KT will extend. Maybe he won’t. Maybe he’ll be moved on early. Maybe he won’t.

Maybe he’ll take on a role leading PCL thru this year. Or maybe he won’t.
 

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We really should be beating this drum loudly atm. If clubs could use womens change rooms in order to get funds for development then surely we can point to BLM as a reason to get the funding we need to complete some of these programs?

Would be good PR for the gov/various orgs to get behind.
 

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