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

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Just flicked on to Marngrook and they are talking about setting up an Indigenous AFLPA independent of AFLPA. I can't help thinking if this had been up and running would SPP copped the media reaming he did. Gav is involved with it and it seems like it could be a great idea.
 
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Just flicked on to Marngrook and they are talking about setting up an Indigenous AFLPA independent of AFLPA. I can't help thinking if this had been up and running would SPP copped the media reaming he did. Gav is involved with it and it seems like it could be a great idea.
That was on the agenda about 6 weeks ago, well in the media, was knocked on the head and said whilst it's been floated they are in deep discussion with the AFLPA. It then went quiet. If Marngrook brought it up then it's serious levels again.
 

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Just flicked on to Marngrook and they are talking about setting up an Indigenous AFLPA independent of AFLPA. I can't help thinking if this had been up and running would SPP copped the media reaming he did. Gav is involved with it and it seems like it could be a great idea.
If AFLPA were more active, I would advocate for this to be a branch within it. However, my impression is that AFLPA doesn't protect the players as it should. For instance, it should be up in arms against the MRO. Hence, having another union may be interesting.
 

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If AFLPA were more active, I would advocate for this to be a branch within it. However, my impression is that AFLPA doesn't protect the players as it should. For instance, it should be up in arms against the MRO. Hence, having another union may be interesting.
AFLPA is there to line the pockets of the majority.

Absolutely left SPP out to dry with their inaction; if they had an ounce of care they would have demanded the retraction of that extra week, which was a pure face-saving exercise which forever tarnished a young man's reputation.
 

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Just flicked on to Marngrook and they are talking about setting up an Indigenous AFLPA independent of AFLPA. I can't help thinking if this had been up and running would SPP copped the media reaming he did. Gav is involved with it and it seems like it could be a great idea.
may it be a new IPA?
 

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AFLPA is there to line the pockets of the majority.

Absolutely left SPP out to dry with their inaction; if they had an ounce of care they would have demanded the retraction of that extra week, which was a pure face-saving exercise which forever tarnished a young man's reputation.
KT said they worked with the PA re SPP. The problem is they stay in the background and don't go after the AFL publicly because they are dependent on the AFL for funding.

The PA should go after the MRO, tribunal, appeals board and AFL Counsel who attack players and say stupid things like, you can not go for the ball, but they don't, they don't protect their members from incomepetence the AFL system dishes up because they are too worried about the funding they receive.
 

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KT said they worked with the PA re SPP. The problem is they stay in the background and don't go after the AFL publicly because they are dependent on the AFL for funding.

The PA should go after the MRO, tribunal, appeals board and AFL Counsel who attack players and say stupid things like, you can not go for the ball, but they don't, they don't protect their members from incomepetence the AFL system dishes up because they are too worried about the funding they receive.
It sounds like dietary researchers being funded by Nestlé.
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KT said they worked with the PA re SPP. The problem is they stay in the background and don't go after the AFL publicly because they are dependent on the AFL for funding.

The PA should go after the MRO, tribunal, appeals board and AFL Counsel who attack players and say stupid things like, you can not go for the ball, but they don't, they don't protect their members from incomepetence the AFL system dishes up because they are too worried about the funding they receive.
How about they self fund then, like proper unions? Then they could actually independently stand up for and protect their members, rather than just be focused on big paydays for the stars.
 

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How about they self fund then, like proper unions? Then they could actually independently stand up for and protect their members, rather than just be focused on big paydays for the stars.
Union dues isn't the issues to run the office, but it's the scholarships, education, media training, retirement funds stuff etc that they want the big $$$ from the AFL when they negotiate the CBA.
 

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Still clearing people with Labor affiliations out of the public sector - this time Housing. Mary sits or has sat on a number of boards so life will go on.
Life will certainly go on. Worry not OGC we have the new Premier in our crosshairs.
 

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Not an Aboriginal-specific program but another example of Port Adelaide working to do its part in community issues.

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https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/port-adelaide-afl-players-lead-program-teaching-south-australian-boys-about-respectful-relationships/news-story/bcacad6feee0b79c25ec162876072afb

THOUSANDS of teenage boys are learning to stand up to mates who disrespect girls and women.
The example set by popular Port Adelaide Football Club players, including vice-captain Ollie Wines, is key to the success of a program running in 20 schools across Adelaide each year.
More than 3000 Year 10 boys have taken part in The Power to End Violence Against Women program since it was first trialled in 2016.
Another 1500 will complete the program this year, creating a waiting list.

The Power to End Violence Against Women program started in early 2016.
Organisers say there is now a waiting list among schools.
Researchers from Flinders University have begun evaluating the program to gauge how it is changing attitudes among young men. Those who take part talk with players, such as Wines, about healthy relationships, respect, trust and equality between men and women.
Wines, who visited Ocean View College yesterday, said it was “inspiring to see the changing attitudes” among students.
 

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Good to see that EnergyAustralia remains active with the Club’s SAASTA prgramme.

Academy's NAIDOC message
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NAIDOC week has allowed Port Adelaide’s Aboriginal AFL Academy team to shed a light on some of the female influences in their lives while presenting a cultural awareness session to staff at Energy Australia in Melbourne.

The Aboriginal AFL Academy (AAA) travels interstate annually to give participants an opportunity to experience what it is like to play an away game like an AFL team would.

22 players from the 35-person academy made the trip to Melbourne this year along with eight support staff, with a game against Parkdale Secondary College the main focus of the trip.

“Karl Amon’s mum is the Indigenous leader at that school so we played them last year and have formed a bit of a partnership between the academies,” Aboriginal AFL Academy Programs Coordinator Marlon Motlop told portadelaidefc.com.au.The relationship with Parkdale came about through a connection to Power player Karl Amon.

“We ended up having a good win by 13 or 14 goals so it was a good day out after we beat them by about 10 goals last year.

“They’re pretty early in the stages of their football academy and had a few players out but hopefully over the next couple of years they strengthen their academy.”
 

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Our wide aboriginal programs and its impact is why we have been able to put this proposal together and have it seriously considered.

Port Adelaide’s bold plan to unite all 18 AFL clubs and host the Indigenous All Stars game at Alberton in February
PORT Adelaide wants to host the AFL’s Indigenous All Stars in February and has presented an ambitious plan to the league to unite all 18 clubs at Alberton.
A four-day camp for the league’s estimated 85 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander players would centre around culture, identity, networking and planning and culminate with a game between the All Stars and the Power if it fits with AFLX and JLT Series scheduling. And for the first time Port Adelaide wants to invite all 18 club presidents and chief executives to the camp, to coincide with their annual conference and may even extend the offer to club captains and coaches. The concept has the backing of Port Adelaide’s senior coach Ken Hinkley and the club’s administration which is seen as an industry leader with its Aboriginal programs.
https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/sport/port-adelaides-bold-plan-to-unite-all-18-afl-clubs-and-host-the-indigenous-all-stars-game-at-alberton-in-february/news-story/651bd4e6e343a38cf294e947bc19d482

Past games
The All Stars game has typically been played every second year but was moved to every four years following the last game against West Coast in Perth in 2015. Prior to that the team played against Richmond in Alice Springs and Adelaide in Darwin but the game has never been held in South Australia
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Pauly V driving this after being to the last 3 camps annual run by the AFL.
Port Adelaide’s Aboriginal programs director Paul Vandenbergh presented his plan to the AFL’s competition committee in Melbourne two weeks ago and verbal feedback was positive. Vandenbergh has been to the past three All Stars camps and was inspired to see it grow after speaking with Shaun Burgoyne and Lindsay Thomas. “There are two big pillars to the All Stars camp and one is brotherhood, so Shauny (Burgoyne) and Buddy (Franklin) getting around the new draftees and making them feel comfortable and that goes into understanding a bit more about their needs at each club,” Vandenbergh said. “But the other pillar which we felt it needs is to have your non-Aboriginal brothers and sisters there with you.
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“Tanya Hosch (AFL general manager of inclusion and social policy) was critical in getting us in front of the competition committee and being able to present the ideas. “And when Matty and Tanya and I did that two weeks ago we looked Eddie McGuire and Paddy Dangerfield in the eye and said ‘we need your guys to give us one day of that week
Pauly wants the big officials from clubs and AFL coming along whether black or white.
“We need you need to come and experience and share, the coaches, captains, presidents and CEO’s together on one day — how powerful would that be. “We are industry leaders in certain aspects but we should be leading this space nationally not just in AFL but in sport and the corporate space.” The plan is for club leaders to share in a cultural exchange of Aboriginal food, dance and art such as making their own boomerang. Vandenbergh is also keen to promote discussion with clubs about growing the pathway for Aboriginal footballers to stay in the game post-retirement either a media commentators or development coaches.
Some of the brothers would be playing against Port teammates
If the game between the Power and the All Stars goes ahead, Port Adelaide would however be playing against three of its biggest names in Paddy Ryder, Sam Powell-Pepper and Chad Wingard. “Kenny (Hinkley) has said he would love to play the All Stars,” Vandenbergh said. “And he said whoever you don’t take we’ll have on our team.” It’s hoped the camp would be held in mid to late February and Port Adelaide would also like to incorporate the AFLW competition but teams will be in the middle of their season.
 

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Was only a matter time before we partner up with Clontaf Foundation. They are eveywhere except for SA and that's because of the work we do in SA and we split the programs in NT with when ie we tend to cover bottom half of NT and they cave the top half.
 

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I wonder if this is the first step to the Aboriginal Centre of Excellence
Nope. Its doing indigenous stuff around footy but not done by PAFC. The Aboriginal Centre of Excellence is independent of footy. From the premier's press release,
https://premier.sa.gov.au/news/clontarf-foundation-academies-to-harness-the-power-of-football-for-learning-in-south-australia

Clontarf Foundation academies to harness the power of football for learning in South Australia
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The Marshall Liberal Government has committed $2.75 million over three years to support the Clontarf Foundation to establish a presence in South Australia for the very first time.

Four Clontarf Foundation football academies will be piloted in South Australian public schools from next year to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boys.

The four pilot academies will be established at Ocean View College, Port Augusta Secondary School and Port Lincoln High School, as well as a Whyalla academy that will work with secondary schools in the area.

The Foundation, which is also supported by the Commonwealth Government and the private sector, is a not-for-profit organisation that works in partnership with schools to improve the attendance, retention and behaviour of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boys.

The Foundation harnesses the students’ existing passion for Australian Rules Football, which is used to attract the boys to school and keep them there.

The program allows full time, locally based Clontarf staff to mentor and counsel students across a range of behavioural and lifestyle issues, while the schools cater for their educational needs.

Premier Steven Marshall said he is proud of the government’s new partnership with this important foundation.

“This exciting partnership will help us to harness the power of football to more actively engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in their studies,” said Premier Marshall.

“We have to do much more to actively engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boys in education and support them to become successful men.

“Across Australia, Clontarf has had outstanding success over an extended period through its work supporting young people through a broad range of innovative activities to improve their education, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects.

“Many former Clontarf students now excelling in life; some have become AFL footballers, but many more are excelling across a range of fields.”

Education Minister John Gardner said the pilot has the potential to deliver significant outcomes.

“The Clontarf Foundation supports young people through a broad range activities within the focus areas of education, leadership, employment, healthy lifestyles, life and football,” said Minister Gardner.

“The foundation focuses not only on supporting individuals through their schooling, but beyond that into the workforce.

“These pilot academies will complement the ongoing work of the South Australian Sports Training Academy, which runs a wide variety of sport-based engagement programs from 21 public schools and four sports academies to help male and female students from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island backgrounds to pursue their SACE.”

Clontarf Foundation Chief Executive Gerard Neesham said he was delighted that the Government has decided to commence a pilot in South Australia.

“This announcement is a significant milestone in the history of Clontarf and a huge step towards our goal of becoming a truly national program,” said Mr Neesham.

“Premier Steven Marshall and Education Minister John Gardner have been tremendous advocates in getting us to this point and we thank them for their ongoing support.

“There is a lot of work to be done in commencing the first of our South Australian academies, and we will now begin an extensive scoping process prior to beginning new operations.

“We are looking forward to working closely with South Australia’s Education Department, local businesses, communities and, most importantly, the Aboriginal people of South Australia as we embark on this exciting new chapter.”

The Clontarf Foundation has been operating for almost 19 years and currently operates academies in 97 schools across Western Australia, Northern Territory, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.
 

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Nope. Its doing indigenous stuff around footy but not done by PAFC. The Aboriginal Centre of Excellence is independent of footy. From the premier's press release,
https://premier.sa.gov.au/news/clontarf-foundation-academies-to-harness-the-power-of-football-for-learning-in-south-australia
Depends though, no reason why we couldn't house organisations like CLONTARF in the centre, depending on how big it was. *shrug* just hoping that we'll eventually see something happen at Alberton.
 

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