The Port Adelaide Football Club is honoured to be working with the defence industry, and it is our privilege to host defence recognition month and play a role in AFL Anzac Round.
also see many synergies between young AFL players and young soldiers, and our players will spend a day at the Edinburgh Barracks on 24 April with the 7 RAR Battalion. Some of the synergies between the two, including leadership, teamwork and physical conditioning, will be explored on this day.” “Finally, we want to embrace and recognise the broader industry, particularly the companies that have established themselves in the Port and are now world leaders in the development of defence systems and services. We see opportunities
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to assist with staff development and retention at these companies, and social opportunities for their families. We will also promote career pathways in the defence industry to school students in the west and north of Adelaide.” Many of the club’s plans were outlined at a VIP function on Saturday 14 April when the Power played Sydney at AAMI Stadium. The club continued its annual tradition of presenting the Peter Badcoe VC Medal at this game to the player whose conduct during the game displayed skill, courage in adversity, self
sacrifice, teamwork and fair play. Peter Badcoe was the last South Australian to be awarded the Victoria Cross, the military’s highest honour for bravery. Major Badcoe was honoured for three extraordinary acts during the Vietnam War, including one which cost him his life. The club is encouraged by the support of the defence industry which embraced the concept of Defence Recognition Month. The club has had the support of State Government agencies Defence SA and Veterans SA. The other major player is the Defence Teaming Centre (DTC),
The Last Post magazine - Autumn 2012 - Anzac Day Special