the peak body for defence companies in South Australia. The DTC is a membership-based organisation that has worked to facilitate connections between the club and a growing list of defence companies in the State. Mr Adamson noted that “the industry is in great hands as a result of the DTC and there is a very strong commitment to embracing all stakeholders, including a footy club.” The conclusion of Defence Recognition Month will take place at the Showdown on 29 April when the Australian Defence Force (ADF) national football team returns to AAMI Stadium to play a combined team from the Emergency Services. Mr Adamson witnessed the intense rivalry in this game last year when the emergency services
We 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. were victorious. “I know that the ADF team were hurting last year and will do everything possible to win this game. They will train at Alberton Oval in the build-up and we will offer our expertise to assist with their preparation.”
Mr Adamson added that the aim is for Defence Recognition Month to evolve so that both the club and the defence industry understand each other to the point where they are working alongside each other all year.
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“It has been great to establish new partnerships with a range of stakeholders, but we are determined for these partnerships to extend beyond April. There are already plans for Power Community Ltd to deliver community programs for defence families in July, with a focus on resilience and positive thinking for children aged 8 to 12 years. There are also plans for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander War Memorial in Adelaide, and the club will offer its support to Veterans SA to bring this project to fruition”. 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.
The Last Post magazine - Autumn 2012 - Anzac Day Special