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By Matt Pistola
Players and officials from the Port
Adelaide Football Club will be
converging on the Adelaide Hills
region on February 8-9 as part
of the AFL’s annual Community
Each pre-season, all 18 AFL clubs take to
the community to participate in a series of
visits, clinics and training sessions as the
countdown to the regular season heats up.
The program presents squads with a rare
opportunity to escape the grind of pre-
season training and mix with regional fans
across the country.
Now in its 13th year, the program has
reached just shy of one million school
students, across 5,050 schools since its
This year, Port Adelaide will base its
community camp at Murray Bridge, with the
club’s entire playing squad spreading out to
reach all corners of the wider region during
the two day program.
The Adelaide Hills will be a focal point of
the camp, with hundreds of school students
within the region to receive visits from small
groups of Power players.
Those players include the likes of captain
Travis Boak and star players Robbie Gray,
Ollie Wines, Brad Ebert and Hamish
Primary schools slated to be included on
the Power’s itinerary include Hills Christian,
Oakbank Area, Clarendon, Stirling East,
Hahndorf, St Michaels, Littlehampton,
Nairne, Mt Barker, Birdwood, Aldgate,
Cambrai, Palmer, Lobethal, Lobethal
Lenswood, Uraidla, Crafers, Heathfield,
Kersbrook, Gumeracha, Mt Pleasant and
Representatives from the club will also be
taking the time to visit hospitals and other
health-care facilities during the program.
The entire Port Adelaide squad will
assemble as one on Monday February 8 at
Murray Bridge’s Imperial Football Club oval
- where a regional Auskick Super Clinic will
be conducted from 4.30pm.
The Community Camp program continues
a strong and welcome presence of the
Power in the Adelaide Hills region over
Most notably, the club’s entire playing
squad conducted a highly-successful
football clinic and autograph signing
session at Kersbrook Oval in January 2015.
The appearance came after the Power
pledged to support the local communities
affected by the devastating Sampson Flat
bush fires earlier that month.
The club also donated all proceeds from
its 2015 pre-season internal trial match to
the state’s bushfire relief fund.
Port Adelaide was also visible in the
Adelaide Hills region during the winter
months of 2015 – whilst in the midst of its
As part of its ongoing community
engagement program, several Hills Football
League clubs welcomed the opportunity to
engage with Power players at their junior
Port Adelaide will be hoping that its
presence inspires another Adelaide Hills
AFL product, with the likes of Rogers
James, Barnaby French, Darren Pfeiffer
and Sam Colquhoun, having previously
found their way from the region to Alberton
By Terry Stephen
The annual men’s and women’s Pairs
Championships got underway at the Mt Barker
Bowling Club two weeks ago, with a number of
preliminary round matches played prior to the
Friday night event.
In the men’s draw, Hahndorf ousted Oakbank, Lobethal
defeated Mt Pleasant and Uraidla overcame Meadows to
earn spots in the Friday night finals.
While in the women’s half Mt Pleasant defeated Uraidla,
Gumeracha defeated Oakbank and Mt Barker progressed
after a forfeit from Lenswood.
The preliminary and semi-finals progressed under lights,
with Mt Barker Bowling Club hosting this popular event
under the dome on January 22.
In the men’s section past pairs champion Wayne Zilm and
his partner Darren Stanbury of Lobethal were too strong for
the Hahndorf duo of Leo Lambert and Bob Edwards.
Lobethal won seven of the first eight ends to secure
an uncatchable lead, and ran out 15-5 winners. The
Lenswood pair of Mike Delany and Robin Mason were
always destined to struggle against home side Mt. Barker,
as Murray Thomas and Gerald Young won eight of twelve
ends to win 15-6. In the remaining prelim - the suprise
packet of Ian Schubert and George Coleiro of Gumeracha
downed Woodside’s father and son combination of John
and Lawrie Harrison. Despite scores being level at 8 all
on the ninth end, Gumeracha secured numbers on the last
three ends to run away 15-8.
Mt Barker displayed good form in the women’s event as
well, with Chris Nicholls and Raelene Corner too strong for
Mt Pleasant’s Vicki Fawcett and Liz Love 19-3 .
In the other ladies’ prelims, Meadows’ Jan Corbell and
Sheryle Joseph won a close battle against Woodside’s Alex
and Elaine Reynolds, while Lobethal’s Kelly Stanbury and
Bev Gericke went down 17-7 to Hahndorf’s Christine Keller
and Carolyne Edwards.
In the men’s semis Lobethal comfortably accounted for
Uraidla’s Dave Gleeson and Alan Carter 20-6, while Mt
Barker continued its good form in overcoming Gumeracha
High quality ladies’ semis resulted in Meadows defeating
reigning champions Hahndorf 13-7, while Kathryn Atkinson
and Feli Sandercock of Gumeracha accounted for Mt
The grand final matches were to be played last Friday
night, however, the event was postponed due to inclement
The matches will now be played this Friday night at the
Hahndorf Bowling Club.
The 15 end finals will result in Darren Stanbury and Wayne
Zilm of Lobethal battle with Murray Thomas and Gerald
Young of Mt Barker, while Jan Corbell and Sheryle Joseph
of Meadows take on Kathryn Atkinson and Feli Sandercock
Play will begin at 6:30pm sharp, whilst food and drinks will
be available at the venue, along with full bar facilities for
Power in the hills
Port Adelaide skipper Travis Boak (right) will lead his Power team mates as part of the AFL’s
annual Community Camps Program next week in the Adelaide Hills.
The Community Camp Program continues a strong and welcome presence of the Power in the
Adelaide Hills region over recent years. Photo Courtesy Port Adelaide Football Club.
Due to Australia Day last Tuesday there was no ladies golf competition.
However, birthday girl Sharon Phoenix did the most extraordinary shot
out the second water hazard - and scored - normally she would have been
standing knee deep in water.
Mt Barker Bowling Club held the annual men’s and women’s Pairs Championships, which got
underway late last month.
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