The final for the Aboriginal Power Cup was played at the Adelaide Oval as the curtain raiser for the Round 10 AFL game between The Port Adelaide Power and Western Bulldogs
The eventual winners of the 2015 Aboriginal Power Cup final at Adelaide Oval were Christies Beach and Ocean View High School.
There were 17 different information booths over the two days at Alberton. These provided participating students information on potential future career options as well as further education post high school.
APC AWARDS CEREMONY
The Aboriginal Power Cup Award Ceremony was held in the Uni SA lecture theatre for all students, this is where the points from the 2 days of events at Alberton were tallied and the grand finalist who would play on Adelaide Oval were announced.
41 different schools traveled from all over the state to compete in the Aboriginal Power Cup in 2015. From these schools 9 a side teams were made up who competed in a round robin competition. Along with these football games there was a host of team building activities which the teams were required to complete.
Australia’s game is an engaging team sport that inspires those who play and watch it all over the country. The Aboriginal Power Cup uses football to engage young Aboriginal secondary school students in their education and provide pathways into the workforce.
The Aboriginal Power Cup helps participating students connect with their Aboriginal culture, community and environment. It also educates on how culture shapes identity, especially in the transition from adolescence to adulthood and from school into further education or employment.
The Aboriginal Power Cup improves school attendance and retention rates. Students receive the SACE Integrated Learning Unit for completing the program’s academic component and gain valuable skills to successfully transition into further education, training and employment.
• The Aboriginal Power Cup launches with 133 students from six participant schools.
Ten schools and 231 students taking part in the second season.
The program evolves with 17 schools and 283 students participating. This is the first time the Aboriginal Power Cup aligns with school curriculum for students in Years 10-12 by delivering SACE Integrated Learning Units.
Santos also signs a three-year agreement as major sponsor of the Aboriginal Power Cup and assists in delivering education and employment pathways.
The Attorney General’s Department enters a new three-year funding agreement with to help the program grow through to the end of 2013.
24 schools and 285 students from across South Australia participate in the Aboriginal Power Cup. Power Community Ltd aligns the program to the AFL’s Indigenous Round, with finals played as curtain raisers at Football Park. Santos extends its major partnership of the Aboriginal Power Cup until the
end of 2016.
Aboriginal Power Cup now reaches 35 schools and 385 students.
Growth continues with 392 students registered across 36 participating schools.
412 students registered across 41 schools with a 96 percent completion rate. The University of South Australia also forms a scholarship for Aboriginal Power Cup students.
The Aboriginal Power Cup celebrates nine years in 2016 as the longest-running and most successful early intervention strategy for Aboriginal secondary school students in the AFL industry.
From 133 students across six participating schools, it now reaches nearly 500 students from more than 40 schools in metropolitan and regional South Australia.
Through engaging students through football, the Aboriginal Power Cup is able to assist in improving school performance and retention rates – more than 9 in 10 students complete the academic component of the program.
In 2016, the Aboriginal Power Cup evolves again into translating the strong in-school outcomes of the program into viable employment and training opportunities through Power Community Ltd’s Powerful Futures program.
Powerful Futures works with Power Community Ltd partners to provide work placement opportunities for graduates of its programs, including Aboriginal Power Cup.
It’s an incentive unparalleled in the AFL industry.
While students continue to celebrate their academic achievements by playing in the annual 9-a-side football carnival at Alberton Oval, and watching as the Aboriginal Power Cup grand finals are played as curtain raisers to the Round 8 Port Adelaide-West Coast Eagles match at the Adelaide Oval, it is the satisfaction of earning a SACE unit that many students acknowledge is the best part of the Aboriginal Power Cup.
Through learning about their cultural identity and having an active hand in team-building activities, students are able to use the Aboriginal Power Cup to develop the skills they need to succeed upon finishing school.
Aboriginal Power Cup 2016 - Ceduna
Aboriginal Power Cup 2016 - Christies Beach
Aboriginal Power Cup 2016 - Gawler High
Aboriginal Power Cup 2016 - Immanual College
Aboriginal Power Cup 2016 - John Pirie
Aboriginal Power Cup 2016 - Le Fevre
Aboriginal Power Cup 2016 - Maitland
Aboriginal Power Cup 2016 - Mark Oliphant College
Aboriginal Power Cup 2016 - Mawson Lakes Eagles
Aboriginal Power Cup 2016 - Mawson Lakes Hawks
Aboriginal Power Cup 2016 - Murray Bridge
Aboriginal Power Cup 2016 - Ocean View Eagles
Aboriginal Power Cup 2016 - Playford
Aboriginal Power Cup 2016 - Port Augusta
Aboriginal Power Cup 2016 - Port Lincoln
Aboriginal Power Cup 2016 - Riverland
Aboriginal Power Cup 2016 - Salisbury High
Aboriginal Power Cup 2016 - Warriappendi
Aboriginal Power Cup 2016 - Whyalla Stingrays
Aboriginal Power Cup 2016 - Woodville & Wiltja
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