The Power Cup
Salisbury High School (boys) and Murray Bridge High School (girls) take out the 2012 Aboriginal Power Cup!
We have just seen the 2012 Aboriginal Power Cup come to a close and what an exciting year it’s been!
Congratulations to Salisbury High School (boys) and Murray Bridge High School (girls) in taking out the 2012 Aboriginal Power Cup as the curtain raiser to the Power versus North Melbourne AFL Indigenous Round game at AAMI Stadium on Saturday 19 May.
Above: The 2012 Aboriginal Power Cup Grand Final Teams with the Hon Jay Weatherill Premier of South Australia, His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce AC CSC RAND Governor of South Australia and Patron of the Aboriginal Power Cup and Aunt Josie Agius Kauran Elder and Co-Patron of the Aboriginal Power Cup.
Aboriginal Power Cup Boys Grand Final
Salisbury High School – 11.8 (74)
Murray Bridge High School - 8.9 (57)
Left: Salisbury High School boys celebrate their big win.
Aboriginal Power Cup Girls Grand Final
Murray Bridge High School - 7.9 (51)
Salisbury High School - 3.5 (23)
Left: Murray Bridge High School girls celebrate their big win.
Carnival Wrap Up
After two busy school terms filled with curriculum tasks and cultural activities the 2012 program wrapped up with around 300 students from 25 school sites across South Australia taking part in the carnival at Alberton Oval on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 May.
Student’s performance at the carnival both on and off the field was exemplary. Your sportsmanship, team spirit and support and willingness to participate in all activities from cultural dances and war cry’s, to the career expo, skill development workshops and football games is to be commended.
You played tough yet fair in the carnival football games an you should all be proud of your efforts. Special congratulations go to Port Augusta Secondary School (Girls) and Le Fevre High School and Ocean View High School (Boys) for taking home the SANFL’s Best Football Team Award for your performance during the carnival football games and the football best results.
Recognising other aspects of the program and your achievements including your commitment to your school curriculum work we congratulate all schools, teachers, support staff and volunteers for your efforts and special congratulations go to the following award winners:
- South Australian Government Curriculum Excellence Award - Salisbury High School
- SANTOS Staff Leadership Award - Salisbury High School
- UniSA Best Guernsey Design Award - Coober Pedy Area School and Maree Aboriginal School
- SAPOL Best War Cry Award - Salisbury High School
- Solid Team Award - Windsor Gardens Vocational College (Girls) and Murray Bridge High School (Boys)
Based on a combination of points awarded for completed curriculum work and results in the carnival football games 36 students got to play in the Grand Final games at AAMI Stadium. In addition all students were able to walk on the hallowed turf of AAMI Stadium to perform their cultural dance after the Grand Final games as part of the Welcome to Country for the AFL’s Indigenous round.
This cultural dance was a highlight and a fitting end to the fifth anniversary program which focused on the theme of transitions and personal identity including your connections to you community, environment and culture. You should all be proud of this deadly performance!
Keep an eye on the website for more photos and videos to be uploaded soon.
The Power Cup - The 2012 Power Cup Defined
WHAT IS THE APC?
The Aboriginal Power Cup (APC) is a fun program that mixes sport with learning. It involves bunch of football teams made up of students from different schools across South Australia.
The theme for 2012 is "transitions and personal identity". This is about the significance of connecting to your culture as well as your community and environment, which ultimately will help to shape your identity during the transition from adolescence into adulthood, and from school into further education and/or employment.
To support this aim the APC will continue to be aligned with SACE. You will be required to complete one of two SACE Units (either Stage 1 or Stage 2 integrated learning) by completing curriculum work throughout the program.
This year, up to 24 schools from across the state have been invited to participate. Schools that are located close to each other have been invited to form cluster teams that will make up 14 male teams and 14 female teams. This is so more students from years 10, 11 and 12 can get involved.
WHEN IS IT?
The 2012 APC will run during term 1 and 2 of school. Using sport as a connector, the program will encourage young people just like you to continue working hard at school and to make positive lifestyle choices.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Schools will be asked to form two nine-a-side football teams - one boys' team and one girls' team. These teams will have to organise a coach, a trainer, a mentor, a training schedule and complete other tasks like designing their team Guernsey and plan and prepare a traditional meal for guests and develop and practice a team war cry to perform at the carnival.
2012 marks a significant milestone with the Aboriginal Power Cup. It will be the fifth anniversary and to celebrate this achievement the Aboriginal Power Cup carnival and Grand Final will be held on the weekend of the AFL Indigenous round.
The APC carnival will kick off Thursday 17th May 2012 and include a football tournament, cultural activities, a career expo and skill development workshops.
The Grand Final Matches of the 2012 Aboriginal Power Cup will be played as a curtain raiser to the Power versus North Melbourne game at AAMI stadium on Saturday 19 May 2012.
The Aboriginal Power Cup is proudly supported by the South Australian Government, the Port Adelaide Football Club, Santos and the SA Aboriginal Sports Training Academy.
Stay tuned for more news on the 2012 Aboriginal Power Cup as the season unfolds!
The 2012 Power Cup Defined
The 2012 Power Cup Defined