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Beginnings: Port Adelaide Football Club, nicknamed The Power, are an Australian rules football club reigning from Port Adelaide, South Australia, that plays in the AFL. Port Adelaide is the oldest club in South Australia playing in the AFL and one of the oldest football clubs in the world. Since the club’s first game in 1870, it has won 34 SANFL premierships, including six in a row, and achieved the honour of being Champions of Australia on four occasions.

Records:
  • * Record Attendance: 50,275 in round 20 2002: Port Adelaide 12.12 (84); Adelaide 11.10 (76)
  • * Largest Winning Margin: 117 points v Hawthorn, Round 13, 2005 AAMI Stadium, Adelaide
  • * Most Games: 392 by Russell Ebert 1968-78 & 1980-85
  • * Most Goals: 409 - Warren Tredrea (1997- Present
  • * Biggest finals crowd: 77,671 for 2004 grand final at the MCG
Full Ladder Team P W L D FOR AGNST % PTS
10 Port Adelaide 22 10 12 0 2055 1939 106.0 40

Final Word: Power v Suns

Bonner and Snelling get the good news - PTV Riley Bonner and Will Snelling get the good news they're making their AFL debut

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Both clubs have made three changes, but the Power’s are of particular note. This will be the first game for Riley Bonner and Will Snelling – the West Adelaide duo drafted by Port prior to this season. Blooding (pardon the pun) this duo will expose them to a new level of footy.

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Perfect conditions

After two waterlogged encounters at Metricon in the last two years, Port is blessed with conditions worthy of a Gold Coast tourism advertisement – 21 and mostly sunny.

With a touch of humidity, it will be the last test of the Power’s fitness for this season.

Schulzy's final game for Port Adelaide

His 123rd game in the vees will be his last. With Jay Schulz and the Power parting ways at the end of 2016, the opportunity for the...


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Schulz and Power part ways

AFL 2015 Rd 18 - Port Adelaide v St Kilda

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 2: Jay Schulz of the Power celebrates a goal during the 2015 AFL round 18 match between Port Adelaide Power and the St Kilda Saints at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia on August 2, 2015. (Photo by James Elsby/AFL Media)

JAY SCHULZ and Port Adelaide will part ways at the end of the 2016 season, with the Power opting not to renew the veteran forward’s contract for next year.

Saturday night’s away game against Gold Coast will be his final match in a Power jumper.

Schulz, 31, joined Port from Richmond for the 2010 season and has won the club’s leading goal kicker award four times.

Battling a back injury and playing six AFL games in 2016, Schulz says he will explore options to find a new home in 2017 and has a view to pursue a coaching career once football is over.

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AFL preview: Gold Coast v Port Adelaide

Last time v Suns, 2015 - PTV Fiery night at Metricon in 2015.

SUMMARY
Both teams had high hopes entering 2016, but they'll face off in Saturday night's final round with nothing more than pride on the line. Gold Coast has been smashed by injuries and won just six games, while Port Adelaide has been frustrating and brilliant in equal measures this year. The Power pushed second-placed Adelaide in a narrow Showdown loss last weekend, but it's hard to get a real form line on them. Conversely, the Suns were terrible against Collingwood and look to be out on their feet. The decimated midfield has left too much load on too many young bodies and they clearly can't wait until the season ends. Port should have too much run and too much class, and win comfortably.

WHERE AND WHEN: Metricon Stadium, Saturday, August 27, 7.25pm AEST

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Selection: Round 23

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ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 25: New Port draftee Riley Bonner poses during the AFL Draft Media Call at Elder Park, Adelaide, Australia on November 25, 2015. (Photo by Sean Garnsworthy/AFL Media)

PORT ADELAIDE has made three changes to its side for the final game of the 2016 season.

Two debutants highlight the inclusions, with the Power’s first pick of the 2015 draft Riley Bonner to take the field for the first time alongside upgraded rookie Will Snelling.

Logan Austin returns from injury.

They replace Jake Neade, Jimmy Toumpas and Cam O’Shea who have all been omitted from the team that lost to Adelaide in Showdown 41.

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Port Adelaide plays Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium on Saturday 27 August at 7.25pm.

Port Adelaide Round 23 team v Gold Coast Suns
Saturday 27 August, Metricon Stadium, 7.25pm 

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Snelling upgraded for Suns game

SANFL Rd 21 - Port Adelaide v Norwood

Will Snelling in action against Norwood last weekend.

WILL SNELLING has been upgraded to Port Adelaide’s senior list for the final game of the season.

He will make his debut against the Gold Coast Suns on the back of an impressive finish to the year in the SANFL.

Snelling - a 2015 SANFL premiership player with West Adelaide – joined the Power via the most recent AFL rookie draft and has played eight games for the club in the SANFL this year on top of the 15 clocked up with the Bloods.

A long-term foot injury hampered most of his season, however the 18-year-old’s recent strong form for the Magpies has justified his call up.

“Will has battled injury this year, but he’s been very, very consistent in the SANFL this last month,” Port Adelaide senior coach Ken Hinkley said.

“He’s earned a call up on form, but it also gives him a chance to see how he goes at the next level.”

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Inside Alberton: August 26

portadelaidefc.com.au takes a look at what the players have been up to off the field in the latest Inside Alberton.

We’ll start this edition with a (self-proclaimed) look alike. Matty White reckons he resembles Channing Tatum after his recent facial fractures, but we’ll let you be the judge.


Ever the professional, Boaky spent some spare time at a Pilates studio, while Kane Mitchell spent his spare time taking on WWE star Titus O’Neil.


And anyone looking to replicate Robbie Gray’s slick haircut now can, the midfield star opening his new barber shop.


The boys have been getting behind a few charities, including Mental Health Awareness, Brain Injury Awareness, and the Hutt Street Centre.


Always good for a family snap, this time Chad’s roped his little sister into helping with his hamstring exercises, while Jarman convinced his little brother to get 24 on his jumper.


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Hinkley says no to wantaway Sun

Bonner and Snelling get the good news - PTV Riley Bonner and Will Snelling get the good news they're making their AFL debut

PORT Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley has all but ruled out making a play for departing Gold Coast star Jaeger O'Meara, declaring the Power will be hanging on to their first-round draft pick.

The Suns are likely to demand at least two first-round selections, or the equivalent in players, to facilitate a trade involving the talented but injury-prone midfielder.

Hinkley worked briefly with O'Meara from his time as an assistant coach at the Suns from 2010 to late 2012.

"No. I don't know where Jaeger's going, I don't know what he's up to," Hinkley told reporters in Adelaide on Friday.

"I had very little time with Jaeger.

"As with any football club, we'll have a look at see what happens with that position, but we're taking our first-round draft pick and going to the...


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Fans' MVP: Gray takes lead back

OLLIE WINES was voted the fans’ most valuable player on the weekend, delivering another solid midfield performance during the Power’s heartbreaking Showdown loss.

Unsurprisingly, Wines led the Power’s disposal count and finished with six tackles.

Robbie Gray has regained top position on the leader board, bagging the first goal of the Showdown and delivering another spectacular goal thereafter, in an attempt to narrow the margin.

Captain Travis Boak and Brad Ebert worked hard in the midfield, with Ebert powering on after a nasty hit to the face by Adelaide midfielder, Rory Sloane.

Jasper Pittard fielded votes for his presence in the back lines, however, his chase to be crowned the fans’ MVP for 2016 will come down to the wire with the Power playing their last game of the season against Gold Coast this Saturday.

Gray and Pittard are split by just one vote with a round to play.

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In the Mix: Round 23 v Suns

portadelaidefc.com.au takes a look at who’s in the mix to play in the Gold Coast Suns clash at Metricon Stadium this Saturday.

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Could we see another debutant enter the Power’s side this week?

Defender Riley Bonner was tipped to make an appearance in the Showdown XLI, but wasn’t named in the final side.

Given Ken Hinkley pointed to Bonner when discussing blooding young talent before season’s end, this week’s clash with the Suns may well be his chance at AFL level.

Young defender Logan Austin will also be available for selection this week after being sidelined with a groin niggle in Round 22.

Meanwhile Tom Jonas (hamstring) and Charlie Dixon (ankle) will be assessed this week – both are a chance to play in the Power’s final game of 2016.

Port Adelaide's most recent team – Round 22 v Adelaide
FB: Darcy Byrne-Jones, Cam O’Shea, Jasper Pittard
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Fast Facts: Power v Suns

Last time v Suns, 2015 - PTV Fiery night at Metricon in 2015.

THE POWER have won the last five games against the Suns.

Travelling north to play at Metricon Stadium, the Power was victorious in front of a Gold Coast crowd hit by a tropical downpour.

Sam Gray delivered a fantastic display in the midfield, alongside Hamish Hartlett and Robbie Gray, finishing with a career-high of 37 disposals.

Karl Amon impressed fans with three goals, while Chad Wingard finished with two to extend his goal-streak to 14 games.

The match became fiery with the eruption of a half-time melee after Brandon Matera laid a high tackle on Angus Monfires.

The largest crowd for a Power-Suns clash reached 21,287 fans during the Round 5 match at Football Park in 2011.

This game marked the first meeting of the two sides, as the Gold Coast Suns entered the national competition in 2011. 

The largest win between the...


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Port ranked 8th for membership figure

AFL 2016 Rd 16 - Port Adelaide v Hawthorn

Port Adelaide's membership figure for 2016 is the second-biggest in its history

PORT ADELAIDE'S membership figure has dropped – by 314 – in the release of the AFL’s audited figures for the 2016 season.

It is the second-highest AFL audited figure posted by the club since joining the national competition in 1997. 

The Power’s overall membership figure of 60,214 was scaled down by the AFL as part of its annual audit to include only memberships which cost $50 or more, had a person’s name attached to it and resulted in the distribution of a membership pack. 

The rules are applied across all 18 clubs to ensure parity in final membership figures. 

Pet memberships, SANFL memberships and 67% of Adelaide Oval stadium members were excluded as part of the audit. 

Port is now ranked eighth for membership in the AFL behind Hawthorn, Collingwood, Richmond, West Coast, Essendon, Sydney and the...


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EnergyAustralia's 30,000 meals to Foodbank

AFL 2016 Rd 15 - Port Adelaide v Richmond

Chad Wingard leads Port Adelaide's goal kicking. His 38 goals contributed 7600 meals to Foodbank this year

For the 166 goals kicked at the Adelaide Oval by the Power in 2016, EnergyAusralia has donated 200 meals to the club’s major charity partner, Foodbank.

That means Foodbank will be able to provide move than 30,000 meals to help feed Adelaide’s hungry this year.

EnergyAustralia has contributed over 200,000 meals to Foodbank in the three years of the Goal to End Hunger campaign.

More than 60,000 South Australians experience food insecurity every month, with around one in three being children.

Foodbank's vision is to end hunger in SA by collecting surplus, salvaged and donated food and grocery products from producers, manufacturers and distributors. 

To assist in this, EnergyAustralia commissioned a giant custom-built football to take donations of more than 520kg of tuna tins and...


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DBJ re-commits until 2018

2016 REVELATION Darcy Byrne-Jones will remain at Port Adelaide next season after agreeing to terms on a two-year contract.

It will tie him to Alberton until at least the end of the 2018 season.

Byrne-Jones rocketed to the attention of the football world on debut in Round 3, with the memorable sight of the running back kicking his first AFL goal while bleeding freely summing up his take-no-prisoners attitude to football.

After two seasons playing for the Magpies in the SANFL, which included an appearance in the 2014 grand final, Byrne-Jones earned his AFL stripes after a strong summer on the track.

He has played every game since his debut, with the high point coming in Round 10 when his superb defensive performance earned him his AFL Rising Star nomination.

Darcy Byrne-Jones celebrates a win with teammates at his debut game, Round 3 v Essendon 2016. Photo: Kane Chenoweth


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Incident a chance for more education

AFL 2016 Portraits - Hawthorn

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 02: Shaun Burgoyne of the Hawks poses for a portrait during the Hawthorn Hawks official team photo day at the Ricoh Centre in Melbourne, Australia on February 02, 2016. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)

SHAUN Burgoyne says Saturday night's late-game incident with Eddie Betts provides the AFL industry another chance to reinforce cultural awareness issues relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander players.

Burgoyne released a statement on behalf of the AFL Players' Indigenous Advisory Board on Tuesday morning, saying that while a line had been crossed, the football community's response was encouraging.

"The AFL Players' Indigenous Advisory Board applauds the swift action taken by the Port Adelaide Football Club following the disappointing incident at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday night," Burgoyne said.

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Talking points: Power v Crows

AFL 2016 Rd 22 - Port Adelaide v Adelaide

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 20: Karl Amon of the Power tackled by Brad Crouch and Rory Sloane of the Crows] during the 2016 AFL Round 22 match between Port Adelaide Power and the Adelaide Crows at the Adelaide Oval on August 20, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by AFL Media)

1. Port lift for the occassion
In the lead up to a Showdown that loomed a bloodbath in favour of the Crows, Power coach Ken Hinkley declared: “I am a punter and roughies get up”. Adelaide was red hot favourites to rub a fist full of salt into Port’s 2016 wound and take top spot on the ladder in the process. But after weathering the Crows’ onslaught in the second term the Power kicked six third-quarter goals to trail by just a point at the final break - during which Hinkley addressed his group in front of the club’s faithful in the forward pocket. They didn’t get the win - but the Power’s intensity was at the...


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Injury update: Round 22

AFL 2016 Rd 11 - Collingwood v Port Adelaide

Logan Austin is available for selection this week

LOGAN AUSTIN is available to return to the Power’s line-up this weekend after missing Saturday’s narrow Showdown loss with groin soreness.

Only Charlie Dixon and Tom Jonas will be assessed for the Power’s final game of the season.

Aside from blood rules to Jay Schulz, Brad Ebert and Nathan Krakouer, the Power reported no injuries from Saturday’s loss.

Port Adelaide will play the Gold Coast Suns in Round 23 at Metricon Stadium on Saturday 27 August at 7.25pm AEST.

Port Adelaide injury list as of Monday 22 August

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Logan Austin – groin (available)
Charlie Dixon – ankle (assess)
Tom Jonas – hamstring (assess)
Chad Wingard – hamstring, finger (season)
Billy Frampton – groin (season)
Hamish Hartlett – calf (season)
Matt White – cheekbone (season)
Jack Hombsch – hip (season)
Alipate Carlile – knee (season)
Dougal Howard - knee (season) 
Aidyn...


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Hinkley praises 'beast' Wines

Hinkley post-game v Crows - PTV Ken Hinkley speaks to the media following Showdown 41

OLLIE Wines plays like a ''beast'' and that's what Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley is demanding from his midfield star.

Wines turned in a superb performance for the Power in Saturday night's gutsy 15-point Showdown loss to Adelaide at Adelaide Oval.

The 21-year-old collected 28 possessions including 16 contested, made six tackles, had 10 clearances and seven Inside 50s.

Power great Kane Cornes tweeted that he thought Wines was unlucky to miss out on the Showdown Medal, which went to Adelaide's Matt Crouch.

Hinkley had other ideas, nominating Eddie Betts for his five-goal haul, but lauded Wines for the extra responsibility he has taken on this season.

"I thought Eddie Betts was stiff, I might have been a bit hurt by the scoreboard," Hinkley said.

"Ollie has grown enormously at our football club.

"He's...


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Koch: Education is key

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Port Adelaide President David Koch arrives for the AFL Commission and Club Presidents meeting at AFL House, Melbourne on August 22, 2013. (Photo: Lachlan Cunningham/AFL Media)

PORT Adelaide's indigenous players and the club's Aboriginal programs manager will decide if the supporter who racially insulted Adelaide star Eddie Betts is allowed to have her membership reinstated in the future.

The Power handed down an indefinite suspension to a female member who threw a banana towards Betts during Saturday night's Showdown at Adelaide Oval.

The club initially banned the member for next year, but increased that after speaking to witnesses who confirmed it was racially motivated.

Port Adelaide chairman David Koch has moved away from his earlier suggestions that the member be banned for life.

"We've decided on an indefinite ban, then the opportunity for this member to do the Aboriginal cultural...


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Statement: Spectator incident

PORT Adelaide Football Club officials today met with the offender who threw a banana in the direction of Adelaide Crows players during the final quarter of Saturday night’s Showdown.

The offender deeply regrets her actions and has agreed to take part in the club’s industry leading cultural awareness sessions.

The offender supplied the following statement for release:

I would like to sincerely apologise for my behaviour on Saturday night at the Showdown.

To the entire Port Adelaide Football Club community, I deeply regret any embarrassment I have caused as a result of my actions.

I apologise to Eddie Betts and the Adelaide Football Club as it was never my intention to cause harm or distress to your players or supporters.

Going to a game of football is meant to be a fun and enjoyable event for all and I apologise for ruining it for so many.

I regret my momentary lapse of judgement and I did...


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Sloane offered one-game ban

Tempers flare after Sloane hit - PTV Tempers flare in Showdown 41 after a late hit from Rory Sloane on Brad Ebert.

AFL 2016 Rd 22 - Port Adelaide v Adelaide

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 20: Brad Ebert of the Power leaves the field injured after being hit by Rory Sloane of the Crows] during the 2016 AFL Round 22 match between Port Adelaide Power and the Adelaide Crows at the Adelaide Oval on August 20, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by AFL Media)

ADELAIDE midfielder Rory Sloane has been offered a one-game ban for his late hit on Brad Ebert in Saturday night's Showdown.

Ebert left the ground with a cut below his right eye before Jimmy Toumpas kicked a goal from the resulting 50m penalty.

The MRP found the incident was careless conduct, medium impact to the head - meaning a two-game ban. An early guilty plea reduces the penalty to one game.

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