Supporter Club would like to thank Rob Snowdon,
Russell Ebert and Andrew Russell from the
Football Club for taking the time to write for
us this year. Also, thanks to Stacey for
organising these reports.|
to Adam Kingsley for his 100th
game, all with the Port Adelaide Football Club
and Matthew Bishop for his 50th AFL
Unfortunately the boys didnít get up
following article by Head Fitness Coach
Andrew Russell, was written prior
to the game at the Gabba on 12th May 2002
and is published here as submitted. Ed]
a great preparation during the pre-season
where we had the majority of players missing
very little training, the results are
starting to show on the field.
We currently have no soft tissue
injuries keeping players off the field and
our total injury list is manageable.
The two major disappointments have
been Michael Wilson's knee injury and Damon
White's lower leg fracture and ankle injury,
putting them both out for the season.
Michael is back running and is
building up his preparation as
professionally as anyone could.
He does not leave any stoned unturned
and will return in great shape next year as
Damon was starting to play great
football and has shown everyone at Port that
he will be an asset in the coming years.
Damon will spend the year building
his Upper Body strength to a level required
to play senior and further improve his
Stephen Paxman has started running
again after having a minor setback with his
knee and is looking forward to playing in
the near future.
big challenge from a fitness perspective now
that we are well into the season is to keep
the players up for the rest of the year.
It is a fine balance between keeping
them fresh enough to play good football
every week but still put enough conditioning
into their legs so that they are still
running hard late in the year when it all counts.
Many players carry little niggles every week
and it is our job to give them enough work
to maintain fitness without further
irritating the sore areas so that they can
play at an optimum level every week. Much
work is done in the gym and the rehab room
out of the public eye to get the players to
this required level. The team approach is
vital in this process and communication
between the Physio, Doctor, Conditioning
Coach, Head Coach and Player is vital. The overall Goal is simple, to win Football Games. If you have more
players available then the coaches have a
greater pool in which to choose the best
team possible to achieve this goal.
Head Fitness Coach
huge thank you to following sponsors for
our raffle. We had a great response to
letters sent out requesting donations for
our 2002 raffle. We ask that all our
members do their best to support these
organisations in response to their
Plaza, North Tce,
thanks to the Siddell family for their
v St Kilda Trip Report
we hit the road for the second Sunday
Melbourne game in a row. Having already
done the trip the week before to watch the
game against Melbourne, it was a tad hard
hitting the road again. Fortunately, we
had a pretty good idea that the boys would
have a better result than the previous two
was a fairly small crowd at Colonial and a
quiet one once they realised that again
they were going to sit through a loss. Our
boys played extremely well, in particular
Josh Carr and Jarrad Schofield who both
had 26 possessions. Brendon Lade kicked 4
goals and Peter Burgoyne 3. A great win,
which made the trip straight, back to
Adelaide a little easier. Fingers crossed
we never again have two Sunday games in
Melbourne in a row!
and Tina Emes
Supporter Club needs help to raise money
for the Port Adelaide Football Club.
And with upcoming away match
functions at the Port Club, we need people
to help with these functions.
If you can help in anyway please
contact the Supporters Club.
Supporter Club is looking for Sponsors to
help raise money for the PAFC.
Space will be given in every
Please contact the Supporter Club
for more details.
Supporters Club Contacts
|Shane Kelly - President
Tina Emes - Vice President
Patricia Cox - Secretary
Kerrie Grindley - Bookings
Shaun Breen - Bookings
PO Box 2356
Port Adelaide SA 5015