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The PAFC Supporters Club Newsletter Highlights
Edition #5 June 2001

100% Pure Power 100% Official

Membership

Supporter Club membership has started to pick up after our recruitment drive at the home game against the Demons.  We now have 45 members, which puts us on target for 100 members in our first year, which would be fantastic.  We would like to welcome the following families to our Club; Roger, Desi, Elana and Kaila Falk and Charlie, Anna, Carly and Renee De Cicco.

We all know of other people who follow Port Adelaide, we need them as members.  Once we have a bigger membership base, the easier it will be to attract sponsors, organise bigger functions and then the more we can give back to the Football Club.

Tina Snowdon

Away Games

Can’t get away to a Power away game?  The next best thing is watching it live on big screen with fellow Power supporters at the Port Club.  Join fellow supporter club members Saturday 30th June v Kangaroos and Sunday 8th July v Fremantle.

Kangaroos Game

The ACT Port Adelaide Supporters Club invites you to join them for the Port Adelaide v Kangaroos Pre-match Function at Eastlake Football Club, Oxley Street, Griffith.  10am Saturday 30 June 2001.  Guest speaker is Russell Ebert.  Cost is $15 adults and $8 kids.  Brunch is included.

Contact John Brewer on (02) 6291 9603 for bookings.  Auction of memorabilia, raffles and door prizes.

There is also an after match function at the same venue immediately after the game.

Hawthorn Trip

Karen and I set out early Saturday morning for Melbourne to see the Power v Hawthorn clash at the MCG.

We flew out at 9am and were greeted at Melbourne airport by the Mills Family and Co who had driven overnight in their “Bus”.  From there we dropped off our bags at the Victoria Hotel in Little Collins Street and then headed off to factory outlet stores including club sponsor Nike where we secured a few bargains before making our way to the ‘G’.

Once arriving at the ‘G’ we headed to the Ponsford Stand where fellow Power supporters had gathered on mass.  Around the ground it was clear a lot of other Power fans had made the trip, as there was plenty of teal, black and white amongst the crowd.

Prior to the game I was lucky enough to get to hold the banner for the lads to run through which as a great thrill.  Being on the ground when the players ran out is a moment I will never forget.

The game itself provided supporters with a few highlights including Kane Cornes' debut, Matt Primus’s miraculous recovery from a knee injury to provide inspirational leadership and Gavin Wanganeen's goal from another seemingly impossible position.  We overcame Hawthorns flooding tactics to still register 17 goals.  At the end of the game it was fantastic to hear the club song ring out around the ‘G’ with supporters in full chorus in readiness for September.

After the game we all headed to Bells Hotel, which was packed.  The venue wasn’t big enough for all who had travelled over for this game but we managed to squeeze in and maintain consciousness in the sweltering conditions until Packo and Rob Snowdon completed their speeches.  We stayed on for a meal, which was great value.  The size and quality of all the meals were superb.  After a night of revelling we headed back to our hotel, which was within walking distance to the ‘G’, Bell’s and the Casino.

Up early the next day we headed to the markets that plenty of other Power supporters also had on their itinerary.  I lost count of the amount of Power jumpers, caps etc we saw that day.

We headed back to Adelaide that evening exhausted but satisfied we had secured second position on the AFL ladder.

Kerrie Grindley

In Short

Softie of the Month goes to assistant coach Geoff Morris spotted on the Manly Ferry who couldn’t hack the cold conditions on the top deck and moved to the warmer confines on the lower level.

Just a hint for the jetsetters following the Power.  Check your flight time on your return.  A certain 7 members almost missed their flight on the way back from Sydney, after their flight had been brought forward 1 hour, lucky they got to the airport early enough.  The carrier was the unofficial airline of the AFL.

Monthly Meetings

As the Supporter Club is very new, it is very important to get input by all members.  Everyone can have a big say on how we should be run, what functions we can organise, plan interstate trips and how we can help the players and the Football Club.  We need your ideas.  In setting up the Club we have had help from fellow Power Supporter Clubs from interstate, hopefully one day we can return the favour.  They are all fanatical Power supporters just like us and have very well run supporter clubs who make everyone feel very welcome when we travel interstate.  After all we all share the common goal, 100% Pure Power.

So we ask all members to try to get to a meeting which is held upstairs of the Port Club, 7.30pm, the first Wednesday of each month.  So far we have had great input from the following people; Tina Snowdon (Treasurer), Kerrie Grindley (Secretary), Patricia Cox, Glenda Crilly, Mark Emes, Karen Grindley, Shaun Breen (all committee), Helen Kelly, Graham Oliver; Mark Beazleigh and Damian Stevens.

We all hope to see some new faces on the 4th of July.

Shane Kelly

Port Adelaide Supporter Club Calendar of Events

4th July @7.30pm - Supporter Club committee meeting (all welcome) upstairs at the Port Club. 

8th July - Supporter Club function at the Port Club followed by watching the Power v Dockers live on big screen

5th August - BBQ breakfast at Football Park before Showdown X

CONTACTS

PO Box 2356
Port Adelaide 5015

Email pafcsupporters@aol.com.au
Website www.thepowerfromport.com

Tina Snowdon - 8240 0421 - Treasurer/Membership
Shane Kelly - 8285 2229 - President
Kerrie Grindley - 8449 9069 - Secretary

Interview with Dominic Cassisi by Laura Mills

FULL NAME: Domenic Cassisi
NICKNAMES: Dom, Cass, Roo
DOB/STARSIGN:  22/9/82 – Virgo
MARITAL STATUS: Single
DRAFTED FROM/SANFL CLUB: East Fremantle/West Adelaide
TEAM FOLLOWED AS A KID:  West Coast Eagles
FAVORITE POSITION: Wing (midfield)
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM CAR/WHAT DO YOU DRIVE: 911 Porsche / SS Commodore
WHO IS YOUR WEIRDEST TEAM MATE AND WHY:  Che, he comes up with some funny stuff.
HAS IT BEEN HARD MOVING AWAY FROM HOME:  Initially, but I’m settled in now.
WHAT ARE THE RESTRICIONS ON YOUR SOCIAL LIFE BEING AN AFL FOOTBALLER:  None really, you just have to think before you act.
WHAT IS THE FUNNIEST THING ONE OF THE PLAYERS HAS DONE AND WHO WAS IT:  Don’t know, nothing much has happened.
WHAT IS THE DUMBEST THING YOU HAVE EVER DONE:  Missed a goal from a metre out at the Power’s internal trial.
WHAT IS THE STRANGEST THING YOU DID AS A KID:  Fell off a balcony and broke my arm.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PORT SUPPORTERS AND THOSE BACK IN WA:  A lot more loyal and a lot more vocal.
No 1 Member

Voting for our No 1 member ends very soon, the 1st of July. So get your votes in now. Some of the nominations so far include Greg Boulton, Mrs Boulton, Pamela Francis (Bob's wife), Tatiana Grigorieva, Bruce Abernathy, Ray Frewings, Fos Williams and Shayne Breuer. You might like to vote for one of these, or you might have someone else in mind, it's up to you. It's too late for snail mail but you still have time to get your votes in by e-mail at
pafcsupporters@aol.com.au Just nominate using 3-2-1 votes as outlined below.

3 votes _________________________________________

2 votes _________________________________________

1 vote __________________________________________

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