News: Kicking goals with sponsorship

Barkly Regional Council has endorsed to sponsor the WillPOWER program for $5000.

Posted: Friday, 4 September 2015

The WillPOWER program encourages students to tap into their WillPOWER and make the right choices in relation to their health, education and future goals.
It was created by Power Community Ltd, which is the community development arm of Port Adelaide Football Club, and since last year the WillPOWER program has extended its special projects from South Australia into the Barkly Region and Central Australia.
In 2014 students from Tennant Creek were able to travel to Alice Springs and experience the first AFL game to be played for premiership points in Central Australia through the WillPOWER program.
Students from five schools who demonstrated strong school attendance and good behaviour were rewarded with the trip which included a two-hour workshop on healthy lifestyles and the opportunity to form a guard of honour as the Power team entered the field. Students were introduced to Power player Brendon Ah Chee who told the story of how his mother, Valerie, designed the jumper worn by the Power team for AFL Indigenous Round.
Recent sponsorship from the Council and other contributors will be spent on Special Projects for 2015-16 including the AFL Indigenous Round (incentive trip for students), Regional Sports Carnival expenses and nourishment for students attending WillPOWER.
Sponsorship supports Council's strategic directions of maximising regional development and building meaningful partnerships.