Honouring The Traditions Of The Most Successful Club In Australia

  • The “Worst” Form Of Governance

    Winston Churchill said that “democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.…’ And until 1997 when Port entered the AFL this “worst form of governance” had been the way the club had been run. Members were entrusted to vote for the board…

  • The Port Adelaide Type

    There is no question that Port members have a type. Think Tim Ginever, Darryl Poole, Michael Wilson, Josh Carr, Russell Ebert, Geoff Motley. All very different players, with differing skills levels and physical capabilities, but they all have 3 things in common. In our AFL history we look to that 2004 premiership team to find…

  • The Big Games

    Fos Williams famously said “the other 17 (minor round games), unless we can make this one (the grand final) a certainty, don’t mean a thing!”  He and John (Jack) Cahill built a legacy at Port Adelaide built around turning up in the big games, against the big opponents. They built their list and their game…

  • A Creed Worthy Coach

    As news reports once again circulate about the future of Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley and a possible succession plan to his senior assistant Josh Carr, I thought it a good time to look back at successful Port Adelaide coaches. John Cahill and Fos Williams are undoubtedly the most significant and the ethos they created…

  • Too Hard?

    When I was a kid Port was always confident, so much so that others would often mistakenly label it as arrogance. As supporters we would laugh at the self-defeating remarks coming out of the opposition camp about how hard it was to win games and more importantly to win flags against the dominant Port Adelaide.…

  • The Propaganda from Port

    George Orwell said that “It is the same in all wars; the soldiers do the fighting, the journalists do the shouting, and no true patriot ever gets near a front-line trench, except on the briefest of propaganda tours”. And lately it seems the shouts coming out from the Port Adelaide Football Club employees are becoming…

  • #1 In Our Hearts

    With Tom Jonas moving on as Port Adelaide Football Club skipper, the easy decision would have been to make former co-captain, 2023 vice-captain and Brownlow medallist Ollie Wines captain and fellow 2023 vice-captain Darcy Byrne-Jones his deputy. Perhaps with one or two of the younger stars added to an expanded leadership group. This would have…

  • Taking Port Adelaide to the World

    A couple of announcements in the last week have reflected well on the Club as it endeavours to “Live the Creed”.  The push to move beyond the SANFL into the VFL (and create the best available model for premiership success in the highest league possible) and the signing of a new partner in UnionPay were…

  • Warren Tredrea GETS Port Adelaide

    If there is one man who doesn’t need to “learn about the Port Adelaide Football Club” it is Warren Tredrea. He didn’t just grow up in the general vicinity of the club and attend the odd game. He grew up on the ground, in the changerooms and immersed in the culture of the most successful…

  • Post Truth Port Adelaide

    Talking about the post truth era Kurt Andersen said that “We now live in a world where the truth is malleable, morality is subjective, and facts are fungible” and this has perhaps been emphasised best by Donald Trump in recent years with varied success.  It also seems to be an approach mirrored at the Koch…