Port Adelaide Power

Port Adelaide Power, also known as the Port Adelaide Football Club, is an Aussie Rules team that previously played in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) and now compete in the AFL.

The oldest South Australian Aussie Rules club, Port Adelaide Power have enjoyed a total of 35 Premiership wins since their inaugural season in 1870.

Port Adelaide Power Information

Established: 1870

Home Grounds: AAMI Stadium & Alberton Oval

Colours: Teal, Black, White & Silver

Mascot: Tommy ‘Thunda’ Power

Number of Premierships Won: 34 SANFL (1884, 1890, 1897, 1903, 1906, 1910, 1913, 1914, 1921, 1928, 1936, 1937, 1989, 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996)

1 AFL (2004)

Number of Minor AFL Premierships Won: 3 (2002, 2003, 2004)

History

Port Adelaide Power are one of the oldest Australian Rules football clubs, founded in 1870.

Throughout their long history playing in the SANFL from 1870 – 1996 they enjoyed a total of 34 Premiership wins including their impressive six straight Grand Final victories from 1954 – 1959 under the coaching of Foster Neil Williams.

The historic South Australia club were also a dominant force during the 1990’s winning five SANFL Premierships during the decade.

Having been known under a number of different names, including the Magpies from 1902, the Port Adelaide club was renamed as the Power in 1997 with their admission into the Australian Football League (AFL) competition.

Since joining the AFL, despite a poor start losing their inaugural match by 79 points to Collingwood, Port Adelaide have claimed one Premiership win in 2004 when they beat the Brisbane Lions by a 40 point margin at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

They have also enjoyed three Minor Premiership titles in succession after finishing at the top of the ladder in 2002, 2003 and 2004.

Making the Grand Final again in 2007 Port Adelaide Power were defeated by Geelong, and two dismal seasons followed where they missed on the finals in 2008 and 2009. The club also looks in doubt of finishing in the top eight for 2010.

Emblem, Colours & Guernseys

Port Adelaide Power’s emblem features a hand holding a lightning bolt striking through a square logo. The club’s original colours were black and white, but when they joined the AFL in 1997 they added teal and silver to differentiate themselves from the Collingwood Magpies.

The club has two current guerneys, one for home games and another clash or away guernsey. Their home jumper, worn since 2009, is known as the ‘Back in Black Guernsey’ and is all black on the body with a white and teal V around the neck. Their ‘White Version’ worn for away games since 2010 is the same pattern but the white and black are reversed from their home guernseys.

Football Club

The primary venue used by Port Adelaide Power for their home games is South Australia’s leading football Stadium, AAMI Stadium. AAMI Stadium, also known as Footy Park, is located in West Lakes in Adelaide and is also home to rival AFL club the Adelaide Crows.

Port Adelaide Power use Alberton Oval for their training.

Like all AFL clubs, Port Adelaide offer great deals for members and buying a Power membership is an excellent way to get behind this time-honoured club. The other way to show your support is to back the team to win at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Mascot

Tommy ‘Thunda’ Power is the mascot for the Port Adelaide Football Club and he loves to entertain the crowds by dancing to Thunderstruck by AC/DC.

Best Bet to Make

In recent years Port Adelaide Power have failed to enjoy the same success they reached during the early 2000’s. Bets on them to make the finals are best avoided and match-by-match markets at Ladbrokes.com.au offer better chances for punters.

Looking at the record Port Adelaide seem to win and lose their games in succession, so the best time to back them at Ladbrokes.com.au is when they have one or two recent victories behind them.

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