Port Adelaide Magpies Head Coach, Chad Cornes will be joining us to discuss the season to date, what to expect from PAFC for the remainder of the year and his move back to South Australia. Guests will also have the exciting opportunity to hear from Andrew Hunter, GM – China and Government Relations and Chen Shaoliang, Captain of Team China and Port Adelaide’s latest recruit. Andrew is a significant driver behind the success of Port Adelaide’s move into China and we’ll be given an exclusive inside look into his role, what the move into China means for the football club and what opportunities it might create for South Australian businesses. To finish the evening guests will be treated to an interview with Chen Shaoliang, that will be facilitated by Port Adelaide great Tim Ginever.
This is sure to be a great event and one not to be missed!
Coach, Port Adelaide Magpies
Chad originally joined Port Adelaide as a player in 1998 and went on to play 239 games for the club before retiring in 2011. In that time he won two pre-season premierships and played alongside his brother Kane in the 2004 Grand Final victory. Chad’s successful career saw him win two All-Australian selections and whilst he never took out a best and fairest award at Port Adelaide he was a champion of the club and loved by the Port Adelaide faithful.
Chad’s return to Port Adelaide after an assistant coaching role at GWS has seen him take on the head coaching role of the Magpies and a game day role for Port Adelaide in the AFL.
GM – China and Government Relations
Andrew’s primary responsibilities are to focus on the growth and commercialisation of Port Adelaide’s China strategy. This includes continuing to build on relationships in mainland China and Hong Kong and to connect the local Chinese Community in South Australia to the work Port Adelaide is doing in China, and to the great game of Aussie Rules Football.
Ambassador, Port Adelaide FC
Chen is the captain of Team China and has been given the opportunity to play for the Magpies Academy. He will also be Port Adelaide’s Chinese cultural ambassador. Chen’s duties include promoting China at club events and other initiatives in 2016 as the Power continues its foray into Australia’s northern neighbour. One of these initiatives will be a 25-week documentary series titled ‘The AFL Show’ that will be screened in China. Chen will play a significant role to help raise the profile of Port Adelaide, South Australia and Aussie Rules Football in China.
Unfortunately he has injured his anterior cruciate ligament which will prevent him from playing in 2016.
Date & Time
Tuesday 24 May 2016
5:30pm – 7:30pm
DW Fox Tucker Lawyers
L14, 100 King William Street, Adelaide
No charge – event provided compliments of DW Fox Tucker
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Friday 20 May 2016
p: 8124 1811
We look forward to seeing you there.