On 19 June Whyalla Academy students travelled to Adelaide to compete in the SANTOS Aboriginal Power Cup. Students played 10 nine a side football games, with both the girls and boys teams winning 5 games. The Academy partnered up with Warriappendi in the boys competition, and Warriappendi and North East in the girls. It was brilliant to see the students develop positive relationships with the other academies.
The students engaged in a Careers and Health Expo, where the students could interact with a wide range of services from the community. Other activities the students engaged with included ten pin bowling, going to the movies, shopping at Marion, interacting with the other academies at the caravan park and playing a FIFA tournament.
A big highlight for many was learning then performing the Cultural Dance on the Adelaide Oval before the Power vs Geelong game. This was a spectacular performance by all SAASTA students.
The SAASTA program as develop and grown majorly over the past two years, with academic and attendance results improving dramatically. 2019 has seen the best overall results for a Power Cup for the Whyalla Academy. The girls came 12th overall and the boys finished 9th, but it goes down to the hard work the students put into the classroom that made these results possible.