All the thrills and spills from West End Slowdown
West End Slowdown is finished for another year! As always, Little Heroes Foundation would like to thank our incredible sponsors, players, volunteers and, most importantly, our kids for making the day everything it was.
Unfortunately, the weather was not on our side, with temperatures soaring into the mid 30’s for most of the day.
Those who battled the heat were treated to a ripper of a game, which also included pre-match entertainment from Adelaide bands California Cousin and LEO, lots of sports activities and face painting for the kids, and we even had an appearance from the great Paul Stanley of KISS.
Due to perform on the Tuesday night, Stanley came onto the oval to present the match ball and mingled with a number of players and families before the game.
To the game itself, Port Adelaide started strongly, with Channel 7’s Mark Beretta kicking 2 goals in the first 10 minutes!
However, without a shadow of a doubt, the highlight of the game came midway through the third quarter.
One of our favourites Tony Modra wound back the clock with a spectacular mark in the goal square over the Power’s James Gowans! It was so good that his direct opponent Mark Beretta couldn’t help but applaud! Check out the footage here.
Abbey Holmes continued her stellar Slowdown form with 4 goals, including the goal that put the Crows in front in the last quarter. But it was Peter Burgoyne who sealed the match for the Power, kicking a goal late in the last quarter to put them 12 points in front.
Tennis stars Thanasi Kokkinakis and Darren Cahill also kicked 3 goals apiece, with Kokkinakis winning the Slowdown Medal for the Power.
Again, with many thanks to our incredible sponsors, players and volunteers, the day raised over $150 000 for seriously ill children and their families. These funds will go directly towards our $4 Million Centre for Robotics and Innovation, which is due to open in April 2016.