Players visit school students

Power surged through the Mid North on Tuesday as Port Adelaide visited schools in the region.

It was part of the Football Club's regional day where players and staff were spread out across more than 20 schools around South Australia.

Vineyard Lutheran School and St Joseph's School in Clare, Saddleworth Primary School, Eudunda Area School and Burra Community School were just some that were visited by some of the playing group.

Trent McKenzie, Billy Frampton and rookie Martin Fredrick visited schools in Clare, with Charlie Dixon also set to appear but was unfortunately unable to attend.

They were joined by Dougal Howard, Ryan Burton, Joe Atley and Riley Grundy for a coaching clinic at Clare Oval later in the afternoon.

At Saddleworth, students were visited by Jack Watts, Jack Trengrove, Sam Hayes and new draftee Xavier Duursma.

New recruit Scott Lycett returned to Burra where he spent some time in his younger days before a move to the Eyre Peninsula.

He was joined by Kane Farrell, Sam Gray and Boyd Woodcock, the latter of which celebrated his 19th birthday on Tuesday.

The quartet also made a stop at Eudunda.

At the schools, players gave a talk to the students as part of the Power Community Youth Program.

The talks focused on the importance of exercise and a healthy lifestyle, and also the importance of respect at home and in school.

Former Gold Coast defender McKenzie, affectionately known as the Cannon for his kicking ability, said the messages they delivered were important for the student's development.

"They are just growing up and they will see us as role-models so if we can teach them nice and early I am sure they will listen," he said.

"Being out here with only a small group it is important for us to get out here and everywhere we can. Obviously being small you don't really get that access so it is good for us to come out as well.

"They can be a pretty long way away and it is hard for them to be able to get down to the club on game day so it is important for them to have us come out as well."

Originally from Victoria, McKenzie said the program allowed him to get out to different parts of the state he hadn't seen before.

As well as the clinic at Clare Oval, sessions were also held at Kapunda, Balaklava, Blyth and Burra to end the day.