Joyce – Semaphore Centrals Netball Club

There’s no denying Joyce cares for kids, but it’s her love and guidance that has set up thousands of young netballers to succeed both on and off the court. Joyce started Semaphore Centrals Netball Club 50 years ago and is still running the club and creating a welcoming space for people from their home courts…

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It’s Ashley… throwing some of the best parties of all time in our community, doesn’t just happen by accident. Thanks a heap Ashley of Semaphore SA for combining your creative flair, awesome organisational skills and unwavering passion for our community… it always makes for a fun time!!

It’s Frank… you’re an amazing muso and a master story teller Frank, thanks for sharing some of the good times from back in the day. Rock on mate! It’s absolute champions like Frank of Hoy-Hoy that make our community an eclectic melting pot of awesomeness.

It’s Sophie… you are one very special lady!! Thank you for doing your thing, you are so good at it and we are all so lucky to have you! Sophie welcomes you all with open arms to the Experience Cafe at Kilburn… you just have to go and check it out!!

It’s Alison… thank you so much Alison for strengthening our community through the power of story & for making a real positive difference. Alison of Living Stories had to send everyone a huge thank you for the way you all contributes to the best community going around.

It’s Lloyd. Thank you mate for everything you do & the incredible way you bring our community together. Lloyd of The People’s Market at Hart, Port Adelaide would like to send a heartfelt thank you to everyone that makes our mighty community what it is!!!

It’s Ian… from a young boy that would disappear for the day in all the marvel of the Port Adelaide area to now celebrating with others about just how good the place we call home is, Ian has always had a strong connection to our community and all that it has given him over the years.

It’s Roz… you’re somebody who give everyone a fair go and loves to help people have a good time no matter who you are..We all love ya work Roz… Thanks heaps!!

It’s Bronwyn… Thank you Bronwyn for everything you do… you are one in a million who makes an enormous positive impact within our community, with help from SecondBite, Foodbank SA & The Freemasons Port Adelaide.

it’s Rikki… and she is one incredible women!! Rikki through her early working career identified a real need to support young kids that were going through extremely tough times, but there wasn’t that extra help available that they needed… so she went about making things better.

it’s Tracy… her creation ‘Heart of Semaphore’ is an amazing community minded cafe with an arty twist that you’ve just got to see and feel.

Tracy wanted to give back to the community that welcomed her and her family when they packed their bags and moved here. She also always wanted to open up a cafe of her own… so it was the perfect fit.

Port Adelaide football legend Darryl Poole knows that it is the people who make a place.

Highlighting unique stories of local people was the motivation behind starting his Facebook page It’s Port Adelaide. Darryl is expanding on this with our new PAE People project, by capturing more of the inspirational, touching and unique stories of the people living across the city.

Telling the stories of the people who make up our diverse community helps to create stronger connections, and Darryl hopes that together PAE can continue to grow as a collective and everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

He will be travelling around PAE to capture stories and photos, and will be sharing them through our social media pages and a regular PAE People feature.

Darryl shares our view that people are the most important ingredient in any place. “There’s no doubt the shiny things are important, but it’s the people that make our community so incredible, ” he says.

If you know of any unsung heroes that should be acknowledged as PAE People, please contact

I tell stories and share photos because the local, selfless champions within our community deserve to be celebrated and embraced. By shining a light on them it acknowledges their efforts and highlights that there are so many good people doing good things.