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  • Published: 1 September 2015
  • ISBN: 9780857987600
  • Imprint: Ebury Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $40.00
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Kane Cornes




Premiership player. Four-time club champion. Two-time All Australian. 300-game veteran of the AFL.

Premiership player. Four-time club champion. Two-time All Australian. 300-game veteran of the AFL.

The Kane Cornes story is the story of the modern Port Adelaide Football Club. It is a story of triumph, tragedy and renewal. It is an intensely personal and honest story of a young man born into football royalty, who as the son of Glenelg and Crows legend Graham Cornes was hard-wired to detest the club he would adore. It’s a story of courage off the field, as Kane and his wife, Lucy, fight for the survival of their critically ill son Eddy.
Kane tells the inside story of the 2004 premiership, and how after three failed finals campaigns his club established itself as an AFL powerhouse, only to witness the sacking of his beloved coach Mark ‘Choco’ Williams.
Kane reveals the chaos that followed, which almost resulted in his own sacking, as the club came close to financial collapse. He charts how the club emerged from its darkest hour – the horrific death of his teammate and friend John McCarthy – to win respect, new fans, and become an AFL finals force again under the inspirational leadership of Ken Hinkley, who rates Kane as one of the club’s greatest players and team men of all time.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2015
  • ISBN: 9780857987600
  • Imprint: Ebury Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $40.00

About the Authors

Kane Cornes

Established as one of the AFL’s elite midfielders, Kane Cornes’ ability to shut down key opponents and win a mountain of the ball himself has redefined the role of a tagger. With four Best and Fairests, and a place in Port Adelaide’s inaugural AFL Premiership to his name, Cornes is a great of the Power. Cornes surpassed previous games record holder Warren Tredrea in 2013, finishing the year on 268 games and placed third in the Best and Fairest.

David Penberthy

David Penberthy has been a journalist and editor for more than 20 years. He started his career with The Adelaide Advertiser before moving to Canberra as the paper's national political editor from 1996 to 1999. He joined The Daily Telegraph in Sydney in 1999 as State bureau chief and was chief of staff and opinion editor before his appointment as editor of the newspaper from 2005 to 2008. He launched the opinion website The Punch in 2009 and was editor in chief of news.com.au from 2010 to 2012. He edited the Adelaide Sunday Mail in 2013 and moved to breakfast radio in 2014 with Adelaide's FiveAA. He has been a columnist for 15 years and writes two weekly columns for The Advertiser and News Corp's Sunday titles. He is married with three children.


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