Port Adelaide are setting off to Shanghai in preparation for their AFL match against the Gold Coast this Saturday and they're taking 600 kilograms of baggage with them.
Port Adelaide are hoping to make Shanghai's Juwin Stadium a home-away-from-home for this weekend's clash against the Gold Coast Suns.
To try to nullify the challenges of travelling halfway around the world for the contest, the Power are travelling in style, with 600 kilograms of guernseys, boots and beetroot.
The exact list includes:
68kg of guernseys, training jumpers and shorts
69kg of football boots
37kg of footballs
30kg of protein, caffeine and beetroot
30kg of cherry juice and mueslli bars
22kg of bandages, tape and medical supplies
18kg of towels, and
15kg of ruck bags.
Port vice-captain, Ollie Wines, told news.com.au that it was all part of creating an authentic experience.
“All the boys arrived really well and we’ve got a really big team over here,” Wines said. “I think just being here early — it’s good to acclimatise to the surroundings and have an opportunity to train in the conditions.
“It’s the third time I’ve come over ... we are very familiar and hopefully that can help on game day.
“But the main thing is to perform on Saturday.”