Eric Weltner

Eric Weltner

A passionate Port supporter, Eric has been a member of the Port Adelaide Football Club for every season since its inception into the AFL in 1997, and has also followed the club in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) since the early 1970s. While football has flourished in South Australia since the move of AFL games to Adelaide Oval, Eric is concerned this could be threatened by the high cost of daily tickets to AFL games. He is also unhappy about the "transaction fee" being charged for walk-up ticket purchases to Adelaide Oval. While members are the lifeblood of a club, he believes footy should be kept affordable for non-members as well. Eric would also like to see more tickets made available to competing club members at AFL Grand Finals, which he thinks he can be done by reducing allocations that he believes lead to virtual AFL-endorsed "scalping". A football tragic, Eric also regularly attends SANFL games and understands the concerns many have of the impact of AFL reserves teams in suburban competitions. His working life has been mainly in the printing/publishing industry in the pre-press field, but he has also dabbled in sports writing as a reporter of SANFL games for Messenger Newspapers from 2002-2011.