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.
Penguin Random House Australia