Kane Cornes is a former footballer for Port Adelaide in the AFL. He has been crowned All Australian 2 times and has played in 2 AFL Grand Finals. Cornes was the first Power player to reach 300 AFL games. Midway through the 2015 AFL Season, Cornes announced his retirement from football and took a position as a with the Metropolitan Fire Service. At the end of the 2015 SANFL Season, Cornes took a role as a development coach for the Glenelg Football Club.
Cornes played for Glenelg before playing for the Power. Cornes played in 36 matches for the Tigers.
2016: Development CoachEdit
At the end of the 2015 SANFL Season, Cornes took a position as a development coach at Glenelg and noticed a development in the Bays in the second half of the 2015 season under Matthew Lokan. Cornes' brother Chad was announced has head coach of the Port reserves at the end of the 2015 season.
Cornes' was drafted from Glenelg to Port Adelaide in 2000, and played his first game in Round 10, 2001 against Hawthorn. Cornes' proved to be a reliable player in the midfield with 81 Disposals in 2001. In 2004, Cornes had a total of 499 Disposals proving his spot in the 2004 Grand Final. Cornes' continued to dominate in the field especially in 2008 were he collected a career best of 41 disposals against the Western Bulldogs.
2001: First YearEdit
Cornes made his debut against Hawthorn in Round 10 collecting 9 disposals and 3 kicks and would play another 6 games for the Power. He was awarded the 'Best First Year Player' award. He also played in the 2001 AFL Pre-season Premiership.
Playing a total of 15 games for the Power, Cornes averaging 12.6 disposals a game totaling 190 disposals for the year, becoming a regular on the side. He played in the 2002 AFL Pre-season Premiership.
Playing in 22 games for the side, Cornes averaging 12.7 disposals a game cementing his place in the side.
Cornes was averaging 20 disposals a game in 2004 becoming a key midfielder which help Port Adelaide win its first AFL Grand Final against Brisbane. He was one of the best on ground. He was awarded 'Most Improved Player'.
Averaging 24.6 disposals a game Cornes playing in 24 games for the Season. Cornes made it on the All-Australian squad, the only Port Adelaide player to. He had the most disposals for the club.
|Season||Club||Kicks||Handballs||Disposals||Marks||Hit-outs||Frees For||Frees Against||Tackles||Goals||Behinds|
|Brownlow Medal||Total Votes: 49|
|Hall of Fame Tribute Match Representative||2008|
|AFL Premiership Player||2004|
|AFL Pre-season Premiership Player||2001, 2002|
|John Cahill Medal (Best and Fairest)||2007, 2008, 2010, 2012|
|Best First Year Player||2001|
|Leading Disposals||2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012|
|Most Improved Player||2004|