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Beginnings: Adelaide Football Club, nicknamed The Crows, are an Australian rules football club playing in the Australian Football League, reigning from Adelaide, South Australia. EST 1990

  • * Highest score: 30.8 (188) against Essendon at AAMI Stadium on 2 June, 2006
  • * Longest winning streak: 10 games (Rounds 13–22, 2005)
  • * Longest losing streak: 10 games (Round 18 1999 to Round 5 2000)
  • * Largest home attendance: 51,140 against Port Adelaide at AAMI Stadium on 26 April 2003
  • * Largest attendance: 99,645 against St. Kilda at the Melbourne Cricket Ground – 1997 Grand Final
  • * Most Goals in a Game: Tony Modra 13 goals vs Richmond (1993), Tony Modra 13 goals vs Carlton (1994)
  • * Largest Winning Margin: 139 points – Round 16, 1993 v Richmond at Football Park
  • * Largest Losing Margin: 141 points – Round 17, 2004 v Brisbane at Gabba
Full Ladder Team P W L D FOR AGNST % PTS
5 Adelaide 22 16 6 0 2483 1795 138.3 64

AFL Media's Best 22

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AFL 2017 Media - Adelaide Crows Press Conference 191017

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 19: New Crows recruits Bryce Gibbs and Sam Gibson (left) pose for a photograph during an Adelaide Crows press conference at the Nixon Hotel on October 19, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)

The 2018 Trade Period saw 31 trades completed and a host of players and draft picks switch clubs.

Our reporters give their take on each club's best 22 after all the trades have been done.

B: Jake Kelly, Daniel Talia, Luke Brown
HB: Rory Laird, Kyle Hartigan, David Mackay
C: Bryce Gibbs, Rory Sloane, Rory Atkins
HF: Tom Lynch, Taylor Walker, Riley Knight
F: Eddie Betts, Josh Jenkins, Mitch McGovern
R: Sam Jacobs, Matt Crouch, Brad Crouch
INT:  Paul Seedsman, Richard Douglas, Wayne Milera, Hugh Greenwood

NOTES: Bryce Gibbs slots straight into the side and bolsters the Crows' midfield. He can also fill-in across half-back with Brodie Smith set...

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AFL Media's top draft picks

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AFL 2017 U18 Championships - Vic C v SA

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - JULY 05: Darcy Fogarty of South Australia in action during the 2017 AFL Under 18 Championships match between Vic Country and South Australia at Simonds Stadium on July 05, 2017 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)

With the NAB AFL Trade Period done, all attention now turns to next month's NAB AFL Draft in Sydney.

With the draft order now settled, AFL.com.au has honed in on each club's first draft choice and found a player who might be in their thinking, plus some other names who could be in consideration in that range. 

The draft will take place at Sydney Showgrounds on Friday, November 24.


Pick 12: Jake Lever's departure, then Bryce Gibbs' arrival, and then Charlie Cameron's exit, meant the Crows will start with pick 12 at the draft. It's a spot where the grand finalists may be able to add a player ready to help them next...

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AFLW: Boyd on fast track

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AFLW Rookie Draftees Highlights of our new AFL Women's Rookie Draftees in action

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New AFLW Rookie Crow Calista Boyd

A mansion or a caravan? Calista Boyd isn't fussed.

The 18-year-old has had a rapid rise through the football ranks, from picking up the sport three years ago to now being one of the most promising AFLW draft prospects from the Northern Territory.

Under the Northern Territory's arrangement with Adelaide in what is a state-based draft, Boyd was only eligible to be selected by the Crows.

AFLW Rookie pick No.8: Calista Boyd

Boyd spent the first 14 years of her life in Queensland playing touch football.

A move to Darwin, and an introduction to Australian Football through her grade 11 teacher and now-Adelaide player Sally Riley, led to Boyd playing for the Northern Territory Thunder just a year later. 

She most recently played for an Allies team at the NAB AFLW Under-18...

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AFLW: Rookies round out squad

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AFLW Rookie Draftees Highlights of our new AFL Women's Rookie Draftees in action

The Adelaide Football Club has finalised its AFLW list with the signing of young guns Calista Boyd and Brianna Walling in today’s Rookie Draft.

Boyd, who is based in Darwin where she lines up with the Wanderers in the Northern Territory Football League, grew up in Queensland and has a background in touch football.

The 18-year-old midfielder/forward, also a talented basketballer, has speed, agility and is clever around goal.

When Boyd moved to Darwin, she was introduced to Australian Rules by her high school teacher, Crows AFLW premiership player and vice-captain Sally Riley.

View Adelaide’s existing AFLW player profiles

Also 18, South Australian Walling showed her potential at the 2017 Under-18 National Championships where she represented SA and the Allies (SA/NT/TAS).

A Year 12 Student at Reynella...

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AFLW: Athletic Allan raring to go

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AFL 2017 Media - NAB AFLW Draft

Crows AFLW draftee Jessica Allan

The first thing that strikes you about Jess Allan is her height.

At 184cm, Allan is one of the tallest female under-18 players around. In fact, only four listed AFLW players – Erin McKinnon, Emma King, Alison Downie and Kate Shierlaw – are taller.

Coupled with an impressive vertical leap, the 18-year-old looks set to be a star ruck of the future.

Allan is very composed both on and off the field, answering questions with the same poise she displays when palming the ball down to a teammate.

"I thrive on pressure, because from the moment the game starts, all eyes are on you as the ruck," Allan said.

"There's no pressure to get the ball for the first time, because you know as long as you jump high enough, it's yours.

"One of the best things about playing footy is when you're up in the air and you know you're about to tap it straight down a teammate's...

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AFLW: Hewett's tall task

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AFLW Draftees See the highlights from our 2017 AFLW Draftees

AFL 2017 Media - AFLW Draft Combine Day 2

New AFLW Crow Jasmyn Hewett

Jasmyn Hewett first picked up a football in earnest a year ago.

She’s now among one of Adelaide’s newest AFL Women’s players.

The 24-year-old grew up playing netball. She is from Stirling North (near Port Augusta in South Australia), and moved to Darwin last year with her partner.

"I knew before I made the move to Darwin I would get the opportunity to play football, so that was another thing that made moving so much more exciting," Hewett said.

"I loved kicking the footy as a child with my dad. He always tried to get my brothers out on the street, out on the dirt, kicking the footy around, but I was the only one interested in my family."

The ruck/forward, who has kicked at least one goal in every match playing for St Mary's in the NTFL, was one of the tallest of the 47 players at the AFL...

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AFL Media's trade verdict

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AFL 2017 Media - Adelaide Crows Press Conference 191017

New Crows Sam Gibson and Bryce Gibbs

In: Bryce Gibbs, Sam Gibson, picks 12, 39, 77, 2018 first-round pick (Melbourne), 2018 second-round pick (Carlton), 2018 third-round pick (Carlton) and 2018 fourth-round pick (Melbourne)

Out: Charlie Cameron, Jake Lever, Harrison Wigg, picks 16, 36, 54, 73, 91, 2018 second-round pick, 2018 third-round pick and 2018 fourth-round pick

Win: Bolstered the midfield

Lose: A pair of gun youngsters 

2017 draft picks: 12, 39, 77, 109

What they couldn't get done: The Crows were linked with contracted Bomber Aaron Francis, but declined to make a serious play for the South Australian.

Nick Bowen's verdict: The Crows were put on the back foot before the trade period when Jake Lever and Charlie Cameron requested trades. They made the best of a bad situation, getting a deal done early for Lever that netted them two first-round picks and gave them time to get...

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Gibson blindsided by trade

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Sam Gibson Presser October 19 Recruit Sam Gibson speaks to media.

New Crow Sam Gibson was so blindsided by his trade to Adelaide that he didn't even know he was eligible after the Kangaroos delisted him.

The man with the competition's longest active streak of games at 130 faced a life without football when he was a casualty of North Melbourne's aggressive rebuilding strategy.

Gibson, 31, thought the only hope of continuing his late-starting AFL career was as a delisted free agent, but he technically remained under contract until October 31.

A call from Crows coach Don Pyke on Tuesday put the wheels in motion before they handed pick 91 to the Roos to secure Gibson on a one-year deal.

"To be honest, I didn't even think a trade was an option even two days ago, but it all happened really quickly, as stuff often does," Gibson said.

"I got contacted by Don on maybe Tuesday and it all...

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Leaving Blues 'pulled on heart strings': Gibbs

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Welcome Bryce Gibbs Highlights of Adelaide's newest recruit Bryce Gibbs

AFL 2017 Media - Adelaide Crows Press Conference 191017

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 19: New Crows recruit Bryce Gibbs poses for a photograph during an Adelaide Crows press conference at the Nixon Hotel on October 19, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)

GILT-EDGED Adelaide recruit Bryce Gibbs laid bare his soul in an emotional farewell to his old club Carlton after a frenetic climax to the NAB AFL Trade Period.

The 29-year-old revealed his inner torture after a failed bid last year to return to his home state, then his hesitancy to ask for a trade again this fortnight.

Gibbs, who choked back tears, had to wait until the last day of the exchange period to find out his fate after a minor hiccup on Wednesday afternoon over the picks involved in the deal.

But ultimately the Blues' 2014 best and fairest found his way to West Lakes in a...

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Indicative draft order

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AFL 2011 Media - NAB AFL Draft

See how all the picks stack up heading into the 2017 National Draft

Below is the indicative order of selection for the 2017 NAB AFL Draft following the 2017 premiership season.

The draft will be held in Sydney on Friday, November 24.

Rookie list promotions are included among the compulsory minimum of three selections that each club must have at the draft, but the names of these players will not be formally read out at the draft.

Each pick is given a points value as part of the AFL's bidding system for father-son and academy prospects.

Note: Port Adelaide will not receive any compensation for the loss of Jackson Trengove, after later taking in Tom Rockliff and Steven Motlop as a free agents.

Indicative draft order

BL 1. Brisbane Lions
FREM 2. Fremantle (received from Gold Coast via Lachie Weller trade)
CARL 3. Carlton
NMFC 4. North Melbourne
FRE 5. Fremantle
COLL 6....

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Bryce right for Crows

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Recruit Bryce Gibbs says he’s still coming to terms with being traded to Adelaide 12 months after first seeking a move home to South Australia.

Gibbs, who was contracted to Carlton until 2019, requested a trade to the Crows at the end of last season but the two clubs were unable to agree on a satisfactory deal.

On Thursday, Adelaide finally secured Gibbs in an exchange of picks with the Blues.

For a deal seemingly a long time in the making, Gibbs said things had moved quickly towards the end of the trade period.

“It’s been a bit of a roller coaster ride,” Gibbs said on Thursday.

“It’s something that’s been in the back of my mind for a while, but to get to the point where it’s a realistic option, and then for it to be a done deal the next minute – it doesn’t quite feel real.

“I have mixed emotions. It’s been hard ringing people who I’ve been so close with at Carlton for the last 11...

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AFLW: Armitstead signs on

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The Adelaide Football Club has signed Darwin-based midfielder Sophie Armitstead for the 2018 AFL Women’s Competition.

Armitstead was originally drafted by Adelaide with the Club’s seventh selection and pick No.55 overall in the 2016 AFL Women's Draft.

The 22-year-old made her AFLW debut in Round Two against the Western Bulldogs but tore the meniscus in her left knee in the third quarter of the match and missed the remainder of the inaugural season.  

She was not signed by the Crows in the AFLW re-signing period in May as she continued her rehabilitation but has now committed to the Club under the Free Agency rules.

Free agency provides an opportunity for those athletes who were not pre-signed or picked up in the draft to be selected.

Crows Senior Coach Bec Goddard said she was thrilled that Armitstead would have another opportunity to showcase her talent.

“We were hopeful that Sophie...

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Crows close busy Trade Period

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AFL 2017 Round 09 - Fremantle v Carlton

Bryce Gibbs is now a Crow

Adelaide has bolstered its midfield stocks and strengthened its hand at next year’s bumper draft in a busy 2017 AFL Trade Period.

Versatile duo Bryce Gibbs and Sam Gibson joined the Club on the final day of the official exchange period.

Gibbs, 28, was traded in from Carlton in a package which included a swap of future second-round draft selections and a third-round pick at next year’s draft meet.

The 2014 Carlton best and fairest played 231 games in 11 seasons with the Blues since joining the club with the first pick of the 2006 National Draft.

Gibson was recruited from North Melbourne in exchange for pick No.91 at this year’s draft meet.

The tough midfielder has played 130 consecutive AFL games – the most of any current player – and ranked sixth in the Kangaroos’ best and fairest count this season.

The Crows agreed to terms with Melbourne for departing...

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2017 Trade Tracker

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Every move made during the AFL Free Agency and Trade Periods


Jackson Trengove joins the Western Bulldogs as a restricted free agent after Port Adelaide elects not to match the Bulldogs' offer. Port Adelaide receives no compensation due to other free agency activity.

Tom Rockliff joins Port Adelaide as a restricted free agent after the Brisbane Lions elect not to match the Power's offer.

Steven Motlop joins Port Adelaide as a restricted free agent after Geelong elects not to match the Power's offer. Geelong receives an end of first-round compensation pick (No.19 at the time of movement).


Adelaide receives a round-one draft selection (No.10 overall at the time of trade), a future first-round selection and a future fourth-round selection from Melbourne in exchange for Jake Lever, a second-round draft selection (No.35 overall at the time of trade) and a future...

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Crows get Gibson

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Welcome Sam Gibson Former Roo Sam Gibson joins the Adelaide Football Club.

Adelaide has further bolstered its midfield stocks by securing Sam Gibson from North Melbourne.

Gibson joins the Crows in exchange for pick No.91 in this year’s AFL National Draft.

The hard-running wingman finished equal sixth in the Kangaroos’ best and fairest this year.

Gibson hasn’t missed a game since his debut in 2012, and holds the AFL’s active record for consecutive games played (130).

Crows General Manager List Management and Strategy Justin Reid said the 31-year-old had plenty to offer at AFL level.

“Having started his AFL career at 25, Sam is still relatively young in football terms,” Reid said.

“His professionalism and work ethic is well known around the competition and he will add flexibility to our midfield group.

“Sam is excited to continue his career in Adelaide and we look forward to what he...

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Crows trade Wigg

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Adelaide will receive an early third-round draft pick for Harrison Wigg after a trade deal was struck with Gold Coast on Wednesday.

The Crows have acquired the Suns’ pick No.39 in this year’s draft in exchange for the left-footed midfielder, pick No.54 and Adelaide’s future fourth-round selection.

Taken with pick No.35 in the 2014 National Draft, Wigg did not play a senior game at the Crows but was a consistent performer at State League level.

Crows General Manager List Management and Strategy Justin Reid said the deal was a good result for everyone involved.

“We are happy to strengthen our draft position this year by adding an early third round pick,” Reid said.

“Harrison is a quality person who is looking for more opportunities at senior level by moving to the Gold Coast.

“We wish him all the best for the future and thank him for his contribution over the past three...

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AFLW: Draft Wrap

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AFLW Draftees See the highlights from our 2017 AFLW Draftees

AFL 2017 Media - NAB AFLW Draft

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 18: AFLW Adelaide Crows Coach Bec Goddard poses for a photo with Jess Allan during the NAB AFLW Draft at NAB Arena on October 18, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)

Adelaide has its first-ever set of sisters after securing young South Australian star Jess Allan with pick No.8 in the 2017 AFL Women’s Draft.

Jess, 18, is the younger sister of Crows premiership utility Sarah. Their father Keith played 69 games for SANFL club Central District between 1987 and 1992.

An emerging leader, Jess captained the South Australian Under-18 team this year and was named vice-captain of the Allies.

The All Australian ruck/forward was one of six players selected by the Crows on Wednesday.

Northern-Territory based tall Jasmyn Hewett was called with the Club’s second pick (No.16...

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AFLW Pick No.38: Ruth Wallace

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Ruth Wallace
Pick No.38

Age: 24
DOB: 1/2/1993
Height: 170cm
Position: Midfielder/Half-Forward
Local Club: Adelaide University/Norwood (SA)

Key Achievements
- Premiership player for Norwood in the inaugural 2017 SANFL Women’s League
- Adelaide Footy Women’s League Division 1 Leading Goalkicker in 2017 with 33 Goals for Adelaide University from 10 games

A crafty goalkicker who is difficult to defend. Wallace played Australian Rules growing up but switched to soccer in the absence of female football pathways. She joined Adelaide United in 2008 and represented the Australian Junior Matildas in 2009. Excelled in this year’s Adelaide Footy Women’s League with premiers Norwood and finished as the competition’s leading goalkicker. Wallace ran the New York Marathon in 2014 and remains an elite endurance athlete, recording the ninth-best result in the Yo-Yo test at the AFL Women’s Draft Combine.

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AFLW Pick No.24: Eloise Jones

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AFLW Draftee: Eloise Jones See the highlights of our third pick in the 2017 AFLW Draft

Eloise Jones
Pick No.24

Age: 18
DOB: 28/04/1999
Height: 173cm
Position: Midfielder/Forward
Local Club: Morphettville Park/Glenelg (SA)

Key Achievements
AFL U18 All Australian Team 2017 (half forward flank)
AFL U18 National Championships 2017 Allies team (SA/NT/Tas) representative
AFL U18 National Championships 2017 Allies team Captain vs WA
AFL U18 National Championships 2017 Allies team Most Valuable Player
AFL U18 National Championships 2017 South Australian representative
Represented Glenelg in inaugural 2017 SANFL Women’s League and kicked six goals in five games

A highly skilled midfielder who is strong overhead and dangerous around goal. Jones is a talented basketballer who turned down a college scholarship in America to focus on her AFL Women’s draft dreams. A standout at this year’s...

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AFLW Pick No.8: Jess Allan

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AFLW Draftee: Jess Allan See the highlights of our first pick in the 2017 AFLW Draft

Jess Allan
Pick No.8

Age: 18
DOB: 26/05/1999
Height: 185cm
Position: Ruck
Local Club: Salisbury/Glenelg (SA)

Key Achievements
- AFL U18 All Australian Team 2017 (Ruck and Vice-Captain)
- AFL U18 National Championships 2017 Allies Team (SA/NT/Tas) representative
- AFL U18 National Championships 2017 Allies Team Captain vs NSW/ACT
- AFL U18 National Championships 2017 South Australian Captain
First female to earn the Ladder Champion Award, which is presented to a player who displays attributes on and off the field that align with Ladder’s values, including commitments and passion to the team
Represented Glenelg in inaugural 2017 SANFL Women’s League

A versatile ruck with an impressive work rate and a terrific contested mark. Jessica Allan, the youngster sister of Crows AFL Women’s premiership...

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