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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

Records:
  • * 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

AFLW: Draft preview

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There will be 49 new players on AFLW lists by Wednesday evening.

The 2017 NAB AFL Women's Draft will get underway at 12pm AEDT on Wednesday in Melbourne.

There are three rough groups that clubs can draw from in the draft – top-age players from the under-18 competition (the traditional source of talent in the men's draft), state-league players who are above the age of 18, and players who were delisted from AFLW lists at the conclusion of the season. 

As players are only offered one-year contracts, AFL Women's teams are more inclined to select older, ready-made talent in the draft than AFL men's sides. 

So, what type of player does your club need? And who's in the running to get drafted? 

Adelaide

What they need: A silky outside runner. The premiers have a well-rounded side, but lost the classy Kellie Gibson to Fremantle as a free agent.

Picks: 8, 16, 24, 32, 38, 42, 46

Top under-18...


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AFLW: Draft Memories

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Ebony Marinoff Drafted See the reactions to Ebony Marinoff's selection in the 2016 NAB AFL Women's Draft

The 2017 AFL Women’s Draft will be held on Wednesday, October 18.

Crows Sarah Perkins, Georgia Bevan and Justine Mules recall their mixed draft day experiences.

Sarah Perkins was overlooked in last year’s AFL Women’s Draft. Perkins, who went on to win a premiership with the Crows and earn All Australian selection, was given an opportunity by the Club as a free agent …

“I would’ve been happy just to be drafted by any club, and to have known that someone believed in me as much as I believed in myself leading up to the draft.

“As everyone was being drafted one by one, (I was) trying to work out where I’d fit in a club … and who I was competing with for a spot on that list.

“Towards the end I think in my head I kind of knew that I wasn’t going to get drafted.

“I was obviously very...


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Crows appoint AFLW assistant coaches

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New Crows AFLW assistant coaches Peter Caven (L) and Andrew McLeod (R) with Senior Coach Bec Goddard

The Adelaide Football Club has finalised its AFLW coaching panel for the 2018 season with past players Andrew McLeod and Peter Caven appointed as assistant coaches. 

McLeod and Caven, both two-time premiership players with the Crows, will work under Senior Coach Bec Goddard who led the team to the League’s inaugural premiership.

Senior assistant coach Andrew Hodges, who is based in the Northern Territory, assistant coach Mark Moody and opposition analyst Brooke Copeland will all return to the coaching panel for the competition’s second season.

McLeod played a Club record 340 games for Adelaide from 1995 to 2010 and has previously coached with Norwood in the SANFL Reserves and St Michael’s College. Through the McLeod Centre of Excellence, he currently leads a suite of programs...


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Crows and UniSA join forces

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Crows CEO Andrew Fagan and University of South Australia Vice Chancellor Professor David Lloyd

The Adelaide Football Club and University of South Australia have announced a new partnership that will pave the way for collaboration to drive excellence in sports science and sports business research.

The three-year partnership, which will see UniSA support the Club’s AFL and AFLW teams, will build on the strong links which already exist between the two organisations.

As well as providing opportunities for collaboration to enhance sports business knowledge, the partnership will provide a range of unique experiences for UniSA students to connect with the Crows.

Crows Chief Executive Officer Andrew Fagan is looking forward to the highly productive partnership and benefits it will bring.

“We employ a number of graduates across the Club in areas from business development to finance and...


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Crows CEO Andrew Fagan and University of South Australia Vice Chancellor Professor David Lloyd

The Adelaide Football Club and University of South Australia have announced a new partnership that will pave the way for collaboration to drive excellence in sports science and sports business research.

The three-year partnership, which will see UniSA support the Club’s AFL and AFLW teams, will build on the strong links which already exist between the two organisations.

As well as providing opportunities for collaboration to enhance sports business knowledge, the partnership will provide a range of unique experiences for UniSA students to connect with the Crows.

Crows Chief Executive Officer Andrew Fagan is looking forward to the highly productive partnership and benefits it will bring.

“We employ a number of graduates across the Club in areas from business development to finance and...


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Crows and UniSA join forces

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Crows CEO Andrew Fagan and University of South Australia Vice Chancellor Professor David Lloyd

The Adelaide Football Club and University of South Australia have announced a new partnership that will pave the way for collaboration to drive excellence in sports science and sports business research.

The three-year partnership, which will see UniSA support the Club’s AFL and AFLW teams, will build on the strong links which already exist between the two organisations.

As well as providing opportunities for collaboration to enhance sports business knowledge, the partnership will provide a range of unique experiences for UniSA students to connect with the Crows.

Crows Chief Executive Officer Andrew Fagan is looking forward to the highly productive partnership and benefits it will bring.

“We employ a number of graduates across the Club in areas from business development to finance and...


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Hart returns to Crows

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Adelaide is pleased to announce Club legend Ben Hart will return to the Crows’ coaching panel for the 2018 season.

Hart previously spent four years as an assistant at West Lakes from 2008-2011.

He then spent five years at Collingwood before taking up a job in the media for the 2017 season.

Hart remains one of the most decorated players in Club history and was one of eight inaugural Crows Hall of Fame inductees.

He played 311 games for Adelaide and was a member of both the 1997 and 1998 premiership teams.

Crows Head of Football Brett Burton said Hart brings a wealth of football experience.

“Ben has been involved in elite football for more than 25 years and knows what it takes to achieve the ultimate success,” Burton said.

“He is a quality person and we feel his skillset will complement the current coaching group well.”

Hart said he was thrilled by the opportunity to return to...


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Adelaide is pleased to announce Club legend Ben Hart will return to the Crows’ coaching panel for the 2018 season.

Hart previously spent four years as an assistant at West Lakes from 2008-2011.

He then spent five years at Collingwood before taking up a job in the media for the 2017 season.

Hart remains one of the most decorated players in Club history and was one of eight inaugural Crows Hall of Fame inductees.

He played 311 games for Adelaide and was a member of both the 1997 and 1998 premiership teams.

Crows Head of Football Brett Burton said Hart brings a wealth of football experience.

“Ben has been involved in elite football for more than 25 years and knows what it takes to achieve the ultimate success,” Burton said.

“He is a quality person and we feel his skillset will complement the current coaching group well.”

Hart said he was thrilled by the opportunity to return to...


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Hart returns to Crows

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Adelaide is pleased to announce Club legend Ben Hart will return to the Crows’ coaching panel for the 2018 season.

Hart previously spent four years as an assistant at West Lakes from 2008-2011.

He then spent five years at Collingwood before taking up a job in the media for the 2017 season.

Hart remains one of the most decorated players in Club history and was one of eight inaugural Crows Hall of Fame inductees.

He played 311 games for Adelaide and was a member of both the 1997 and 1998 premiership teams.

Crows Head of Football Brett Burton said Hart brings a wealth of football experience.

“Ben has been involved in elite football for more than 25 years and knows what it takes to achieve the ultimate success,” Burton said.

“He is a quality person and we feel his skillset will complement the current coaching group well.”

Hart said he was thrilled by the opportunity to return to...


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BCD: Otten ties the knot

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Andy Otten and long-time partner Emmalyn Gregory have wed in a beautiful ceremony in their home state of Victoria.

The popular couple, who have been together for more than a decade, tied the knot on Saturday at the picturesque Stones of the Yarra Valley about an hour north-east of Melbourne.

Andy and Emmalyn met as teenagers and dated long distance for three years after Otten was drafted to the Crows in 2007. The pair were engaged in January of last year.

More ‘Behind Crows Doors’

A host of current Crows and their partners were on the guest list including Rory Sloane and wife Belinda, Eddie Betts and wife Anna, Kyle Cheney and partner Siubhan along with former teammates Sam Shaw, Jason Porplyzia and Patrick Dangerfield.

The newlyweds will now enjoy a honeymoon before the full Adelaide squad returns for pre-season training on Monday, December 4.

Defender Daniel Talia will be the next...


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AFLW: New Crows incoming

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AFL 2016 Media - NAB AFLW Draft

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 12: The top 8 draft picks pose for a photo during the 2016 NAB AFLW Draft at NAB Building on October 12, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)

The Crows will welcome up to seven new players in the NAB AFL Women’s Draft on Wednesday.

As reigning premiers, Adelaide’s first pick in the draft will be at No.8.

The Western Bulldogs acquired pick No.1 during the AFLW Trade Period.

Last year, the Crows selected would-be premiership player and NAB Rising Star Ebony Marinoff with their opening selection (No.7 overall) in the inaugural AFLW Draft.

Premiership players Deni Varnhagen, Sally Riley, Georgia Bevan, Jenna McCormick, Talia Radan, Rachael Killian, Rhiannon Metcalfe, Anne Hatchard, Abbey Holmes, Stevie-Lee Thompson, Jess Sedunary, Sarah Allan, Justine Mules and Heather Anderson also joined the Club in the 2016 AFLW Draft.

Unlike...


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2017 Trade Tracker

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AFL 2017 Media - NAB Trade Period

Crows General Manager List Management & Strategy Justin Reid

Every move made during the AFL Free Agency and Trade Periods

FREE AGENCY

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).

TRADE PERIOD

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...


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CEO Note: October 13

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The AFL industry moves at a rapid rate and while the Grand Final is still fresh in our minds, we have had no choice but to quickly immerse ourselves in the trade period and other post-season duties.

Like all of you, it will take players, coaches and staff more than a week or two to move past our inability to get the job done on the big day. But we will be stronger for it. As I said at the time, we confronted a Tigers team riding a wave of momentum and playing well, not just in the Grand Final but right through September.

I contacted Richmond CEO Brendon Gale post-match and offered him, on behalf of our Club, our sincere congratulations as deserving Premiers. They had a magnificent year. We will unpack why we performed below our usual standard on the day and use those learnings to drive further growth and improvement in all facets of our program in 2018. However, despite it not ending...


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Trade Period Update: Friday

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AFL 2017 Media - NAB Trade Period

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 9: Justin Reid, List Manager of the Crows looks on during the NAB Trade Period at Etihad Stadium on October 9, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)

Adelaide General Manager of List Management and Strategy Justin Reid provides NAB AFL Trade Radio with an update at the halfway mark of the trade period.

On the result of the Jake Lever deal …

“It’s always disappointing to lose a quality player like Jake, but we wish him and his family all the best. He was pick No.14 back in 2014, so to turn him into round one draft picks was a great result from the footy club.”

On the Club’s approach to contract negotiations with Lever throughout the year …

“We’re really clear where the offers sat with regards to benchmarking. What was reported out there, I can be really clear that there was no ‘lowballing’. But we also have a list that’s...


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2017 Indicative National Draft Order

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This year's AFL National Draft will be held in Sydney on Friday, November 24

Below is the indicative order of selection for the 2017 AFL National Draft.

The draft will be held in Sydney on Friday, November 24. The order is subject to change throughout the AFL Trade Period.

Rookie list promotions are included among the compulsory minimum of three selections that each club must have 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 as a free agent.

Indicative draft order

ROUND ONE
BL 1. Brisbane Lions
GCFC 2. Gold Coast
CARL 3. Carlton
NMFC 4. North Melbourne
FRE 5. Fremantle
COLL 6. Collingwood
STK 7. St Kilda (received from Hawthorn in 2016)
STK 8. St Kilda
WB 9. Western Bulldogs

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2017 Trade Tracker

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AFL 2017 Media - NAB Trade Period

Crows General Manager List Management & Strategy Justin Reid

Every move made during the AFL Free Agency and Trade Periods

FREE AGENCY

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.

TRADE PERIOD

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 third-round selection. READ MORE

Essendon receives Devon Smith, a second-round draft selection (No.24 overall at the time of trade) and a future...


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Crows trio into IRS squad

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Three Crows feature in this year’s International Rules Squad ahead of November’s two-test series against Ireland.

Rory Sloane and Rory Laird are set to represent the country for the first time, while Eddie Betts is in line for his fourth International Rules campaign.

Port Adelaide is the only other club with three representatives in the squad. Geelong and Essendon feature two players each.

Australia host Ireland at Adelaide Oval on Sunday, November 12 before wrapping up the series at Domain Stadium on Saturday, November 18.

Geelong premiership coach Chris Scott will lead the team alongside Fremantle coach Ross Lyon and North Melbourne’s Brad Scott as assistants.

A captain and leadership group will be revealed at a later date. Selectors may also include additional players to the initial squad in the lead-up to the series.

Only All Australian players were eligible for International...


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Trade deal struck for Lever

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Adelaide will receive two first-round draft picks in exchange for defender Jake Lever after a trade deal was struck with Melbourne on Thursday morning at Etihad Stadium.

The Crows have acquired Melbourne’s 2017 first-round draft pick (currently pick No.10), a future first-round pick and a future fourth-round pick.

In exchange Adelaide will send Jake Lever, a second-round pick (currently pick No.35) and a future third-round selection.

Crows General Manager List Management and Strategy Justin Reid said he was pleased with the outcome of the trade.

“As soon as Jake requested a trade we were always looking to achieve the best possible deal and by bringing in two first-round picks we’ve got our desired result,” Reid said.

“First-round selections are highly sought after so to receive two as part of this trade is a great outcome for us.

“We initially selected Jake with pick No. 14 in the...


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Fan takes top award

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Passionate Crows fan Annie Green

Crows Supporter Group stalwart Annie Green has been recognised for her dedication to the Club with the 2017 AFL Fans Association’s Female Fan of the Year award.

Since joining the Crows Supporters Group committee this year, Green has displayed exceptional commitment and dedication.

She arranged, planned and oversaw many barbecues for the Club, its partners and fans, at community football carnivals and open training sessions.

She was charged with planning many social events, including the Crows Supporter Group’s annual fundraising event for 150 people, and was also integral in the organisation of Crows supporter buses to travel to Melbourne.

In addition, Green missed the last quarter of every Crows home match this season to set up a raffle in the Magarey Room at Adelaide Oval, a huge sacrifice for anyone who is footy-mad!

Green was “in shock” when told...


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Season statistical summary

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Adelaide fielded 31 players throughout Season 2017 – the least of any team.

Captain Taylor Walker finished second in the League, behind only Coleman Medallist Lance Franklin, for total scoreboard impact during the home and away season. Teammate Eddie Betts was sixth.

Betts had more disposals inside attacking 50 (168) than any other player through the minor round. The livewire forward also had the most groundball gets (59) and was third for tackles (40) inside the attacking arc.

Hard-working Crow Tom Lynch claimed 29 marks inside 50m – second in the AFL during the regular season.

All Australian backman Rory Laird won the most groundball possessions (50) inside defensive 50 of any player during the home and away season.

Club Champion Matt Crouch averaged a disposal every 2.9 minutes of game time, ranked No.1 in the AFL.

Crouch broke the League’s all-time record for the most possessions...


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Injury Update: Post-season

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AFL 2017 First Qualifying Final - Adelaide v GWS Giants

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 07: Brodie Smith of the Crows walks from the field at half time with a suspected knee injury during the AFL First Qualifying Final match between the Adelaide Crows and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Adelaide Oval on September 7, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images/AFL Media)

Defender Brodie Smith could be the only player in the rehab group when Adelaide players return for pre-season training.

The Crows football department is now on leave with 1 – 4 year players set to return on November 20. The remainder of the playing group returning on December 4.

See the key offseason dates

The whole playing squad except for Smith, who is recovering from knee surgery, is expected to be available for the start of pre-season training.

Mitch McGovern will be right to go after injuring his hamstring in the lead up to the Preliminary...


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Crows Trade Period Update

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AFL 2017 First Preliminary Final - Adelaide v Geelong

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Charlie Cameron of the Crows kicks the ball during the 2017 AFL First Preliminary Final match between the Adelaide Crows and the Geelong Cats at Adelaide Oval on September 22, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)

Crows General Manager of List Management and Strategy Justin Reid provides an update on the opening day of the AFL Trade Period …

On Bryce Gibbs …

“Bryce is a contracted Carlton player. As we all know, we showed interest last year but have since moved on and it’s not a focus for us."

On Steven Motlop …

“That’s only new, so we’ll work through that in the coming days. I wouldn’t read into what’s being reported, put it that way. Reports suggesting we’ve offered Steven a contract are totally incorrect. However, we have some interest and will do our due diligence. Free Agency is open until next Sunday, so he’s got...


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