Daniel Talia provided the biggest news of the Christmas break, proposing to partner Megan.
The pair got engaged on Christmas Eve coinciding with their five-year anniversary.
A mentor of the young defender, Brent Reilly, also took to social media in December to announce that he and wife Jamie are going to be parents for the first time. The pair went on to spend New Year’s Eve with Adelaide development coach Ryan O’Keefe and his family.
A host of Crows headed home for Christmas.
Taylor Walker and partner Ellie spent Christmas in Broken Hill with Tex’s family.
Brad (and Matt) Crouch went back to Ballarat and trained at his old school ground, St Patrick’s College.
Rory Atkins returned to Melbourne to see his family … and Crows teammates Reilly O’Brien and Luke Lowden!
Harrison Wigg also met up with a familiar face ...
Proud horse owner Josh Jenkins and girlfriend Hannah paid a visit to harness racing trainer/driver Michael Stanley in Burrumbeet, Victoria.
Stanley trains five-year-old gelding, Mach Denario, owned by Jenkins and ex-Essendon teammate, Michael Hurley. Hannah, whose father bred and raced horses, introduced Josh to the industry.
After spending Christmas in Victoria, Rory Sloane and fiancé Belinda visited one of their favourite holiday spots, and the destination for their October wedding, Byron Bay.
The pair was joined by James and Claire Podsiadly, and also Channel 7 personality Hamish McLachlan. Sloaney enjoyed a surf and hit of golf, and even found time for a bit of wedding planning!
Jake Lever returned to Bali with his girlfriend, Jess. Paul Seedsman and partner Alice ventured to another popular vacation spot, Hamilton Island, for a family holiday with Seed’s good mate and former Crow Dylan Orval and his family.
Sam Jacobs stayed local and was reunited with former Carlton teammates and fellow South Aussies Bryce Gibbs and Jordan Russell. Luke Brown spent a few summer days on his boat on the River Murray, and also the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Eddie Betts had a busy break, visiting country Victoria and Torquay with his family before meeting up with a group of teammates on the surf coast for Patrick Dangerfield’s wedding.