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Adelaide 2016 - Women All Star talent trial

The girls warm up ahead of the Women's All Star talent trial (Photo: Adelaide Crows FC)

The Adelaide Football Club is continuing its push to be part of next year’s AFL women’s competition.

As previously stated, we are working alongside AFLNT to ensure we have the funding, infrastructure, systems and personnel in place to support a competitive Crows team in the inaugural season.

Our Club is also committed to a holistic approach and will develop pathways and opportunities for aspiring female footballers and administrators at the grassroots level and beyond to fulfill their potential within our great game.

Crows Chief Executive Andrew Fagan said the Club would work with the SANFL and South Australian Women's Football League to increase participation levels among youth.

"We will support existing youth talent pathways and play a role in fostering future programs,” Fagan said.

“Our proposed women’s team is just one part of a wide ranging gender diversity program which includes our Women of Adelaide initiative and related female engagement activities.

“The Club’s formal partnership with AFLNT also allows us to support young footballers in the Northern Territory and allow them to realise their potential as well.”

The tender process is yet to begin but we are encouraged by our initial discussions with the AFL and look forward to presenting a compelling proposal at the appropriate time.