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Randall boosts Crows community programs

Chelsea Randall (centre) with the Community team (L-R) Louella McCarthy, Nigel Osborn, Jason Lehmann and Brooke Jeffs
Chelsea Randall (centre) with members of the Crows Community Team
I’m really enjoying the role and I’m impressed with the programs which are in place.
Chelsea Randall

AFL Women’s marquee player Chelsea Randall has joined the Crows Community Team in a boost to its women’s programs and successful Growing with Gratitude schools program.

Randall moved to Adelaide from the Pilbara in Western Australia in mid-September and has already been visiting schools as well as planning an all-girls football carnival in November.

The 25-year-old has also quickly found a housemate in fellow marquee player Kellie Gibson, who also hails from WA, and the two have settled close to the Club with Randall’s Border Collie, Koda.

Randall, who previously worked in a community programs role with the Swan Districts, said she was blown away by the Growing with Gratitude program and already felt right at home at the Club.

“There’s been a lot of new faces but I feel like the Club is one big family,” she said.

“I’m really enjoying the role and I’m impressed with the programs which are in place.

“The Growing with Gratitude program teaches kids simple techniques to help them have an attitude of gratitude. It’s so important that we teach kids these skills and habits to help them develop resilience with everyday challenges.

“I’ll also be doing a lot of work to promote female football to all ages which I’m really excited about.”

Together with Gibson, Randall is counting down to the official start of pre-season training for the women’s team on November 21.

“We’re looking forward to the draft when the rest of the team is confirmed and then to the start of training,” she said.

The Adelaide Football Club visits 200 schools and 40,000 students each year through its community programs.
The Growing with Gratitude program aims to improve the mental health, thoughts and habits of primary school children, developing an attitude of gratitude by promoting kindness, mindfulness and happiness.

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