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Behind Crows Doors: AFLW

Natasha Wade  August 10, 2017 8:09 AM

Official pre-season training for the AFLW team commences in November

Official pre-season training for the AFLW team commences in November

Crows AFLW players and coaches have been keeping themselves busy during their long off-season, with many heading on local or overseas adventures and others keeping themselves involved in football.

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Dual-sport athlete Jenna McCormick holidayed in the US – taking in Portland, San Francisco and Seattle – before heading to Norway where she will spend the next few months playing soccer.


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First day out in the new colours. Grateful for the opportunity and the welcome πŸŒŽπŸ‡³πŸ‡΄

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Another to head overseas was ruck Rhiannon Metcalfe who swapped Adelaide’s winter weather for sunshine with a holiday in Greece.

Preferred method of transport in Santorini #donkeyrides #Santorini #takemeback #backtoreality

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Co-captain Chelsea Randall opted for a holiday a little closer to home – traveling to New Zealand where she spent time hiking, skiing, jet boating and helicopter touring in Auckland and Queenstown.

'A journey is best measured in friends, rather than in miles...' #NZholiday #takemeback #adventure #snow #helitour #mates4life

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Northern Territory based players Stevie-Lee Thompson, Abbey Holmes, Ange Foley and Sally Riley took part in a lightning series designed to continue to grow women’s football in the Top End.

Riley, who is a teacher, has also been making the most of her school holidays by road tripping across Western Australia and the Northern Territory taking in sights such as Mitchell Falls and Cable Beach.

While Holmes, who is part-owner of fitness wear brand Esnetica, has been spending her weekends in Melbourne boundary riding with the VFL and working with AFL Nation and Future Stars.

When in doubt, peace and pout - hey Browny ??βœŒπŸΎοΈπŸ˜‚ ... @futurestarstv #futurestars #channel9 x

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Co-captain Erin Phillips has been enjoying family time in Dallas with twins Brooklyn and Blake as well as keeping busy with her new role as Director of Player and Franchise Development with WNBA-side the Dallas Wings.

Midfielder Jess Sedunary continues to keep fit and work hard at her personal training business, Fitter Stronger Healthier Aus in Mawson Lakes – motivating and passing on her fitness tips to others.

Georgia Bevan, Deni Varnhagen and Dayna Cox have reunited with their Morphettville Park Football Club family, with the trio regularly lining up with the Roos in the Adelaide Women’s Footy League.

β€οΈπŸ’› Love running out with my @mpwfc family again #roolove

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Spotted some Roos out in the water 🌊

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Anne Hatchard has also been a regular in the local women’s competition, lining up with top-of-the-table Adelaide University.

blacks on 3

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Hatchard, Courtney Cramey and co-captain Chelsea Randall have all spent time getting back to nature and seeing the best of South Australia with weekends camping.

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'Always remember to fall asleep with a dream and wake with a purpose...' #takemeback #camping

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Rising Star Ebony Marinoff has re-located to Melbourne for three months where she's continued to hone her craft with the Darebin Falcons in the women’s VFL. Marinoff spent the competition’s bye week relaxing on Queensland’s Fraser Island.

Bye week well spent✌🏼

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And fun runs or obstacle challenges have also been a popular way for players to have fun and keep fit during the AFLW off-season, including the Colour Run and True Grit.

😍 #thecolourrun #adelaide #adl

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Official pre-season training for the AFLW team commences in November.