Rory Atkins credits the advice of a senior Crows pair in accelerating his football development
11:02am Jun 6, 2014
Crows recruit Rory Atkins is confident being in an AFL environment will help him deliver.
1:00pm Nov 23, 2012
Junior Clubs: Maribrynong Park/Calder U18s
Debut: yet to debut
Recruited from: Calder Cannons
Brownlow Votes: -
The left-footer played seven SANFL league games in his first year at Adelaide, showing glimpses of why he was included in the AIS-AFL Academy as a 17-year-old. A goalkicking onballer, Atkins can play at half-forward and also in the midfield. Should benefit from playing in the Crows system year-round.
Recruited from the prominent Victorian Calder Cannons Football Club, Atkins is a skilful left-footer who is renowned for his fantastic kicking skills. Atkins spent time at the AIS-AFL Academy, training with the nation’s best underage talent. The 18-year-old secured the Calder Cannons 2012 best and fairest award after a fantastic 2012 season playing predominantly as a half forward and in the midfield. He was Adelaide's second and final selection at the November national draft.
|1||Geelong Cats||L 119 - 81||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2||Port Adelaide||L 127 - 73||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3||Sydney Swans||L 71 - 134||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4||St Kilda||W 50 - 136||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5||GWS Giants||W 137 - 72||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6||Western Bulldogs||W 83 - 92||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|7||Melbourne||L 67 - 70||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|9||Collingwood||W 76 - 55||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|10||Carlton||L 81 - 76||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|11||Gold Coast Suns||W 109 - 77||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|12||Fremantle||L 90 - 50||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|13||North Melbourne||W 109 - 73||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|14||Essendon||L 101 - 92||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|15||Port Adelaide||W 99 - 76||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|16||GWS Giants||W 72 - 140||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|17||Hawthorn||L 92 - 104||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|18||Collingwood||W 82 - 98||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|19||West Coast Eagles||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|TOTAL||W: 9 - L: 8||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
Which player is most likely to look at himself in the mirror after a weights session?
What’s the funniest sledge you’ve heard on the field?
“Ya Mum’s ya Dad”
Who would you least like to pair up with in the boxing ring during training?
Who would you like to have kicking for goal after the siren if you are three points down in a Grand Final?
What is your coach’s favourite saying?
“Rat! You’ve been crap!"
Which teammate is most likely to be invited to the coach’s place for dinner
If you could draft any player into your team, who would it be?
If you had the power, what is one thing you would change about the world?
Outside of footy, what would be your dream job?
If you could appear on any reality show, which one would you choose?
Who has the best taste in music at the club and why?
Jason Porplyzia, classics
Who has the worst and why?
David Mackay, filthy beats
What meal is your speciality to cook?
What is your favourite TV football show?
Who is the best-dressed teammate at the club?
Who is the worst dressed?
Who is the most skilful all-round sportsman at the club?
What is your favourite way to spend a day off?
Who was your childhood celebrity crush?
Which of your teammates fancies himself as a celebrity?
Who is your funniest teammate at the club and why?
The Yen, he has no boundaries
Which teammate is the most likely to tweet a comment while watching a game at home?
Which teammate would struggle to turn a computer on?
Which teammate is most likely to take a ‘selfie’ and post it on Facebook?