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Crows seek SANFL recruits

Adelaide will hold “The Recruit” style tryouts to find more development players for next season’s Crows SANFL squad.

7:41pm  Sep 11, 2014

Rutten joins Richmond

Recently retired Crows champion Ben Rutten has joined Richmond as an assistant coach

5:08pm  Sep 10, 2014

Hewitt visits Crows nest

Tennis champion and Crows No.1 Ticket Holder Lleyton Hewitt paid a visit to the Club last week

2:20pm  Sep 10, 2014

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2014 Coaches

Brenton Sanderson, Senior Coach
A member of Adelaide’s inaugural squad, Sanderson returned to the Club as Senior Coach in September, 2011. In his first season at the helm, Sanderson took the Crows from 14th on the AFL ladder (seven wins) in 2011 to second (17 wins) at the end of the 2012 home and away season. The rookie coach guided Adelaide back to the finals for the first time since 2009, falling less than a kick short of a dream Grand Final berth. He also tasted pre-season success, delivering the Club its second NAB Cup title. After five years (2007-2011) as an assistant in the revered Geelong system, Sanderson arrived at West Lakes with great coaching credentials. He also boasts good playing pedigree, having played 209 matches for the Cats, Crows and Collingwood in a career spanning 15 years. He won Geelong’s best and fairest award in 2001. Originally from SANFL club Sturt, Sanderson is the sixth coach of the Crows, following in the footsteps of Graham Cornes, Robert Shaw, Malcolm Blight, Gary Ayres and Neil Craig.

Fast facts
Playing career:
209 games (Geelong 199, Adelaide 6, Collingwood 4)
Playing awards:
Carji Greeves Medal (Geelong Best and Fairest) 2001
Coaching awards:
Assistant coach in Geelong premierships years, 2007, 2009 and 2011, NAB Cup premiership coach with Adelaide in 2012

Did you know …? Sando is a qualified pilot.

Mark Bickley

Mark Bickley, Senior Assistant Coach (Forward)
Another member of Adelaide’s inaugural squad, Bickley has been involved with the Club for most of his adult life. Bickley played 272 games for the Crows (1991-2003) and captained the Club in four season, including the premiership-winning years of 1997 and 1998. After a stint in the media, the respected figure returned to West Lakes as an assistant coach in 2009. He took over as interim coach of the Crows in late-2011 and is now in charge of the forward line.

Fast facts
Nickname: Bicks
DOB: 4/8/69
Playing career: 272 games for Adelaide
Playing awards: Premiership captain 1997 and 1998, AFC Life Member, AFL Life Member, South Australian Football Hall of Fame Member, Best Team Man 1992, 1993 and 2000, First Adelaide player to play 150 and 200 AFL games, Seven State of Origin games for South Australia, Three International Rules games for Australia.
Coaching career: Assistant Coach at Adelaide 2009 - present

Did you know …? Bickley played for Australia in an International Rules Test against Ireland
after his retirement.

Scott Camporeale

Scott Camporeale, Assistant Coach (Midfield)
Like Sanderson, Camporeale returned to his native South Australia after a successful playing and coaching career in Victoria. The classy midfielder played 233 games with Carlton, including the 1995 Grand Final win. A member of the 2000 All-Australian team, Camporeale also played 19 matches for Essendon before injuries forced him into retirement in 2007. He remained at the Club as an assistant coach for three seasons before joining Adelaide ahead of the 2011 season. The former Woodville-West Torrens star junior oversaw the dramatic improvement in the Crows midfield in 2012.

Fast facts
DOB: 11/8/75
Playing career: 252 games (Carlton 233, Essendon 19)
Playing awards: Premiership player at Carlton 1995, All-Australian 2000, John Nicholls Medal (formerly Robert Reynolds) for Carlton’s Best and Fairest 2000, Four International Rules games for Australia, VFL/AFL Italian Team of the Century.
Coaching career: Assistant Coach at Essendon 2008-2010, Assistant Coach at Adelaide 2011 – current

Did you know...? Campo is a qualified electrician and has his own business

Darren Milburn talks to Daniel Talia

Darren Milburn, Assistant Coach (Defence)
Another former player with premiership experience, Milburn played in two flags for Geelong in 2007 and 2009. Milburn, who retired at the end of 2011 after 292 games, was lured to the Crows by former teammate and assistant coach Brenton Sanderson. The former All-Australian defender will continue to mentor the Crows defender in his second season at the Club.

Fast facts
Nickname: Dash, Dasher
DOB: 15/4/77
Playing career: 292 games for Geelong
Playing awards: Premiership player at Geelong in 2007 and 2009, All-Australian 2007, One State of Origin game for Victoria, International Rules representative for Australia
Coaching career: Assistant coach at Adelaide 2012 – current

Did you know …? Dash holds the record for the most games in the No.39 jumper (292). He took the title after passing former Footscray stalwart Tony Liberatore in round seven, 2011.

Dean Bailey

Dean Bailey, Strategy and Innovation Coach
An experienced coach in his own right, Bailey was recruited to Adelaide to help support rookie coach Brenton Sanderson ahead of the 2012 season. Bailey coached Melbourne in 83 games between 2008 and 2011. Prior to that, he was an integral member of Port Adelaide’s Grand Final success of 2004 and was also involved as a development coach in Essendon’s premiership-winning team of 2000.

'Bails' tragically passed away in March and will be sorely missed by all at the Adelaide Football Club.

Nickname: Bails
DOB: 18/1/67
Playing career: 53 games for Essendon
AFL Coaching career:
Senior Coach at Melbourne (2008-2011), Assistant Coach at Port Adelaide (2002 – 2007), Development Coach at Essendon (1999 – 2001)
Coaching awards:
Assistant Coach in Port Adelaide’s 2004 premiership, Development Coach in Essendon’s 2000 premiership

Did you know? Bails won Glenelg’s Best and Fairest award in 1995.