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Quartet escape serious injury

Adelaide has avoided any serious injuries after losing four players to minor concerns during its JLT Series loss to Richmond

11:33pm  Feb 24, 2017

Crows jumped in JLT opener

A scrappy Adelaide has fallen by 19 points to Richmond in the Club's opening JLT Community Series match

10:48pm  Feb 24, 2017

Poholke to play

Draftee Myles Poholke will make his Club debut in Friday night’s pre-season clash with Richmond at Etihad Stadium

6:00pm  Feb 24, 2017

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Highlights: JLT 1 v Richmond

10:17pm  Feb 24, 2017

Don Pyke Post-Match: JLT 1

10:10pm  Feb 24, 2017

JLT 1: Big man's big miss

9:39pm  Feb 24, 2017

Chelsea Randall

DOB: 14/6/91

Height: 173cm

Club: Swan Districts (WA)

Position: Forward

Guernsey No: 26

One of Australia’s leading players, Randall was recruited by the Crows as one of their marquee players. A two-time WAWFL best and fairest and regular State player, she has represented Melbourne in exhibition games in the past four seasons. Working for the Crows Community team.

Chelsea's welcome call 

Kellie Gibson

DOB: 9/6/96

Height: 170cm

Club: Swan Districts (WA)

Position: Forward

Guernsey No: 2

Signed by the Crows as a marquee player after moving to Adelaide from Perth to work for the SANFL in its community programs. A former Rugby 7s player who went to the Youth OIympics in 2014 and won a Gold Medal. Has played for Western Bulldogs and Melbourne in exhibition games since 2013.

Gibson's golden chance 

Angela Foley

DOB: 13/12/88

Height: 173cm

Club: Waratah (NT)

Position: Midfielder

Guernsey No: 3

From Shepparton in country Victoria, Foley has played in premierships in her past four seasons. The PE teacher joined Bendigo Thunder while studying at Bendigo University in 2011 and was part of the team’s first VWFL premiership the following year, when she was best afield in the grand final. Foley then moved to Darwin, where she has played in three NT premierships with Waratahs and also won two association best-and-fairest medals. She represented Melbourne in exhibition games this year.

Courtney Cramey

DOB: 28/11/85

Height: 169cm

Club: Morphettville Park (SA)

Position: Midfielder

Guernsey No: 22

South Australia’s captain since 2011, Cramey has been a start on the local season for many years and been one of the few SA players to be recognised with selection in the Melbourne/Western Bulldogs exhibition games.   

Dream come true 

Jasmine Anderson

DOB: 14/2/91

Height: 157cm

Club: Darwin Buffaloes (NT)

Position: Midfielder

Guernsey No: 12

After a couple of seasons out of football to play soccer, Anderson was recruited by the Crows as a rookie. The sister of North Melbourne’s Jed Anderson and former Carlton defender Joe, Anderson has a 16-month-old son.

Family ties 

Erin Phillips

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DOB: 19/5/85

Height: 173cm

Club: n/a

Position: Utility

Guernsey No: 13

A dual Olympian, Phillips plays professional basketball in the US for the Dallas Wings and is a member of the Australian Opals. She has an impressive resume including two WNBA titles, a world championship gold medal and an Olympic silver medal. The daughter of SA Football Hall of Fame inductee Greg Phillips.

Dream to reality 

Ebony Marinoff

DOB: 15/11/97

Height: 169cm

Club: Morphettville Park (SA)

Position: Midfielder

Guernsey No: 10

A senior premiership player at local level, Marinoff has represented South Australia at youth and senior level and played for Melbourne in the AFL All Stars women’s game late in the 2016 season.

Heather Anderson

DOB: 29/7/94

Height: 168cm

Club: Waratah (NT)

Position: Defender

Guernsey No: 19

An army medic, Anderson is originally from the ACT and was posted to Darwin last year after representing the Western Bulldogs in an exhibition game. Ran a 14.5 beep test in July.

Jenna McCormick

DOB: 17/9/94

Height: 170cm

Club:  Coorparoo (Qld)

Position: Midfielder

Guernsey No: 5

Originally from Mt Gambier, McCormick is a talented sportswomen who has been playing soccer in Iceland. Adelaide United’s Lady Reds Player of the Year in 2014, she is now with Canberra United in the W-League. Played a game for the Brisbane Lions women’s team this year.  

Deni Varnhagen

DOB:26/10/92

Height: 173cm

Club: Morphettville Park (SA)

Position: Midfielder

Guernsey No: 9

Captained a boys’ primary school football side before reluctantly switching to soccer. Since returning to football Varnhagen has developed into a regular State player.

Sally Riley

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DOB; 14/6/90

Height: 172cm

Club: Tracey Village (NT)

Position: Utility

Guernsey No: 8

A teacher, Riley has played netball and football in Darwin. She starred for the NT v SA at Adelaide Oval this year.  

Georgia Bevan

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DOB: 11/6/93

Height: 161cm

Club: Morphettville Park (SA)

Position: Midfielder

Guernsey No: 4

A former State softballer, Bevan has been a consistent performer at club and State level. Best on ground on Adelaide Oval earlier this season in an SA All Stars game. 

Georgia's recipe for success

 

Sarah Perkins

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DOB: 26/7/93

Height: 173cm

Club: Eastern Devils (Vic)

Position: Full forward

Guernsey No: 28

Perkins, recruited as a free agent, was selected in the 2016 VWFL Team of the Year after she kicked 52 goals. Earlier this year the two-time Victorian Under-18 representative played for Melbourne in an AFL women’s exhibition game.

Sophie Armitstead

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DOB: 27/10/94

Height: 168cm

Club: Wanderers (NT)

Position: Midfielder/defender

Guernsey No: 16

Also a talented rugby and touch player, Armistead won the NTFL Women’s Rising Star Award last season.

Talia Radan

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DOB: 9/5/88

Height: 179cm

Club: Belconnen (ACT)

Position: Defender

Guernsey No: 6

Originally from Adelaide, Radan captained the NSW/ACT State side this year and also represented the GWS Giants in an exhibition game.

Rachael Killian

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DOB: 15/7/94

Height: 174cm

Club: West Adelaide (SA)

Position: Forward

Guernsey No: 7

A former junior tennis star, Killian turned to football after a serious back injury and quickly developed into one of SA’s brightest prospects.

Rhiannon Metcalfe

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DOB: 27/9/91

Height: 185cm

Club: Gungahlin Jets (ACT)

Position: Ruck

Guernsey No: 11

Has represented the Australian Defence Force women’s team and nominated to play for the Crows after being posted from the ACT to Adelaide.

Anne Hatchard

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DOB: 7/3/98

Height: 175cm

Club: Morphettville Park (SA)

Position: Defender

Guernsey No: 33

Recently selected in the Youth Girls All Australian football side, Hatchard is also on the Adelaide Lightning roster for the WNBL.

Tayla Thorn

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DOB: 31/5/98

Height: 174cm

Club: St Mary’s (NT)

Position: Utility

Guernsey No: 15

Played in the AFL Youth Girls All Stars match in Melbourne this year and also represented the NT in its game against South Australia at Adelaide Oval.

Abbey Holmes

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DOB: 7/1/91

Height: 170cm

Club: Waratah (NT)

Position: Forward

Guernsey No: 1

Originally from South Australia, Holmes has starred in the Darwin competition in recent years and also gone on show in charity games. First woman to kick more than 100 goals in a season.

Stevie-Lee Thompson

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DOB: 23/2/92

Height: 169cm

Club: Wanderers (NT)

Position: Midfielder

Guernsey No: 14

From Brisbane, Thompson had a touch football background before trying football in Darwin last season, when she was an instant success. Represented the NT this year.

Jessica Sedunary

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DOB: 11/11/91

Height: 168cm

Club: Morphettville Park (SA)

Position: Midfielder

Guernsey No: 17

The personal trainer is a strong midfielder who has been a strong performer with her Club and the State team.

Jessica, the accidental footballer

Sarah Allan

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DOB: 19/11/97

Height: 178cm

Club: Salisbury (SA)

Position: Key position

Guernsey No: 39

A two-time Youth Girls All Australian, Allan represented the SA senior team in 2016. From Millicent in the South East, she is the daughter of former Central District SANFL player Keith Allan.

Justine Mules

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DOB: 15/12/94

Height: 162cm

Club: Morphettville Park (SA)

Position: Midfielder

Guernsey No: 23

Was the rookie of the year in the SAWFL in 2014 and represented SA in games this year.

Monique Hollick

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DOB: 8/12/89

Height: 179cm

Club: Uni of NSW (NSW)

Position: Midfielder

Guernsey No: 18

An elite runner and former boundary umpire, Hollick played for Sydney in a representative game this year after only a few games of football. Moving to Adelaide for work. Daughter of former West Adelaide and Richmond player Greg Hollick.

Planets align for Hollick

Lauren O’Shea

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DOB: 7/7/84

Height: 177cm

Club: Waratah (NT)

Position: Defender/ruck

Guernsey No: 21

A talented sportswoman, O’Shea has spent many years competing in netball, basketball, rowing and running, and took up football for the first time when she moved to Darwin from Victoria in 2012. The key defender and ruck is a four-time premiership player with Waratah Football Club. 

Dayna Cox

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DOB: 12/8/93

Height: 163cm

Club: Morphettville Park

Position: Midfielder

Guernsey No: 31

Signed as a Free Agent, Cox is a senior premiership player at local level with Morphettville Park and has represented South Australia at senior level. Played primary school football alongside Crows draftee Deni Varnhagen.