Adelaide has sent past players a 2021 Crows guernsey bearing the name of every player to compete in an AFL Premiership season match.
To celebrate 30 years in the competition, the Club wanted to recognise every person who had contributed to the Crows’ journey.
On Sunday, all past players and officials were invited to the Round 23 match against North Melbourne for a post-game function with Sam Jacobs.
Adelaide Senior Coach Matthew Nicks and Head of Football Adam Kelly led the initiative in a bid to connect the Club’s rich past with its present and future.
Unfortunately, COVID-19 prevented the Club from hosting an event with past players and officials to officially present them with the guernseys.
Instead, guernseys were posted out to past players with a special letter and they were asked to send a photo of themselves wearing it or holding it up.
Jacobs said it was great recognition for the people who made the Club what it is today.
“There have been so many amazing people who have contributed in their own way to make the Club what it is,” Jacobs said.
“Being able to send them a guernsey is just a small piece of gratitude for everything they have done.
“To have a group of them attend the game on Sunday was truly special and we are extremely blessed to have such a great connection with everyone involved at this Club.”