Three female coaches have been added to the Crows AFLW coaching staff for the 2022 season.
Courtney Cramey, Emma Sampson and Leah Kaslar will join Senior Coach Matthew Clarke and Assistant Coach Peter Caven, as the Club prepares for a new look competition featuring more teams.
Two-time premiership player Cramey returns to the Crows as an assistant after working with both men’s and women’s teams at the Glenunga Football Club which competes at the amateur level.
Crows Head of Women’s Football Phil Harper believes Cramey’s time as an elite player will assist in making her a valuable member of the coaching group.
“We know Courtney very well and believe she will help develop and improve our players as we head into our sixth season in the competition,” Harper said.
Sampson joins the Crows as an assistant after a decorated career in the South Australian Women’s Football League where she won two Dutschke Medals as the competition’s best and fairest.
She also has coaching experience across various levels and her sporting prowess extends to cricket where she has represented Australia.
“Emma comes into this position highly recommended by the SANFL as she is completing her Level 3 coaching accreditation and she will bring a perspective from outside of the AFLW bubble,” Harper said.
Former Brisbane and Gold Coast captain Leah Kaslar rounds out the coaching staff, joining the Club as a development coach while also playing in the State League.
“Leah has such a passion to help young players and she will be working on all areas of their game but with a particular focus on their skills,” Harper said.
“We are determined to have the best available personnel coaching our team and we want to make sure the players fulfil their potential.
“Our Club is also committed to playing a role in developing committed female coaches in the AFLW competition.”
AFLW pre-season begins on Wednesday 29 September.