Adelaide forward Taylor Walker has praised the efforts of the Crows and Port Adelaide for embracing and welcoming fans into the Club - particularly those doing it tough. 

Last week, the Crows hosted nine-year-old Jaydn - a brain tumour survivor - in the rooms before and after the game.

Walker carried Jaydn out through the banner and grabbed him after the game for the team song.

“Our whole footy club, and Nicksy drives this really well, just to embrace everyone and anyone who comes through the doors - our boys do an amazing job of that,” Walker told Triple M’s Roo, Ditts and Loz on Tuesday morning.

“And it’s not just our footy club, I see Port Adelaide do it really really well.

“It’s a heartbreaking story (and) having kids, you do whatever you can for families like that.

“We always talk about some things that challenge us, but to be able to impact kids who don’t have the opportunities we do… I love it - put a smile on the kid’s face and the family.”

Adelaide claimed a 28-point win over the Suns on Saturday despite depleted numbers in the backline.

Walker said it was a credit to new trio Luke Nankervis, Mark Keane and Round 21 debutant James Borlase for stepping up.

“They’ve all been amazing, I’m rapt for them,” he said.

“We were getting into Junior (Wayne Milera) yesterday saying he’s brought the age up,” Walker said.

“They do understand each other a bit, the good thing is they’ve played a lot of SANFL together.

“I’m rapt for them, they’re doing an amazing job.”

Adelaide will face Brisbane this Saturday at the Gabba.

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