Adelaide has thanked McKenzie Dowrick and Amber Ward for their contribution to the Club, with the pair informed they would not be offered contracts for next season.

Dowrick was signed by Adelaide at the beginning of the 2022 season following a stint with Brisbane and West Coast. 

She played four games for the Crows across Seasons Six and Seven before being moved to the inactive list for the 2023 season following a setback in her recovery from an ACL injury.

Ward played 14 games across two seasons for West Coast before landing at West Lakes through a trade ahead of Season Seven.

The defender played four games in her first season with the Crows but was unable to break into the side in 2023.  

Crows Head of Women’s Football Phil Harper said both Dowrick and Ward were high-quality people who had made an impact on the group.

“It is always a difficult time of year when we have to farewell players and, in this case, it unfortunately means saying goodbye to McKenzie and Amber,” Harper said. 

“Both are very popular members of our playing group and in their time here they have made our squad stronger which has ensured we have been able to remain competitive.

“We wish them all the best for the future and thank them for the time and effort they have put into our AFLW program.”