Adelaide has locked away its Premiership Coach and Captain for the next two years, with Matthew Clarke and Chelsea Randall recommitting to the Club.

Chairman John Olsen announced the pair had signed two-year contract extensions at the Crows’ AFLW Club Champion Awards on Friday night.

It means Randall’s AFLW career will extend to an incredible 10th season at Adelaide alongside Clarke, who will coach into an eighth season at West Lakes in 2025.

A four-time All-Australian, Randall was crowned Club Champion in 2018 and has been judged the AFLW’s Most Courageous Player five times.

Randall, who celebrated her 50th game in Round Two this season, said it was an easy decision to remain a Crow for life.

“I love this Club and I’m loving my footy, so to be sticking around for another two years makes my heart happy,” she said.

“It’s been life-changing, to be living my childhood dream is incredible and it’s such a privilege to lead this incredible group.

“You never lose that hunger and desire to win, I just want to continue getting better as an individual and as a team.”

In addition to her AFLW playing commitments, the 32-year-old is also a development coach with Adelaide’s AFL program.

Adelaide Head of Women’s Football Phil Harper said Randall’s leadership, both on and off the field, was a key reason the team had set a consistent benchmark for the competition.

“Chelsea continues to be one of our most important players and we are thrilled to have her extend her contract with us,” Harper said. 

“She is a fantastic leader of our group and an outstanding ambassador for our Club. 

“Her work ethic and dedication are unmatched and she continues to drive high-performance standards within our squad.”

Clarke’s new deal reflects the Board and senior management’s confidence in him taking the AFLW side forward.

In his six seasons at the helm, Clarke has guided Adelaide to five Preliminary Finals, including two Premierships in 2019 and 2022 (Season Six).

Crows CEO Tim Silvers said there was no better person to lead the Club’s AFLW program. 

“Matthew’s leadership has been pivotal to the on-going success of our women’s side,” Silvers said.

“He’s built a great environment and relationships with our players and staff and I know our squad love playing under him and are really excited for that to continue.

“We look forward to seeing what he and the team can achieve next season and in the years to come.”