Singer, songwriter and producer Guy Sebastian has been appointed as the Adelaide Football Club’s Number 1 Ticketholder.

Sebastian is one of Australia’s most successful and enduring artists and is a long-time supporter of the Club.

Sebastian, who is the only Australian male to boast six #1 singles in ARIA chart history, spent most of his younger years in South Australia and grew up barracking for the Crows.

Despite living in Sydney since winning the television singing competition Australian Idol in 2003, he has always kept a close eye on his beloved team and has frequented many matches.

Sebastian was in Adelaide for the announcement and said he was emotional when he was asked about the role.

“It’s an amazing privilege for me, I’m obviously in music but sport’s always been a massive part of my life,” he said.

“I grew up playing footy and cricket here in Adelaide and I’ve always loved the Crows, through the good and the bad, so it’s an honour.

“Being a supporter is sticking with the team and being there for the long haul, so I think it’s a great time to remind everyone to really get behind the players.

“It starts with everyone getting behind the team, not just me but the fans helping the team and making sure they know that we are behind them.”

As well as being a much-loved Coach on Seven Network’s blockbuster entertainment show The Voice, Sebastian also dedicates much of his time to The Sebastian Foundation – the charity he founded in 2013 with wife Jules.

In 2023, The Sebastian Foundation formed a partnership with the Adelaide Crows Foundation to deliver the Open Parachute program, which teaches practical mental health skills to thousands of South Australian school children and youth nationally.

Crows CEO Tim Silvers described Sebastian’s appointment to the honorary position as acknowledgement of his passion for the Crows, as well as his like-minded dedication to community work.

“Guy has a genuine passion for the Crows and has done for decades but just as important is his dedication to enriching the lives of others,  which we have seen firsthand since forming our charity partnership,” Silvers said.

“As a Club, we obviously want to win games of footy first and foremost however, we also are committed to being known for the positive impact we have on the wider community, and both Guy and Jules share this ambition. 

“He has always been willing to support our Club in any way possible, so this is a perfect fit.” 

The role of Club Patron will continue to be held by successful businessman Rob Gerard.

A female patron has also been appointed with one of Australia's most powerful company directors, Carolyn Hewson, taking on the distinguished role.