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Crows and 36ers team together

The Adelaide Football Club and Adelaide 36ers Basketball Club are pleased to announce that they have today entered into an agreement for each club to become a “community partner” (of one another) for the next three years.

This partnership will formalise an already strong association between the two clubs who shared celebrations during the “Back-to-Back” years for both teams in the late 1990’s and will see the following activities take place throughout the 08/09 Basketball and Football seasons and beyond.


• Players from both clubs involved in junior promotions together
• Players from both clubs attend and be involved in pre-match activities of the other affiliated club.
• Senior coaches sit on the bench/coaches box on at least one occasion per year.
• Joint networking functions with club sponsors.
• Signage and logo use at each other’s home games.
• Joint promotions to membership bases of both clubs.
• Attendance of players and officials at each other’s corporate functions during the season.
• Signed framed guernseys of the other community club will be prominently displayed in both club offices.

Adelaide CEO Steven Trigg said, “Our club has always had an excellent relationship with the Adelaide 36ers however this more formal agreement will see our two clubs take our already healthy relationship to another level. We already share the same colours, many members and sponsors and a common desire to be team’s “for all South Australians.”

“We see this community partnership as an ideal way to expand on an already strong association and take it to yet another level. Most importantly we see excellent benefits in the partnership which will provide a positive outcome for both clubs.”

Adelaide 36ers Director, Mal Hemmerling said “Formalising this relationship will deliver both clubs with enormous mutual benefits so we can work together in strengthening our position within the community and add benefits to our Corporate Partners as well as our many loyal members.”

The partnership will be formalised at the Adelaide 36ers home game v Perth Wildcats at the Distinctive Homes Dome Saturday night at the club’s Director’s Function.

In addition, to join the celebration of Brett Maher’s (an Adelaide Football Club Ambassador) 500th NBL game, Crows player Brett Burton will present a no.5 Adelaide Football Club guernsey to Maher on court just before tip –off which is at 7pm.