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Former Tiger joins Crows

Duncan Kellaway playing for Richmond in 2003
Adelaide has added three new faces to its football staff, including former Richmond utility Duncan Kellaway.

Kellaway played 108 games for the Tigers between 1993 and 2004. The 39-year-old has spent the past six years working as physiotherapist at Geelong.

He joins the Crows as a physiotherapist specialising in player rehabilitation. This role was previously held by Scott Wilson, who left the Club to return to his practice in Sydney last month.

Coach Brenton Sanderson worked alongside Kellaway at the Cats and said the two-time Victorian State of Origin representative would be a big asset to the Crows.

“Duncan’s a qualified physio and will be focused on return to play rehabilitation,” Sanderson said.

“He won’t be in the coaching side of things, but as a former player his knowledge will be really beneficial to the group.”

Another past player, two-time North Adelaide best and fairest winner Heath Younie has also joined the Club.

The 33-year-old will hold a dual role as a development coach and assistant to leadership development manager Paddy Steinfort.

“Heath played a lot of footy at SANFL and VFL level and was also on West Coast’s rookie list for a couple of years,” Sanderson said.

“Outside of footy, he’s a qualified teacher and has also done his Level Three Coaching Certificate. He’ll do a bit of work with Paddy Steinfort but player development will be his primary role.”

Adelaide has also reshuffled its fitness department following the departure of long-serving Physical Performance Manager Stephen Schwerdt.

Respected strength and conditioning coach Nick Poulos, who joined the Club last offseason, has assumed the role of Physical Performance Manager, but will continue to play a hands-on role in the weights room.

The Crows have recruited former Fulham strength and conditioning coach Andrew Young to fill the position vacated by Poulos’ promotion.

“Andrew Young has come in from the English Premier League,” Sanderson said.

“He’ll have a role involving conditioning, GPS analysis, prescription training and will write a lot of programs for our boys.

“We’re not trying to replicate exactly the fitness structure we did last year. We’ve shuffled things around a bit and are setting up our own system, which we think will work for us.”