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CROWfiles: Chelsea Randall

Chelsea Randall   - Photo by AFC Media
Adelaide women's marquee player Chelsea Randall

Get to know Adelaide women's marquee player Chelsea Randall

Guernsey number: 26

Twitter: @randall_chelsea

Instagram: @chelsearandall26

Nickname: Chels, Randall, Rambo, Randy, Cheezels

Preferred footy position: Forward

Occupation: Adelaide Football Club Community Programs Officer

Best piece of advice you have received: My gran always said “if you can’t do something, simply take off the 't' and YOU CAN”

Sporting highlight or greatest achievement to date: Being announced a Marquee Player for the Adelaide Crows

What’s your brief history in footy:

- 3x All Australian

- Inaugural Women’s Draft (2013) Draft pick 3 across Australia to Melbourne Demons.

- Melbourne Demons Player 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

- Best on Ground 2014 Melbourne v Bulldogs Match

- 2x Western Australian Women’s Football League (WAWFL) Best and Fairest

- Played 8 years with Swan Districts Football Club in the WAWFL, Perth

- Started playing with the boys at Safety Bay Stingers at 11 years old

If you weren't a footballer, what would you be doing: Maybe a basketballer, I have no idea really, football has given me a career on and off the field, friends for life and so much more, it’s kept me on the right track

Motto you live by: Make it Happen (stop talking about doing it and just do it basically)

If you could ask one person to be your mentor, who would it be: Nathan Van Berlo

Morning or night person? Morning

Preferred timeslot to play matches: Late afternoon/night match 

Match day superstitions: Not really a superstition, but I tend to do a double knot on my right boot and not on my left

Worst injury you have had: I’ve got eight screws and a plate from my broken ankle. In the 2009 Open Women’s WA v Victoria Match, I was the youngest acting captain (17 years old), super excited and lasted 5 minutes of the game. Spent my 18th birthday in a wheel chair

Last text you sent: Explaining to my dad that I was in bed by 10.30pm for New Year’s Eve. #EliteLife #Nanna

What couldn't you live without:  My dog, Koda 

Favourite sport other than footy: There’s so many, probably Basketball or Indoor Beach Volleyball

Dream travel destination: South America

Tea or coffee: Does Mocha count?

Savoury or sweet: Sweet

Go to pump up music pre game: Phil Collins

Go to meal pre game: Anything with carbs, a good Spag Bog

Favourite movie: PS I love you

Favourite TV series: At the moment, Chicago Fire

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs