Before Shane McAdam officially commences duties as an AFL-listed player, here are 10 things you should know about the new Crow.   

1. Shane was born in Halls Creek, a remote town in north-east Western Australia in the East Kimberley region.

2. He’s studying at TAFE to be an electrical apprentice - he was studying for a test when he found out he was invited to the 2018 Draft Combine! 

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Just another day in the office

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3. McAdam is a famous name in football. Shane is the nephew of Central District’s 1989 Magarey Medalist and former St Kilda and Brisbane star Gilbert McAdam.

4. He’s also the nephew of former North Melbourne player Adrian McAdam and his cousin Sam Petrevski-Seton is currently playing at Carlton. 

5. He previously supported the Brisbane Lions.

6. Shane enjoys returning to Halls Creek, where you’ll most likely find him fishing.

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Day one back home

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7. At the 2015 WA State Combine, Shane equaled the running vertical jump record (102cm) set by West Coast star Nic Naitanui. He went on to finish first in the 20m sprint (2.89s) and second in the agility test (8.04s).

8. After being overlooked in the 2015 WA Draft Combine, he returned home to Halls Creek for a year. 

9. In 2016, he moved to Adelaide to play for Scotch Old Collegians in division two of the Adelaide Football League and Sturt in the SANFL under Adelaide’s new assistant coach Marty Mattner.

10. Oh, and he loves an exhilarating goal!