Four 2020 draft prospects will get a unique insight into an AFL environment as they train with Adelaide this week.
As part of the NAB AFL Academy program, South Australian locals Corey Durdin, James Borlase, Luke Edwards and Kane Baldwin will join the Crows out on the track.
Durdin, a 17-year-old small forward for Central District, played three League games in 2019.
“Corey’s really smart in front of goal with a strong skill set and he certainly knows how to find the footy,” Crows Western Recruiting Manager Scott Degabriele told AFC Media.
A Next Generation Academy prospect, Borlase is no stranger to the West Lakes facilities.
“James is a key position player who’s done a lot of work with Crows Academies Manager Jarrod Meers,” Degabriele said.
“He’s a strong, athletic, developing player who looks best suited to defence at this stage.”
Edwards, the son of Crows dual premiership player Tyson, is an emerging midfielder/ half-back who played for Glenelg in 2019.
“Luke played in the Under-18 Championships as an under-ager this year and performed well,” Degabriele said.
“He’s developing well - a smooth-moving half-back with a good skill set and the ability to play midfield.”
For Baldwin, the opportunity to train with the Crows is a shining light in what has been a tough year for the teenager.
“Kane actually tore his ACL earlier this year and he’s been doing some rehab at the Club,” Degabriele said.
“He’s a strong marking, powerful key position player who leans towards playing forward.”