Adelaide chief executive Andrew Fagan has labelled the Crows’ North Adelaide proposal as an “enormous opportunity for fans to engage with the Club 365 days a year”.

Answering questions from fans in a Live Q&A on the Crows’ Facebook Fan Group on Wednesday afternoon, Fagan stated he wanted members and fans to be proud of their Club and be able to show off a new home to their visiting friends.

“Come down, watch training, have a kick on the oval afterwards, grab a coffee, maybe chat with some staff or other fans, interact with the heritage displays that we will create,” Fagan wrote in response to a query about clubrooms at the proposed sports and community hub.

“We also want to treat the O’Connell Street precinct joining Park 2 to Adelaide Oval as part of the Crows experience. Through partnering with existing licensed facilities there will be plenty of opportunities to grab a schnitzel and beer and chat with Crows players, past and present, throughout the year.”

With Adelaide’s opening Marsh Community Series game 10 days away, Fagan said the Club “won’t be putting a ceiling on what this group can achieve.”

“We know they are younger and less experienced, but they have talent, are energised, and there is plenty of competition for spots,” he wrote. 

Nicksy has said he wants to define a strong brand of contested footy, and have the guys play in a way that makes our fans proud.

- CEO Andrew Fagan

“I’m really confident you will get this, then it’s all about getting better every day. Can’t wait for it to start.”

Other key takeouts from Andrew Fagan in his Q&A include: 

  • Matthew Nicks has been strong in his messaging of prioritising others and putting the team first, and he is proud of the behaviours we are celebrating as a Club.
  • The Club is currently working through negotiations with Brad Crouch and his manager. Fagan says Crouch is highly engaged and enjoying a strong pre-season, and the Club thinks extremely highly of him.
  • Open training sessions are not possible at West Lakes due to construction, but the Club will be having some at Adelaide Oval when we are able to train at the venue.

Fagan signed off hoping to see plenty of fans at Richmond Oval on Sunday afternoon as the Crows Women’s Team unfurls the 2019 AFLW Premiership Flag before taking on St Kilda.

To see his full responses, join the Crows’ Facebook Fan Group.