Young Adelaide defender Will Hamill believes advice from senior Crow Luke Brown has helped propel him into the AFL side.
The 19-year-old has now played three matches of senior footy and impressed with darting runs out of defence.
In his debut match, against Brisbane in Round Three, Hamill was presented his guernsey by locker neighbour Brown.
“For me it was complete happiness, I was stoked to be getting a game,” Hamill told The Optus Crows Show.
“To have Browny present me with a guernsey was a really cool moment.
“I feel we have a really good relationship… he can give me those tips off the field and in training, then I can take them and improve my game.”
The feeling was mutual for Brown, who did his best to take Hamill “under his wing”.
“I could tell he was a bit nervous, as you would be in your first game,” Brown said.
“I tried to take his mind off it as much as I could pre-game.
“I think there’s a few photos of me and him having a laugh… was trying to get him distracted.”
The pre-game guernsey presentation also marked the first time Brown had undertaken the honour.
“I’ve always seen guys do it and though, ‘wow, that’s awesome’,” he said.
“To have that opportunity was a thrill for me, especially for a kid like Will.
“I’ve really tried to take him under my wing and teach him as much as I can.
“Playing AFL in his second year is a great achievement, and it shouldn’t be underestimated how hard he has worked on it.”