Adelaide has secured South Australia’s best emerging talent at the 2020 AFL Women’s Draft on Tuesday night.
The Crows selected exciting South Adelaide midfielder/forward Teah Charlton with their first pick at No.4.
Charlton, 18, was an All-Australian at last year’s Under-18 Championships and claimed the SANFLW Breakthrough Player of the Year award in 2019 during the Panthers' premiership season.
A familiar face joins the Crows at pick No.45, with the Club selecting West Adelaide vice-captain and reigning SANFLW best and fairest Rachelle Martin.
Martin, 21, is the sister of Crows 2019 premiership player Hannah Button and made her AFLW debut for Adelaide in Round One, 2020 as an injury replacement player.
The Crows added former Melbourne AFLW utility Ashleigh Woodland with their final selection, pick No.47.
Woodland, 22, played four games for the Demons in 2019 before returning to South Australia for family reasons.
She was the SANFLW’s Leading Goalkicker with 17 goals this season, before taking out North Adelaide’s Best and Fairest in a premiership year.
Crows General Manager of Football Administration Phil Harper said it was great to finalise the Club’s 2021 playing group.
“It’s exciting to welcome Teah, Rachelle, Ash and their families to our Club,” Harper said.
“Across the trade and draft periods, we’ve brought in some speed and added to our goalkicking and defensive options.
“Importantly, our six new players are all quality people who will help us get back to where we want to be.
“We also look forward to welcoming back Chelsea Randall, Chloe Scheer, Hannah Button and Deni Varnhagen from injury.
“The squad is preparing really well and can’t wait to get back into pre-season training.”
Prior to the draft the Crows had a busy trade period, welcoming back 2017 premiership player Jessica Sedunary from St Kilda while also adding defender Lisa Whiteley from GWS and winger Hannah Munyard from the Bulldogs.
In August, Adelaide also re-signed majority of their 2020 list, including co-captain Erin Phillips.
Crows AFLW 2020 draftees
Pick No.4 – Teah Charlton
Pick No.45 – Rachelle Martin
Pick No.47 – Ashleigh Woodland