Adelaide draftee Rachelle Martin always dreamed of teaming up with her sister Hannah Button (nee Martin).

Taken with pick No. 45 in the National Draft, the joint 2020 SANFLW Best and Fairest winner (alongside Anne Hatchard) will now look to make that dream a reality in 2021.

“When my sister got drafted, I thought it would be amazing to play with her at the Crows one day,” Martin said.

“We never played a sport together growing up, so to play for Adelaide together will be great.

“It’s a dream come true.”

Martin even followed in her older sister’s footsteps, with Button winning the 2018 SANFLW Best and Fairest for West Adelaide before being drafted by the Crows.

Born and raised on the Yorke Peninsula, Martin moved to Adelaide in 2017 to study accounting and play football for the West Adelaide Bloods in the SAWFL.

The 21-year-old moved through the ranks at West Adelaide to their SANFLW team and after a number of successful seasons was named as a train-on player at Adelaide in 2020. 

Martin played a game for the Crows at the beginning of 2020 due to the Club’s injury struggles.

“I got called on a Thursday night after training and they asked me to come up (to Brisbane) as an emergency,” she said.

“On Friday, I was catching the plane by myself and the next day I was playing.

“The nerves weren’t too bad… I didn’t really have too much time to think.

“It will certainly help me settle at the Club, given I’ve got a game under my belt and know I can play at that level.”