Adelaide forward Shane McAdam has signed a two-year contract extension to stay with the Club through to 2023.

The 25-year-old from Halls Creek in WA joined the Crows in 2018 as a mature-age pre-draft pick.

He made his AFL debut in Round Four last year and played 13 games for the season, kicking 12.12 and thrilling Crows fans with his high-marking.


Adelaide General Manager List Management and Strategy Justin Reid said the Club was thrilled to secure McAdam’s signature.

“We’re rapt to have Shane commit to the Adelaide Football Club for another two years,” Reid said.

“We have always known he is a special talent and last year we got to see that at AFL level in 13 games and we are excited about what is still to come.

“It’s great to have him buying into what we are building at the Club as the latest player to extend his contract before the season starts.”

McAdam said he was delighted to put pen to paper on a new deal before the start of the season, following the likes of Brodie Smith, Rory Laird, Reilly O’Brien, Harry Schoenberg, Josh Worrell and Andrew McPherson.

“The Crows have given me the opportunity to play AFL and I want to give something back to them,” McAdam said.

“I feel like I’ve come a long way in three years. My first year was a big eye opener and last year was good to get a regular taste of playing at AFL level and I feel like I’ve got a lot of improvement in me.

“As a team we knew last year if we kept working then the improvement would come and it did towards the end of the season, now it’s about carrying that into 2021.”

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