Young Adelaide midfielder Sam Berry is set to make his AFL debut against Geelong this Saturday.
Senior coach Matthew Nicks told Berry on Thursday he would line up against the Cats in Round One.
“Sam Berry will play on the weekend, we’ve just let him know and called his parents," Nicks said.
“It’s a really exciting time to see a young kid get his chance with his enthusiasm.
“He’s trained really well, he fits into our culture, he’s a really likeable young lad and he goes hard at the footy.
“He showed enough (last weekend) that we want to see some more from him, we think this will be a really good launch pad for him”
Berry is the second debutant confirmed for the season opener and will join James Rowe in playing his first AFL game.
The 19-year-old joined the Crows from the Gippsland Power via Pick No. 28 in the 2020 National Draft.
Nicks also confirmed Matt Crouch would miss Round One due to groin soreness.