An Adelaide local, Laird played for Kenilworth before developing his craft with SANFL side West Adelaide. He was unable to secure his senior debut until the Crows selected him as a rookie in 2011. In 2013, he was elevated to Adelaide’s senior list, making a name for himself and receiving two 22under22 selections. He passed 40 disposals on four occasions in 2018, his prolific work on the ball saw him make two All Australian squads before earning back-to-back selections in 2017/18. A monumental 2018 also saw him claim the Crows’ 2018 Club Champion award.
Laird was at his reliable-best in 2019 across 22 games. The half-back averaged 28.3 touches per game, including 23 effective, and led the Club for total rebound-50s with 111. Champion Data ranked the dual All Australian elite for intercepts (7.2 per game) and contested possessions (7.2). Among his best outings was Showdown 46 v Port Adelaide. He finished with 31 touches, eight inside-50s, six rebound-50s and 14 contested possessions, and crucially set-up a late goal to Tom Lynch.
DOB29 December 1993
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