Adelaide Crows AFLW Season Four – Home Games
Go along to the Crows’ new home ground to see Adelaide’s AFLW premiership defence in 2020!
With FREE entry and lots of fun activations for children such as a sand pit, face painting, vertical leap and sprint testing at the Milner Road entrance before the games start – a day at the AFLW is a great family day out.
Round Two for the Adelaide Crows Women’s Team on Sunday 16 February 2020 will be extra special – with Adelaide’s 2019 premiership flag being unfurled prior to the game. Gates open approximately two hours before each match.
The Crows fixture for 2020 will see them play: Brisbane (a), St Kilda (h), Geelong (a), Carlton (h), North Melbourne (a), GWS (h), Gold Coast (a), Richmond (h).
- Adelaide Crows v St Kilda
- Sunday 16 February 2020 | 4.40pm
- Richmond Oval
- Adelaide Crows v Carlton
- Sunday 1 March 2020 | 12.40pm
- Richmond Oval
- Adelaide Crows v GWS Giants
- Sunday 15 March 2020 | 2.40pm
- Richmond Oval
- Adelaide v Richmond
- Sunday 29 March 2020 | 12.40pm
- Unley Oval
Interview with Courtney Cramey
Our player questionnaire with Courtney Cramey – inaugural Crows AFLW player and leadership group member, gives an interesting insight into her footy world. We find out how Courtney balances working and playing, what she loves about being an AFLW player and her advice to young girls who one day hope to follow in her footsteps.
- How long have you been playing for and what were the reasons behind taking up the game?
I have played football since primary school. When I was younger, there wasn’t a pathway for girls footy so I went off and played basketball as a teenager. I then joined the local women’s league when I was 18 years of age and played in that league until being drafted at 31.
I grew up in a football family where my brother and dad both played and coached. I always loved footy just as much as them and wanted to be involved in the game like they were.
- How have you managed the balance of working fulltime with the pressures of a high-profile sport?
Each year since its inception I have had to reduce my fulltime capacity to work my day job – I’m a social worker in the Department of Correctional Services. In year one, I tried to juggle both which became exhausting, in year two I utilised all my annual leave and ultimately worked part time having a day or so off a week. In year three, I extended this provision utilising all my leave and taking a few more days off a week without pay to balance the time commitments required. This year for the fourth season, I have taken seven months leave (no pay) from my job to work at the Adelaide Football Club three days a week to better balance my time as a footballer. This has enabled me to be more available for football related commitments both on and off the field.
- What have you found most challenging/most rewarding?
Time management has been the biggest challenge and the most rewarding part of being an AFLW player has been being a role model and bringing joy to young girls to inspire them.
- What have been your favourite moments in the AFLW so far?
The ultimate reward for hard work is premierships and getting two of them has definitely been a highlight. My favourite would have to be the 2019 premiership where we saw a community of 53,000 people engaged at the AFLW Grand Final at Adelaide Oval where we went on to beat Carlton by 45 points.
- What is it about football that makes you love it so much?
I love the fact that you can play a team sport with so many other teammates. There aren’t many other sports where you have such a large team. With this, you build a sense of camaraderie amongst the group. The game itself is so dynamic requiring a range of skillsets, but mostly I love the physicality of the game and the battle of ultimately pursuing a win where you get to enjoy singing a song together as a group at the end.
- What advice would you give to young girls today with dreams of playing in the AFLW?
Remember that talent can only get you so far, you will have to work for it along the way. It’s not just about being the best footballer, it’s about being a good person. Along your journey, remember to stay connected to why you love the game – have fun doing what you do.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the AFC website or follow the Crows AFLW Facebook page.
What: AFLW Adelaide Crows 2020 Season Fixture
When: February – March 2020 (see dates above)
Where: Richmond Oval | 57 Milner Road, Richmond
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Image Source: supplied by AFC / Photos by Michael Willson/AFL Media
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