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CSE Crows Clinic 2017

Centre State Exports in conjunction with the Adelaide Crows Football Club recently held their third annual Crows Country Kids Clinic. Seventeen regional football clubs from across the state had nominated their best 13 or 14 year old to spend a 'training day' with the Adelaide Crows.

The clinic was held while the Adelaide Crows conducted their final training ‘captain’s run’ at Adelaide Oval on 20th July before the Crows top of the table clash with Geelong.

The kids nominated by their club included

Roger Bowden - Ardrossan FC

Jack Weckert - BSR FC

Charlton Manning - BDT FC

Bodhi Sims - Broughton Mundoora FC

Lachlan Turner - Cowell Eyre FC

Matthew Couley - Hamley Bridge FC

James Hart - Kapunda FC

Matt May - Mallala FC

Blake Fidge - Mannum FC

Arley Byass - Marble Range FC

Caleb Schwartz - Mintaro Manoora FC

Mitchell Thorpe - Mundulla FC

Will Bowman - Orroroo FC

William Charlick - Padthaway FC

Leonard McDonough - Ports FC

Bill Taheny - Southern Eagles FC

Deegan Rothe - Wunkar FC

The football department of the Adelaide Crows put together a program for the boys that gave them an understanding as to what is required to make it to the AFL.

The clinic enabled access to some of the key coaching, recruiting and training staff of the Adelaide Crows Football Club including Assistant Coach Matthew Clarke, Head of Football Operations Brett Burton and Player Education & Academy Coordinator Jarrod Meers.

‘The message we want the kids to take with them is to just enjoy their footy no matter what level they end up playing’, said Meers, ‘it’s important to let the kids know that not everyone makes it to the highest level.

The highlight of the day for many of the boys was the one on one time spent with South Australia’s very own ‘country boy’ and Adelaide Crows ruckman Sam Jacobs. Sam gave the boys some real insight into the hard work, dedication and sacrifice required to make it in the AFL.

The boys also had the chance to stretch their legs and were put through a training session with Development Coach Paul Thomas & Physical Performance Analyst Jarryd Wallace. The day was finalised with a guided tour of change rooms and team facilities at Adelaide Oval.

 ‘A significant number of AFL players are from regional and rural communities, we have several key players that are country boys’ Jarrod said. ‘It’s rare for us to be able to work with country kids of this age, without local businesses like Centre State Exports to create that opportunity this kind of program simply wouldn’t happen. ‘

We thank the Adelaide Football Club, in particular the football department for making the day such a success and allowing us to give the kids involved a truly unique experience.

CSE Crows Clinic - All Participants

Back row from left:
Roger Bowden, Deegan Rothe, Matt May, Sam Jacobs, Blake Fidge, Charlton Manning, Arley Byass, Lachlan Turner, James Hart, Leonard McDonough, Bodhi Sims

Front row from left:
William Charlick, Caleb Schwartz, Will Bowman, Matthew Couley, Jack Weckert, Bill Taheny, Mitchell Thorpe

Adelaide Plains Group

From left:
James Hart, Matt May, Sam Jacobs, Matthew Couley

Eyre Peninsula Group

From left:
Lachlan Turner, Sam Jacobs, Arley Byass, Leonard McDonough

Mallee Group

From left:
Blake Fidge, Sam Jacobs, Charlton Manning, Deegan Rothe

Northern Group

From left:
Caleb Schwartz, Sam Jacobs, Jack Weckert, Will Bowman

South East Group

From left:
Mitchell Thorpe, Sam Jacobs, William Charlick

Yorke Peninsula Group

From left:
Bill Taheny, Sam Jacobs, Roger Bowden

Clinic Action Shots