Dear Members,

Well it has been another eventful year for our club.

There is no doubt the highlights of the year were beating Melbourne in round 10 and the women’s team reaching the Grand Final.

The teams had some highlights and low points but overall 2021 was certainly an improvement on 2020.

Once again our meetings  were effected by Covid and Middleton Tavern functions were largely curtailed.

It is hopeful that in 2022 things will return to normal and Adelaide oval will once again have 50,000 supporters barracking for our teams.

Congratulations go to Rory Laird for winning the Best and Fairest, ” Malcolm Blight” medal and to Ebony Marinoff the women’s best and fairest medal.

The committee has been busy throughout the season and the highlight would be Sam Jacobs attending one of our committee meetings. It was also great to see Board Member Nick Takos and his wife Dini attend one of our Middleton Tavern functions.

It is sad to see our long serving players in Daniel Talia and Tom Lynch leave  the club. They have both been wonderful players and they will be missed.

I would like to thank the members of the committee for their support over the last 2 years. I will not be standing as President for 2022 but will remain on the committee.


Andrew Benson


This article was included on the Adelaide Football Club’s website. Chairman John Olsen, CEO Tim Silvers and past player, Sam Jacobs attended a recent meeting at the Middleton Tavern. John Olsen is pictured here with our President, Andrew Benson and Treasurer, Yvonne Webb. We are very appreciative of the ongoing support we receive from the AFC.

Crows tour SA supporter groups

John Olsen, Tim Silvers and Sam Jacobs have been making their way around the state

The Adelaide Football Club hierarchy has embarked on a series of face-to-face meetings with Crows supporter groups across the State.

Led by Chairman John Olsen, Chief Executive Tim Silvers and Engagement Executive Sam Jacobs, the Club has made trips to the Riverland, Eyre Peninsula and Fleurieu Peninsula and will visit other regional groups as well as those interstate in coming months.

As part of the visits, Club representatives have spent time with passionate Crows Members and fans to thank them for their support of the Club.

The visits have included informal question and answer sessions over a meal where supporter groups have the opportunity to provide in-person feedback.

They have also presented an opportunity for the Club to connect with some of its past players including fan favourite Graham Johncock who attended the meeting in Port Lincoln in March.

The initiative complements the Club’s Member Engagement Panel which was formed 12 months ago and is set for its next quarterly meeting on Thursday, May 12.

The 10-person Member Engagement Panel is a valuable sounding board for the Club and acts as an important flow of information between Members and senior management and the expansive Membership base.

Thursday’s meeting will be attended by John Olsen and Member-elected Board Director Graeme Goodings.