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Williamstown and Adelaide Crows 'partnership'

From the Williamstown FC website.

ADELAIDE CROWS, WILLIAMSTOWN CONFIRM VFLW ALIGNMENT 

 

The Adelaide and Williamstown Football clubs have established a partnership which allows the Adelaide AFLW players to continue to be involved in the VFLW competition. 

The agreement will see up to five Crows women’s players representing the Seagulls in each game in 2020 and beyond.

As part of the agreement, Williamstown coaches, staff and players will link up with Adelaide’s women’s team during Melbourne trips, with a view to maximising learning and professional development opportunities.

Crows General Manager of Football Administration Phil Harper said the Club welcomed the partnership with Williamstown and the associated benefits it will have for both clubs.

“The success of our AFLW team is reliant on a strong off-season competition for the players, and this partnership will allow them to continue to develop their skills,” Harper said.

Williamstown CEO Jason Reddick was equally enthusiastic about the partnership.

“It is beneficial for our players to continue to develop with regular games in a strong competition,” he said. 

“Williamstown was seeking to align with an AFLW club in order to receive access to elite level playing talent and mentoring for our coaching and high-performance staff.

“We greatly respect what Adelaide have achieved in the AFLW and we are excited about how this partnership will help advance our own VFLW program and talent pathway.”

Harper said the Williamstown partnership would replace the one the Club had with Darwin-based NT Thunder, which also competed in the VFLW in 2019.

“Our alignment with the NT Thunder worked well and certainly contributed to our 2019 premiership success,” Harper said.

“But we had to look for another option when our AFLNT partnership came to an end recently.

“We are looking forward to the new partnership with Williamstown getting underway next year.” 

The 2020 VFLW season is set to begin around May after the completion of the AFLW season.

 

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From the AFLW website.

Crows align with VFLW club Williamstown

Reported by Sarah Black

ADELAIDE and VFLW side Williamstown have aligned, allowing Crows players to continue to play in the VFLW competition next year.

For the past two seasons, Adelaide's stars have played for NT Thunder in the VFLW at the conclusion of the AFLW season, as the state's premier league SANFLW runs parallel with the national competition.

The partnership between Adelaide and the NT Thunder finished at the end of the current VFLW season, with the Thunder not fielding either men's or women's teams next year as a revamp takes place.

The move will be a boost to standalone side Seagulls, who have struggled in their first two years in the competition, winning four games in 2018 and just one this year.

Up to five Adelaide players at a time will be able to play for Williamstown, with Seagulls staff also able to partner up with their Crows equivalents to assist with development.

"The success of our AFLW team is reliant on a strong off-season competition for the players, and this partnership will allow them to continue to develop their skills," Adelaide football boss Phil Harper said.

"It is beneficial for our players to continue to develop with regular games in a strong competition."

The VFLW season starts at the conclusion of the AFLW season, which is yet to be locked in but this year finished on the last weekend in March.

"Williamstown was seeking to align with an AFLW club in order to receive access to elite level playing talent and mentoring for our coaching and high-performance staff," Williamstown CEO Jason Reddick said.

"We greatly respect what Adelaide has achieved in the AFLW and we are excited about how this partnership will help advance our own VFLW program and talent pathway."

 

 


NorthPort
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Back to aligned status the Seagulls! 

 


digs

Won't be long before the "Shielas " game rules the world !!

We might be from the bush. but we ain't green

CGull

Yawn,hope the "sheilas" from Adelaide enjoy Pt Gellibrand in July!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

comeng
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So Willy can stop using #westandalone. 

CGull

Excellent point but you can have 1000/1 and drifting about that

NorthPort
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The same thought crossed my mind Comeng!