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Adelaide Football Club - Crows History Locker

2014

Adelaide opted to use a predominantly white guernsey to avoid clashes with opposition clubs when it first entered a team in the SANFL in 2014. Crows members were asked to vote online from a range of options and the traditional style football ‘V’ guernsey, using the Club’s navy blue, red and yellow, was the most popular selection. The Crows logo appeared on the back of the guernsey, above a navy blue number.

Riley Knight, Jake Kelly, Angus Graham and Shaun McKernan in Adelaide’s first SANFL jumper; the back of Matt Crouch’s jumper.

2015

After the move to new supplier BLK, the 2015 SANFL guernsey featured a different neckline with a white patch at the front of the collar. The blue front panel was larger, reaching the top of the shoulder line, and there was a red Toyota logo on a white patch. The Club crest replaced the Crows logo on the back above the number and the strips of blue and red on the sides were slimmer. The initials ‘PW’ were added to the back of the collar after the death of senior coach Phil Walsh in July 2015.

Ian Callinan and James Podsiadly in the 2015 jumper; initials PW on the back of the collar.

2016

There was a white Toyota logo on the front, instead of red, and the red and gold stripes were slightly lower on the chest below a bigger blue area.

Riley Knight, Nathan van Berlo, Mitch Grigg and Wayne Milera in the 2016 SANFL jumper.

2017

The neckline changed with the switch to new supplier ISC. A sponsor badge was added to the front of the regular guernsey, below the ‘V’. For the first time, the Crows SANFL players wore an Indigenous guernsey, using the same design as the AFL version.

Scott Thompson, Ben Davis and Elliott Himmelberg in the 2017 SANFL jumper; the SANFL version of Adelaide’s Indigenous jumper.

2018

The collar changed and the Balfours sponsor ad changed its style on the front. The SANFL side wore an SANFL version of the Club’s 2018 Indigenous Round jumper.

Ben Davis, Patrick Wilson and Paul Hunter in the 2018 jumper; the SANFL Indigenous guernsey.

2019

ISC changed the neckline template on the SANFL jumpers back to the 2017 style and the 2019 AFL Indigenous Round design was again used by the SANFL side. The Balfours badge on the front of the main jumper also reverted to the 2017 style.

Jordan Butts and Darcy Fogarty; the 2019 Indigenous jumper.

2020

Adelaide did not play any SANFL games in 2020 due to COVID-19. The SANFL postponed the start of the season and then the SA-based AFL clubs were unable to compete in the State League because of the restrictions on AFL-listed players.

2021

Adelaide unveiled a new SANFL guernsey for the 2021 season, predominantly red and featuring gold and blue hoops. The order of the hoops was different to the red AFL clash jumper, with yellow at the top. The gold number was outlined in blue. A yellow version was worn in one game to avoid a clash with North Adelaide. Crow Ben Davis designed the Club’s 2021 Indigenous guernsey, used in the AFL and SANFL (with different sponsor badges).

Hamish Latchford, Tariek Newchurch and Chayce Jones (1); James Borlase models the SANFL version of the club’s Indigenous jumper; Adelaide wore a yellow version of the jumper in one game.