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Adelaide Football Club - Crows History Locker

Adelaide Football Club has collated its precious AFL premiership photo archives into online galleries.

In an era before mobile phone technology had evolved, photographers Don McLennan and Stephen Sanders were engaged by the Adelaide Football Club to document the club’s early years and then the 1997 and 1998 AFL grand finals. They travelled with the teams to Melbourne and were given amazing access to the squad and staff, changerooms, club bus, and celebrations in Melbourne and Adelaide.

Fortunately Don and Stephen were also there to capture the late evening team photos in the middle of the MCG, an idea floated by coach Malcolm Blight and general manager football operations John Reid.

Many of the gallery photos have been published before in club magazines and annual reports, or through AFL Photos, but these new online collections in the Crows History Locker feature some shots that have been hidden away in albums and slide sheets for years.

1997 AFL Premiership

1998 AFL Premiership

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