Dr Brian Sando, OAM Award
Dr Brian Sando, OAM, had a long and distinguished career in sports medicine including medical officer and chief medical officer to the Australian Olympic Team for six Olympics, and longtime head doctor for the Norwood Football Club and SANFL State teams. When the Crows were established in 1990 there was no debate as to who should be appointed as the inaugural Chief Medical Officer. Dr Sando retired in 2009.
Brian, forever the consummate professional, was also the epitome of a team player and it was of no surprise, and indeed it was entirely appropriate, when the Adelaide Football Club, on creating a perpetual trophy for the player exhibiting just those traits, named it in honour of him.