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Adelaide Football Club - Crows History Locker

Adelaide has used a number of “one-off” jumpers in the first three decades, starting with the 1997 AFL Grand Final special edition. The Club’s first Heritage Round guernsey was designed for the 2004 season and the Crows have also worn jumpers to recognise their SANFL heritage, anniversaries, past players, Indigenous Round and the club’s Crows Foundation charity.

Adelaide first wore an AFL Indigenous Round jumper in 2013. All the Crows Indigenous jumpers can be viewed here.


Grand final badges covered the regular AFL logo on the front of Adelaide’s jumpers for the 1997 and 1998 Grand Finals at the MCG. Adelaide wore white shorts in both winning grand finals.


Adelaide first designed a jumper for the AFL Heritage Round in the 2004 season. It featured the club crest on the front and each player had his name embroidered on the front. The jumper was worn in round 18 against North Melbourne at AAMI Stadium.

Adelaide Crows players wearing their Heritage round guernseys pose for a team photo before the round 18 AFL match against the Kangaroos at AAMI Stadium on July 30, 2004.


Adelaide’s 2005 Heritage Round jumper design was based on South Australia’s 1930 State team outfit. It had a gold base, with red numbers, sleeve and collar, and included the SANFL logo on the back. The AFC monogram on the front was taken from the Club’s original crest. The jumper was worn with blue shorts in the winning Showdown against Port Adelaide in round 20.

The 2005 Heritage Round jumper; Rhett Biglands; Mark Ricciuto with the Showdown Trophy; individual player names on the front (James Begley).


The Club crest returned to Adelaide’s 2006 and 2007 Heritage Round jumper but the front also featured all the colours of the ten SANFL clubs from 1990, when the Crows were formed. There was an SANFL logo above the numbers on the back and and AFL Heritage Round badge on the front in 2006. Adelaide wore the heritage jumper against North Melbourne in 2006 – when Mark Ricciuto kicked five goals in his 300th game – and Hawthorn in 2007. Adelaide also wore a Crows Foundation jumper for a 2007 pre-season game against SANFL club Norwood.

Scott Thompson in 2006; the front AFL badge in 2006; close-up of the crest next to all the colours of the ten SANFL clubs of 1990; Mark Ricciuto celebrates a goal in 2007; front of the pre-season charity jumper.


Adelaide recognised every player to have represented the club with a special Showdown jumper in round 17, 2009. Names and debut order were listed on the front. In the elimination final, the Crows replaced the Toyota sponsor badge on the back with support for the Melanoma Institute, the first time since 1995 that Toyota did not appear on the back.

Nathan Bock and Nathan van Berlo in the Showdown jumper; Andy Otten and Trent Hentschel (37) during 2009 elimination final.


Adelaide updated the list of Crows players on the front of the 2010 one-off jumper for the round six Showdown against Port Adelaide. The names of the club’s AFL senior coaches were also on the jumper, plus the date of the game.

The 2010 Showdown jumper, worn by Ben Rutten, Andrew McLeod and Phil Davis.


Adelaide celebrated the 20th year anniversary of the Club’s first AFL game against Hawthorn, wearing a jumper showing the result and names of the first Crows team from the 1991 season-opener. It also featured the club’s 20 Year logo and the original style Camry sponsor patch. There were no blue side panels and, as in 1991, there was no sponsor patch on the back, but the numbers had a white outline (unlike 1991). The Crows also celebrated another win against Hawthorn.

The 20th anniversary jumper; coach Neil Craig and players line up for the national anthem; Brent Reilly; Brodie Smith and Richard Tambling sing the song after their first AFL games for the Crows.


Adelaide wore a one-off guernsey for its first home game at the redeveloped Adelaide Oval against Sydney in round three of the 2014 season. It featured names of balloted members, plus players and staff, on the front. This was produced at short notice after the Club’s plan to wear a special guernsey for the opening round away Showdown, based on the famous State jumper, was blocked. In round five the AFL experimented with names on the back of guernseys but it was not continued.

Patrick Dangerfield during Adelaide’s first home game at Adelaide Oval; the Adelaide Oval commemorative jumper patch; names on the back of the round five jumper.


To mark Adelaide’s 25th AFL season, the Crows wore a one-off jumper similar to the 2004 Heritage Round guernsey, in round 12 against Hawthorn. The names of every player to have represented the club were on the front, surrounding the club crest. The Club’s 25th Year logo was on the back above the numbers.


Adelaide wore its main guernsey with the AFL 2017 Grand Final patch, with blue shorts, when it lost the grand final to Richmond at the MCG.

Adelaide captain Taylor Walker on grand final day; Kyle Hartigan and Jake Kelly in action at the MCG.


Adelaide unveiled a limited-edition guernsey for the AFL’s new Gather Round against Carlton at Adelaide Oval, showcasing a retro version of the Crows logo. It was also worn against Brisbane in round 22.

Josh Rachele models the Gather Round guernsey; Captain Jordan Dawson in Gather Round; Riley Thilthorpe and Matt Crouch.