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Adam CROUCH

STATISTICS

Guernsey Number: 12
Career: 1998 to 2003
NFC Games: 84
NFC Goals: 6
Debut: v W-WT Eagles (Woodville) 18th April 1998
Finale: v Sturt (Adelaide) 8th August 2003

 

Adam Crouch played seven games with the Norwood Under 17 team in 1994 and represented the State Under 15's the same year. A talented and strong junior, "Crouchie" played in the winning South Australian Teal Cup side of 1995, alongside his older brother Jared.  State selection for the Under 18's followed in 1996, and he also had a taste of Under 19's and Reserves football.
 
Crouch was an important member of the powerful Rostrevor College First 18 teams of 1995, 1996 and as captain in 1997.
 
In 1997 he again represented South Australia at Under 18 level, and played 13 games for the Norwood Reserves team that played off in the Grand Final against Port Adelaide.
 
Crouch played in the Reserves premiership the following season. Named on a half back flank for the Grand Final, he was a solid contributor in the Redlegs victory against  Port Adelaide. He finished third in the Norwood Reserves Best and Fairest.
 
He made his League debut against Woodville-West Torrens in Round 4, 1998 and played four senior games for the season.
 
Crouch developed into a regular League footballer in 1999, making 22 senior appearances for the year and finishing third in the Best and Fairest award. His good form was rewarded by State training squad selection for the game against the VFL on the MCG. he was also was a member of the Norwood side that was narrowly defeated by Port Adelaide in the 1999 Grand Final.
 
After playing 16 games in 2000 and 16 again in 2001, he reached his 50 game milestone for the League side. He followed this with 19 games in 2002, and seven in 2003.
 
Brothers Jared (Sydney Swans, 223 AFL games, 1998-2009) and Luke ( 25 NFC games, 2004-2007) also represented the Norwood Football Club.
 
Adam Crouch later moved to Port Lincoln and in 2016 he was ordained a Catholic priest.

R Cialini Feb 2018
 


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