Williamstown Football Club has entered into a partnership with the Adelaide Crows, aimed at strengthening the women’s sections of both clubs.
The agreement will have the Seagulls open up five spots in their team each week for Crows players to feature in their VFL Women’s side from next season and beyond.
It will immediately strengthen the Seagulls team, which has won just five games across its two years of existence, including just one in 2019.
The Crows will benefit from their players having added exposure to a strong state league women’s competition.
As part of the agreement, Williamstown coaches, staff and players will link up with the Crows AFLW team during its Melbourne trips.
Williamstown chief executive officer Jason Reddick is enthusiastic about the partnership.
“Williamstown was seeking to align with an AFLW club in order to receive access to elite-level playing talent and mentoring for our coaching and high performance staff,” he said.
“We greatly respect what Adelaide has achieved in the AFLW and we are excited about how this partnership will help advance our own VFLW program.”
Crows general manager of football Phil Harper said the new partnership with Williamstown would replace the Crows former alignment with the NT Thunder.