AFLW: The Adelaide Crows have booked their ticket to the inaugural AFL Women’s Grad Final, thanks to a 24 point win over Collingwood.
ADELAIDE’S women’s team is hoping to feed some humble pie to the Brisbane Lions in the inaugural AFLW grand final on Saturday.
Crows coach Bec Goddard and Jenna McCormik were up close and personal on Wednesday with the lions at the Adelaide Zoo.
Goddard said the club, which has already made history by making the first national women’s football grand final, was far from happy with its achievements so far.
“We haven’t come this far just to come this far,” Goddard said.
“Now that we’re here, we want to make the most of the opportunity.
“But regardless of the result, how we carry ourselves this week, how we prepare, the elite behaviours that we want to see and the effort on the field for four quarters, that’s what we want to see. And if we do those all of those things … success is a byproduct.”
Goddard said the Crows’ two losses before beating Collingwood to qualify for the grand final had been invaluable, helping the Crows find another edge as they seek to match what the men’s team did in 1997.
“I think it was Nelson Mandela who said, ‘I don’t lose, I win or learn’,” Goddard said.
“And for us, we really learnt from the two games against Brisbane and Melbourne.
“That has helped with the resilience of the group.”
Originally published as Royally good Lion-taming tips for Crows