Adelaide Release Statement On Their Controversial Pre-Season Camp

Club statement.

Adelaide Release Statement On Their Controversial Pre-Season Camp Image: AAP

Adelaide has accepted the AFL's findings from their pre-season camp, which showed no breach of AFL rules.

The pre-season camp has come under much scrutiny after Adelaide's poor season, which saw them slip from a grand final appearance to outside the top eight altogether.

The Crows said they were happy with what they took away from the investigation, saying it's helped them gain a better perspective.

“We are on the record as saying elements of our pre-season camp should have been handled and executed better,” Adelaide CEO Andrew Fagan said.

Adelaide's statement:

The Adelaide Football Club has accepted the AFL’s findings following a thorough investigation into its pre-season training camp held earlier this year.

As previously stated, the Club acknowledges there were oversights during the running of the Gold Coast-based training exercise, and in turn several learnings.

The investigation, conducted by the League’s integrity unit, found there was no breach of industry rules.

The Club also endorses the recommendations put forward by the AFL and Crows CEO Andrew Fagan said the findings were in line with internal reviews.

He added the Club had fully co-operated with the AFL and had encouraged the governing body to revisit the matter several weeks ago with a view to finalising its report.

“We are on the record as saying elements of our pre-season camp should have been handled and executed better,” Fagan said.

“As always, the intent was positive and proactive and with a clear view to driving both personal and team improvement but upon reflection and review there are clear learnings.”

Fagan said Adelaide currently employs a part-time integrity officer but would now make that a full-time position and broaden its scope, as is the case at a handful of other AFL clubs.

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