Adelaide Crows carnival comes to town | PHOTOS

Naracoorte hosted the Crows Cup Carnival today.

The carnival is a one-day girls only interschool football carnival aimed at encouraging young girls to give football a go in a fun and safe environment.

Adelaide Crows AFLW star Sarah Allan, originally from Millicent, was a special guest on the day and played a role in umpiring and giving tips to players.

Allan had a breakout AFLW season in 2018, being runner-up in the club champion award and winning an all-Australian squad nomination.

As well as introducing girls to football, the 9-a-side carnival also promotes the benefits of physical activity and introduces positive role models.

Importantly it is an important part of the female football pathway in South Australia and is a great opportunity for AFLW hopefuls to start their journey.

Sixteen teams (192 girls) participated in the Naracoorte Crows Cup Carnival this year - a massive increase on the six teams who participated in the carnival last year.

Naracoorte Primary School entered four teams, and Naracoorte 1 was successful in winning the cup and receiving a limited edition signed AFLW Crows football. They will also go on to play in the state finals later in the year.

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