Sloane commits to Crows
Monday June 4, 2012
Rory Sloane is the latest young Adelaide player to make a long-term commitment to the Club.
The 22-year-old midfielder will be a Crow at least until the end of the 2015 season after agreeing to a new three-year contract.
Sloane, drafted by the Crows with pick 44 at the 2008 national draft, has played 43 AFL games since making his AFL debut in 2009. He was added to the Club’s leadership group this year.
“I sorted my contract out late last week, but didn’t want to let it take the focus away from the game (against Fremantle) at all. It’s good to have it done along with a few other guys and I’m pretty pumped about it all,” Sloane told afc.com.au.
“The way Brenton and the rest of the coaching staff have gone about creating this really enjoyable environment for us to be involved in - I think that’s a big reason why everyone wants to stay around.”
Crows football operations general manager Phil Harper said Sloane was an important part of the Club’s plans.
“We have built a really strong group of young players in the past few drafts and Rory has developed into one of the leaders, which is great for our team,” he said.
“They are a tight and loyal group and have great confidence about the future of the football club.”
Originally from Upwey in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges in Victoria, Sloane has adapted well to life in South Australia.
“I’ve got a very supportive family. My girlfriend is here, I’ve got a few dogs now and I’ve bought a house,” Sloane said.
“I’ve settled into Adelaide life pretty easily and my parents and a lot of my friends, who like coming over for a little getaway, come over quite regularly. I get back to Victoria in the off-season. I like going back home, but I’ve set-up a nice little life for myself here.”
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