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The indigenous crow

A story of the indigenous football player Andrew McLeod
by

Peter Williams

on 16 September 2012

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Andrew McLeod (Macca) was born in Darwin , Northern Territory in 1976. His mother was Indigenous and his father
was Scottish descent. When McLeod was young he played both Rugby League
and Australian football as a junior.
He played senior football with the Darwin Football Club in the Northern Territory League. He moved from Darwin to Adelaide in South Australia where he played with the Port Adelaide
Football Club in the local competition. In his first year, his team won the grand final. In 1995 he joined the Adelaide Crows in the Australian Football League.Where he liked to run, kick and jump. In the AFL Andrew McLeod's
position is being a halfback and
midfield person. He was awarded
Adelaide's Emerging Talent Award. In 1997, Malcolm Blight took
over as the coach of the Adelaide
Crows. In that year, they played
in the AFL Grand Final against
St. Kilda and won. In the Grand Final he was voted as the
best on ground winning the Norm Smith Medal. He also won the Crows best and fairest award. His team won a trophy and this is what the Grand Final trophy
looked like. This is the Adelaide Crows mascot.
His name is Claude' Curls' Crow. The following Year the Crows won another
Grand Final and Andrew McLeod won his second Norm Smith Medal. McLeod is one of the greatest indigenous football players of all time.He wore jumper number 23. Macca suffered a knee injury on and off in his
career which he overcame with surgery. However, in round 11 of 2010 he hurt his troubled right knee and played one final match against Geelong. He announced his retirement from AFL football after playing 340 games. Macca helped many Indigenous people with their lives
and gave a speech supporting Indigenous people to the United Nations. We can learn from Andrew McLeod to
treat all Indigenous people with respect and show them kindness. Club Song We're the pride of South Australia and we're
known as the Adelaide Crows.
We're courageous, stronger, faster
And respected by our foes.

Admiration of the nation
Our determination shows.
We're the pride of South Australia
We're the mighty Adelaide Crows.

We give our best from coast to coast
Where the story will be told.
As we fight the rugged battles
The flag will be our goal.

Our skill and nerve will see us through
Our commitment ever grows.
We're the pride of South Australia
We're the mighty Adelaide Crows
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