Experienced Adelaide duo Sam Jacobs and Richard Douglas have been elevated to leadership roles for the Crows’ 2016 AFL campaign.
They join Taylor Walker, Rory Sloane, Scott Thompson, Nathan van Berlo and Daniel Talia in a seven-man senior leadership group.
Walker will captain the Crows for the second year in a row.
Coach Don Pyke said Jacobs and Douglas were prime examples of how Adelaide players should carry themselves on and off the field.
“The challenge for the two guys stepping up and those already in the group is to maintain and drive the elite standards of this club,” Pyke said.
“In saying that, every player at the club, irrespective of their age and games played, is expected to live our trademark, show leadership and help those around them get better.
“As I have said previously, we are about continual improvement and look forward to the year ahead,” Pyke said.
Douglas, who has played 171 games, is excited about the challenge.
“I see my role as helping take some pressure off the guys already in the leadership group.
“Importantly, we also need to help the other emerging leaders step up.”
Jacobs has played 110 AFL matches since starting his career at Carlton and then joining the Crows at the end of 2010.
“I am thrilled that my teammates have recognised me in this way and that, for me, is the ultimate compliment,” Jacobs said.