By Lauren Reid
Last updated on: February 13, 2018 at 1:34 pm
When samotor arrives for our interview at the Crows’ West Lakes headquarters, it’s the day before the women’s team has their Christmas dinner, and Sarah Perkins is awaiting the arrival of the present she’s ordered for her Kris Kringle.
It’s a calendar filled with old photos of her teammates – some daggier than others.
“I rushed it a bit, but the joke’ll still be worth it. There’s some real pearlers in there,” she laughs.
It’s refreshing to see how candid the women are, and to hear how the sense of fun and friendship –which was so apparent on-field during the inaugural AFLW season – carries over into their off-field lives.
“We all have our quirks and we’re all different, but as soon as we walked through those doors, we were family, and that’s something Bec [Goddard, Crows coach] encouraged from the start,” says Perkins.