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AFLW: Premiers stick with trusted leadership pair

Erin Phillips (left) and Chelsea Randall will again captain the Crows - AFLW,Adelaide Crows,Erin Phillips,Chelsea Randall
Erin Phillips (left) and Chelsea Randall will again captain the Crows

PREMIERSHIP co-captains Erin Phillips and Chelsea Randall will lead Adelaide's AFL Women's flag defence after being re-elected for the upcoming season. 

Angela Foley, Sally Riley and Courtney Cramey have been nominated vice-captains at the Crows' pre-season camp in Darwin. 

Phillips dominated the inaugural AFLW season, claiming the best and fairest and MVP awards, and was best on ground in the Grand Final victory.

Randall was voted the most courageous player in the competition by her peers last year.

"Erin and Chelsea are exceptional leaders who did a fantastic job during the inaugural season and I’m thrilled they will be continuing in the captaincy role," coach Bec Goddard said.

"There’s no doubt that they were both inspirational on and off the field in the first season and we know they will continue to lead the group strongly. 

"Ange and Sally have also been fantastic role models right from the start, and the addition of Courtney will further strengthen our leadership group.

"They are extremely well respected by their teammates, the coaching staff and the wider club for the way they go about things."

The Crows ramp up their preparations for the AFLW season in a practice match against Fremantle in Darwin on Saturday night. 

Adelaide's premiership defence begins against Grand Final opponents Brisbane Lions on Saturday, February 3.