Sport AFLW's 1st premiership coach leaves Crows

07:31  13 april  2018
07:31  13 april  2018 Source:   MSN

Crows grind out AFL win over sloppy Saints

  Crows grind out AFL win over sloppy Saints Adelaide have recorded a 49-point AFL win over a sloppy St Kilda at Etihad Stadium. Eddie Betts' brilliant opening goal - his first of the season - was a rare highlight.The spark, pressure and pinpoint ball movement of last week's win over Richmond were nowhere in evidence for the most part as Don Pyke's men scratched out a 10-point halftime lead.

Adelaide' s AFLW coach Bec Goddard says her club' s premiership defence isn't over just yet.

The 2017 AFLW premiership -winning coach also believes the supposed leak of the memo from AFL football operations boss Steve Hocking to AFLW coaches regarding the use of defensive tactics earleir this week was in fact a controlled release that the media were always going to see.

Adelaide Crows AFLW coach Bec Goddard is leaving the role to further her police career in Canberra. © Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images Adelaide Crows AFLW coach Bec Goddard is leaving the role to further her police career in Canberra. Inaugural AFLW premiership-winning coach Bec Goddard is leaving the Adelaide Crows to continue her police career in Canberra.

Goddard had been living in South Australia and was managing her coaching commitments while maintaining a long-time role with the Australian Federal Police.

"I feel very privileged to have coached Adelaide's AFLW team for the past two seasons," Goddard said.

"It has been an honour to work with this playing group and I'll always be proud of what we achieved and grateful to the Adelaide Football Club for the opportunity."

The 39-year-old Goddard is assured of a place in the sport's history after steering the Crows to a six-point win over Brisbane in the grand final in the inaugural 2017 AFLW season.

The Crows finished fifth this year.

"I'm really looking forward to coaching men's football with the Canberra Demons in the NEAFL in the coming months and I'm hopeful that one day I will have the opportunity to work in football fulltime," Goddard said.

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