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Crows to close their training sessions

08/06/2009 12:22:42 PM Comments (0)

The Adelaide Crows are closing their main training sessions to both media and fans for the rest of the AFL season in a bid to gain a competitive advantage.

The Crows announced the decision on Monday in the wake of the team's sixth win of the season against Essendon on Sunday.

"It was designed to provide coaches and players with the best environment to prepare for games," Adelaide's football operations manager John Reid Reid said.

"I'm sure our supporters will understand that it is a competitive advantage to us if we can work on some things behind closed doors, without the media and opposition clubs watching everything we do.

"Most teams in Australia and sporting clubs around the world close their training sessions to the media and the public for obvious reasons."

Reid said the media and the club's supporters could still watch the warm-up to the main session each week and would also have access to other group training sessions.

In Sunday's match at Etihad Stadium the Crows did not hit the front until early in the final quarter.

Tyson Edwards had 41 disposals in his 300th game and Kurt Tippett kicked seven goals as Adelaide won 21.4 (130) to 18.6 (114).

The Crows have now won their last three games and coach Neil Craig said his developing side was eyeing September.

"We certainly feel like we're in a healthy position in terms of the next two to three years," he said.

"We're very strong that we actually want to make the finals, it's important that we keep that pressure on ourselves."

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