Courtney Cramey

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Courtney Cramey
Courtney Cramey 2018.jpg
Cramey playing for Adelaide in January 2018
Personal information
Nickname(s) CJ[1]
Date of birth (1985-11-28) 28 November 1985 (age 37)
Original team(s) Morphetville Park (SAWFL)
Draft Priority signing, 2016: Adelaide
Debut Round 1, 2017, Adelaide
vs. Greater Western Sydney, at Thebarton Oval
Height 169 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Position(s) Utility
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2017–2020 Adelaide 20 (2)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2017 The Allies 1 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of the 2020 season.
2 State and international statistics correct as of the 2018 season.
Career highlights

AFLW

State

  • SAWFL premiership player: 2004, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • SAWFL Grand Final best on ground: 2014[2]
  • Captain, South Australian representative team: 2011-[3]
  • All-Australian team: 2011
Source: AustralianFootball.com

Courtney Cramey (born 28 November 1985) is a former Australian rules footballer who played 20 matches over four seasons at the Adelaide Football Club in the AFL Women's competition. She was a two-time premiership player and a one-time All-Australian.

Cramey was one of 5 judges for the 2021 A.F.L.W. Grand Final best on ground award, and the only judge not to give any votes to the winner Kate Lutkins who polled 12 out of 15 votes.

Early life and state league football[edit]

Cramey played football throughout primary school as the only girl in teams that were otherwise all boys. In high school, she turned to basketball due to the lack of girls' football teams.[4]

Cramey began playing women's football in 2004 with Sturt Football Club in the South Australian Women's Football League (SAWFL).[1] She later played with Morphettville Park, where she mentored future fellow Adelaide Crow and AFLW all-Australian Ebony Marinoff.[5] Cramey was best on ground and team captain in Morphettville Parks' first women's division 1 premiership, in 2014.[2] She captained the team to second and third successive premierships in 2015 and 2016.[1]

Along with Morphettville Park teammates Kellie Gibson and Ebony Marinoff, Cramey was selected by Melbourne for a women's all-star exhibition match at the Whitten Oval in 2016.[6]

AFL Women's career[edit]

Cramey was a priority selection by Adelaide before the 2016 AFL Women's draft. She made her debut in the club's inaugural match, in round one 2017 against Greater Western Sydney, listed to start as centre.[7] As well as center, Cramey was listed to start as a forward, a defender and as a rover over the course of the season.[8][9][10][11]

Cramey suffered a concussion in round seven,[12] but participated in team practice the following week.[13] She recovered to play her best game of the season in the inaugural AFLW Premiership, recording 23 disposals, second only to Erin Phillips.[14] After the season, Cramey was listed in the All-Australian team.[15]

Adelaide signed Cramey for the 2018 season during the trade period in May 2017.[16] She missed the first three rounds of the season due to a hamstring injury but returned for round four to bolster the Crows' defence.[17] After 20 games over four seasons, Cramey retired at the end of the 2020 season.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Cramey is a social worker, employed by the South Australian correctional services department as a principal advisor for parolees and people in Community Based Corrections.[1][3]

Statistics[edit]

Legend
  G  
Goals
  K  
Kicks
  D  
Disposals 
  T  
Tackles
  B  
Behinds 
  H  
Handballs 
  M  
Marks
Season Team No. Games Totals Averages (per game)
G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
2017 Adelaide 22 8 0 2 60 10 70 16 19 0.0 0.3 7.5 1.3 8.8 2.0 2.4
2018 Adelaide 22 4 1 1 36 3 39 10 9 0.3 0.3 9.0 2.5 9.8 2.5 2.3
2019 Adelaide 22 7 1 0 56 25 81 13 25 0.1 0.0 8.0 3.6 11.6 1.9 3.6
2020 Adelaide 22 1 0 0 5 0 5 0 2 0.0 0.0 5.0 0.0 5.0 0.0 2.0
Career[19] 20 2 3 157 38 195 39 55 0.1 0.2 7.9 1.9 9.8 2.0 2.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "CROWfiles: Courtney Cramey". Adelaide FC. Bigpond. 1 February 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Premiership Teams". SAWFL. SportsTG. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  3. ^ a b Gaskin, Lee (24 February 2017). "Crow Cramey an unsung hero on and off the field - AFL.com.au". afl.com.au. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  4. ^ Wilson, Roxanne (4 February 2017). "Meet AFLW player Courtney Cramey". The Advertiser, SA Weekend. News Corp. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  5. ^ Gill, Katrina (12 October 2016). "Crows mentor behind Marinoff's rise". Adelaide Crows. Telstra Media. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  6. ^ Abbracciavento, Daniela (4 October 2016). "Roos trio keen to impress on national stage". Messenger Community News. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  7. ^ "AFLW Teams Round 1: Full sides named for inaugural round of AFL Women's competition". Fox Sports. 2 February 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  8. ^ "AFLW Teams Round 3: Full squads named for third week of AFL Women's competition". Fox Sports. 16 February 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  9. ^ "AFLW Teams Round 4: Full squads named for fourth week of AFL Women's competition". Fox Sports. 23 February 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  10. ^ "AFLW Round 6 teams: Full squads for second last week of AFL Women's competition". Fox Sports. 9 March 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  11. ^ "AFLW Teams: Big calls made for final round". Herald Sun. Melbourne: News Corp. Fox Sports. 16 March 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  12. ^ Greenwood, Rob (20 March 2017). "Cramey races clock for AFLW Grand Final". Herald Sun. News Corp. The Advertiser. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  13. ^ Jasper, Fjeldstad (22 March 2017). "Veteran Crow in race against time". The Advertiser. News Corp. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  14. ^ Black, Sarah (27 March 2017). "AFLW Grand Final wrap". AFL.com.au. Telstra Media. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  15. ^ Navaratnam, Dinny (28 March 2017). "Lions, Crows dominate AFLW All Australian team". AFL.com.au. BigPond. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  16. ^ "AFLW: All the clubs' full lists after trade period - AFL.com.au". afl.com.au. Telstra Media. 26 May 2017. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  17. ^ Fjeldstad, Jesper (23 February 2018). "Former state captain Courtney Cramey returns to Crows". Herald Sun. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  18. ^ "Courtney Cramey announces retirement". Adelaide FC. Telstra Media. 15 July 2020. Retrieved 20 July 2020.
  19. ^ "Courtney Cramey–player stats by season". Australian Football. Retrieved 1 April 2017.

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