Adams “honoured” by captaincy roles

LEADERSHIP is an intrinsic skill that does not always come naturally, but it is fair to say for Geelong Falcons skipper and Vic Country co-captain Chloe Adams has got it down pat. The top-age AFLW Draft hopeful enjoyed a wonderfully consistency and spoke fondly of her Falcons time at the 2023 AFLW Draft Combine.

“It’s been really good,” Adams said. “Captaining the girls is a huge honour for me and I think we fought it out all year and gave it a really good crack getting to the prelim. Unfortunately it didn’t go our way but our season was really good.”

As for donning the ‘Big V’ and being able to lead the team alongside Dandenong Stingrays’ Mikayla Williamson, Adams described it as “really crazy’ and a “huge honour”.

“Being at that level and captaining the girls was really cool, seeing all the great talent that’s out there in Victoria, and really loved it,” she said.

Throughout the course of the season, the predominant midfielder did manage to slide into other roles such as half-back which she enjoyed as it helped her add an extra string to her bow.

“It’s been really good,” Adams said. “Just being versatile has really helped me so then if I do get gassed in the midfield, I’m able to drop down back and help out our backline a bit so it’s been really good.

The next player in line from the Geelong Falcons footy factory, Adams is a natural contested ball winner who loves to get her hands dirty. Though she might do the dirty work, when distributing the ball to teammates, Adams is as clean as can be.

“My in and under work has been really good this year,” Adams said. “I think I’m more of a tough player, that’s definitely up there, and also my handball release has been really good as well.”

Adams has also identified a number of areas to improve on heading into the December 18 draft and beyond.

“Still looking to work on ground balls a bit,” she said. “At times I can be clean, but I feel like it’s still an improvement I can work on.

“I’m doing a bit of sprint work, so working on being more explosive. That’s my main goal heading into hopefully the draft.”

The AFLW Draft hopeful is a Geelong supporter, but said she was “happy to go anywhere” to chase her dream, and follow in the footsteps of the player she models her game on, Madison Prespakis.

“I think just her grit and in and under work is definitely one of my standout players,” Adams said.

“I’m happy to go anywhere really. Just to be there would be insane and living the dream so I’m happy to go anywhere.”

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