Monday, 14 November 2016
Brodie Smith narrowly
avoids feeling the full effects of the devastating earthquake that rocked New Zealand.
Smith left Hanmer Springs on Sunday morning before a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit about 20km south-east of the South Island town on Sunday night.
Two people have died, hundreds of aftershocks have been felt across the country and a tsunami warning sent thousands of people fleeing to higher ground.
Smith and his partner were in Christchurch – about 100km north of the initial impact – when the earthquake happened.
"Well and truly felt it here in Christchurch .. glad I left Hanmer Springs this morning," Smith tweeted.
"Survive earthquake, tick. Survive tsunami warning, tick. Cancel trip book flight home, tick. Get me out of here #eqnz."
Sunday, 21 August 2016
Brodie Smith suffers another
concussion after copping an accidental kick to the back of his head from being thrown from a marking contest.
to the back of his head after being thrown from a marking contest.
“We’ll assess him during the week, and it’s well known these days we don’t take any risks with our players when it comes to head knocks,” Adelaide coach Don Pyke said.
Tuesday, 1 March 2016
Brodie Smith signs a new
two-year deal with Adelaide that will keep him at the club until the end of 2018.
"I’m really enjoying my football at the Crows and think we have an exciting playing group, who are all working hard towards achieving team success," Smith said.
"To have the chance to run out with my mates in front of 50,000 fans week-in, week-out at Adelaide Oval is an amazing experience and something that I will continue to look forward to."
Crows coach Don Pyke was understandably pleased his side had locked the talented defender down.
"Brodie is an exciting talent and a player with a unique skill set who continues to improve his game," Pyke said.
"He has an outstanding work ethic and is developing his leadership to drive the elite standards at our club."
Monday, 29 February 2016
Brodie Smith is expected to make a quick recovery from the illness that saw him rested after half-time in Adelaide's two-point NAB Challenge loss to Fremantle.
Smith had eight possessions and a goal to his name before a stomach bug worsened.
The 24-year-old had complained about feeling sick before the game but tried to play through it.
Thursday, 4 June 2015
Brodie Smith will return to the Crows side to face Carlton in round 10.
Brodie Smith says being knocked out against Collingwood in round 2 was a frightening experience.
Five weeks later Smith suffered his second-ever concussion after colliding with Nick Riewoldt at Adelaide Oval.
"The first one was [scary] - when I woke up and I had trainers putting the neck brace on and I didn't know what was going on, that was a bit strange and luckily my parents were at the ground but they were freaking out as well," Smith said.
"To be able to walk off after the second one was a bit nicer.
"I probably didn't recover from the second one – although it didn't look as bad –as well as the first one.
"That was really frustrating, I was able to walk off but not be able to play for two weeks."
Friday, 17 April 2015
Brodie Smith is named in the Crows side to face Melbourne only a week after being knocked out and suffering concussion against Collingwood.
"He got through training today so he will go through the protocols of the testing from now on," Adelaide assistant coach Scott Camporeale said.
"He is a quality player so we would be silly not to give him as much as he needs."
Camporeale was adamant that playing Smith so soon after concussion wasn't a bad look for the code.
"It's part of playing this sport; I'm not sure whether it's bad for the sport," he said.
"What people realise now is we have got the best medical advisory people in the game that give us the parameters that we need to work to, so we won't risk any player."
Friday, 7 November 2014
After earning his place in Australia's International Rules side, All Australian Brodie Smith says he still cannot comprehend being regarded as one of the competition's elite.
"When me and 'Tarlsy' (Talia) went over for the All Australian dinner I know we were a bit overawed by a few of the names sitting around the table," Smith said.
"You've got Gary Ablett walking around and guys like that, such good players and we kind of looked at each other and said 'what are we doing here?'"
Saturday, 6 September 2014
Daniel Talia is crowned the Crows' 2014 club champion, finishing strongly in a thrilling count to claim his first Malcolm Blight Medal.
Talia shared the lead with Patrick Dangerfield entering the final round on 72 votes, but his stellar performance on St Kilda captain Nick Riewoldt in round 23 saw him clinch the award (79 votes) from Rory Sloane (77).
Dangerfield finished third (76) and only nine votes separated the top five, which was rounded out by Brodie Smith (72) and Sam Jacobs (70).
Monday, 31 March 2014
Adelaide re-signs talented defender Brodie Smith for a further two seasons, tying him to the club until the end of 2016.
"Brodie has already forged a reputation as a big-game performer," Crows list manager David Noble said.
"Going forward, we seem him becoming a key part of our talented midfield group.
"We are always keen to develop and foster local talent and Brodie is a perfect example of that."
Saturday, 25 January 2014
Brodie Smith says an injury to Crows captain Nathan Van Berlo may present an opportunity for him to cement a spot in Adelaide's midfield.
"A couple of midfielders are gone now and with VB, such an unfortunate event, but I guess that does open up a spot there," Smith said.
"I've played half-back the last couple of years but when I got drafted to the club I came as a midfielder so I've always been pushing to try and have a crack.
"Every pre-season I've done a little bit more and learnt a little bit more about the midfield but I'll play wherever I'm needed."
Monday, 18 February 2013
Brodie Smith suffers a suspected broken collarbone during Adelaide's NAB Cup win against Port Adelaide.
"The doctor said to me down the line he suspects it'll be a broken collarbone which is a six- to eight-week injury, but we won't know until he has x-rays tomorrow," Crows coach Brenton Sanderson said.
"It's disappointing, such an important young player for us, had had an excellent year last year so it'll test our depth."
X-rays confirm that Brodie Smith has a broken collarbone and will miss eight weeks with the injury.
Monday, 4 February 2013
After stepping up during the Crows' finals series last year, Brodie Smith hopes to take his game to another level in 2013 and will use the upcoming NAB Cup to prove himself.
"I was really happy with my finals series, it gave me a lot of confidence going into this pre-season to keep improving," Smith said.
"Talking about these spots up for grabs, you don't want to try and use [the NAB Cup] as a tune up and [then] someone comes in and plays better than you and takes your spot.
"I've just got to approach every game like I would in a normal season and just play my best footy and try and get that spot."
Thursday, 26 April 2012
Sunday's Adelaide v Port Adelaide Showdown will present a unique family affair for young Crow Brodie Smith whose mother is an employee of the Adelaide Football Club, but whose father has remained a Port Adelaide fan.
"He definitely supports us when we're not playing the Power, but it'll be interesting to see come Sunday night what his feelings are like after the game," Smith said.
"I hope he's 100 per cent Crow."
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Adelaide's Jared Petrenko and Brodie Smith have signed contract extensions with the Crows.
"We have a good, core group of young players, who we believe will take the club forward, and Jared and Brodie are a big part of that," Adelaide's general manager of football operations Phil Harper said.
"As a team, we've made a positive start to the year and Jared and Brodie have both showed signs they are ready to have strong seasons."
Friday, 16 March 2012
Brodie Smith says he wants to play a more permanent role the Crows' midfield as an inside player.
"My year in the Under-18's I was an inside midfielder, obviously I was the same size as everyone else there, but coming into the AFL I was pretty skinny and played more of that wing role on the outside," Smith said.
"If I can keep putting some more size on hopefully I can get into the midfield and play that inside role as well. I've got a little bit where I can play down back and in the midfield as well, but if I can add that inside game to my game I'll be a lot better."
Monday, 5 March 2012
Adelaide youngster Brodie Smith has his eye on a midfield spot in the Crows' lineup.
"I've played mostly on the wing, so I'm looking at that wing role at the moment and hopefully can try and crack into the midfield later on," Smith said.
"I've just got to keep playing good footy and I've got a couple of weeks left to put my best foot forward and hopefully get a spot."