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Shane McAdam

Age: 28yr 6mth    Games: 50     Born: May 28, 1995     Origin: Sturt
Height: 183cm     Weight: 82kg     Position: Forward
Supercoach Price: $385,100   Supercoach Profile
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Contract Status: Out of contract at the end of 2026   AFL Player Contracts
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Shane McAdam Biography

Tuesday, 17 October 2023
Shane McAdam will move to Melbourne after being traded from Adelaide in exchange for a future second-round pick.

"We know the sort of exciting, fast-paced football Shane can produce, and his skillset is one that will complement our existing group," Melbourne list manager Tim Lamb said.

"We feel his best football is still ahead of him, and we look forward to seeing what he can bring to the red and blue."

Thursday, 14 September 2023
Shane McAdam officially nominates Melbourne as his preferred trade destination in the 2023 trade period.
Wednesday, 6 September 2023
Shane McAdam informs the Crows of his intention to seek a trade from the club.

The Crows have reportedly offered McAdam a three-year deal to stay at Adelaide.

Tuesday, 2 May 2023
Shane McAdam will miss between four and six weeks with a quadricep strain, sustained while playing in the SANFL.
Wednesday, 26 May 2021
Collingwood and Gold Coast are among clubs circling Ash Johnson, the half-brother of Adelaide forward Shane McAdam, ahead of next week's NAB AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft.

Johnson has been living with McAdam this year in Adelaide and has booted 13 goals from six matches for the Double Blues in 2021.

Sunday, 28 June 2020
Shane McAdam makes his AFL debut for Adelaide at the Gabba with 5 disposals (2 kicks and 3 handballs), 2 marks and 4 tackles in a 37-point loss to Brisbane.
Thursday, 5 December 2019
Gold Coast draftee Jy Farrar has had an interesting path to being on an AFL club's list.

Farrar boarded at Perth's Hale School for five years, and after returning to Halls Creek for a year, wanted to spread his wings and explore how far footy could take him.

So Farrar took a 16-hour bus ride to Darwin, flew to Melbourne and then got the train to Wangaratta to play with the Hawks.

His next move was following his cousin Shane McAdam's earlier footsteps to the Adelaide amateurs league for Scotch Old Collegians, where he then spring-boarded to two senior SANFL games for Adelaide.

"Once the boys (from Halls Creek) started getting picked up, I thought it could be possible and something I could pull off," Farrar said.

Once I won my first B&F in Wangaratta I thought 'I could probably do this', so I started taking it more seriously, trained harder and started eating right."

Farrar says McAdam was a source of inspiration for him.

"We started from the same spot in Halls Creek, doing nothing, and he took off and I thought 'Wow, this is something I can do'," he said.

"He's definitely a role model. He showed me it was possible."

Sunday, 30 June 2019
Shane McAdam admits that adapting to the demands of AFL football only two years after for Scotch Old Collegians in division two of the Adelaide Footy League has been challenging.

When I first got to the Club, I would go home and sit on the couch for just two minutes and I would be out, McAdam said.

I would sleep because I just had nothing left in me for the rest of the day. But Im starting to find my way, Im better now.

Ive come from a long way back, it has been a big step up in 12 months. The main thing I am working on is my fitness and stamina I think my skills will come with that. And getting through games now that I am fully fit, being able to run out them out is my main priority at the moment.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Shane McAdam will wear the No.23 guernsey made famous by Crows great Andrew McLeod.

"I feel so privileged obviously 23 has been worn by McLeod and a lot of great Indigenous players before me," McAdam said.

"It gives me a lot of pride everyone watched McLeod growing up and he won every award there is.

"As much as I want to make other players who have worn it proud, I also want to make it my own now and make the most of the opportunity."

Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Adelaide has been able to accommodate forward Mitch McGovern's wish to join Carlton with a trade officially finalised on Wednesday morning.

As part of a three-way deal, the Crows receive pick No. 13, a future fifth-round selection from Carlton and highly-rated Sturt forward Shane McAdam, who the Blues were able to claim as one of their mature-aged pre-draft access picks.

Carlton gains McGovern and a future third-round selection from Adelaide, while Sydney receives selections No. 26 and 28 from the Blues as well as No. 40 from the Crows.

Monday, 8 October 2018
Carlton and Gold Coast are locked in a battle for highly rated SANFL prospect Shane McAdam as part of their ability to list two state-league players.

Both the Blues and the Suns are keen on securing the dangerous 181cm forward, who kicked 31 goals from 17 games for Sturt in 2018.

However, it's believed Adelaide has now indicated to Carlton that it would like McAdam included in any deal for McGovern during the NAB AFL Trade Period, adding even more competition between the Blues and the Suns for his signature over the next nine days.

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