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Tyson Edwards

Last played for Adelaide Crows in 2010
Games: 321     Born: August 6, 1976     Origin: West Adelaide
Playing Height: 178cm     Playing Weight: 81kg     Position: Midfield
Last Drafted: Pick #21 1994 Pre-Season Draft by Adelaide Crows
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Tyson Edwards Biography

Wednesday, 11 March 2020
Adelaide has a fight on its hands to secure potential father-son player Luke Edwards, son of Tyson Edwards and one of the country's hottest national draft prospects.

Edwards recently told other AFL clubs he was willing to use the 2020 season, where he will play for Glenelg in the SANFL, to test the open market and that he was not prepared to make a commitment to the Crows.

It is known the Edwards family was concerned with aspects of the post-2017 season Crows camp, which was attended by Luke's older brother Jackson and which was the cause of major fallout and a breakdown of trust between the playing group and club staff.

Thursday, 19 July 2018
A pair of father-sons tied to the South Australian clubs headline this year's NAB AFL Under-16 All Australian team.

Luke Edwards, the son of Adelaide champion Tyson Edwards, performed well at the carnival as did Taj Schofield, whose father is Port Adelaide premiership player Jarrad Schofield.

Edwards, whose brother Jackson joined the Crows as a rookie last year, was named in the midfield of the under-16s All Australian side after averaging 16 disposals for South Australia, who claimed the division one title.

Schofield is a 178cm small forward/midfielder who averaged 17 disposals for Western Australia during the carnival.

Monday, 27 November 2017
Adelaide secures Jackson Edwards, son of Tyson Edwards, as the second father-son selection in the club's history.

After last month committing to taking Edwards as a rookie, the Crows officially secured the eldest son of 300-game champion Tyson.

Edwards slipped through the NAB AFL Draft on Friday night and when all 18 AFL clubs opted not to participate in the pre-season draft, the 18-year-old automatically joined Adelaide’s rookie list.

"It's good to be part of it, just ready to get stuck into it, really," Edwards said.

"The club was pretty clear with me all the way through, I had something to fall back on if it didn't turn out in the draft.

"It was a bit nerve-racking (during the draft), not knowing what was going to happen, but good to be part of it now."

Thursday, 23 November 2017
Port Adelaide will consider taking Adelaide father-son prospect Jackson Edwards in the NAB AFL Draft after the Crows ruled themselves out of selecting Edwards – the son of club great Tyson Edwards – in the national draft.

Adelaide are hoping he slips through to the rookie draft, where they will be able to add him onto their list with their final pick.

"He's had a really good season this year and even last year," Power's national recruiting manager Geoff Parker said.

"He's put together a good resume. I'm sure we're not the only club who has discussed him throughout the draft process."

Monday, 30 October 2017
Adelaide commits to taking potential father/son recruit Jackson Edwards, son of club great Tyson Edwards, at the rookie draft.

"There are no guarantees for us or Jackson, but there is an ongoing commitment between the club and the Edwards family that we will take Jackson in the rookie draft if he is available," Crows list manager Justin Reid said.

Thursday, 9 February 2017
Adelaide will have access to its second father-son prospect in as many years, with the son of premiership star Tyson Edwards up for grabs in the 2017 draft pool.

Jackson Edwards impressed in the latter stages of last season and will play for South Australia this year, with the Crows already involved in the Glenelg prospect's development.

The 17-year-old gathered 19 disposals and kicked a goal in the under-17s NAB All Stars clash at Punt Road Oval on Grand Final morning last year, and showed some of his talents playing against the most highly rated draft hopefuls in the country.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015
Port Adelaide decide not to renew Tyson Edwards' contract as assistant coach of the club.

"Tyson Edwards is a terrific football person who has dedicated himself to helping the players and club during his time here," Power head coach Ken Hinkley said.

"This is a tough time of year, where difficult decisions are made and unfortunately for Tyson he has come out of contract."

Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Former AFL players Tony Modra, Chad Cornes, Matthew Primus and Tyson Edwards were among 10 contributors to South Australian football inducted into the SA Football Hall of Fame.
Thursday, 3 November 2011
Adelaide stalwart Tyson Edwards says he is excited to be involved in footy again after being appointed assistant coach of Port Adelaide.

"I have been out of AFL footy for just over 12 months but the juices have kept flowing, so when an opportunity like this comes up it's very exciting," Edwards said.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011
Port Adelaide has signed former Crows champion Tyson Edwards as a development coach.

"He understands the modern game very well and has some great ideas to share," Power coach Matthew Primus said.

"Significantly, Tyson went about his football in a very professional manner and is widely respected for how he prepared and played the game. So not only will he be able to develop our players from an on-field perspective, but he'll also be able to educate them as to how to get the best out of themselves."

Saturday, 19 March 2011
Retired Crows great Tyson Edwards has revealed he battled cancer in his final season at the Adelaide Football Club.

"It was a huge effort for me to get out on the park each week when my body was still healing and recovering from the surgery, with my energy levels being so low," Edwards said.

"In hindsight, I didn't rest enough after my surgery, which I now realise was to my detriment because I found it difficult to perform at the level which was expected of me."

Monday, 26 July 2010
In his upcoming biography, Andrew McLeod says his character was tainted by the Crows' inaction over his feud with teammate Tyson Edwards.

"It is almost impossible to believe that the club was unaware that two of its champions were not speaking to each other,'' McLeod said.

Edwards' wife, Mandy, had signed an affidavit supporting tennis player Lleyton Hewitt after McLeod had taken legal action over the use of footage of them at sacred indigenous sites.

"I said to Tyson, 'Why would you put a friendship that you and I have had for over 10 years in jeopardy and why would Mandy go into court against us and talk about something she knows nothing about?','' McLeod says in the book.

"They (the Edwards') basically chose a four or five month friendship over a 10-year relationship. We just couldn't believe it.''

Saturday, 5 June 2010
Tyson Edwards stars in his farewell game after tallying 32 disposals and 2 goals as the Crows upset Fremantle to send off the veteran in style.
Adelaide coach Neil Craig says veteran Tyson Edwards was right to call it quits despite a 32-disposal farewell match.

"If you went and spoke to Tyson tomorrow morning [he would say that] to keep going to the well is unrealistic and not appropriate. I think it's been a good call and it's been a good day for the club with the way it's worked out with Tyson's performance and our winning performance, but now we push on without Tyson," Craig said.

Friday, 4 June 2010
Former Crows coach Malcolm Blight has hailed Adelaide veteran Tyson Edwards as one of the greats of the game saying that Edwards once lacked confidence in his abilities.

"Tyson had some hesitations about where he sat in the football world, pointing to the fact that he had never had three votes for being best on ground in all his playing days, from junior days in the bush to his senior days in the city.

"I kept trying to work on his confidence and then one day (in the SANFL) he finally got three votes in the newspaper, so I cut it out, blew it up and stuck it in his locker to highlight that the world had seen him get a best on ground.

"From then on, I didn't need to talk to him about how good I thought he could be."

Thursday, 3 June 2010
Adelaide coach Neil Craig says the fact Saturday will be Tyson Edwards' final game will not be used as motivation for his group.

"We'll give Tyson the respect that the record deserves and it's a fantastic record - 16 seasons and 320 games. I remember when Tyson played his 300th game at Etihad Stadium. I remember when Andrew McLeod played his 300th and when Mark Ricciuto played his 300th. There's a lot of hype from outside the football club and we recognise that," Craig said.

"We're not trying to downplay it. We're just treating it as we normally would."

Friday, 28 May 2010
Adelaide coach Neil Craig relaxes his principles on selection to allow Crows veteran Tyson Edwards a final farewell game against Fremantle in round 11.

"In this particular instance with the circumstances involved and the calibre of player we're talking about, is that the decision should have been based on what's best for the club rather than what's best on the selection principles that I uphold," Craig said.

"It's a great opportunity for our football club in an industry where it is cutthroat, highly professional and where there's very little sentiment shown in a lot of situations, that in this particular situation we have the capacity and circumstance to still show care and a sense of belonging to one of our people."

Adelaide veteran Tyson Edwards says his waning form and inability to keep up with the game prompted his retirement.

"In each game this season there were things I was thinking about and I thought to myself, normally I don't have to think about this. Normally, it just happens for me," Edwards said.

"At some stage you've just got to realise that the game has got you and as much as you try and beat it and fight it you can't."

Thursday, 27 May 2010
Tyson Edwards announces his sudden and immediate retirement just days after his teammate and skipper Simon Goodwin announced had announced his own.

"Tyson has been one of the all-time greats of the AFL," Crows chief executive Steven Trigg said.

"He will be remembered for an extraordinary impact on our club, as a player of incredible consistency, durability and talent. We've been very privileged to have had Tyson at the Adelaide football club."

Friday, 2 October 2009
Kurt Tippett signs three-year contract extension with Adelaide to stave off overtures from the Gold Coast while veterans Brett Burton, Andrew McLeod, Simon Goodwin and Tyson Edwards re-sign to play on for one year.

The re-signings were announced at the club's 2009 best and fairest awards with club champion Bernie Vince saying he was always confident of Tippett staying.

"I was in Kurt's ear every day for him to stay. It came down to his decision, but I always had faith he would stay," Vince said.

"He gets on really well with everyone here and I even told people back home [in Stansbury] that I'd be really surprised if he left at any stage."

Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Adelaide captain Simon Goodwin says that the Crows over 30 including himself, Tyson Edwards, Andrew McLeod and Brett Burton feel like they have unfinished business after losing a semi-final in heartbreaking fashion to Collingwood.

"All four of us are reasonably keen to go on, but at the same time I don't think anyone of us have had a conversation with the footy club or sat down and done our review yet," Goodwin said.

"The result from the weekend is certainly painful. You feel as a player that there's some unfinished business there... there's some unfinished business there that we'd like to contribute towards."

Tuesday, 7 July 2009
Tyson Edwards was the subject of a massive Brownlow Medal plunge shortly after he was touted as great value on television on Monday night.

Edwards' price was slashed with betting agencies after Channel 9's Footy Classified panel suggested he was a smoky for the medal.

Small punters launched the plunge shortly after Craig Hutchison suggested the Crow was "over the odds".

Monday, 1 June 2009
Adelaide veteran Tyson Edwards is set to become the fourth Crow to achieve the 300-game milestone this weekend.

"The milestone is a little bit of a reward for hanging in there for a long time," Edwards said.

"Growing up, it wasn't even on the radar. I was just looking to play some good footy with West Adelaide.

"I wasn't really sure whether footy was what I wanted to do forever, because you just never know what's going to happen. I'm rapt that I've been able to play 300."

Sunday, 31 May 2009
Next Sunday, against Essendon at Etihad Stadium, Tyson Edwards joins other greats as a 300-game player for the Crows and becomes one of only 40 players in 113 years of AFL/VFL football to have played 300 games for the one club.
Friday, 27 March 2009
As the Crows' young guns get ready to soar, Tyson Edwards has described the culture at the club as being at an all-time high.
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