Neale Daniher revealed the winner of the 2023 Neale Daniher AFL Coaches Association Lifetime Achievement Award as former Adelaide Crows Senior Coach and long-time football person NEIL CRAIG.
Former Adelaide Crows General Manager of Football, John Reid and Captain Mark Ricciuto, Brendon Bolton and Cycling coaching legend Charlie Walsh, were part of the tribute package speaking of how inspiring, intelligent, dedicated and what a special human Neil Craig is.
Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin, Craig’s former Captain at the Crows, also had a chance to reminisce on their years at Adelaide together, as well as touching on Craig’s coaching progression and philosophy and paying tribute to his incredible contribution to the game.
BACKGROUND ON NEIL CRAIG – 2023 NEALE DANIHER LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER
320 SANFL GAMES
Premiership Player - 1975 & 1978
Club Champion - 1977
ADELAIDE CROWS – 1997 to 1999
ADELAIDE CROWS – 2001 to 2011
MELBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB – 2012 to 2013
ESSENDON FOOTBALL CLUB – 2014
CARLTON FOOTBALL CLUB – 2015 to 2017
GOLD COAST SUNS – 2019 to 2021
AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC CYCLING TEAM – 1999 to 2000
ENGLAND RUGBY UNION – WORLD CUP CAMPAIGN 2019
AUSTRALIAN RUGBY UNION – WORLD CUP CAMPAIGN 2023