Crows Cup Carnival comes to Pirie | PHOTOS

Eager footballers from Pirie and Southern Flinders schools came together on Friday, August 16 to play in the Crows Cup Carnival which had its first ever visit to the region.

From 10 am until 2pm at Memorial Oval, students participated in a nine a side carnival, playing to be in the grand finals and ultimately be the winners.

The carnivals were started by current Crows captain Chelsea Randall in 2016 and that year there were two carnivals in the state, this year the Crows will run 30 carnivals.

Organising the day was Madison Hurley, the female programs officer for the Adelaide Football Club. She says that the day largely focuses on getting girls into the sport and encouraging the football pathway.

"We mainly focus on the girls. Partly to promote female football pathway and to get girls involved in playing football in a fun and safe environment. We try and make it a fun day, we also had some interest in the boys so we decided to run that as well," she said.

Madison explained that the day is gaining in popularity and the Crows enjoy being able to deliver their program to more regions.

"We keep getting asked to come out to more and more areas and every year the number of teams that enter keeps increasing.

"We are promoting the Crows brand being out in the community and promoting the football pathway as well here in South Australia. We want them to just have a go and have some fun," she said.

Also visiting on the day were two premiership players, Sarah Allan and Anne Hatchard, as well as Claude the crow.