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 Andrew Krakouer

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Andrew Krakouer

Inspiring AFL player with a renewed appreciation for life

As one of Collingwood’s most famous players, Andrew Krakouer has made a name for himself after bouncing back from a prison sentence. 

First recruited in the 2000 National Draft at 17, Andrew joined Richmond and instantly became a fan-favourite for his fast and twinkle-toed playing techniques. 

Andrew’s AFL would be halted when he was jailed in 2008 on assault charges. His 16-month sentence gave him time to reflect on his journey, giving him a new perspective on embracing life and taking responsibility for his actions.

Citing football as the thing that saved his life, Andrew would return to the field after serving his time. 

He played for the Swan Districts in the WAFL, and even made history at the 2010 Grand Finals where he scored 42 disposals and four goals. Thanks to his performance, the Swans were able to win the game. Andrew would finish the year with a Simpson Medal and a Sandover Medal for his incredible contributions to WAFL.

He made his return to AFL in 2011 when he debuted in Collingwood. He scored a career-high of 35 goals, and even won Mark of the Year during his debut year.

In the end of his career, Andrew amazed fans with 50 goals throughout his 35 games.

As a keynote speaker, Andrew juggles his personal experiences with his professional AFL career. A father to four children, Andrew is passionate about exploring how his time in prison has shaped his career and outlook on life.

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