Former AFL Player, Media Personality, Keynote Speaker & MC/host
Shane Crawford ‘Crawf’ is nothing less than a super star of AFL. As one of the AFL’s most marketable players, with a successful 16-year career at Hawthorn Football Club, Shane Crawford is one of the few players who has made a seamless transition into life in the media.
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As one of the AFL’s most marketable players, with a successful 16-year career at Hawthorn Football Club, Shane Crawford is one of the few players who has made a seamless transition into life in the media.
Originally from Finley in New South Wales, Shane received his football grounding at Assumption College. He developed into one of the AFL’s premier players, entertaining football fans with his superb skills, endurance and tremendous courage.
Shane played 305 career AFL games for the Hawthorn Football Club. He was a member of Hawthorn’s 2008 Premiership side. He is a four-time All Australian player and played in three International Rules series for Australia. He became captain of Hawthorn in 1999 and that season also won the AFL’s top individual honours, the Brownlow Medal and the Leigh Matthews Trophy. He also won four Hawthorn Best & Fairest Awards (1998, 1999, 2002, 2003).
The charismatic premiership player has demonstrated a range of talent that has won him many fans, with his quick wit, empathy with a wide audience, and natural ease on camera.
Having had a long association with Channel Nine as a key member of the Footy Show, Shane has been a presenter on a range of shows including Kids WB, the Today Show, Sport Sunday, Postcards and Australian Ninja Warrior.
In 2010, Shane released his autobiography “That’s What I’m Talking About” and in 2014 he published a series of children’s books, “Crawf’s Kick it to Nick”.
In 2019, Shane appeared in ‘I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!’ on the Ten Network and exiting the Jungle in third place.
Shane is an ambassador for Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) and in 2010 Crawf, as he is affectionately known, walked from Adelaide to Melbourne raising $620,000 whilst in 2013, Shane raised more than $1.3 million for BCNA after riding 3,600 kilometres from Melbourne to Perth in 22 days.
Adding to an already impressive career, Shane will star exclusively as the Pharaoh, in the dazzling new production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, for the strictly limited Melbourne season in 2022/2023. This will be Shane’s first role in a major theatre production,
Shane is also a sought-after keynote speaker and MC/Host.
A devoted family man, Crawford lives in Northern NSW with partner Olivia and their sons Charlie, Benjamin and twins Harry and Jack.