Veteran Adelaide Crows defender Brodie Smith has announced his engagement to partner Lisa McCarthy.
The couple shared the news on Instagram on Sunday night.
“You bring me endless happiness, joy, care, empathy and love. I will forever be yours,” McCarthy captioned the joint post.
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Geelong goalkicking great Tom Hawkins was among the first to congratulate the couple on the news.
The post was flooded with similar messages, including those from Adelaide AFLW captain Chelsea Randall and her former Crows teammate Marijana Rajčić.
Brodie Smith and partner Lisa McCarthy. Credit: Instagram
Smith has played 247 games for the Crows since being drafted in the first round of the 2010 draft.
The news out of Adelaide comes just days after club skipper Jordan Dawson tied the knot with long-term partner Milly Dutton in a picturesque ceremony.
The couple exchanged vows at Kingsford The Barossa in front of a host of AFL players last Wednesday.
In a joint Instagram post, they both shared a black and white photo of their first kiss as newlyweds.
Dawson, 26, and Dutton are childhood sweethearts, first meeting in Robe, which is 300km south of Adelaide.
They shared their first kiss on the local footy oval and haven’t gone a day without speaking to each other.
Just married! Credit: InstagramThe newlyweds with their dogs. Credit: Instagram
Dawson popped the question with his late grandmother’s ring in December 2022.
That came after his first season at Adelaide following six years at Sydney, where he was drafted with pick No.56 in 2015.
The star midfielder enjoyed a standout debut season for the Crows and was elevated to captain after just one year at the club.
His 2023 was even better as he secured his first All-Australian blazer, won the club best and fairest and polled 20 Brownlow Medal votes.
A host of current and former teammates were at the wedding, including Rory Sloane, Taylor Walker, Smith, Darcy Fogarty, Ben Keays, Rielly O’Brien, Lachie Murphy, Mitch Hinge and Ned McHenry.
Swans stars Luke Parker, Callum Mills and Sam Reid were also there, along with Collingwood premiership ruck Darcy Cameron.
Dawson will be hoping to lead Adelaide back into the finals for the first time since 2017.
The Crows went within a whisker of securing a place in September last year, but finished 10th after a highly controversial loss to Sydney in the penultimate week of the season.
– With Ben Sutton