Adelaide Crows to part ways with veteran forward Tom Lynch

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Forward Tom Lynch, who is a member of Adelaide’s leadership group, has been told he will not be offered a new AFL contract by the club.
Camera IconForward Tom Lynch, who is a member of Adelaide’s leadership group, has been told he will not be offered a new AFL contract by the club. Credit: Daniel Kalisz/via AFL Photos

Adelaide will part ways with Tom Lynch at the end of the AFL season after not offering the experienced forward a new contract.

The 30-year-old has been an important part of the Crows’ forward line since arriving from St Kilda before the 2012 season.

Lynch enjoyed his best seasons when Adelaide were in deep finals contention between 2015 and 2017 but has kicked just six goals in eight games this year.

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He booted 42 goals in 2016 and finished with a career-high 10-goal haul during a game against GWS in 2013.

Adelaide coach Matthew Nicks hailed the contribution Lynch has made as a member of the Crows’ leadership group during the past five years.

“Tom has been described as ‘The Connector’ and it is a good description of the influence that he has had on and off the field, which has been significant,” Nicks said.

Adelaide Crows' Tom Lynch
Camera IconTom Lynch is contemplating his future after being told he is not part of Adelaide's AFL 2022 plans. Credit: AAP

Lynch said he was hoping to add to his 161 career games before the end of the season and would soon decide if he is to try and play on a different club next year or retire.

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