Adelaide Football Coach
Jason Porplyzia is a former AFL player for the Adelaide Crows Football Club. Porplyzia played 130 career games for Adelaide (2006-2014), scoring 181 goals in his career. Known for his strong marking ability for his size, Porplyzia played as a dangerous forward during his time with the Crows.
Drafted in 2003 onto Adelaide’s rookie list, Porplyzia did not make it onto the senior list on his first crack at the AFL and subsequently returned to West Adelaide in the SANFL. At West Adelaide he demonstrated his capabilities and went on to win the club’s Best and Fairest award in 2005. Adelaide Football Club rewarded his hard work and selected him in the 2006 Pre-season draft.
By 2008, Porplyzia made his mark on the AFL, he was then a consistent small forward regarded as one of the most accurate kicks in the game. In 2009 Porplyzia kicked 57 goals and won Adelaide’s leading goal scorer award. The same year he also took home Adelaide’s Coaches Award and came runner up in their Best and Fairest.
Porplyzia announced his retirement from the top level in 2014, and returned to former club West Adelaide the following year. He won the club’s Best and Fairest in their premiership year in 2015.
This year (2019), Porplyzia has returned to the Adelaide Football Club, in a duel role working part time for the Crows Academies as well as the game day runner for the AFL and SANFL teams.
Jason Porplyzia Adelaide Academy’s Elite Coach at the Simon Black Academy.