Adelaide's Sam Jacobs connects with Port Lincoln youth

The Adelaide Crows had the chance to connect with some of the younger members of the Port Lincoln football community recently through skills clinics, organised through the Eyre Peninsula Crows Supporters Group.

Former Adelaide player and new club engagement executive Sam Jacobs visited Port Lincoln on June 22 and led some junior skills clinics at Navigator College.

Jacobs led the participants through some drills before answering some questions and signing some autographs.

He said it was great to be able to come out to the country areas, being from Ardrossan originally, and connecting with the young supporters.

"It's really important we connect with our countrie communities as we have so much support in the local areas," he said.

"Port Lincoln is a passionate football area and it's important we get out and have a presence here in Port Lincoln."

Jacobs said there was outstanding support from the local supporters group in helping to bring him over.

Supporters group president Jan Regan said having someone from the club visit was not a common occurrence and hoped to see happen more.

"It's great Adelaide Football Club and Sam Jacobs have taken the time to get out to Port Lincoln," she said.

"We now hope to have current Adelaide Football Club players come over...We hope it will be something that will happen at least twice a year."

Mrs Regan said thanks went to Adelaide Football Club for their support in making the event happen, Navigator College for providing a venue and Port Lincoln Bendigo Bank for their support.