Reluctant Crows star embraces the limelight

Feb 17, 2017

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New Crows cult hero Sarah “Tex” Perkins isn’t too sure about the nickname -- but she’s stuck with it now.

“I think it’s a bit weird,” Sarah told Jade Robran on FIVEaa.

“My brother’s not too happy with me, to be honest, because it’s what his nickname was down at work, so he’s copped a bit of flak because I’ve stolen his nickname. I’ve embraced it. I guess it’s sticking now so I can’t really hide away from it.”

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Sarah said it was “shocking” to find herself becoming a cult hero in Adelaide…

“I’m not one to be in the limelight and the centre of attention. I just really wanted to come out and play football and I’m quite happy to be doing that. I guess I’ve been given that label and unfortunately it’s just something you’ve got to embrace,” she said.

But it almost never happened. Sarah was overlooked on draft day:

“It was very upsetting and there was a lot of tears. For a little bit there it went through my head that maybe it wasn’t for me and that I should probably give up.

“I felt like I’d let myself down a little but.

“It was until I spoke to some people after the draft… that I realised I still had a chance with free agency.

“I took that head on and ended up at the Crows, and I’ll be forever grateful to Bec Goddard and the coaching staff.”

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