SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 07: Eloise Jones of the Crows celebrates with Ailish Considine of the Crows after kicking a goal during the round two AFLW match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Adelaide Crows at Blacktown International Sportspark on February 07, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Adelaide have kicked off the start of the season seven pre-season by securing contract extensions for a two-time All Australian defender and a rising star.

In a period of time in which the competition has seen many signatures and departures, Sarah Allan and Eloise Jones have reaffirmed their commitment to West Lakes, with the pair set to remain at the club until at least season eight.

Allan, a three-time premiership defender, notched up her 50th game for the Crows in last season's preliminary final win over Fremantle and has accumulated numerous club awards since her debut in 2017. The 24-year-old says she is looking forward to continued success at the club.

“We really pride ourselves on having a great culture at the Club and it’s an honour to be a part of that,” Allan said to Adelaide media.

“I have really enjoyed the past six seasons here and am grateful for the coaches and staff for helping with my development.

“We have a real dedicated group of players who are eager for more success and there’s no limit on what we can achieve.”

Jones had a strong season on the wing for the Crows in season six, playing ten games for the club, including the grand final win over Melbourne.

The 23-year-old has been an important player for the Crows since her debut in 2018 and is a member of the leadership group.

“I’ve been involved in two Premierships here and I believe that what we’ve created so far is just the beginning,” Jones said.

“I’m confident that continuing with the Crows for at least another two years will help me develop further as not only a footballer but also a person.”

Crows Head of Women’s Football Phil Harper praised the talented duo for sticking with the club.

“It’s great Eloise and Sarah share a belief in our team and want to commit to the Club,” Harper said.

“The pair are very important pillars of our team and we are thrilled to have retained our core group of players.”