Whether it's playing footy, hamming it up on television, or being a family man, one thing's for sure – Shane Crawford will give it his all.
When Shane Crawford debuted for Hawthorn Football Club in 1993, little did he know what an amazing future awaited him. The kid from tiny Finley in New South Wales would become a champion of the game, the heart and soul of his club, and a successful media performer.
With behind-the-scenes accounts from the people who are close to Shane on and off the field, this is the candid story of a larrikin who did things his own way while always inspiring the team. Never one to shy away from the cameras, he earned the respect of his peers for his talent, his extraordinary fitness, his generosity of spirit and his never-say-die attitude.
Crawf's sixteen years at the club took in a decade of disappointing results, a proposed merger, controversial sackings and major injuries. But his loyalty to the brown and gold was rewarded when he finally reached Australia's biggest stage – grand final day at the MCG – where, against all odds, his stellar football career had a fairytale ending.