AFL premiership-winning coach Damien Hardwick’s new lover wished a statue erected in his honour.
Lower than a 12 months earlier than Tigers gross sales rep Alexandra Crow connected along with her idol, Crow might barely comprise her admiration for the Richmond coach.
In July 2019, Crow hit footy discussion board BigFooty.com to reward her soon-to-be lover after he reached a training milestone on par with Richmond legend Jack Dyer.
Alexandra Crow has been named as the lady Tigers coach Damien Hardwick is now in a relationship with
Dustin Martin and Damien Hardwick have a good time victory after the 2019 AFL Grand Remaining
Damien Hardwick (pictured with spouse Danielle and the AFL premiership cup) has steered the Tigers to a few premierships in 4 seasons
‘Hello @damienhardwick, first time caller very long time listener. Simply questioning when you can be getting a statue.’
The put up, together with all of Ms Crow’s social media pages, has since been eliminated as phrase of the scandal broke.
Day by day Mail Australia can reveal the connection has brought on waves throughout the AFL, however nowhere greater than at rival membership Carlton.
A supply instructed Day by day Mail Australia Crow had been in a long-term relationship with a Carlton government, whom she owned property with.
Information present she bought the $1.2 million Ascot Vale house in Could 2019.
Hardwick and Crow haven’t been noticed collectively since simply earlier than Christmas once they had been seen trying burdened at a rooftop pub in Melbourne.
Sources have prompt Hardwick’s spouse Danielle discovered of the affair after travelling to the Queensland hub along with her daughter throughout Richmond’s premiership successful 2020 season.
It’s understood she left the hub distraught.
Hardwick is believed to have travelled again to Melbourne with Crow earlier than shacking up along with her in stylish Elwood.
Day by day Mail Australia has been instructed Tigers’ bosses had been fearful about Hardwick since effectively earlier than the COVID-19 lockdown started in March.
In Konrad Marshall’s e book The Onerous Manner: The Story of Richmond’s thirteenth premiership, it was claimed Hardwick was so incensed in regards to the lockdown he would tear COVID-19 posters down from the partitions at Punt Street.
The e book claimed Richmond CEO Brendon Gale needed to inform Hardwick to put his belief within the specialists’ response to COVID-19 in any other case his negativity might ‘derail the Tigers’ season’.
The AFL world is in shock over one other unhappy marriage cut up after Damien Hardwick separated from spouse Danielle
Hardwick and Danielle are pictured at a birthday celebration
In a media convention instantly after the Tigers’ premiership win over Geelong, Hardwick admitted his perspective had been improper and it took phrases from the membership’s leaders to show him round.
Because the revelations of his affair and household turmoil all through final 12 months proceed to emerge, Tigers followers are questioning how on earth he managed to carry house the flag – or how Geelong might lose it.
Hardwick – a three-time premiership coach with the Tigers – allegedly cut up together with his spouse final month.
Melbourne newspaper the Herald Sun rolled out the scandal on Monday afternoon, claiming ‘the connection has rocked employees inside the membership and will have an effect on the taking part in group’.
Danielle Hardwick – the mom of Hardwick’s three youngsters – is much-loved in Tigers circles and has beforehand been credited with serving to the facet’s premiership success.
She and their two daughters spent Christmas with the household of Tigers captain Trent Cotchin.
Cotchin’s spouse Brooke posted an image of the Hardwick women and referred to as them ‘second fam’ on social media.
Their cut up got here simply days after Collingwood Magpies coach Nathan Buckley confirmed he and spouse Tania had cut up early final 12 months.
Damien Hardwick and spouse Danielle had three youngsters collectively
One thing within the water: The Hardwicks aren’t the one well-known AFL golden couple to separate lately. Nathan Buckley and spouse Tania Minnici (pictured) cut up in early 2020 after 18 years of marriage
Geelong Cats star Gary Rohan and spouse Amie additionally cut up final 12 months, as did former North Melbourne star Majak Daw and associate Emily McKay, together with Cats champion Jimmy Bartel and his glamourous former spouse Nadia.
In 2019, Hardwick revealed how he was satisfied by his spouse to pick Marlion Pickett to make his AFL debut within the 2019 grand remaining.
Pickett has since develop into an integral a part of the Tigers line-up with 19 video games this season, together with a second victorious grand remaining.
‘I have to admit, she was pushing Marlion tougher than anybody,’ Hardwick instructed Channel 9’s AFL Footy Present the day after Pickett’s memorable debut in 2019.
‘She goes, “You’ve got simply bought to play him, he is too good”.
‘She’s been a terrific supporter of mine and behind each man is a superb lady and I am very lucky.’
In 2018, Hardwick confessed in a pre-match interview with Triple M that he had a number of sleepless nights following his facet’s loss in Perth.
‘It comes from the Mrs Hardwick, no win, no love,’ he quipped.
‘I am a bit flat, boys!’
Earlier this season Hardwick confessed in a press convention he was instructed off by his spouse within the wake of his ‘out of line’ complaints in regards to the Sydney Swans’ defensive techniques.
Unhappy cut up: Final 12 months noticed one other star make headlines for all of the improper causes. Followers had been shocked when it was reported that Geelong’s Gary Rohan had cut up from his spouse, Amie, simply months after she’d given delivery – and two years after shedding one in all their twins
Billy Brownless (proper) had a really public falling-out with mate Garry Lyon after he connected together with his spouse Nicky (left) in 2016
Nadia Bartel cut up with Jimmy Bartel after information of his affair bought out
‘It was a shocker on my behalf,’ Hardwick mentioned.
‘It was out of line. I used to be in all probability annoyed and let the scenario get the higher of me.
‘I referred to as up ‘Horse’ (Swans coach John Longmire) and apologised. It was out of line on my behalf, so we had an excellent dialog and we moved on fairly shortly. I will simply fear about what I can management and proceed to do this.
‘(Mrs Hardwick) wasn’t overly pleased with the press convention. She gave me a dressing down after it. That was an excellent consequence.’
When the Herald Solar contacted the membership, the Tigers said they had been conscious Hardwick was presently in a relationship with a member of the administration employees.
‘The Membership has no considerations with this below Membership coverage. Past this, it’s a non-public matter and we ask that privateness be revered,’ they said.
Hardwick has been granted depart till February.
‘I’m going to take a little bit of an extended break this 12 months over summer season,’ Hardwick instructed radio station 3AW in October.
‘It’s been a fairly full-on three-four years and we’ve executed a hell of loads of work and had loads of success alongside the best way however typically it is advisable to step again.
‘I’m very fortunate that I’ve bought some terrific assistants, and a few these guys will transfer on, however the teaching group and the folks I’ve round me do a considerable amount of work and the truth is I sit on the prime and handle these guys.’