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AU Crows captain Nathan van Berlo puts house on market

Property Here - Saturday, April 27, 2013

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Adelaide Crows captain Nathan van Berlo outside his Glenelg North home. Pictures: CALUM ROBERTSONSource: adelaidenow

HE'S battled it out in the country's most prestigious football arenas and now Adelaide Crows captain Nathan van Berlo is selling his own piece of turf.

Van Berlo's Tod St, Glenelg North property has been home to several teammates over the years including fallen angel Kurt Tippett, but now the Crows captain and his girlfriend Sally are on the move.

He has built a three-bedroom, two-bathroom townhouse in the eastern suburbs and says he will miss the coastal lifestyle but that living closer to Adelaide Oval will come in handy.

"It's come to a time where I'm just looking for a change and I'll definitely miss Glenelg but we'll start playing footy out at Adelaide Oval next year so I might spend a bit more time in and around the city which will make it a bit easier being out that side of town."

Van Berlo bought the house in 2007 and said he was attracted by Glenelg's coastal atmosphere.

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Inside the the house. Picture: Dylan Coker

"I really loved the lifestyle down in Glenelg and I've always grown up near the beach and I found a nice little low maintenance place that was within walking distance of the beach and was close enough to the club and it suited me fine," he said.

Van Berlo is the latest in a series of Adelaide AFL identities to move up the housing ladder.

The 1950s-built home has three-bedrooms and van Berlo said he has landscaped the garden, installed new floors and renovated the kitchen and bathrooms.

Van Berlo, who is out of action with an injured knee, said he loved putting his feet up and watching TV, but was keen to return to the field.

"I'm more than happy to put my feet down and start playing again," he said.

"I certainly don't enjoy being in rehab, I don't think anyone does but it won't be too far away now and I'll be back out there. Van Berlo said the house had been home to several Crows players throughout the years. "I've lived with Bernie Vince for a couple of years, I lived with Tippo for a while, and Patrick Dangerfield stayed with us for a couple of weeks when he first got drafted," he said.

"It can accommodate a few footballers and we've certainly had a few laughs there over the years and I really do love the place and it's going to be sad to see it go," he said. The home goes under the hammer on May 18. Bidding starts at $500,000.

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