‘I’m a Celeb’: AFL Star Adam Cooney Is Ready to Take on the Jungle

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It’s back, baby! That’s right, I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! is back for Season 9, and as usual, it’s already bringing the laughs and chaos we’ve come to love and expect.

After two seasons of filming in northern New South Wales due to COVID, the borders are open once again, which means I’m a Celeb is back in South Africa, and coming to us live from the jungle.

Hosts Julia Morris and Dr Chris Brown are also back, and this season, the premise is simple: make it fun, make it funny, make it a good time for all involved — well, except the celebs, maybe. Having snakes dumped on you or being challenged to ingest a warthog testicle doesn’t sound like much fun to us, to be honest, but look, they knew what they were getting themselves into, right?!

But if you’ve tuned in for all the fun and found yourself thinking “sorry, who is that?” — you’re not alone. Luckily, we’ve got all the goss on who these celebs are, what they’re known for, where you’ve seen them before, and what charity they’re competing for.

One of the celebs who’s made his way to the jungle for the chance to take out the win this season is footy star Adam Cooney, who’s competing for the Cerebral Palsy Support Network.


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Who Is Adam Cooney?

Adam Cooney is a retired professional AFL player from Victoria. During his career, Adam played for the Western Bulldogs and Essendon Football Club, and was known for his speed, agility, and goal-kicking ability.

Back in 2003, the Western Bulldogs picked up a young gun named Adam Cooney with their first pick in the National AFL Draft. He’d already made a name for himself in the SANFL, where he played for West Adelaide, and he wasted no time making an impact on his new team.

Despite the Bulldogs struggling at the time, Adam was a great addition to the team, and gave fans hope for brighter days ahead. And boy, did he deliver!

Throughout the late 2000s, Adam cemented his status as one of the AFL’s most formidable midfielders. He was so good, in fact, that he took home the coveted Brownlow Medal in 2008.

He was also a key player in the Bulldogs’ back-to-back Preliminary Finals losses in 2009 and 2010, coming heartbreakingly close to ultimate victory both times.

After the 2014 season, Adam was traded to Essendon Football Club. There, he played two more seasons, before retiring in 2016.

Adam Cooney’s Life After AFL

Just because Adam hung up his boots doesn’t mean he’s left the game behind!

In fact, Adam has become a media darling, providing expert commentary for AFL Nation, as well as regular segments on SEN and SEN SA.

He’s also held roles with SuperFooty, Channel 7, and Ladbrokes, and has played a key role in the rise of Armchair Experts — a fan-favourite show that started online and is now televised after games.

So there you have it, folks! Adam Cooney may have retired from playing, but he’s still making waves in the AFL world.

What Does the Cerebral Palsy Support Network Do?

This season, Adam is competing for the Cerebral Palsy Support Network.

The Cerebral Palsy Support Network (CPSN) provides support, advocacy, and information to people with cerebral palsy (CP) and their families.

They offers peer support groups, social events, and educational workshops. These services help individuals with CP connect with others in the community and gain access to valuable information and resources. CPSN also works to raise awareness about the challenges faced by people with CP. They advocate for peoples rights and needs, collaborating with government agencies and other organisations to improve access to healthcare, education, and other essential services.

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