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Beginnings: Carlton Football Club, nicknamed The Blues, is one of the 16 Australian rules football clubs in the Australian Football League (AFL). The Blues is the third oldest club in the Australian Football League and one of the oldest Australian rules football clubs. The club were the first premiers of the Victorian Football Association (VFA) in 1877,[1] and, along with Essendon, share the most premierships of any VFL/AFL club with 16. EST 1864

Records:
  • * VFL/AFL Premiers – 1906-08, 1914-15, 1938, 1945, 1947, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1979, 1981-82, 1987, 1995
  • * VFL/AFL runners-up – 1909-10, 1916, 1921, 1932, 1949, 1962, 1969, 1973, 1986, 1993, 1999
  • * VFL/AFL Pre-season Premiers – 1983, 1997
  • * Challenge Cup Premiers – 1869, 71, 1873-75
  • * VFA Premiers – 1877, 1887
  • * VFA runners-up – 1879, 1889-91
  • * Brownlow Medallists – Bert Deacon (1947), John James (1961), Gordon Collis (1964), Greg Williams (1994)
  • * Coleman Medallists (AFL leading goalkicker) – Tom Carroll (51 goals, 1961), Brendan Fevola (84 goals, 2006), (86 goals, 2009)
  • * Games record holder 375 - Craig Bradley (1986-2002)
Full Ladder Team P W L D FOR AGNST % PTS
14 Carlton 22 7 15 0 1568 1978 79.3 28

Plowman re-commits

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Christmas has come early for Blues supporters this year, with key defender Lachie Plowman putting pen to paper on a two-year contract extension.

The 23-year-old has recommitted to Carlton for a further two years, taking his current agreement with the Club through to the end of 2020.

Taken by the GWS Giants at pick No.3 in the 2012 NAB AFL National Draft, Plowman found his way to Ikon Park via the 2015 trade period in a bumper trade deal between the two clubs.

The versatile defender has played 60 senior games since making his debut in Round 1, 2013 and finished the 2017 season ranked 12th in the league for disposal efficiency. In a career-best season, Plowman finished first at the Blues for disposal efficiency, second for one-percenters (94) and third for intercepts (112). 

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Plowman re-commits

Carlton IN Business | 2018 Carlton is proud to launch it's Carlton IN Business program for 2018.

Christmas has come early for Blues supporters this year, with key defender Lachie Plowman putting pen to paper on a two-year contract extension.

The 23-year-old has recommitted to Carlton for a further two years, taking his current agreement with the Club through to the end of 2020.

Taken by the GWS Giants at pick No.3 in the 2012 NAB AFL National Draft, Plowman found his way to Ikon Park via the 2015 trade period in a bumper trade deal between the two clubs.

The versatile defender has played 60 senior games since making his debut in Round 1, 2013 and finished the 2017 season ranked 12th in the league for disposal efficiency. In a career-best season, Plowman finished first at the Blues for disposal efficiency, second for one-percenters (94) and third for intercepts (112). 

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Plowman: Synergy on the up

Welcome back, David Teague Carlton Media's Grace Phillips sat down for a chat with newly appointed assistant coach David Teague.

AFTER notching up a career-best 21 consecutive games for Carlton since arriving at the Club in 2015, young defender Lachie Plowman has praised the influence of senior coach Brendon Bolton on the Blues’ young playing list. 

Plowman put pen to paper on a new contract earlier this week, which will see the exciting defender remain in the navy blue until at least the end of 2020. 

“It’s exciting news and I’m rapt to be staying at the Club for another two years. The discussions started happening at the end of the season and I’m grateful to the Club,” Plowman told RSN on Thursday morning. 

Plowman made his way to Ikon Park via the 2015 trade period after being selected by GWS at pick No.3 in the 2012 national draft. Praising the guidance of Bolton, the...


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Blues headed to Yarra Ranges

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The King settles in Carlton Media spoke to draftee Tom De Koning during his second week at the Club.

Carlton players will jump aboard the ‘Bound By Blue’ bus in February, visiting regional and metro centres in Victoria as part of the 2018 AFL Community Camp. 

Kicking off on Tuesday 20 February, the two-day camp will see the team travel to the Yarra Ranges, including Warburton and Yarra Junction, as well as Darebin, Banyule, Whittlesea and Nillumbik.

Every year more than 750 players across the competition immerse themselves in regional communities, holding school clinics and visiting local clubs to strengthen grassroots football.

AFL General Manager Game Development, Andrew Dillon, said the AFL Community Camps were an essential part of the AFL calendar which recognise the importance of grassroots football and the community in Australia’s game.

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105 years on, who built Jack’s house?

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Bloodlines | Giacomo to Jack Carlton youngster Jack Silvagni embarks on a journey of exploration to learn more about his great-grandfather, Giacomo.

It stands defiantly, one of the few surviving early 20th century grandstands flanking a VFL sporting arena.

It carries the name of Victoria’s first captain, a leviathan of the Carlton Football Club both on the field and off it.

And yet the identity of its architect remains unknown, more than 100 years since Members and supporters first took their places in it to cheer on their heroes.

Dedicated to John Gardiner, the Ald. Gardiner Stand, with its classic Edwardian features, to this day retains its aesthetic and historical significance as the maiden substantial structure to grace the Carlton Recreation Ground (read Princes Oval, Princes Park, Optus Oval, MC Labor Park, Ikon Park).

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Make your pledge

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Tarang Chawla's story Blues Foundation Ambassador Tarang Chawla speaks about his involvement with the Blues Foundation in the lead-up to this weekend's annual CARLTON RESPECTS game. Head to bluesfoundation.org.au to learn more.

Be #MoreThanASpectator and make your pledge!

As the ‘16 Days of Activism’ enters its second week, the Carlton Football Club is urging all its members and supporters to make a pledge and help end violence against women.

With your help, the Club is aiming to create as much awareness as possible for this important campaign, and aims to reach 500 pledges, so make sure you click here and sign your name.

Carlton’s AFLW team has been showing its support via social media, by using the hashtag #MoreThanASpectator and #CarltonRespects.

Our Game Changers have made the pledge to prevent violence against women.

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Recycled Blues AFL's highest

Meet Aaron Mullett Carlton Media's Grace Phillips sat down for a chat with new Blue Aaron Mullett.

HAVING turned over 42 players since Brendon Bolton took the reins as senior coach at the end of 2015, Carlton’s aggressive list turnover has left it with 20 players who started their careers at rival clubs.

With clubs recently finalising their lists ahead of 2018, that statistic is an AFL-high that towers over the league average of 10.

The Blues added six new players from rival clubs during this year's exchange and draft periods, giving them the most multi-club players for the second year running, despite losing five at the end of the season to retirement or delisting. 

Bolton and General Manager List Management and Strategy Stephen Silvagni have overseen the past three off-seasons at Carlton, bringing in 14 of the Club’s remaining players who started their careers elsewhere.

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Recycled Blues AFL's highest

Meet Aaron Mullett Carlton Media's Grace Phillips sat down for a chat with new Blue Aaron Mullett.

HAVING turned over 42 players since Brendon Bolton took the reins as senior coach at the end of 2015, Carlton’s aggressive list turnover has left it with 20 players who started their careers at rival clubs.

With clubs recently finalising their lists ahead of 2018, that statistic is an AFL-high that towers over the league average of 10.

The Blues added six new players from rival clubs during this year's exchange and draft periods, giving them the most multi-club players for the second year running, despite losing five at the end of the season to retirement or delisting. 

Bolton and General Manager List Management and Strategy Stephen Silvagni have overseen the past three off-seasons at Carlton, bringing in 14 of the Club’s remaining players who started their careers elsewhere.

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'Hosko 2' ready to shine

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Keryk ready to build on foundations Madeline Keryk spoke to Carlton Media as pre-season training kicked off for the 2018 AFLW season.

IT WAS said in fun, but the message was clear.

"Dad doesn't scrap with us any more – we have been decking him since we were 10 years old!"

That was state netballer-turned-AFL Women's player Jess Hosking – just days before turning 22.

Along with Carlton teammate and twin sister Sarah (born first by one minute), Jess celebrated her birthday by challenging the Carlton squad to a mud-filled experience at a local military-style obstacle racing course next month.

It speaks volumes of the tenacity, inclusivity and professionalism with which Hosking goes about life ahead of a long-awaited NAB AFLW debut in 2018.

"I owe a lot to Carlton Football Club."

Hosking was the only player with a long-term injury to be picked in the inaugural NAB AFLW Draft.

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Can you find the mystery cameraman?

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1968 Grand Final mystery man Can you help us find the mystery cameraman?

HE'S the dark-haired guy in the white turtle neck, keenly wielding a hand-held movie camera.

He appears to be aged in his 30s and is being tailed by an accomplice balancing a boom mic. Without question, he’s front and centre, filming the likes of Barassi, Nicholls and Jesaulenko, in the euphoric aftermath of the drought-breaking 1968 Grand Final victory over Essendon on the MCG.

But who is he? And where is his film?

With the 50th anniversary of the Blues’ hard-fought win over the red and black fast approaching, the Club is desperate to make contact with the cameraman to hopefully access his precious footage. 

As the mystery man can be seen in both the Seven and Rothman’s films of that game, one can only presume he was independently capturing his own footage. 

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Blues one of AFL's greenest

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Dow & O'Brien on first week Paddy Dow and Lochie O'Brien fronted the media at Ikon Park following their first few days at the Club.

AFTER drafting and recruiting a host of young players over the past few years, Carlton will enter the 2018 season with the fifth youngest list in the competition, with an average age of 23 years and 244 days.

The Blues are one of only five clubs that have a younger squad than reigning premier Richmond, with Brisbane, Gold Coast, North Melbourne and St Kilda also ranked below the Tigers. 

When it comes to finals experience, Gold Coast is the least experienced, with captain Gary Ablett taking his 17 games of September experience with him to Geelong and dropping the Suns' total to 31.

St Kilda (32) and Melbourne (44) are also very green when it comes to playing finals and both will be expecting to add experience in 2018.

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Women's growth drives record numbers

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Stevens kicks off AFLW pre-season Nicola Stevens fronted the media at Ikon Park to kick off the 2018 AFLW pre-season.

CARLTON'S AFLW defender Nicola Stevens was on hand to help the AFL announce record participation of Australian Football across all levels. 

With more than 1.5 million people playing the game, a total of 1,547,915 participated in 2017 – a 10 per cent increase on the previous year. 

Females made up 30 per cent of that number after the introduction of the NAB AFL Women's competition this year. 

As a point of comparison, cricket had 1.4 million participants, of which 27 per cent were women. 

AFL game development manager Andrew Dillon told reporters at Maribyrnong Secondary College on Thursday the aim was to have males and females playing football in equal numbers. 

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Back in business

Carlton IN Business | 2018 Carlton is proud to launch it's Carlton IN Business program for 2018.

Widely recognised as industry leading, the Blues have today relaunched their flagship Carlton IN Business program for 2018.

Carlton in Business is presented by Virgin Australia in 2018, who will bring their rewarding match day hospitality experience from 2017 integrating them within the Carlton network; to cultivate relationships and most importantly, facilitate real opportunities for Carlton’s associated businesses.’

The Carlton IN Business program is a key pillar of the Club that drives its commercial growth and development.

In 2018, Carlton IN Business will include the following:

  • A new Carlton IN Business bespoke website (carltoninbusiness.com.au)
  • Carlton IN Business seminar
  • Carlton ‘Leaders of Industry’ event (leaders of industry will join members of Carlton IN Business at the...

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Back in business

Carlton IN Business | 2018 Carlton is proud to launch it's Carlton IN Business program for 2018.

Widely recognised as industry leading, the Blues have today relaunched their flagship Carlton IN Business program for 2018.

Carlton in Business is presented by Virgin Australia in 2018, who will bring their rewarding match day hospitality experience from 2017 integrating them within the Carlton network; to cultivate relationships and most importantly, facilitate real opportunities for Carlton’s associated businesses.’

The Carlton IN Business program is a key pillar of the Club that drives its commercial growth and development.

In 2018, Carlton IN Business will include the following:

  • A new Carlton IN Business bespoke website (carltoninbusiness.com.au)
  • Carlton IN Business seminar
  • Carlton ‘Leaders of Industry’ event (leaders of industry will join members of Carlton IN Business at the...

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Blues reward O'Shea

New Blue | Cam O'Shea Watch VFL Highlights from Cam O'Shea, Carlton's selection from the NAB AFL Pre-Season Draft.

RUNNING defender Cam O’Shea has been rewarded for his outstanding season in the VFL, with the Blues selecting the 25-year-old in Monday’s NAB AFL Pre-Season Draft.

O’Shea made an immediate impact for the Northern Blues, winning the Club’s best-and-fairest and making the VFL’s Team of the Year.

Before he landed at Ikon Park, O’Shea spent six years at the Port Adelaide Football Club, after initially being picked up by the Power with selection No.52 in the 2010 national draft.

Since making his debut against Collingwood in Round 1, 2011, the defender has made 81 senior appearances, including Port’s 2014 preliminary final against Hawthorn.

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O'Shea starred for the Northern Blues in 2017. (Photo: Tim Murdoch)

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Blues reward O'Shea

New Blue | Cam O'Shea Watch VFL Highlights from Cam O'Shea, Carlton's selection from the NAB AFL Pre-Season Draft.

RUNNING defender Cam O’Shea has been rewarded for his outstanding season in the VFL, with the Blues selecting the 25-year-old in Monday’s NAB AFL Pre-Season Draft.

O’Shea made an immediate impact for the Northern Blues, winning the Club’s best-and-fairest and making the VFL’s Team of the Year.

Before he landed at Ikon Park, O’Shea spent six years at the Port Adelaide Football Club, after initially being picked up by the Power with selection No.52 in the 2010 national draft.

Since making his debut against Collingwood in Round 1, 2011, the defender has made 81 senior appearances, including Port’s 2014 preliminary final against Hawthorn.

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O'Shea starred for the Northern Blues in 2017. (Photo: Tim Murdoch)

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How the planets aligned for Lochie

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CLICK on the Lochie O’Brien's video highlights on carltonfc.com.au and what first catches your eye is that truly wicked left foot. 

The execution, whether hitting a moving target or slotting a six-pointer post high from 60m, is truly sublime and, one presumes, totally natural for O’Brien - the boy from Mildura taken with Carlton’s pick No.10 in the 2017 NAB AFL National Draft, earned in part for the Bryce Gibbs trade. 

But speak to Carlton’s second selection of the 2017 draft and he’ll tell you that his Johnston-esque kicking capability came with the support of his father Jason and his junior coach at South Mildura, Dom Scullino. 

“I can’t remember too far back, but Dad always talked about how when I was young I was a terrible kick, that I always used to slam the ball onto my boot and didn’t have...


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Davenport, development and the way forward

Meet Jason Davenport Carlton Media's Grace Phillips sat down for a chat with our new development coach Jason Davenport.

A FEW years ago, Jason Davenport inherited the nickname 'Eagle Killer' - a cheeky throwback to a couple of standout performances against West Coast, when the then Port Adelaide player twice earned the maximum three Brownlow votes for his troubles. 

Question is, does the 28-game former Port winger turned Carlton development coach still answer to the moniker?

“I smirk to it,” came the measured reply.

“A couple of my better games happened to be against them (the Eagles), but I’m someone who easily takes the nickname in the light manner for which it was intended. I embrace it with a smirk.”

Davenport’s League career ended with his delisting at Port after three seasons to the end of 2011. Originally taken by Geelong as a rookie in 2006, the boy who first chased the...


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How the planets aligned for Lochie

Lochie O'Brien highlights | Pick 10 Watch number 10 pick Lochie O'Brien highlights.

CLICK on the Lochie O’Brien's video highlights on carltonfc.com.au and what first catches your eye is that truly wicked left foot. 

The execution, whether hitting a moving target or slotting a six-pointer post high from 60m, is truly sublime and, one presumes, totally natural for O’Brien - the boy from Mildura taken with Carlton’s pick No.10 in the 2017 NAB AFL National Draft, earned in part for the Bryce Gibbs trade. 

But speak to Carlton’s second selection of the 2017 draft and he’ll tell you that his Johnston-esque kicking capability came with the support of his father Jason and his junior coach at South Mildura, Dom Scullino. 

“I can’t remember too far back, but Dad always talked about how when I was young I was a terrible kick, that I always used to slam the ball onto my boot and didn’t have...


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Northern Blues 'absolutely thrilled' for O'Shea

New Blue | Cam O'Shea Watch VFL Highlights from Cam O'Shea, Carlton's selection from the NAB AFL Pre-Season Draft.

NORTHERN Blues senior coach Josh Fraser has sung the praises of Cameron O’Shea after the defender was drafted to Carlton.

O’Shea became the first Northern player drafted to the AFL Blues since 2006, and the first draftee from the club since 2013.

With O’Shea’s achievements in 2017 speaking for themselves, the senior coach said the new Blue made an immediate impact when arriving at Northern.

“Everyone that is connected to our club at the Northern Blues is absolutely thrilled for Cameron,” Fraser said.

“We couldn’t have asked for any more from him since day one: he invested in all areas of our club from the start and he backed it up with his performances each week.

“Centre-half back in the VFL Team of the Year, playing for Victoria and a best-and-fairest sees him back...


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