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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

Blues’ man of passion Millson remembered

He was a vice-president, coterie chairman and career fundraiser at Carlton...and yet football club life was only part of the 85-year passion play that was uniquely Albert Millson’s.

It’s doubtful that Millson, who died peacefully in a nursing home on Monday, could have crammed more into his years. To quote Millson’s son Craig, “Dad put everything into them”.

Albert Ronald Millson was born on August 31, 1932 – one month and one day before the Colin Martyn-led Carlton team met Richmond in the Grand Final. The Blues fought the good fight, going down by nine points in that one...and in Millson they’d earned a lifelong fan.

“Dad lived in Moonee Ponds and he used to go to Carlton as a young kid. He met his wife of 55 years, Kathy, in the Robert Heatley Stand,” Craig said.

“He used to watch football regularly from the outer and over time he wanted to get more involved. He wanted to...


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Blues’ man of passion Millson remembered

He was a vice-president, coterie chairman and career fundraiser at Carlton...and yet football club life was only part of the 85-year passion play that was uniquely Albert Millson’s.

It’s doubtful that Millson, who died peacefully in a nursing home on Monday, could have crammed more into his years. To quote Millson’s son Craig, “Dad put everything into them”.

Albert Ronald Millson was born on August 31, 1932 – one month and one day before the Colin Martyn-led Carlton team met Richmond in the Grand Final. The Blues fought the good fight, going down by nine points in that one...and in Millson they’d earned a lifelong fan.

“Dad lived in Moonee Ponds and he used to go to Carlton as a young kid. He met his wife of 55 years, Kathy, in the Robert Heatley Stand,” Craig said.

“He used to watch football regularly from the outer and over time he wanted to get more involved. He wanted to...


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Second list lodgement closes

Marchy wants to make impression Carlton Media spoke to Caleb Marchbank as the group continues pre-season training at Ikon Park.

With the countdown to the 2017 NAB AFL National Draft officially underway, the AFL’s second list lodgement deadline closed on Thursday afternoon.

Only the second Delisted Player Free Agency period remains before Carlton heads to the draft with picks 3, 10, 30 and 73.

Since the end of the 2017 home and away season, the Blues have made 13 changes to its primary and rookie lists, welcoming a host of new faces, while also farewelling a number of players.

GWS midfielder Matthew Kennedy, Geelong’s Darcy Lang and the Power’s Matthew Lobbe all made their way to Ikon Park during the trade period, while former North defender Aaron Mullet was secured as a delisted free agent.

Bryce Gibbs departs to his home state of South Australia, with Carlton acquiring two...


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Second list lodgement closes

Marchy wants to make impression Carlton Media spoke to Caleb Marchbank as the group continues pre-season training at Ikon Park.

With the countdown to the 2017 NAB AFL National Draft officially underway, the AFL’s second list lodgement deadline closed on Thursday afternoon.

Only the second Delisted Player Free Agency period remains before Carlton heads to the draft with picks 3, 10, 30 and 73.

Since the end of the 2017 home and away season, the Blues have made 13 changes to its primary and rookie lists, welcoming a host of new faces, while also farewelling a number of players.

GWS midfielder Matthew Kennedy, Geelong’s Darcy Lang and the Power’s Matthew Lobbe all made their way to Ikon Park during the trade period, while former North defender Aaron Mullet was secured as a delisted free agent.

Bryce Gibbs departs to his home state of South Australia, with Carlton acquiring two...


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Second list lodgement closes

Marchy wants to make impression Carlton Media spoke to Caleb Marchbank as the group continues pre-season training at Ikon Park.

With the countdown to the 2017 NAB AFL National Draft officially underway, the AFL’s second list lodgement deadline closed on Thursday afternoon.

Only the second Delisted Player Free Agency period remains before Carlton heads to the draft with picks 3, 10, 30 and 73.

Since the end of the 2017 home and away season, the Blues have made 13 changes to its primary and rookie lists, welcoming a host of new faces, while also farewelling a number of players.

GWS midfielder Matthew Kennedy, Geelong’s Darcy Lang and the Power’s Matthew Lobbe all made their way to Ikon Park during the trade period, while former North defender Aaron Mullet was secured as a delisted free agent.

Bryce Gibbs departs to his home state of South Australia, with Carlton acquiring two...


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Experience the footy in style!

Marchy wants to make impression Carlton Media spoke to Caleb Marchbank as the group continues pre-season training at Ikon Park.

Here’s your chance to experience the footy in style!

Following the release of next year’s AFL premiership fixture, Carlton Football Club is pleased to launch its suite of corporate products for 2018.  

Whether you want to attend the President’s Club on match day, experience the inner sanctum before a game, or witness the crowning of the John Nicholls Medallist, the Blues have an extensive corporate range on offer.

An exciting array of AFLW sponsorship packages – for coaches and players – has been introduced, while iconic events and coteries such as Carlton IN Business, The Coach’s Club, Guernsey Club, the Gala Ball and Grand Final Luncheon once again feature on the extensive corporate calendar.

Highlights of the 2018 corporate range include:

The Carlton...


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Experience the footy in style!

Marchy wants to make impression Carlton Media spoke to Caleb Marchbank as the group continues pre-season training at Ikon Park.

Here’s your chance to experience the footy in style!

Following the release of next year’s AFL premiership fixture, Carlton Football Club is pleased to launch its suite of corporate products for 2018.  

Whether you want to attend the President’s Club on match day, experience the inner sanctum before a game, or witness the crowning of the John Nicholls Medallist, the Blues have an extensive corporate range on offer.

An exciting array of AFLW sponsorship packages – for coaches and players – has been introduced, while iconic events and coteries such as Carlton IN Business, The Coach’s Club, Guernsey Club, the Gala Ball and Grand Final Luncheon once again feature on the extensive corporate calendar.

Highlights of the 2018 corporate range include:

The Carlton...


Read full article on AFL Carlton AFLComAu


Read more: Experience the footy in style!

Experience the footy in style!

Marchy wants to make impression Carlton Media spoke to Caleb Marchbank as the group continues pre-season training at Ikon Park.

Here’s your chance to experience the footy in style!

Following the release of next year’s AFL premiership fixture, Carlton Football Club is pleased to launch its suite of corporate products for 2018.  

Whether you want to attend the President’s Club on match day, experience the inner sanctum before a game, or witness the crowning of the John Nicholls Medallist, the Blues have an extensive corporate range on offer.

An exciting array of AFLW sponsorship packages – for coaches and players – has been introduced, while iconic events and coteries such as Carlton IN Business, The Coach’s Club, Guernsey Club, the Gala Ball and Grand Final Luncheon once again feature on the extensive corporate calendar.

Highlights of the 2018 corporate range include:

The Carlton...


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Read more: Experience the footy in style!

Carlton appoints new CEO

Carlton Football Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Cain Liddle as its new Chief Executive Officer.  

Liddle is currently the Chief Customer Officer at Richmond Football Club and Managing Director of Aligned Leisure. Liddle has completed a Master of Business Administration and this year completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors course. He is also currently enrolled in a Doctorate of Business.   

Liddle joined the Richmond Football Club in 2010 where he was responsible for overseeing membership, retail, licensing, ticketing and corporate revenues. In that time, he has overseen seven consecutive club membership records, growing membership at Richmond from around 36,000 in 2010 to in excess of 75,000 members in 2017.

In 2015 Liddle was responsible for creating alternative revenue streams, establishing a fully owned subsidiary business managing aquatics and...


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Fond memories of Father Gerry

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It’s thought that the late Carlton Football Club Chaplain Father Gerry Briglia first graced Princes Park with his considerable presence in the Premiership year of 1968, when an uncle, Dr. Emil (“Billy”) Briglia, assumed duties as club doctor.

Of no doubt is that for more than a decade through that glorious epoch that began with Barassi, Carlton’s man of the cloth made a truly indelible impression.

The 220-game Carlton premiership player Rod Austin remembered Father Gerry as “a real character and a mad Carlton supporter”, whose resounding authoritative voice and manic laugh made an immediate impression in conversation.

“He was a good bloke, he was funny, and he had a lot of personality,” Austin said. “He was around a fair bit and he was good value.”

The two-time Carlton Premiership player Barry Gill was even more glowing. Said Gill: “I consider Father Gerry one of the few people who...


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Why Blues, Roos should team up for ‘Tiger’ tribute

Kennedy ready for action Carlton Media's Grace Phillips caught up with new Blue Matthew Kennedy to talk about his first week at Ikon Park.

With the release of the 2018 AFL fixture, Carlton and its 4th Round host North Melbourne are presented with a rare opportunity to mark their first ever encounter for Premiership points in Hobart with a joint tribute to the great Brent Crosswell.

Though the club is planning a reunion of members of Carlton’s surviving ’68 Premiership twenty (all but Peter McLean and Wes Lofts are still living) for the 50th anniversary celebrations in the Round 8 match with Essendon at the MCG, Crosswell, thesedays domiciled in Hobart, is unlikely to make the flight due to his on-going battle with the inner ear disorder Meniere’s Disease.

Which is why the North-Carlton match – Saturday, April 14, 2018 under lights at Blundstone Arena – provides both clubs with the...


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Why Blues, Roos should team up for ‘Tiger’ tribute

Kennedy ready for action Carlton Media's Grace Phillips caught up with new Blue Matthew Kennedy to talk about his first week at Ikon Park.

With the release of the 2018 AFL fixture, Carlton and its 4th Round host North Melbourne are presented with a rare opportunity to mark their first ever encounter for Premiership points in Hobart with a joint tribute to the great Brent Crosswell.

Though the club is planning a reunion of members of Carlton’s surviving ’68 Premiership twenty (all but Peter McLean and Wes Lofts are still living) for the 50th anniversary celebrations in the Round 8 match with Essendon at the MCG, Crosswell, thesedays domiciled in Hobart, is unlikely to make the flight due to his on-going battle with the inner ear disorder Meniere’s Disease.

Which is why the North-Carlton match – Saturday, April 14, 2018 under lights at Blundstone Arena – provides both clubs with the...


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Read more: Why Blues, Roos should team up for ‘Tiger’ tribute

Simmo’s series call up

Byrne embracing pre-season routine Ciaran Byrne spoke to Carlton Media as the first week of pre-season training continues.

Carlton veteran Kade Simpson is set to swap the navy blue for the green and gold when he lines up for Australia in the upcoming Virgin Australia International Rules Series in November. 

The AFL today confirmed the completed Australian team set to compete in the two-test Virgin Australia International Rules Series matches against Ireland in November, with six additional players added to the squad.

The 33-year-old joins Ben Brown (North Melbourne), Jack Gunston (Hawthorn), Neville Jetta (Melbourne), Luke Shuey (West Coast) and Robbie Tarrant (North Melbourne) who have now been included in the 22-man squad.

Simpson has previously featured in three International Rules Series, both in 2006 and 2008 where he was named the Jim Stynes Medallist for his latter...


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Evergreen Blue earns international selection

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As he readies for his 17th season and closes in on his 300th senior game for the Carlton Football Club, the evergreen Kade Simpson has fittingly earned another green and gold guernsey – one of six players added to the 22-man Australian squad for the upcoming two-test International Rules Series with Ireland.

Simpson becomes the first Carlton player in four years to participate in International Rules since Chris Yarran and Zach Tuohy in the 2013 series. Yarran represented the touring Indigenous team and Tuohy the resident Irish combination in the two Tests comprehensively won by Ireland at Cavan’s Breffni Park (57-35) and Croke Park (116-37).

‘Simmo’s’ call-up for the Tests in Adelaide and Perth comes more than ten years after the 33 year-old first represented his country in the compromised Australian...


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Mullett is bound by blue

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The Blues have today secured the signature of former North Melbourne player Aaron Mullett, on the first day of the AFL Delisted Free Agency Period.

The 25-year-old utility arrives at Ikon Park after 85 senior games with the Kangaroos.

Originally taken by North Melbourne in the 2011 Rookie Draft, Mullett made his debut in Round 22 against Fremantle impressing early with 17 disposals. In 2017, the defender averaged a career-best 20 possessions a game, leading the side in rebound 50s and second for running bounces.

GM List Management and Strategy Stephen Silvagni said Mullett was a strong addition to the Blues’ playing list.

“We’re very pleased to give Aaron another opportunity at AFL level, one we know he will fully embrace,” Silvagni said.

“An impressive contributor for North Melbourne’s backline, Aaron showed...


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Mullett is bound by blue

New Blue | Aaron Mullett Watch highlights from new Blue Aaron Mullett.

The Blues have today secured the signature of former North Melbourne player Aaron Mullett, on the first day of the AFL Delisted Free Agency Period.

The 25-year-old utility arrives at Ikon Park after 85 senior games with the Kangaroos.

Originally taken by North Melbourne in the 2011 Rookie Draft, Mullett made his debut in Round 22 against Fremantle impressing early with 17 disposals. In 2017, the defender averaged a career-best 20 possessions a game, leading the side in rebound 50s and second for running bounces.

GM List Management and Strategy Stephen Silvagni said Mullett was a strong addition to the Blues’ playing list.

“We’re very pleased to give Aaron another opportunity at AFL level, one we know he will fully embrace,” Silvagni said.

“An impressive contributor for North Melbourne’s backline, Aaron showed...


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Blues return to Tassie

We are back The first group of players arrive back at Ikon Park to begin 2018 pre-season training.

The Blues are set to play for points for the first time at Blundstone Arena in Round 4 next year when the side takes on North Melbourne under Saturday night lights in Hobart.

It will be a hometown hero welcome for senior coach Brendon Bolton who will return to his home state, having previously coached at Blundstone Arena when he was coach of Clarence back in 2008.

The Blues will do battle against the Kangaroos in the state’s capital on Saturday 14 April with a 7:25pm start time.

Book your holiday packages courtesy of Virgin Australia. Click here to lock in your Round 4 trip to Tasmania.

The AFL will tomorrow formally announce the 2018 fixture, after last week confirming the Blues would again open the season against traditional rivals Richmond at the MCG on Thursday 22 March.


Round...


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Blues return to Tassie

We are back The first group of players arrive back at Ikon Park to begin 2018 pre-season training.

The Blues are set to play for points for the first time at Blundstone Arena in Round 4 next year when the side takes on North Melbourne under Saturday night lights in Hobart.

It will be a hometown hero welcome for senior coach Brendon Bolton who will return to his home state, having previously coached at Blundstone Arena when he was coach of Clarence back in 2008.

The Blues will do battle against the Kangaroos in the state’s capital on Saturday 14 April with a 7:25pm start time.

Book your holiday packages courtesy of Virgin Australia. Click here to lock in your Round 4 trip to Tasmania.

The AFL will tomorrow formally announce the 2018 fixture, after last week confirming the Blues would again open the season against traditional rivals Richmond at the MCG on Thursday 22 March.


Round...


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They're back!

Curnow wraps up day one Charlie Curnow speaks to Carlton Media as pre-season training kicks off.

They’re back!

Carlton’s youngest players returned to the Club on Monday, after enjoying an eight-week break.

Arriving early this morning feeling fit and fresh, the players were raring to go as day one of pre-season training kicked off at Ikon Park.

With a number of new faces around the Club, including new assistant coaches David Teague and Cameron Bruce, along with development coach Brent Stanton, there was plenty of introductions and welcoming handshakes.

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After playing 50 games for Carlton, David Teague returns to the Club as an assistant coach. (Photo: Carlton Media)

Once the formalities had concluded, it was time for assessments, meetings, weight training and skill sessions to begin.

Young forward Charlie Curnow said he was pleased to be back on the track and catch up with his...


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They're back!

Curnow wraps up day one Charlie Curnow speaks to Carlton Media as pre-season training kicks off.

They’re back!

Carlton’s youngest players returned to the Club on Monday, after enjoying an eight-week break.

Arriving early this morning feeling fit and fresh, the players were raring to go as day one of pre-season training kicked off at Ikon Park.

With a number of new faces around the Club, including new assistant coaches David Teague and Cameron Bruce, along with development coach Brent Stanton, there was plenty of introductions and welcoming handshakes.

TeagueImage
After playing 50 games for Carlton, David Teague returns to the Club as an assistant coach. (Photo: Carlton Media)

Once the formalities had concluded, it was time for assessments, meetings, weight training and skill sessions to begin.

Young forward Charlie Curnow said he was pleased to be back on the track and catch up with his...


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Read more: They're back!


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