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SEASON ’18 GUIDE

BEST+ FAIREST MEDALLIST

AFLW . Edition 2 . Feb . 2018

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

CEO’S MESSAGE

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COACHING PANEL

LEADERSHIP

GROUP

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ART DIRECTION +

BRAND + MARKETING

Vittoria Anzelmi Senior Designer

Alex BianchiniKometer

COACH’S MESSAGE

Contents

CAPTAIN’S MESSAGE

OUR ‘INTERSTATERS’

THE DESIGN

CREATIVE LEAD

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2018 PLAYING LIST

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PLAYER PROFILES

IKON

TEAM PHOTO

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SOCIAL MEDIA

MANAGER

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GRAPHIC DESIGN

Darcy Vescio David Capriotti Mitchell Thompson

ILLUSTRATIONS

Juan Charles Eliza Svikulis

PHOTOGRAPHY

AFL Media Michael Willson Carlton Media Jason Heidrich Photography Tim Murdoch Photography


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MEMBERSHIP

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AFLW APPAREL

107 BOOK OF RECORDS

110 2018 PARTNERS

111 FIXTURE

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Danielle Balales Media + Digital Executive

CONTRIBUTORS

Tony De Bolfo Julian Trantino Luca Gonano Alexandra Stewart Vanessa Gigliotti

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COPYRIGHT

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Message from the President

The launch of the inaugural AFLW competition in February last year was a turning point in both the history of our club and the game more broadly.

It was a privilege for our club to play in, and win, the first AFLW game against Collingwood, in front of a lock-out crowd at Ikon Park, with a TV audience in excess of a million viewers. Congratulations to our club’s inaugural AFLW team, coach Damien Keeping, captain Lauren Arnell and best and fairest winner


Brianna Davey, as well as the six players who were selected in the AFLW Team of the Year. This year will see Brianna Davey lead the team as captain. Bri will be joined by Lauren Arnell and Sarah Hosking as joint vice-captains in the three-player leadership group. While year one of AFLW saw the Club focus on setting the foundations of the team, year two provides an opportunity to focus on growth, as the Club remains committed to performance as well as the development of its people, both on and off the field. As an active participant throughout the trade period, the Club signed 11 new AFLW players, including All-Australian players Tayla Harris and Nicola Stevens. Joining them this season will be footy newcomers Kerryn Harrington (basketball) and Maddison Gay (netball). We continue our commitment and investment in women’s football, having been granted a VFLW licence. We will be fielding a women’s team in this year’s VFL competition, which commences on Saturday 5 May, against the Southern Saints.

In line with our strategy to grow and develop the game of women’s football in the northern corridor of Melbourne, our VFLW team will play five of its home games at Preston Oval and two at Ikon Park. I would like to thank our AFLW joint-major partners Hyundai and MC Labour, as well as partners Visy, ZTE, Vic Health and AFLW apparel partner, Cotton On for their continued support. There are exciting times ahead at the Carlton Football Club and I thank all of our members for their ongoing and unwavering support.

GO BLUES! Mark LoGiudice President MEMBERSHIP NO: 12010170

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MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

Message from the CEO

AFLW season one will forever be entrenched as a landmark moment for the Carlton Football Club.

As our Game Changers made history in the inaugural match against traditional rivals Collingwood in front of a lock-out crowd at Ikon Park, a new era of football was born. We are incredibly proud and thankful to our members, whose support of our club must be acknowledged. I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate and thank each and every one of you for sharing our commitment to the AFLW program and for your ongoing commitment to the Carlton Football Club.


Having been awarded one of the eight licences for the maiden AFL Women’s competition in 2017, the Club is honoured to be part of a league that provides pathways and opportunities for all aspiring female athletes. Led by coach Damien Keeping, the AFLW team won four out of their seven games in the inaugural season and I’m sure members will be excited to witness the foundations that have been set for an exciting 2018. We head into AFLW 2.0 with new skipper and reigning Best and Fairest winner Brianna Davey, who will be joined by joint vice-captains, Lauren Arnell and Sarah Hosking. Having played a significant role in shaping our club’s initial bid for a licence, Lauren has been a great ambassador of the game. A crop of recently recruited players will also pull on the navy blue jumper for the first time and we look forward to watching their Carlton journeys develop. While we continue to work on growing our club and strive to foster a sense of belonging among all our people both in the industry and within the community, we also remain committed to continuing our work in the northern corridor to grow the game, particularly at a grassroots

level to encourage involvement among female participants. I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank our fantastic AFLW partners Hyundai and MC Labour, as well as partners ZTE, Visy and AFLW apparel partner Cotton On. We extend our best wishes to AFLW coach Damien Keeping and his team ahead of the opening clash with the Pies at Ikon Park on Friday 2 February. We look forward to seeing our members at our home ground for the first game of the season as we continue to witness our Game Changers make history. We encourage all Carlton members to urge other Blues supporters to attend and share in what is sure to be an exciting season.

Cain Liddle CEO MEMBERSHIP NO: 2149950

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MESSAGE FROM THE COACH

Message from the Coach

had a sound understanding of the significant history of the Club they were now proudly part of. As a group, we sat back and reflected on the success of the first year of the AFLW and just what was achieved. I believe it was important for our group to do that. It was, after all, historic.

The trainings in the sweltering sun have eased, the game plan has been established and we now set our sights firmly on our 2018 AFLW campaign. In year one of AFLW, we set foundations and ensured our players

But we move forward, and this year it’s again about ‘living and learning Carlton’ and continuing to drive a performance focus among the program. We hold our players to account and we’ve established strong core values within the group. We’ve made it clear that the list has been established on cultural fit, and strength of character.


In highlighting the Club’s values, Brianna Davey will assume the captaincy for the 2018 AFLW season, with Lauren Arnell and Sarah Hosking set to serve as joint vice-captains. Notwithstanding her prominent impact in our backline on field, Bri is a wonderfully talented leader who continues to drive standards among her peers. I have no doubt Brianna will be a fantastic spearhead for our group this season, who will be very capably supported by Lauren and Sarah in a formal capacity too. Over the course of the off-season, we welcomed a number of new players to Ikon Park via the AFLW NAB Trade and Draft Period. Tayla Harris and Nicola Stevens both joined the Blues from Brisbane and Collingwood respectively, and their experience has already had a profound impact on our young playing group. Along with Kerryn Harrington, Maddison Gay, Tiahna Cochrane, Courtney Webb, Georgie Gee, Bridie Kennedy, Reni Hicks, Katie-Jayne Grieve and Sophie Li, we are delighted with the mix of talent and energy among our team. Similarly, I would also like to acknowledge the investment our coaching panel have made over the course of the long pre-season campaign, including Jackson Kornberg, new arrivals in Jessica Rottura, Nick Rutley and Jack Noble, as well as Graham Burgen.

The leadership from President Mark LoGiudice, new CEO Cain Liddle and Head of Football Andrew McKay is paramount for the success of our group and I thank them on behalf of our program for their continued belief. I’d also like to take this moment to wish Brendon Bolton and Josh Fraser well for their respective AFL and VFL campaigns in 2018. I would like to acknowledge the commitment and belief from Hyundai Australia and MC Labour as our continued joint-major partners of the AFLW program, as well as La Trobe University, ZTE and coaches partner Secure Parking. Finally, to the navy blue army, we thank you for your ongoing support and belief in the AFL Women’s competition. We are continually grateful and we look forward to seeing you wear the navy blue with pride this AFLW season. Every kick achieves a goal for our Game Changers, and we are ready to go! We are not placing a ceiling on what we can achieve in the second season of the AFLW competition. We hope to see you again filling the stands at Ikon Park in Round 1. Go Blues!

Damien Keeping AFLW Senior Coach MEMBERSHIP NO: 40155110

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MESSAGE FROM THE CAPTAIN

Message from the Captain

In 2017, the game was changed forever.

The AFL world took notice – you just had to witness the now famous ‘lock-out’ game at our very home, Ikon Park, to see the power of the new AFLW competition. It took leadership, belief and commitment from the pioneers across the league who pushed for this incredible opportunity. From the time we were initially granted a licence back in 2016, Carlton had a number of influential leaders including President Mark LoGiudice and Head of Football Andrew McKay who


led the way to make our AFLW program what it is today.

the hard work you’ve all put in this pre-season too.

As we set our sights on 2018, Damien and his team of assistants have again crafted an intense pre-season campaign for us and we know the hard work will hold us in good stead as we give this season a red-hot crack.

To our supporters, we thank you for embracing us as the Game Changers. I still pinch myself that we have the privilege to wear the navy blue and I know how much this club means to our fans. We hope to do you proud this year and we look forward to your support again in 2018.

Personally, it is a huge honour to be named captain for the second instalment of our AFLW campaign. It’s a privilege not taken lightly and I can’t wait to lead the girls onto Ikon Park in Round 1. I’m very fortunate to have the support of Lauren Arnell and Sarah Hosking as joint vice-captains too. The experience ‘Loz’ brings to our group is invaluable and ‘Hosko’s’ energy will no doubt bounce off on the group this year. However, without being dismissive, it is not about the title. It is up to every single one of our 30 players to lead the way, and I call on you each to continue to live to our club values and to leave it all out on the field, week in week out. This season is upon us now and we have a job to get done.

So now, let’s continue what we started – we can’t wait to get out there on Friday 2 February against the old enemy! Go Blues! 13

Brianna Davey AFLW Captain MEMBERSHIP NO: 40152480

I’d also like to wish Marc Murphy and his side the best for their upcoming 2018 season. We are all bound by the navy blue and we know

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OUR ‘INTERSTATERS’ QLD

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Haighs chocolate, beaches, togs and accents – our interstate players are teaching their Victorian teammates a thing or two about their home towns! When childhood Bluebagger and ruck Kate Shierlaw was recruited to Carlton in 2016, she was the sole ‘interstater’ who continually copped (affectionate) banter over her posh Adelaide accent. Now, Sheirlaw has four teammates to stand alongside her! Five interstate players will grace the field for the Blues in 2018, with South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania and Western Australia all represented.

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Fellow South Aussie Sophie Li, Brisbane-born Tayla Harris, Tasmanian Courtney Webb and the West’s Katie-Jayne, all recently made the move to Melbourne to pull on the Old Dark Navy Blue. Carlton Media sat down with our five ‘interstaters’ to gain an insight into their move, find out how they’re settling into Melbourne life and whether they’ve managed to navigate the city’s traffic. CM: Do you know your way around Melbourne yet, or are you still using your GPS? TH: I’m still using my GPS and I admit I have been lost a few times. I was on my way to Gab Pound’s house and of course there was the same address in two suburbs and I ended up going to the wrong spot – I realised when Gab

couldn’t see me out the front! (laughs) CW: I’m from Tassie so it’s a big change for me – the traffic is pretty bad! I got lost a couple of times and I actually have a similar story to Tayla. I’m staying on St Kilda Road and there’s two numbers that are the same in different suburbs, and of course we went to the wrong one! SL: I’m still using my GPS but I’m slowly getting there! KS: Even though this is my second year in Melbourne I’m still using my GPS every day. I lost my car in North Melbourne once which wasn’t fun and I didn’t have sunscreen on – so not pleasant for me (laughs). KG: I’m still navigating my way around Melbourne with my GPS on my phone, maps has truly been a life saver! CM: Coffee is a staple in Melbourne, have you located the best coffee spots? SL: I’ve found some great spots in Northcote and they know me by name now. CW: I love Nashi and it’s close to where I live which is great. TH: I’m only just into coffee, but I hear there’s a lot in Melbourne. KS: It’s not very Melbourne of me but I don’t like coffee! I’m going to vouch for the chai latte and Parkside across


the road from the Club do the best chai in Melbourne. KG: Every time I leave the house I try a coffee from somewhere different! CM: How are you settling into your new Melbourne lifestyle? SL: I’m still getting use to the traffic, but I’m settling in nicely.

moment. TH: I don’t have any family, but I do have friends and my host family has been unreal. KS: I knew Lauren Spark from the Bulldogs and then I met a few people through VFL and a got to know a lot of footy people.

KS: I feel like a local now – I get frustrated with the traffic every day but I love it. TH: Yeah, I was here so often so it wasn’t really hard to settle in, it was more knowing my way around and feeling like I can go to the shops without always having a big adventure. KG: I’ve settled in great to Melbourne, enjoying the change of lifestyle. I’m living in a suburb called black rock which is by the beach, makes me feel like I’m back home in Busselton. Lovely spot with a great strip of coffee shops! CM: Do you have any friends or family in Victoria? SL: I’ve been living with my sister for the past month, so it’s been great. CW: I’ve got some aunties and uncles here and my cousins – although I haven’t had a chance to see them yet and I’ve been here a month! (Laughs) Also my mum and dad made the trip over and are staying with me at the

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KG: I don’t have any family or friends in Melbourne when I made the transition, but I’ve formed friendships since spending my time here. CM: Clearly it’s been a big move for all of you, what made you want to pack up and move interstate? SL: The opportunity to play AFLW and also experiencing what it means to join this club, the history and the culture was really a massive drawcard to come to Carlton. CW: The culture here just seemed amazing. 2018 AFLW Season Guide | CARLTONFC.COM.AU


TH: It was a whole life change and experience for me. I saw it as a real challenge, both personally and for my footy – as soon as Carlton was an option, it was the only option for me.

a couple of times and down Geelong area to the beach.

KS: I am a massive massive Carlton supporter and I guess when I had the opportunity to come here I always wanted to move to Melbourne. After also living in London I wanted to explore another big city.

KS: Last year when I didn’t have a job I did a lot of exploring, so the 12 Apostles, Dandenongs, Torquay, Sorrento – whatever Victoria has to offer.

KG: I moved interstate to start a new journey in my life as I was lucky enough to be picked in the rookie draft for Carlton. I have a wonderful opportunity ahead of me that excites me to be a part of AFLW. 18 Brianna Davey

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TH: I’ve been more Sorrento…the other direction?…(all laugh)

CM: Was the move easier knowing there were a few interstate players on the list? SL: It’s nice to have other people going through the same things as yourself, it does make it a lot easier. TH: For sure, but everyone at the Club has been so welcoming and have made us feel at home right away, KG: Yeah, it definitely made the move easier knowing other girls were coming from interstate, sharing similar emotions about the experience as a whole.

CM: Have you had the chance to explore parts of Victoria yet and be a tourist? SL: Yeah, I’ve been to the Dandenongs and then down to Torquay – it’s really beautiful. CW: I’ve also been down to Torquay

CM: Kate you were the only interstate player on the list last year and now you have a fellow South Aussie alongside you in Sophie, have you bonded over frog cakes and pie floaters? KS: (Laughs) We have bonded over Haighs chocolate! It is great having the other guys here including Soph. I copped a lot of flack about my accent last year because apparently I have an accent, so it’s great to have Soph


now to back me up! TH: I don’t think Queenslanders have an accent, but I am a bit bogan (laughs) – sometimes I don’t complete my words. CM: Carlton plays a game against Adelaide in South Australia, Kate and Sophie are you two looking forward to playing in your home town? SL: I cannot wait, if I get picked to play I think they’ll be a big Carlton cheersquad and plenty of friends and family in the crowd! KS: Last year it was weird because all the Carlton girls would see their friends and family after each game in the crowd and I’d just be walking around, not knowing anyone. Then when we went to Adelaide I knew everyone in the stands, so that was really cool.

beaches, where the local Adelaide people know, you’d love it! It’s nice and quiet and you can get from one place to another very easily – unlike Melbourne. CM: If there was one thing from home you’d wish was in Melbourne, what would it be? SL: Haighs chocolates CW: The East Coast beaches TH: My dog Charlie KS: My friends and family, but also the beaches KG: For me, one thing I wish was in Melbourne would be having my family and friends closer, but makes it extra special for when I see them next.

CM: What have you taught the playing group about your home state? SL: That Adelaide beaches are awesome! CW: Tassie is the best state in Australia! TH: It’s togs, not bathers! KS: Adelaide is so underrated, no one knows because when they go for trip they just go to the city and that’s what they take away and I would hate that. So, if you go to the wineries and

KATE SHIERLAW

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The Design


IN HER WORDS: DARCY VESCIO After a wild inaugural year, the idea behind the clash guernsey was to create a narrative which depicted the events of a truly historic season, and I can say it has been one of my favourite projects to date since I started as a graphic designer at the Club. In the beginning, I spent a heap of time rummaging through videos and articles from the past 18 months, collecting key quotes and symbols along the way. The process itself was special, it allowed me to reflect upon everything that had happened and what we had been through as a team. There was a lot to take in. A huge part of the process was to find an artist to bring the project to life and we identified local artist Eliza Svikulis as the best person for the job.

We wanted to collaborate with her because her values align strongly with ours and she worked on the ‘Game Changer’ wall with the ‘Letterettes’. The opportunity to collaborate with Eliza was super exciting, and I think she’s nailed the execution of our ideas. I liked the concept of wearing the jumper when we’re away from home, it’s sort of like you’re bringing a piece of Carlton with you wherever you go. The top half on the front of the jumper is centred around the heart, symbolising the feelings around the inaugural season and the emotions that came with that. The bottom half on front represents the emotions of the game – the nervousness in your belly. The back of the jumper is representative of the people who ‘backed us’. It pays tribute to the suburb of Carlton as well as acknowledging the > 2018 AFLW Season Guide | CARLTONFC.COM.AU

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> women who paved the way for us. The guernsey is for the supporters as much as it is for the players.

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The guernsey has over 30 individual elements across the front and back. From honouring Bri as our inaugural best and fairest, to a sketch of the lock-out crowd from Round 1, we felt it was important to include key events as well as lesser known elements which had significant meaning to the team. One of my favourite elements to include was a small bracelet with an attached horse shoe charm. Jess Hosking had been drafted to Carlton after she recently did an ACL knee injury. She was unable to train or play with us throughout the 2017 season, but her presence was as great as any other player. A couple of nights before Round 1 arrived, she cooked us all a huge pasta dinner after training –

which was impressive as she’d just had shoulder surgery, so she only had one functioning arm, the other in a sling! When we came to sit down for dinner she’d laid out an envelope with our numbers on each of them and had written a note for each of us, along with the bracelet. It was pretty incredible. For me, I feel extremely privileged to have had the opportunity to work on our guernsey. This clash guernsey is about wearing the history proudly, acknowledging the progress made and accepting the batten to continue the surge for change. It’s part of Carlton’s history now and captures the moments that will shape our club forever. MEMBERSHIP NO: 39839650


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COACHING PANEL 24 Coaching Panel


AFLW senior coach Damien Keeping will once again lead the Blues’ women’s team, as the group strives to improve on last year’s performance.

The Blues welcomed three fresh faces into their coaching ranks for the 2018 season, with the appointment of new assistant coaches Jessica Rottura, Nick Rutley and Jack Noble. Heading into his second year at the Club, Jackson Kornberg continues in his assistant coach role, while Graham Burgen moves into his new position as list manager.

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“The coaches, as well as the squad of players, have been working extremely hard over the pre-season to get the best out of themselves, and I’m looking forward to watching their progression and growth this year.”

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DAMIEN KEEPING SENIOR COACH

Before arriving at the Blues, the 43-year-old compiled an impressive list of credentials. This included roles as VWFL Women’s Academy assistant coach, AFL Vic Metro Youth Girls senior assistant coach and Under 18 Calder Cannons TAC Cup line coach. In addition, he also held the role of senior coach of the Western Bulldogs’, when they played an AFL Victoria exhibition game against Melbourne in 2016. “I’m very lucky to have a wonderful group of assistant coaches. This coaching team has a wealth of knowledge and experience, and most importantly, a real passion for the game.” @DamienKeeping04

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NICK RUTLEY ASSISTANT COACH

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As a level two accredited coach, Rutley’s experience and expertise have been a valuable asset for the coaching group in the second season of AFLW. Coaching the senior team at Wandin Football Club in 2017, the 33-year-old has also spent time as a midfield coach at the Calder Cannons (2016) and held development roles at both Box Hill (2015) and Casey Scorpions (2014).

“The way the team has embraced the entire pre-season has been really exciting – from welcoming new staff and recruits, to their on-field performance around the track. The inclusiveness and commitment by everyone who works at Carlton is by far the best experienced I’ve had at any club I’ve worked at. The AFLW staff across the board are having a great time working together.” @nickrutley


JACKSON KORNBERG ASSISTANT COACH

This will be Kornberg’s second season at the Blues, after signing on as an assistant coach for the inaugural AFLW competition. Before his appointment at Ikon Park, Kornberg was at the Sandringham Dragons Football Club, where he held the role of assistant coach. He has also been an assistant coach for the AFL Victoria Youth Girls, where he was involved in elite training programs. His ability to understand and identify trends in the game will once again make him a valuable resource and asset for the team.

“I’m really excited to see the growth in the players from 2017 to 2018. As a coaching group, we identified some key areas we needed to improve on from the first season, and the players have been terrific with their readiness to improve and their attention to detail in everything they do. “The hunger is even greater for year two; the players have come back with a real appetite to learn and improve, which as coaches is what we strive for with our group.” @JacksonK_5

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JESSICA ROTTURA ASSISTANT COACH

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Rottura made history in 2016 when she became the first female senior coach in the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA). The Melbourne Grammar teacher continued to make history the following year when she was appointed assistant coach of the first women’s Big V side. Rottura is known for her natural football smarts and ability to mentor young students, while her exceptional communication skills have been very beneficial in relaying messages and game plans.

“I’ve been delighted by the camaraderie amongst both players and staff, with the Club recognising and celebrating all the personalities within the group as well as football and talent. The individual isn’t lost within the professional practice; instead they’re lauded. As an assistant coach, I’m looking forward to the season proper! Pre-season training is one thing, but the anticipation of game day where we can really show what we can do makes the heart beat a little faster. Working with the defenders, I am excited by a group of girls who are determined and fierce.” @JessVevero


JACK NOBLE ASSISTANT COACH

Noble has spent the last two seasons at Carlton working as a football analyst for the AFL team, women’s team and VFL side. Since beginning his career with Werribee’s VFL team in 2009 – where he spent four seasons – he has worked in a variety of different football roles across all grades. Noble is currently undertaking the level two coaching course.

“I am excited about the opportunity to coach a group of exceptionally driven athletes, who are doing everything they can on and off the field to help with their development. The opportunity to be involved in the growth and development of these athletes will not only bring with it incredible reward, but also challenges that will enable me to grow as an individual too.” @noblej07

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Leadership + Captaincy


P After leading from the front on field in 2017, claiming the Club’s best and fairest along with All-Australian honours, Carlton’s Brianna Davey will take the reins as skipper for the second season of the AFLW. Inaugural captain Lauren Arnell’s experience will be complemented by the young Sarah Hosking who take up the roles of joint vice-captains for the Blues in 2018. After undertaking an extensive process involving coaches, players and key leaders at the Club, the new-look three-player leadership group was established in January. As one of the Club’s marquee signings in 2016, Davey made an immediate impact in the first AFLW season. Joint vice-captain in the inaugural year, the 23-year-old defender commanded the backline > 2018 AFLW Season Guide | CARLTONFC.COM.AU

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> and had a strong on-field presence in the six games she played. “I love Carlton and I’m very grateful to hold the prestigious role of captain – it’s an honour,” Davey said. “It’s awesome to have Lauren by my side as vice-captain, she is a

wonderful leader and I know I’ll be able to learn a lot from her experience. Sarah too is such a competitor and pushes everyone to get the best out of themselves, so I know she’ll have a positive impact on the group and will give me great support.


“As a leadership group, we can’t wait for the second AFLW season to get underway and we’re excited by what this team can hopefully achieve.” AFLW coach Damien Keeping said the new-look leadership group would benefit the team long term.

“I’m really proud of the leadership program we have developed at the Club over the past few years and the process we have in place – as a valuesbased side, we are confident it will hold the team in strong stead for years to come,” Keeping said. “Bri was identified as the natural fit among our group and the decision was fully supported by her teammates and the Club. She is a terrific communicator, loves the contest and gives 100 per cent every time she pulls on the navy blue jumper. Most importantly Bri lives to our values, sets high standards and is totally invested at Carlton. “To have Lauren’s experience, mixed with our young emerging young leaders in Bri and Sarah, is a real positive for the team and strengthens our commitment to developing our people as leaders both on and off the field.”

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BRIANNA DAVEY

KATIE LOYNES

DARCY VESCIO

CAPTAIN

1 SARAH LAST

7 LAUREN ARNELL

2 MADDISON GAY

8 LAURA ATTARD

3 KERRYN HARRINGTON

9 TIAHNA COCHRANE ROOKIE

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GEORGIA GEE

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14 NICOLA STEVENS

21 KATIE-JAYNE GRIEVE

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MADELINE KERYK

4 SARAH HOSKING

10 BREANN MOODY

KATE GILLESPIE-JONES

5 JESS HOSKING

11 COURTNEY WEBB

GABRIELLA POUND

6 LAUREN BRAZZALE

12 TILLY LUCAS-RODD

ROOKIE

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“I love Carlton and am very grateful to hold this prestigious role — it’s an honour.” (Bri expresses her gratitude after being named Carlton’s AFLW captain for 2018.)


BRIANNA DAVEY CAPTAIN RECRUITED FROM

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2016 marquee player signing FOUNDATION SPONSOR

The Paper Cup Company After an exceptional 2017 campaign, Davey took home the highest honour at the Club’s best and fairest count. Averaging 19 disposals per game and commanding the Blues’ backline, it came as no surprise when 23-year-old was crowned the inaugural winner. Even though a back injury caused the defender to miss one game, Davey’s dominance still saw her named the 2017 AFLW All-Australian team.

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Round 1, 2017 v Collingwood CARLTON GAMES

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2016 AFLW Draft selected with pick No.110 overall “I’m a Carlton supporter so I was trying to stay focused but then seeing all the boys that I look up to and love to see play standing there supporting us was a really special touch.”

– Loynes spoke to Carlton Media after the Round 2 win against GWS, noting the special moment she realised the men’s team had formed a guard of honour as they ran out onto Ikon Park.

7 CARLTON GOALS

1 CARLTON PLAYER NO.

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42 Darcy Vescio

“Designing a guernsey that tells the story of our first year in the AFLW competition while incorporating elements that mean something to both the team and us as individuals, is really special.�


DARCY VESCIO RECRUITED FROM

Darebin Falcons DOB

3 August 1993 HEIGHT

166cm POSITION

Forward

DRAFT HISTORY

2016 marquee player signing As the Club’s and the League’s leading goalkicker for the 2017 season, Vescio provided scoring power and flare in the forward line. Not only did Vescio take home All-Australian honours for her consistent campaign, she also won the inaugural ‘Mark of the Year’ competition.

CARLTON DEBUT

Round 1, 2017 v Collingwood CARLTON GAMES

7 CARLTON GOALS

14 CARLTON PLAYER NO.

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4

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Madeline Keryk


MADELINE KERYK RECRUITED FROM

Melbourne University DOB

9 March 1995 HEIGHT

169cm POSITION

Midfielder CARLTON DEBUT

Round 1, 2017 v Collingwood

DRAFT HISTORY

2016 AFLW Draft selected with pick No.115 overall FOUNDATION SPONSOR

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“I’ve met may of my new teammates now and I’m really looking forward to training with them every week and bonding with them on the track.”

– Keryk spoke to Carlton Media ahead of the team’s first pre-season training session at Ikon Park.

CARLTON GAMES

6 CARLTON GOALS

CARLTON PLAYER NO.

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5

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Kate Gillespie-Jones


KATE GILLESPIE-JONES RECRUITED FROM

Seaford Tigerettes DOB

26 April 1991 HEIGHT

179cm POSITION

Multi-poistional CARLTON DEBUT

Round 1, 2017 v Collingwood

DRAFT HISTORY

2016 AFLW Draft selected with pick No.14 overall FOUNDATION SPONSOR

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Playing as a forward who also pinch-hit in the ruck, Gillespie-Jones showcased her strength and power in the first AFLW season. With a love for chin-ups, deadlifts and squats, the 26-year-old’s hard work paid off, finishing sixth in the Club’s best and fairest count.

CARLTON GAMES

7 CARLTON GOALS

CARLTON PLAYER NO.

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6

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Gabriella Pound


GABRIELLA POUND RECRUITED FROM

Melbourne University DOB

16 October 1994 HEIGHT

166cm POSITION

Forward CARLTON DEBUT

Round 1, 2017 v Collingwood CARLTON GAMES

7

DRAFT HISTORY

2016 AFLW Draft selected with pick No.30 overall FOUNDATION SPONSOR

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Pound played a vital role in the Blues’ midfield last season, constantly putting her body on the line to win the hard ball. In her debut game against Collingwood in Round 1, Pound collected seven disposals and five tackles. Her ferocity around the ball is a trademark of her game which will no doubt be on display in 2018.

CARLTON GOALS

1 CARLTON PLAYER NO.

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7

50 Sarah Last


SARAH LAST RECRUITED FROM

Bendigo Thunder DOB

22 July 1996 HEIGHT

172cm POSITION

Defender CARLTON DEBUT

DRAFT HISTORY

2016 AFLW Draft selected with pick No.94 overall “When I was growing up, I would have loved to look up at an AFLW player. I feel so privileged to be that person for somebody.”

– Sarah Last spoke to Carlton Media after her family presented the defender with her 2018 clash jumper.

Round 1, 2017 v Collingwood CARLTON GAMES

3 CARLTON GOALS

CARLTON PLAYER NO.

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GUERNSEY#

8

52 Maddison Gay


MADDISON GAY RECRUITED FROM

St Kilda Sharks DOB

28 September 1996 HEIGHT

168cm POSITION

Outside midfielder CARLTON DEBUT

CARLTON GAMES

-

DRAFT HISTORY

Rookie selection, elevated in September 2017 Hailing from an elite netball background, Gay arrives at Carlton touted as a hard runner with great balance. “Carlton is a family orientated club which really got my attention, and seeing the way the girls connected in the inaugural season really made me want to be part of that.”

–Gay spoke to Carlton Media after signing on as a rookie in May, 2017.

CARLTON GOALS

CARLTON PLAYER NO.

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9

54 Kerryn Harrington

“I was at that first game between Carlton and Collingwood at Ikon Park and to attract 24,500 people to that game – a female sporting event – was so encouraging and so exciting for the future and direction of women’s sport in Australia.”


KERRYN HARRINGTON RECRUITED FROM

Bendigo Thunder DOB

2 March 1992 HEIGHT

173cm POSITION

Midfielder

DRAFT HISTORY

Rookie selection, elevated in September 2017 Having played professional basketball for the best part of ten years, Harrington brings a wealth of elite experience to the Blues’ lineup. With a passion and thirst for competitive sports, the 25-year-old knows what it takes to succeed at the highest level.

CARLTON DEBUT

CARLTON GAMES

CARLTON GOALS

CARLTON PLAYER NO.

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“As a group we feel we’re really united and ready for the challenge. There’s a really good urgency about the group at the moment.”

56 Sarah Hosking


SARAH HOSKING RECRUITED FROM

Seaford Tigerettes DOB

2 December 1995 HEIGHT

164cm POSITION

Midfielder CARLTON DEBUT

Round 1, 2017 v Collingwood CARLTON GAMES

7 CARLTON GOALS

DRAFT HISTORY

2016 AFLW Draft selected with pick No.19 overall FOUNDATION SPONSOR

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After playing every game in the Blues inaugural season, Hosking averaged nine disposals per game and was a real force in the midfield. In her debut game against Collingwood, Hosking laid six tackles to help her team take home the four points. In January she was named joint vice-captain alongside Lauren Arnell and captain Bri Davey. There’s no doubt she’ll be looking forward to playing alongside her sister Jess in 2018.

2 CARLTON PLAYER NO.

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11

58 Jess Hosking


JESS HOSKING RECRUITED FROM

Seaford Tigerettes DOB

2 December 1995 HEIGHT

164cm POSITION

Midfielder CARLTON DEBUT

CARLTON GAMES

-

DRAFT HISTORY

2016 AFLW Draft selected with pick No.78 overall FOUNDATION SPONSOR

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The identical twin sister of Sarah Hosking, Jess will be looking forward to pulling on the navy blue jumper for the first time this season. After missing the Club’s 2017 campaign with knee and shoulder injuries, Hosking can’t wait to hit the track with her teammates and make her first senior appearance in the navy blue.

CARLTON GOALS

CARLTON PLAYER NO.

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12

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Lauren Brazzale


LAUREN BRAZZALE RECRUITED FROM

Diamond Creek DOB

5 November 1993 HEIGHT

163cm POSITION

Midfielder CARLTON DEBUT

Round 1, 2017 v Collingwood CARLTON GAMES

7

DRAFT HISTORY

2016 AFLW Draft selected with pick No.62 overall Brazzale’s trademark zip and ability to burst away from packs was on show in the first AFLW season. A consistent performer, the midfielder played every game and averaged 6.6 disposals. “I think we’re really coming together and we’re now playing the football we know we’ve always been able to play.”

–Brazzale spoke to Carlton Media after defeating the Bulldogs last year.

CARLTON GOALS

2 CARLTON PLAYER NO.

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13

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Lauren Arnell (Captain)


LAUREN ARNELL RECRUITED FROM

Darebin Falcons DOB

15 March 1987 HEIGHT

165cm POSITION

Midfielder CARLTON DEBUT

Round 1, 2017 v Collingwood CARLTON GAMES

7 CARLTON GOALS

DRAFT HISTORY

2016 AFLW priority pick selection FOUNDATION SPONSOR

RT Edgar As the Club’s inaugural captain, Arnell led by example throughout the 2017 season. Pulling on the jumper for all seven games, the midfielder averaged 12 disposals per match and booted two goals. In the AFLW season opener against Collingwood, Arnell played a vital role in the Blues’ win, collecting 14 possessions, three tackles and one goal. Lauren will continue to support her young teammates, names as joint vice-captain this season.

2 CARLTON PLAYER NO.

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GUERNSEY#

14

64 Laura Attard


LAURA ATTARD RECRUITED FROM

Diamond Creek DOB

10 September 1986 HEIGHT

168cm POSITION

Defender CARLTON DEBUT

Round 1, 2017 v Collingwood CARLTON GAMES

7

DRAFT HISTORY

2016 AFLW Draft selected with pick No.140 overall FOUNDATION SPONSOR

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After making her debut in the Round 1 opener against Collingwood, Attard went on to play every game in the inaugural AFLW season. The defender averaged five disposals per game, with her best stats recorded in Round 3 against Adelaide – collecting seven possessions including five kicks, two handballs and two marks.

CARLTON GOALS

CARLTON PLAYER NO.

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15

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Tiahna Cochrane


TIAHNA COCHRANE RECRUITED FROM

Bendigo Thunder DOB

9 July 1998 HEIGHT

166cm POSITION

Midfielder

DRAFT HISTORY

2017 AFLW Rookie Draft “Tiahna is such a vibrant and resilient person. I know she’ll give her all every time she pulls on the navy blue jumper. She goes very hard at the ball, she’s a great competitor and is very clever around stoppages.”

–Senior women’s coach Damien Keeping

CARLTON DEBUT

CARLTON GAMES

CARLTON GOALS

CARLTON PLAYER NO.

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16

68 Breann Moody


BREANN MOODY RECRUITED FROM

Cranbourne DOB

4 March 1997 HEIGHT

180cm POSITION

Ruck CARLTON DEBUT

Round 1, 2017 v Collingwood CARLTON GAMES

7 CARLTON GOALS

DRAFT HISTORY

2016 AFLW Draft selected with pick No.67 overall Averaging 12 hit-outs per game in the 2017 season, Moody played an important role alongside Alison Downie in the Blues’ ruck division. Finishing in the top ten at the Club’s best and fairest, as well as taking home the most improved player award, she consistently made a contest for her teammates. Moody looked just as dangerous in the air as she did at ground level. She also managed to kick her first goal in the AFLW competition, booting a much-needed major against the Bulldogs in Round 5.

1 CARLTON PLAYER NO.

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17

70 Courtney Webb


COURTNEY WEBB RECRUITED FROM

Launceston, Tasmania DOB

30 November 1999 HEIGHT

163cm POSITION

Outside midfielder CARLTON DEBUT

-

DRAFT HISTORY

2017 AFLW Rookie Draft Hailing from Tasmania, Webb will don the Old Dark Navy Blue in 2018 after being recruited to the Club via the 2017 AFLW Rookie Draft. “Courtney is a really good user of the footy – she has terrific skills. She loves sport and lives for the contest. She has a real desire to win.”

–Women’s senior coach Damien Keeping

CARLTON GAMES

CARLTON GOALS

CARLTON PLAYER NO.

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18

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Tilly Lucas-Rodd


TILLY LUCAS-RODD RECRUITED FROM

St Kilda Sharks DOB

18 April 1996 HEIGHT

160cm POSITION

Midfielder CARLTON DEBUT

Round 1, 2017 v Collingwood CARLTON GAMES

7

DRAFT HISTORY

2016 AFLW Draft selected with pick No.99 overall Lucas-Rodd played every game for the Blues in the inaugural AFLW competition, averaging an impressive 10.4 disposals per game to see her finish 7th in Carlton’s best and fairest count. The tough in-andunder midfielder was rewarded for her hard work, also receiving a Rising Star nomination for her Round 5 performance against the Bulldogs. Collecting 17 possessions, including 14 kicks, six marks and three tackles, she was judged one of the Blues’ best.

CARLTON GOALS

CARLTON PLAYER NO.

18

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GUERNSEY#

19

74 Georgia Gee


GEORGIA GEE RECRUITED FROM

Beaconsfield/Dandenong Stingrays DOB

28 October 1999 HEIGHT

158cm POSITION

Winger CARLTON DEBUT

CARLTON GAMES

DRAFT HISTORY

2017 AFLW Draft selected with pick No.12 overall Gee arrives at Carlton after being taken with the Blues’ first selection in the 2017 NAB AFLW National Draft. “Georgia is a quality decision maker with a high footy IQ. Her attitude is also second to none, she continually applies herself to get the best out of her ability.”

–Senior women’s coach Damien Keeping

CARLTON GOALS

CARLTON PLAYER NO.

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21

“I could see the Carlton girls developed something special last year and I wanted to be part of that.� (Nicola Stevens speaks to Carlton Media after crossing over from Collingwood in 2017.)

76 Nicola Stevens


NICOLA STEVENS RECRUITED FROM

Melbourne University/Collingwood FC DOB

24 March 1993 HEIGHT

173cm POSITION

Defender CARLTON DEBUT

CARLTON GAMES

AFLW GAMES

7 CARLTON GOALS

CARLTON PLAYER NO.

30 DRAFT HISTORY

2016 AFLW Draft first-round selection for Collingwood, No. 6 overall FOUNDATION SPONSOR

Big Ant Stevens made history in 2017 when she became the first AFLW player to be traded to another team. The 24-year-old made a stellar start to her football career, taking home the Pies’ best and fairest, as well as receiving All-Australian honours. Stevens will once again play in the competition’s season opener, this time donning the Old Dark Navy Blue, as she continues her impressive career at Carlton.

AFLW GOALS

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22

78 Tayla Harris

“I thought Carlton would be a really good place for me to grow, in footy and out of footy.”


TAYLA HARRIS RECRUITED FROM

Zillmere/Brisbane Lions DOB

16 April 1997 HEIGHT

179cm POSITION

Forward CARLTON DEBUT

CARLTON GAMES

AFLW GAMES

8 CARLTON GOALS

AFLW GOALS

4

CARLTON PLAYER NO.

33 DRAFT HISTORY

2016 marquee signing for Brisbane FOUNDATION SPONSOR

Carltonians After playing every game last season for the Brisbane Lions, including the inaugural grand final, Harris arrives at Ikon Park with a wealth of experience. The powerful forward is known for her contested marking as well as her accuracy around goals, and received All-Australian honours in 2017. “It’s a real endorsement for our club to have a player of the calibre of Tayla wanting to be a part of our journey. ”

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23

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Bridie Kennedy


BRIDIE KENNEDY RECRUITED FROM

Dandenong Stingrays DOB

23 September 1999 HEIGHT

175cm POSITION

Ruck CARLTON DEBUT

CARLTON GAMES

CARLTON GOALS

DRAFT HISTORY

2017 AFLW Draft, No. 36 overall As joint winner of the 2017 TAC Cup Girls best-and-fairest award, Kennedy has well and truly showcased her natural football ability. In only her second year of footy, the high-leaping ruck was also named join vice-captain of her Dandenong Stingray’s side. “I’m looking forward to the level of competition next year and the professionalism of it all, I’m just really excited to start playing.”

–Kennedy spoke to Carlton Media after being drafted to the Blues

CARLTON PLAYER NO.

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24

82 Reni Hicks


RENI HICKS RECRUITED FROM

Diamond Creek DOB

7 September 1998 HEIGHT

164cm POSITION

Defender CARLTON DEBUT

CARLTON GAMES

CARLTON GOALS

-

DRAFT HISTORY

2017 AFLW Draft, No. 29 overall Touted as the “ultimate task orientated player” by AFLW coach Damien Keeping, Hicks can play a variety of roles all across the ground. The Vic Country representative had the job of shutting down Daisy Pearce this year in Diamond Creek’s VFLW finals series – that’s how highly she is rated. “If you give Reni a job, she’ll get straight to it. She can play shutdown roles on smalls or talls, while also winning her own ball at the same time.”

–Senior women’s coach Damien Keeping

CARLTON PLAYER NO.

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GUERNSEY#

25

84 Kate Shierlaw


KATE SHIERLAW RECRUITED FROM

Wimbledon Hawks DOB

2 February 1989 HEIGHT

186cm POSITION

Ruck/Forward CARLTON DEBUT

Round 2, 2017 v GWS CARLTON GAMES

6

DRAFT HISTORY

2016 AFLW Rookie signing FOUNDATION SPONSOR

CFMC After missing the season-opener against Collingwood, Shierlaw played the remaining six games of year – pinch-hitting in the ruck while also drifting up forward. The 186cm utility kicked two goals, booting one against Melbourne in Round 4 and the following week against the Bulldogs in Round 5. As a childhood Bluebagger she will no doubt look forward to pulling on the navy blue again in 2018.

CARLTON GOALS

2 CARLTON PLAYER NO.

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GUERNSEY#

26

86 Shae Audley


SHAE AUDLEY RECRUITED FROM

Diamond Creek DOB

13 June 1988 HEIGHT

160cm POSITION

Midfielder CARLTON DEBUT

Round 1, 2017 v Collingwood CARLTON GAMES

7 CARLTON GOALS

2 CARLTON PLAYER NO.

DRAFT HISTORY

2016 AFLW Draft selected with pick No.46 overall Audley was one of 14 Carlton players to appear in all seven games of the inaugural season in 2017. Averaging nine disposals per game, the 29-year-old also managed to boot two goals, with her running celebration against GWS in Round 2 a moment to remember. “When I’m on yard duty at work I have kids come up and ask me questions. They just follow me around and ask to kick the footy.”

–Audley speaks to Carlton Media, who balances a full-time primary school teaching role with her AFLW duties.

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Katie-Jayne Grieve


KATIE-JAYNE GRIEVE RECRUITED FROM

South Bunbury FC, Western Australia DOB

8 March 1997 HEIGHT

168cm POSITION

Midfielder CARLTON DEBUT

CARLTON GAMES

CARLTON GOALS

-

DRAFT HISTORY

2017 AFLW Rookie Draft Grieve made the move to Melbourne from WA after being selected by the Blues with pick 12 in the 2017 Rookie Draft. A pacey player with a passion for footy, Grieve will be a welcome addition to Carlton’s line-up in 2018. “It’s a real testament to Katie’s character and skill that she came runner-up in her best and fairest in her first season of local footy. She’s definitely a rising star of the competition, so we’re glad she’ll be on our team next year.”

–Senior women’s coach Damien Keeping

CARLTON PLAYER NO.

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30

90 Alison Downie

“I do come off quite battered and bruised after a good ruck contest, particularly on the shins and the quads, but it always looks worse than what it really is.” (Downie spoke to Carlton Media after placing third in the Club’s best and fairest count in 2017.)


ALISON DOWNIE RECRUITED FROM

Diamond Creek DOB

17 July 1984 HEIGHT

188cm POSITION

Ruck CARLTON DEBUT

Round 1, 2017 v Collingwood CARLTON GAMES

7 CARLTON GOALS

2

CARLTON PLAYER NO.

22 DRAFT HISTORY

2016 AFLW Draft selected with pick No.129 overall FOUNDATION SPONSOR

RJ Sanderson Averaging 12.1 hit-outs per game, Downie held down the key ruck role for the duration of the season. Imposing herself in all seven matches, it was no surprise the 33-year-old placed third in the Club’s best and fairest. Her contested marking was also a highlight of her game, clunking grabs at both ends of the ground.

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GUERNSEY#

31

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Danielle Hardiman


DANIELLE HARDIMAN RECRUITED FROM

Cranbourne DOB

12 December 1994 HEIGHT

175cm POSITION

Defender CARLTON DEBUT

Round 1, 2017 v Collingwood CARLTON GAMES

6 CARLTON GOALS

CARLTON PLAYER NO.

10

DRAFT HISTORY

2016 AFLW Draft selected with pick No.35 overall Playing alongside Brianna Davey in the Blues’ backline, Hardiman was a vital component of Carlton’s defensive structure in 2017. Her ability to play one-on-one, as well as run off her opponent and take intercept marks saw her finish runner-up in the Club’s best and fairest. Hardiman missed one match after sustaining a knee injury against Fremantle. “Danielle should be really proud of what she has achieved this year on an individual level. She came into the Club highly regarded but she has taken her game to a new level this year.”

– Senior women’s coach Damien Keeping spoke about Hardiman at the conclusion of the inaugural season. 2018 AFLW Season Guide | CARLTONFC.COM.AU

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94 Natalie Plane


NATALIE PLANE RECRUITED FROM

Seaford Tigerettes DOB

4 August 1996 HEIGHT

168cm POSITION

Midfielder

DRAFT HISTORY

2016 AFLW Draft selected with pick No.83 overall Selected to play in the Round 1 season opener against Collingwood, Plane unfortunately didn’t manage to see out the game after suffering a season-ending ankle injury. The 21-year-old will be hoping to remain injury free and line up in navy blue again this season.

CARLTON DEBUT

Round 1, 2017 v Collingwood CARLTON GAMES

1 CARLTON GOALS

CARLTON PLAYER NO.

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35

96 Sophie Li

“As soon as you step into the Club, you feel that sense of belonging to something with a united front.”


SOPHIE LI RECRUITED FROM

Adelaide University/ Norwood, South Australia DOB

31 March 1988 HEIGHT

165cm POSITION

Midfielder CARLTON DEBUT

DRAFT HISTORY

2017 AFLW Draft selected with pick No.28 overall Touted as a natural athlete with strength and speed, Adelaideborn Li will add depth to Carlton’s midfield. The 29-year-old was taken with pick 28 in last year’s AFLW National Draft. After an exceptional season with Norwood in the women’s SANFL competition, it was no surprise she came runner-up in its inaugural best and fairest award.

CARLTON GAMES

1 CARLTON GOALS

CARLTON PLAYER NO.

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GAME CHANGERS 98 Team photo


Bottom row: (L-R) Sarah Hosking (Vice-captain), Jess Hosking, Madeline Keryk, Brianna Davey (Captain), Damien Keeping (Coach), Lauren Arnell (Vice-captain), Darcy Vescio, Kerryn Harrington, Nicola Stevens

Middle row: (L-R) Tilly Lucas-Rodd, Reni Hicks, Sarah Last, Bridie Kennedy, Breann Moody, Alison Downie, Kate Shierlaw, Tayla Harris, Kate Gillespie-Jones, Danielle Hardiman, Laura Attard, Shae Audley

Top: (L-R) Natalie Plane, Gabriella Pound, Sophie Li, Tiahna Cochrane, Katie-Jayne Grieve, Katie Loynes, Lauren Brazzale, Maddison Gay, Courtney Webb, Georgia Gee

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SOCIAL MEDIA

Women’s Health Aus @womenshealthaus

Our moment of the Year winner is the @aflwomens inaugural Game! #WHWins #WomenInSport

Tim Fearn-Wannan @fiery68 100 Social Media

When she gets invited to a “Dress as someone famous” party and your daughter decides that she wants to be @darcyvee @CarltonFC #AFLW

Kate Jenkins

@Kate_Jenkins_ John Nicholls shares some words of @CarltonFC wisdom with new @AFLW recruits to the Blues @taylaharriss and Nicola Stevens #GameChangers


Madeline Keryk @Madskeryk

Love this club @CarltonFC #boungbyblue

Lauren Arnell @lozarnell

Last night simply felt like a dream. Words won’t ever do it justice. Thank you to all for the amazing support. We’re all so proud to wear the navy blue. Bring on Round 2. Photo credit: @michaelcwillson Jebly You’re a legend lauren 1,020 likes

Michaelia Cash @SenatorCash

With Darcy Vescio and Bri Davey @CarltonFC. @aflwomens was amazing in 2017. Let’s get more girls involved #girlsmake yourmove #aflw #auspol 2018 AFLW Season Guide | CARLTONFC.COM.AU

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BACK OUR GAME CHANGERS

2018 Membership

With the season opener between Carlton and Collingwood at Ikon Park fast approaching, our AFLW team needs your support. After the tremendous success of the inaugural AFL Women’s season, make sure you don’t miss a minute this year. Be there to witness Darcy Vescio’s magic around goals, Bri Davey’s leadership across the backline,

and the Hosking twins tearing through the middle. You can be part of the action by buying an AFLW membership. Your support will help contribute to the ongoing refurbishment of our women’s team facilities. So make sure you get behind our AFLW team and give them your full support in 2018.

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THERE ARE THREE UNIQUE WAYS YOU CAN BACK OUR > GAME CHANGERS Donation to show your support and contribute to the refurbishment of our women’s team facility.

$25 103

Free access to ALL Carlton AFLW games and JLT Community Series games. Includes a Carlton three-game membership, providing you entry into any three Carlton AFL home games of your choice in the 2018 season.

All the benefits of our $100 package as well as an AFLW picnic hamper.

$100 $200

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AFLW APPAREL Guernseys, t-shirts, tights and visors – you’ll want one of everything from our latest AFLW range.


The Carlton Shop has a huge variety of AFLW merchandise, ensuring every member of the Carlton faithful can dress top-to-toe in navy blue.

A number of items sold out last year, so make sure you get in quick before the Round 1 season opener against the Pies at Ikon Park.

Carlton forward and graphic designer Darcy Vescio, assisted in the creation of the Club’s new AFLW clash jumper, which tells the story of the inaugural season. It’s a true keepsake for any Carlton fan.

Head into The Carlton Shop, located at Ikon Park on Royal Parade, or visit the online store at:

SHOP.CARLTONFC.COM.AU

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AFLW Apparel


IKON

Largest aggregate venue attendances (AFLW record)

52,002

RK PA

2017

Rising Star Award Nominees

BELLA AYRE TILLY LUCAS-RODD

BOOK OF RD5 v W.Bulldogs, Ikon Park

By Carlton Highest Score Lowest Score Greatest against winning margin

Adelaide

2.2 (14) 2017

2.2 (14) 2017

Brisbane

6.1 (37) 2017

6.1 (37) 2017

13 2017

Collingwood

7.4 (46) 2017

7.4 (46) 2017

35 2017

Fremantle

6.7 (43)

6.7 (43)

GWS

7.5 (47) 2017

7.5 (47) 2017

Melbourne

5.6 (36) 2017

5.6 (36) 2017

Western Bulldogs

8.6 (54) 2017

8.6 (54) 2017 6 2017

2017

16

2017

2017

13 2017

Highest score

8.6(54)

RD5 v W.Bulldogs Ikon Park

Largest Carlton crowd (AFLW record)

24,568

RD1 v Collingwood Ikon Park

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Book of Records

Carlton Football Club v other AFLW clubs

107


AFLW All Australian 2017

Most goals in a game

4

RD1 v Collingwood Ikon Park

AFLW mark of the year RD5 v Western Bulldogs Ikon Park

108

Most goals in a season

14

Book of Records

D.VESC ESCIO Carlton games record holder

7

Lauren Arnell Laura Attard Shae Audley Lauren Brazzale Alison Brown Alison Downie Kate Gillespie-Jones Sarah Hosking Bianca Jakobsson Katie Loynes Tilly Lucas-Rodd Breann Moody Gabriella Pound Darcy Vescio

AFL leading goalkicker

14

Aggregate club goalkicker

14


AFLW All Australian 2017

AFLW State of Origin 2017 Victoria Lauren Arnell Brianna Davey Alison Downie Sarah Hosking

2017 Allies Bianca Jakobsson

Carlton AFLW

BEST+ FAIREST

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Book of Records

B.DAVEY DA

109


2018 PARTNERS JOINT MAJOR PARTNERS

PATRON PARTNER

110

PLATINUM PARTNERS

2018 Partners

GOLD PARTNERS

FOUNDATION PARTNERS

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OFFICIAL SUPPLIERS


FIXTURE ROUND 1 Free entry

ROUND 5 Free entry

Friday 2 February Carlton v Collingwood Ikon Park 7:45pm EDT

Saturday 3 March Adelaide Crows v Carlton Norwood Oval 6:40pm CDT

ROUND 2 Free entry

ROUND 6 Free entry

Friday 9 February GWS GIANTS v Carlton Drummoyne Oval 7:05pm EDT

Sunday 11 March Carlton v Melbourne Ikon Park 4:35pm EDT 111

ROUND 3 Free entry

ROUND 7 Free entry

Saturday 17 March Carlton v Brisbane Lions Ikon Park 7:40pm EDT

Saturday 17 March Fremantle v Carlton Fremantle Oval 2:05pm WST

ROUND 4 Free entry

GRAND FINAL

Friday 23 February Western Bulldogs v Carlton VU Whitten Oval 7:05pm EDT

TBC

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Bobblehead Giveaway Get to the game first, 1,000 only.

How to collect? Be one of the first 1,000 people to visit the Hyundai Fan Van, outside Gate 6 from 5:30pm. Round 1 • Friday 2 February • Ikon Park Carlton v Collingwood Hurry, only 1,000 available! Find out more

Carlton Game Changer Season Guide 2018  

Edition 2 - All you need to know about Carlton Football Club's 2018 women's team. Read full player profiles, learn the story behind the clas...

Carlton Game Changer Season Guide 2018  

Edition 2 - All you need to know about Carlton Football Club's 2018 women's team. Read full player profiles, learn the story behind the clas...