2013 Carlton Football Club season

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Carlton Football Club
2013 season
President Stephen Kernahan
Coach Mick Malthouse
Captain(s) Marc Murphy
Home ground Etihad Stadium
(Training and administrative: Visy Park)
AFL season 8th
Finals series 6th
John Nicholls Medal Kade Simpson
Leading goalkicker Jeff Garlett (43)
Club membership 50,564

The 2013 AFL season was the 117th season in the Australian Football League contested by the Carlton Football Club. It was the first season coached by new coach Mick Malthouse, who replaced Brett Ratten after the club failed to reach the finals in 2012. Carlton finished sixth out of eighteen teams for the season, after finishing eighth after the home-and-away season.

Club summary[edit]

The 2013 AFL season was the 117th season of the VFL/AFL competition since its inception in 1897; and, having competed in every season, it was also the 117th season contested by the Carlton Football Club. As in previous years, the club's primary home ground was Etihad Stadium, with home games expecting to draw larger crowds played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and with traditional home ground Visy Park serving as the training and administrative base. The club's two joint major sponsors, car manufacturer Hyundai and confectionery company Mars,[1] and the club extended its deal with Mars for a further three years.[2] Carlton continued its alignment with the Northern Blues in the Victorian Football League, allowing Carlton-listed players to play with the Northern Blues when not selected in AFL matches.[3]

The club adopted a new clash guernsey design for 2013, which was predominantly white with navy blue monogram, numbers, shoulders and waist; the new guernsey replaced the predominantly sky blue clash guernsey which had been in use for the previous two seasons.[1]

The club used the membership campaign slogan "I am Carlton" for the second consecutive season, after having success with the personalisable slogan in the 2012 season.[4] The club set a new membership record of 50,564, breaking by more than 10% the previous record of 45,800 set in 2012.[5]

Senior Personnel[edit]

There were several changes to Carlton's senior coaching panel after the 2012 season. Brett Ratten, who had coached the club since late 2007, was sacked with one year remaining on his contract after Carlton underperformed in the 2012 season, finishing tenth when a top four finish had been expected.[6] Shortly after the season, Ratten was replaced in the role by experienced coach Mick Malthouse, who was signed to a three-year contract. Malthouse was at the time a three-time premiership coach at West Coast (in 1992 and 1994) and Collingwood (in 2010), with twenty-eight seasons and 662 games of VFL/AFL coaching experience with Footscray, West Coast and Collingwood; he had last coached in 2011, and had spent the 2012 season as part of the Seven Network's football commentary team.[7]

Several of Ratten's assistants also departed after 2012, and Malthouse restructured the coaching panel. Senior assistant coach Alan Richardson and midfield assistant coaches Mark Riley and Paul Williams were all sacked with time remaining on their contracts,[8] and development coach and Northern Blues senior coach Darren Harris left the club to pursue a career in leadership consulting.[9] Western Australian state Under-16s coach Robert Wiley, who had previously worked as an assistant coach under Malthouse at West Coast, joined the club in the new role of Director of Coaching and Development,[10] and recently retired Melbourne player Brad Green joined the club as a midfield development coach.[11] Development coach Luke Webster took on the additional responsibility as Northern Blues coach for 2013.[3]

Chris Judd opted to step down from the role of club captain, having served in the role for five seasons from 2008 until 2012;[12] he was replaced in the role by Marc Murphy, with Kade Simpson and Andrew Carrazzo named as vice-captains.[13] The leadership group was reduced from nine players to five, with Murphy, Carrazzo, Simpson and Jarrad Waite all holding their places from 2012 and Nick Duigan being elevated to the group for the first time.[14]

Former club champion Stephen Kernahan continued as club president in the 2013 season, a position he had held since August 2008.[15]

Squad for 2013[edit]

Statistics are correct as of end of 2012 season. Flags represent the state of origin, i.e. the state in which the player played his Under-18s football.

Senior List[16][17]
No. State Player Age AFL Debut Recruited from Career (to end 2012) 2013 Player Statistics
Gms Gls Gms Gls B D K HB M T HO
1 Victoria (Australia) Andrew Walker 26 2004 Bendigo (U18) 142 106 23 7 3 528 398 130 102 48
2 South Australia Troy Menzel 18 2013 Central District 7 8 6 51 39 12 19 13
3 Victoria (Australia) Marc Murphy (c) 25 2006 Oakleigh (U18) 142 115 23 18 7 512 284 228 87 79
4 South Australia Bryce Gibbs 23 2007 Glenelg 134 69 21 15 13 469 302 167 92 75
5 Victoria (Australia) Chris Judd 29 2002 Sandringham (U18), West Coast 239 206 20 11 12 453 236 217 48 68
6 Victoria (Australia) Kade Simpson (vc) 28 2003 Eastern (U18) 176 111 24 6 9 533 350 183 140 51
7 Victoria (Australia) Dylan Buckley 19 2013 Northern (U18) 1 1 5 2 3 1
8 Victoria (Australia) Matthew Kreuzer 23 2008 Northern (U18) 88 48 17 8 11 195 116 79 56 71 428
9 Western Australia Kane Lucas 21 2010 East Fremantle 18 5 17 9 11 308 164 144 75 36
10 Victoria (Australia) Matthew Watson 20 2011 Calder (U18) 11 0 5 2 1 55 41 14 20 5
11 Victoria (Australia) Robert Warnock 25 2007 Sandringham (U18), Fremantle 58 12 12 1 1 110 62 48 15 29 414
12 Tasmania Mitch Robinson 23 2009 Tasmania (U18/VFL) 67 41 21 11 12 407 237 170 64 82 2
13 Western Australia Chris Yarran 22 2009 Swan Districts 63 40 21 26 25 239 178 61 66 76 1
14 Victoria (Australia) Brock McLean 26 2004 Calder (U18), Melbourne 119 52 22 15 13 464 254 210 105 77 2
15 Victoria (Australia) Jeremy Laidler 23 2009 Geelong (U18, AFL) 25 2 1 4 3 1 1 5
17 Victoria (Australia) Sam Rowe 25 2013 Murray (U18), Sydney, Norwood 10 9 7 93 59 34 41 19 73
18 Victoria (Australia) Tom Temay 18 Sandringham (U18)
19 Victoria (Australia) Eddie Betts 26 2005 Calder (U18) 166 263 18 27 15 210 125 85 49 61
21 Western Australia Josh Bootsma 19 2012 South Fremantle 5 9 2 63 43 20 17 23
22 Queensland Shaun Hampson 24 2007 Mount Gravatt 57 29 6 3 5 63 38 25 26 12 70
23 Victoria (Australia) Lachlan Henderson 23 2007 Geelong (U18), Brisbane 60 34 24 26 14 329 242 87 153 41
24 South Australia Pat McCarthy 20 2012 Glenelg 1 0
25 Victoria (Australia) Luke Mitchell 20 2012 Calder (U18) 1 1
26 Victoria (Australia) Andrew McInnes 20 2012 Dandenong (U18) 8 8 1 79 49 30 23 25
27 Western Australia Dennis Armfield 26 2008 Swan Districts 81 25 24 17 9 340 196 144 55 46 1
29 Victoria (Australia) Heath Scotland 32 1999 Western (U18), Collingwood 244 74 20 5 6 435 259 176 103 46
30 Victoria (Australia) Jarrad Waite (lg) 29 2003 Murray (U18) 154 196 14 27 17 164 127 37 84 34
31 Tasmania Marcus Davies 21 2010 North Hobart 15 1 2 14 8 6 2 9
32 Victoria (Australia) Nicholas Graham 18 2013 Gippsland (U18) 2 23 18 5 6 2
34 South Australia Nick Duigan (lg) 28 2011 Norwood 38 6 5 4 3 55 32 23 18 10
38 Western Australia Jeff Garlett 23 2009 Swan Districts 76 128 22 43 29 268 189 79 66 76
40 Victoria (Australia) Michael Jamison 26 2007 North Ballarat (U18, VFL) 87 1 24 259 155 104 102 45
41 Victoria (Australia) Levi Casboult 22 2012 Dandenong (U18) 6 7 11 7 7 100 63 37 48 18 68
42 Republic of Ireland Zach Tuohy 23 2011 Laois GAA 30 8 24 13 9 305 182 123 51 61
43 Western Australia Simon White 24 2010 Subiaco 17 2 9 96 62 34 40 13
44 Victoria (Australia) Andrew Carrazzo (vc) 29 2004 Oakleigh (U18), Geelong 154 46 10 1 1 180 84 96 25 30
45 Tasmania Aaron Joseph 23 2009 Tasmania (U18) 69 10 4 28 15 13 4 12
46 Western Australia David Ellard 23 2008 Swan Districts 37 22 3 30 19 11 4 17
Rookie List[18]
No. State Player Age AFL Debut Recruited from Career (to end 2012) 2013 Player Statistics
Gms Gls Gms Gls B D K HB M T HO
16 Victoria (Australia) Andrew Collins 24 2009 Bendigo (U18), Richmond 36 29
20 South Australia Rhys O'Keeffe 22 2011 North Adelaide 3 0
28 Queensland Tom Bell 21 2012 Morningside 7 4 9 4 4 135 76 59 17 31
35 Victoria (Australia) Ed Curnow 23 2011 Geelong (U18), Adelaide, Box Hill 30 8 21 6 3 347 182 165 72 99
37 Victoria (Australia) Jaryd Cachia 21 2013 Northern (U18), Norwood 14 1 4 202 117 85 49 68
39 Victoria (Australia) Frazer Dale 19 2012 Calder (U18) 2 1
Senior coaching panel[19]
State Coach Coaching position Carlton Coaching debut Former clubs as coach
Victoria (Australia) Mick Malthouse Senior Coach 2013 Footscray (s), West Coast (s), Collingwood (s)
Western Australia Robert Wiley Director of Coaching and Development 2013 Perth (s), West Coast (a), Western Australia U16s (s)
Victoria (Australia) John Barker Assistant Coach (Forward) 2011 St Kilda (a), Hawthorn (a)
Victoria (Australia) Gavin Brown Assistant Coach (Defense) 2011 Collingwood (a), Collingwood (VFL) (s)
Victoria (Australia) Matthew Capuano Assistant Coach (Ruck) and Development Coach 2009
Victoria (Australia) Luke Webster Development Coach, Northern Blues senior coach 2011
Tasmania Brad Green Development Coach (Midfield) 2013
  • For players: (c) denotes captain, (vc) denotes vice-captain, (lg) denotes leadership group.
  • For coaches: (s) denotes senior coach, (cs) denotes caretaker senior coach, (a) denotes assistant coach, (d) denotes development coach.

Playing list changes[edit]

The following summarises all player changes between the conclusion of the 2012 season and the conclusion of the 2013 season.

The 2012/13 offseason was the first in league history to allow players to switch clubs as free agents. Two players who qualified for unrestricted free agency – Jordan Russell and Bret Thornton – announced their intentions to seek other clubs following the 2012 season.[8] Russell moved to Collingwood in the club's only transaction during the initial free agency and trade period; Thornton was delisted,[20] and ultimately recruited by Greater Western Sydney in the preseason draft.[21]

In[edit]

Player Previous Club League via
South Australia Troy Menzel Central District SANFL AFL National Draft, first round (pick No. 11)[22]
Victoria (Australia) Tom Temay Sandringham Dragons TAC Cup AFL National Draft, second round (pick No. 35)[22]
Victoria (Australia) Nicholas Graham Gippsland Power TAC Cup AFL National Draft, third round (pick No. 54)[22]
Victoria (Australia) Jaryd Cachia Norwood SANFL AFL Rookie Draft, first round (pick No. 9)[23]

Out[edit]

Player New Club League via
Victoria (Australia) Rohan Kerr[24] West Perth[25] WAFL Delisted
Victoria (Australia) Nicholas Heyne[24] Ainslie[26] NEAFL Delisted from the rookie list
Western Australia Mitchell Carter[24] South Fremantle[27] WAFL Delisted from the rookie list
New South Wales Blake Bray[24] Campbelltown[28] Sydney AFL Delisted from the rookie list
New South Wales Matthew Lodge[24] None None Delisted from the rookie list; stayed at the club as a journalist for the club's website.[29]
Western Australia Paul Bower[24] Peel Thunder[30] WAFL Delisted
South Australia Jordan Russell[31] Collingwood AFL AFL Trade Period, in exchange for a fourth round draft pick (No. 71 overall)
Victoria (Australia) Bret Thornton[20] GWS[21] AFL Delisted

List management[edit]

Player Change
Victoria (Australia) Levi Casboult[22] Promoted from the rookie list to the senior list during AFL National Draft, fifth round (pick No. 89)
Republic of Ireland Zach Tuohy[22] Promoted from the rookie list to the senior list during AFL National Draft, sixth round (pick No. 102)
Victoria (Australia) Andrew Collins[32] Delisted,[32] received permission to continue training with Carlton in the lead-up to the draft, and then redrafted in the AFL Rookie Draft, second round (pick No. 24)[23]
Western Australia Kyle Reimers[33] Received permission to train with Carlton in the lead-up to the pre-season draft, but ultimately opted not to accept the invitation
Victoria (Australia) Andrew McInnes[34]
Queensland Tom Bell
Prior to the NAB Cup, McInnes was moved to the long-term injury list (knee injury sustained in late 2012), and Bell was elevated to the senior list in his place.
Victoria (Australia) Nicholas Graham[35]
Victoria (Australia) Jaryd Cachia
Prior to Round 6, Graham was moved to the long-term injury list (knee), and Cachia was elevated to the senior list in his place.
South Australia Pat McCarthy[36]
Victoria (Australia) Nicholas Graham
Prior to Round 12, McCarthy was moved to the long-term injury list (foot), and Graham returned to the senior list from the long-term injury list in his place.

Season summary[edit]

During November 2012, the playing list attended a high-altitude training camp in Arizona. New coach Mick Malthouse had taken his team to several such training camps in Arizona while coaching at Collingwood.[37]

Pre-season matches[edit]

2013 NAB Cup

Carlton won three of its four preliminary matches; due to its strong percentage, the club finished second on the NAB Cup ladder to qualify for the Grand Final, to play against Brisbane Lions, the only undefeated team in the preliminary rounds. Brisbane then defeated Carlton in the Grand Final by 40 points.

Rd Date and local time Opponent Scores (Carlton's scores indicated in bold) Venue Attendance Ladder
position
Home Away Result
Lightning matches[38]
1 Sunday, 24 February (4:40 pm) GWS 0.5.2 (32) 0.4.10 (34) Won by 2 points[39] Blacktown (A) 4,078 2nd
Sunday, 24 February (5:50 pm) Sydney 0.3.6 (24) 1.5.7 (46) Won by 22 points[40]
Full matches
2 Saturday, 2 March (7:40 pm) Fremantle 0.18.16 (124) 1.6.9 (54) Won by 70 points [41] Etihad Stadium (H) 9,402 1st
3 Friday, 8 March (8:10 pm) Adelaide 4.11.7 (109) 2.13.10 (106) Lost by 3 points[42] AAMI Stadium (A) 7,511 2nd
Grand Final
GF Friday, 15 March (7:40 pm) Brisbane Lions 0.16.13 (109) 2.7.9 (69) Lost by 40 points [43] Etihad Stadium (A) 24,844 2nd

Home and away season[edit]

Carlton finished the season with a win-loss record of 11–11, the ninth-best record in the league. In summary:

  • Against the top six plus Essendon (clubs which finished with 14 or more wins), Carlton had a record of 1–9 from ten games, the sole win coming against Richmond in Round 20. Six of the nine losses were by three goals or less.
  • Against clubs between 7th and 13th, excluding Essendon (clubs which finished with between 9 and 12 wins), Carlton had a perfect record of 6–0.
  • Against the bottom five (clubs which finished with 8 wins or fewer), Carlton had a record of 4–2, suffering upset losses against St Kilda in Round 7 and Western Bulldogs in Round 20.
End of the season and the effect of Essendon supplements controversy

Coming into the last two rounds of the season, Carlton needed to win both of its games to qualify for the finals; so, when Essendon won in Round 22 by six points, Carlton was eliminated from finals contention.[44] However, during the season, Essendon was investigated over irregularities in its supplements and sports science program, and three days after the Round 22 match, the AFL excluded Essendon from the 2013 finals series (relegating it to ninth) as part of the penalties handed down over the scandal, promoting Carlton to eighth place.[45] Carlton then needed to win or draw, or lose and see other results fall favourably, in the final round to hold onto eighth place – and succeeded, coming from 39 points behind to record a one-point victory against Port Adelaide.[46]

Rd Date and local time Opponent Scores (Carlton's scores indicated in bold) Venue Attendance Ladder
position
Home Away Result
1 Thursday, 28 March (7:40 pm) Richmond 14.17 (101) 14.22 (106) Lost by 5 points[47] M.C.G. (H) 80,971 10th
2 Sunday, 7 April (3:15 pm) Collingwood 17.15 (117) 15.10 (100) Lost by 17 points[48] M.C.G. (A) 84,247 13th
3 Saturday, 13 April (7:40 pm) Geelong 18.11 (119) 15.13 (103) Lost by 16 points[49] Etihad Stadium (A) 43,241 15th
4 Saturday, 20 April (5:40 pm) West Coast 7.23 (65) 12.17 (89) Won by 24 points[50] Patersons Stadium (A) 38,674 13th
5 Saturday, 27 April (4:40 pm) Adelaide 17.13 (115) 12.11 (83) Won by 32 points[51] M.C.G. (H) 44,711 9th
6 Sunday, 5 May (3:15 pm) Melbourne 18.13 (121) 8.12 (60) Won by 61 points[52] M.C.G. (H) 35,286 8th
7 Monday, 13 May (7:40 pm) St Kilda 11.11 (77) 9.14 (68) Lost by 9 points[53] Etihad Stadium (A) 34,054 11th
8 Sunday, 19 May (1:10 pm) Port Adelaide 16.13 (109) 14.7 (91) Won by 18 points[54] Etihad Stadium (H) 29,936 10th
9 Saturday, 25 May (7:40 pm) Brisbane Lions 12.13 (85) 13.20 (98) Won by 13 points[55] Gabba (A) 24,037 8th
10 Saturday, 1 June (1:45 pm) GWS 22.16 (148) 8.6 (54) Won by 94 points[56] Etihad Stadium (H) 25,008 6th
11 Friday, 7 June (7:50 pm) Essendon 11.11 (77) 10.12 (72) Lost by 5 points[57] M.C.G. (A) 82,639 7th
12 Friday, 14 June (7:50 pm) Hawthorn 13.9 (87) 15.12 (102) Lost by 15 points[58] Etihad Stadium (H) 45,670 8th
13 Bye 9th
14 Friday, 28 June (7:50 pm) Sydney 8.17 (65) 5.13 (43) Lost by 22 points[59] S.C.G. (A) 25,349 9th
15 Friday, 5 July (7:50 pm) Collingwood 12.5 (77) 17.16 (118) Lost by 41 points[60] M.C.G. (H) 78,224 11th
16 Saturday, 13 July (7:40 pm) St Kilda 16.14 (110) 10.14 (74) Won by 36 points[61] Etihad Stadium (H) 30,949 9th
17 Friday, 19 July (7:50 pm) North Melbourne 16.12 (108) 16.13 (109) Won by 1 point[62] Etihad Stadium (A) 37,443 9th
18 Saturday, 27 July (1:45 pm) Gold Coast 11.11 (77) 16.24 (120) Won by 43 points[63] Metricon Stadium (A) 19,460 9th
19 Saturday, 3 August (7:40 pm) Fremantle 12.8 (80) 17.14 (116) Lost by 36 points[64] Etihad Stadium (H) 30,457 9th
20 Saturday, 10 August (4:40 pm) Western Bulldogs 13.11 (89) 16.21 (117) Lost by 28 points[65] Etihad Stadium (H) 31,126 9th
21 Saturday, 17 August (1:45 pm) Richmond 14.12 (96) 16.10 (106) Won by 10 points[66] M.C.G. (A) 63,825 9th
22 Saturday, 24 August (7:40 pm) Essendon 9.22 (76) 12.10 (82) Lost by 6 points[44] M.C.G. (H) 53,630 9th
23 Saturday, 31 August (4:10 pm) Port Adelaide 15.13 (103) 15.14 (104) Won by 1 point[46] AAMI Stadium (A) 45,127 8th
Source:[67]

Finals[edit]

In the elimination final, Carlton faced Richmond, which was in its first finals match since the 2001. Carlton trailed by 32 points early in the third quarter, before an eight-minute purple patch in which it kicked five consecutive goals to bring the margin back to one point; Carlton went on to kick six goals to two in the final quarter to win by 20 points.[68][69] Sydney was a comfortable winner in the semi-final, leading by 54 points at three-quarter time before finishing with a 24-point win.[70]

Week Date and local time Opponent Scores (Carlton's scores indicated in bold) Venue Attendance
Home Away Result
First Elimination Final Sunday, 8 September (3:20 pm) Richmond 14.12 (96) 18.8 (116) Won by 20 points[68] M.C.G. (A) 94,690
First Semi-Final Saturday, 14 September (7:40 pm) Sydney 13.8 (86) 8.14 (62) Lost by 24 points[70] ANZ Stadium (A) 37,980

Ladder[edit]

2013 AFL Ladder
Team P W L D PF PA  % Pts
1 Hawthorn (P) 22 19 3 0 2523 1859 135.72 76
2 Geelong 22 18 4 0 2409 1776 135.64 72
3 Fremantle 22 16 5 1 2035 1518 134.06 66
4 Sydney 22 15 6 1 2244 1694 132.47 62
5 Richmond 22 15 7 0 2154 1754 122.81 60
6 Collingwood 22 14 8 0 2148 1868 114.99 56
7 Port Adelaide 22 12 10 0 2051 2002 102.45 48
8 Carlton 22 11 11 0 2125 1992 106.68 44
9 Essendon 22 14 8 0 2145 2000 107.25 56*
10 North Melbourne 22 10 12 0 2307 1930 119.53 40
11 Adelaide 22 10 12 0 2064 1909 108.12 40
12 Brisbane Lions 22 10 12 0 1922 2144 89.65 40
13 West Coast 22 9 13 0 2038 2139 95.28 36
14 Gold Coast 22 8 14 0 1918 2091 91.73 32
15 Western Bulldogs 22 8 14 0 1926 2262 85.15 32
16 St Kilda 22 5 17 0 1751 2120 82.59 20
17 Melbourne 22 2 20 0 1455 2691 54.07 8
18 GWS 22 1 21 0 1524 2990 50.97 4
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points for, PA = Points against
*Essendon was relegated to ninth due to irregularities in its supplements program during the 2012 season


Leading Goalkickers[edit]

Jeff Garlett was Carlton's leading goalkicker for the season, with 43 goals.[17] It was the first time Garlett had won Carlton's goalkicking.[71]

Player Goals Behinds
Jeff Garlett 43 29
Jarrad Waite 27 17
Eddie Betts 27 15
Chris Yarran 26 25
Lachlan Henderson 26 14
Marc Murphy 18 7
Dennis Armfield 17 9
Brock McLean 15 13
Zach Tuohy 13 9
Chris Judd
Mitch Robinson
11 12

Team awards and records[edit]

Game records
  • Round 1 – Carlton's was defeated by Richmond for the first time since 2008, ending a nine-match winning streak against the Tigers.[47]
  • First Elimination Final – the crowd of 94,690 was the highest ever to a match in the first week of the finals since prior to 1972, when the introduction of the final five meant that more than one match was played on that weekend.[68]
Other
  • Round 7 – St Kilda hosted Carlton in a match which commemorated the 140th anniversary of St Kilda's first ever match, which took place on 31 May 1873 against the Carlton second twenty.[72]
  • Round 11 – Essendon hosted Carlton in a match which commemorated the 140th anniversary of Essendon's first ever match,[73] which took place on 7 June 1873 against the Carlton second twenty.[74]
  • Round 23 – Port Adelaide hosted Carlton in the last AFL match ever held at AAMI Stadium. In the match, Carlton trailed by 39 points midway through the third quarter, before staging a comeback to win by one point. The win clinched eighth place and a finals berth.[46]

Individual awards and records[edit]

John Nicholls Medal[edit]

The Carlton Football Club Best and Fairest awards night took place on 1 October. The John Nicholls Medal, for the best and fairest player of the club, as well as several other awards, were presented on the night.[75]

John Nicholls Medal

The winner of the John Nicholls Medal was Kade Simpson, who polled 92 votes. It was Simpson's first John Nicholls Medal. Simpson won ahead of Andrew Walker and Lachlan Henderson. The top ten is given below.[75]

Pos.
Player
Votes
1st Kade Simpson 92
2nd Andrew Walker 77
3rd Lachlan Henderson 71
4th Ed Curnow 67
5th Bryce Gibbs 55
6th Michael Jamison 54
7th Zach Tuohy 53
8th Chris Judd 52
Brock McLean
10th Jeff Garlett 51
Other awards

The following other awards were presented on John Nicholls Medal night:-[75]

AFLPA Awards[edit]

For each of the AFLPA awards, one or three Carlton players from the were nominated following internal vote of Carlton players; Marc Murphy was also nominated for the Best Captain award by default.[76] Kade Simpson finished fifth for the Robert Rose Awards; no other Carlton player finished in his respective top five.[77]

Leigh Matthews Trophy (Most Valuable Player)
Robert Rose Award (Most Courageous Player)
Best First Year Player

Other awards[edit]

Representative honours
Carlton Football Club Hall of Fame
  • Geoff Southby, who played 268 games for and won two premierships with Carlton between 1971 and 1984, became the twelfth player elevated to Legend status in the Carlton Football Club Hall of Fame.[81]
  • David Rhys-Jones, who played 108 games for and won one premiership and a Norm Smith Medal with Carlton between 1985 and 1992, was inducted into the Carlton Football Club Hall of Fame.[81]

Player records[edit]

Northern Bullants[edit]

The Carlton Football Club had a full affiliation with the Northern Blues during the 2011 season. It was the eleventh season of the clubs' affiliation, which had been in place since 2003. Carlton senior- and rookie-listed players who were not selected to play in the Carlton team were eligible to play for either the Northern Bullants seniors or reserves team in the Victorian Football League. As in 2012, home games were shared between the VFL club's traditional home ground, Preston City Oval, and Carlton's traditional home ground, Visy Park. The Northern Blues finished 9th out of 14 in the VFL, missing the final eight by four premiership points and percentage;[84] there had been speculation that the Northern Blues could have been promoted to the eighth if the AFL and AFL Victoria had decided to exclude the eighth-placed Essendon reserves team from the VFL finals as part of the punishments for the club's supplements scandal, but the league did not apply this punishment.[85]

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