Ed Curnow

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Ed Curnow
Personal information
Full name Edward Curnow
Date of birth (1989-11-07) 7 November 1989 (age 25)
Original team Geelong Falcons (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 40, 2008 Rookie Draft, Adelaide
No. 18, 2011 Rookie Draft, Carlton
Height/Weight 182 cm / 83 kg
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current club Carlton
Number 35
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2011– Carlton 66 (11)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2014 season.

Edward Curnow (born 7 November 1989[1]) is an Australian rules footballer for the Carlton Football Club in the Australian Football League.


A midfielder, Curnow played his junior football for Modewarre in the Bellarine Football League and school football for The Geelong College in the APS,[2] before playing TAC Cup football for the Geelong Falcons until 2007, also representing Vic Country in the AFL National Under 18 Championships.[3] He was drafted to the AFL by the Adelaide Football Club with its third selection in the 2008 AFL Rookie Draft (#40 overall), however he did not play a senior game for the Crows. He spent the 2008 season playing with Glenelg, his allocated SANFL club,[4] and was delisted by the Crows after one season.[1]

Curnow returned to Victoria, and signed up with Box Hill in the VFL in 2009.[5] Curnow's 2009 season was solid, but his 2010 season was exceptional, and he was consistently Box Hill's best player. His season was cut short when he broke his leg in Round 13, missing the Hawks' last eight games; nevertheless, he had already polled enough votes to win the Box Hill Best and Fairest (the Col Austen Trophy),[6] and he finished third in the J. J. Liston Trophy, after holding a comfortable lead at the time of his injury.[7] Curnow played a total of 33 senior games for Box Hill during his two years at the club,[8] and also played one representative game for the VFL.

Following his successful VFL season, Curnow was recruited back to the AFL by the Carlton Football Club with its first selection in the 2011 AFL Rookie Draft (#18 overall). He was given guernsey number 35.[1] After impressing in the pre-season, Curnow became the club's nominated rookie,[9] and he made his debut for the Blues in the club's first round match.[10] He was one of Carlton's best players in the first six matches of the season,[11] but suffered a shoulder injury in Round 7;[12] although he didn't miss much football with the injury, he did not regain that strong form for the rest of the season.[11]


  1. ^ a b c Carlton Football Club, Edward Curnow Player Profile bio, Retrieved 23 March 2011.
  2. ^ Edmund, S., Herald Sun, "Hungry Ed Burnow [sic] gets his big break at the Blues", 15 April 2011, Retrieved 14 April 2011.
  3. ^ North Melbourne Football Club, Edward Curnow Player Profile Bio, Retrieved 23 March 2011.
  4. ^ Gill, Katrina (18 Mar 2008). "Diary of a draftee: settling in to SANFL". Melbourne Football Club. Retrieved 3 Aug 2011. 
  5. ^ Box Hill Football Club, New faces ready to make immediate impact, Retrieved 23 March 2010.
  6. ^ Box Hill Hawks, Ed Curnow wins the Col Austen Trophy, Retrieved 23 March 2011.
  7. ^ Mark Towson Shane Valenti takes out Liston Trophy, Retrieved 12 September 2010.
  8. ^ Dufty, D., Hawks Make an Impact, 22 October 2009, Retrieved 23 March 2011.
  9. ^ Carlton Football Club, Ed gets the nod as nominated rookie, 15 March 2011, Retrieved 23 March 2011.
  10. ^ Carlton Football Club, Three to make their Carlton debut, 23 March 2011, Retrieved 23 March 2011.
  11. ^ a b "John Nicholls Medal voting". Carlton Football Club. 6 Oct 2011. Retrieved 6 Oct 2011. 
  12. ^ Ralph, Jon (13 May 2011). "Blue Ed Curnow in demand". Herald Sun. Retrieved 18 Sep 2011. 

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