Welcome to Season 2017!
I trust that you all had a relaxing and enjoyable Christmas break, and I hope that your new year is off to a fantastic start. Round 1 is drawing closer, and I am pleased to announce some terrific wins for The Carltonians in recent weeks.
I am thrilled to announce Virgin Australia as The Carltonians Major Sponsor. Virgin Australia is the official airline of the AFL, flying our team around the country for our interstate matches. I look forward to a prosperous partnership between Virgin Australia and The Carltonians.
Loyal Carltonians sponsor IKON Services Australia have again partnered with us as our Gold Sponsor. Thank you to the Tahan family for their ongoing support of our coterie.
We are looking forward to the first Carltonians event for season 2017, our Pre Season Function. Carltonian members will be invited into the inner sanctum of the Carlton Football Club to view a morning training session followed by lunch with the playing group. This will be held on Sunday 19 March, with further details to be sent out in the coming weeks.
The Carlton women’s team is in the final stages of preparation for their inaugural season in the AFLW competition. The Carltonians are proud to announce that we are a Foundation Partner of the Carlton women’s team. In return, our first match day function of the season will be brought to you by the Carlton women's team, where we hope to have some of our players in attendance. Many thanks must go to Carltonian Paul Cross, who was the initiator of this partnership with our AFLW team.
In just under nine weeks time we will decend on the MCG for our first match day function in our traditional season opener against Richmond. For those that have already signed on as Members in 2017, we thank you for your support. For those intending to join this year but are yet to sign up, please do so by 15 February to ensure that your club membership card arrives in time for our first match.
I hope to bring you even more good news around sponsorship and membership in the coming weeks as we continue to strengthen The Carltonians for 2017.
Carltonians Committee Chair