Welcome to season 2019! I am looking forward to a successful year both on and off the field.
Following a very busy trade and draft period there’s an air of excitement around the Club and morale is high. Despite the disappointing news that co-captain Sam Docherty will again remain on the sidelines, I know our leaders will step up and aid the development of our young, emerging players.
Your committee has been busy in the off-season and we are eager to build on the foundation of last year and indeed, on the legacy of the preceding 55 years of this proud and famous coterie.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our fantastic sponsors, in particular, Virgin Australia and Ikon Services who will continue their support of the Carltonians in 2019 as Platinum and Gold partners respectively. This year we also welcome Lamaro’s Hotel in South Melbourne who have jumped on board as our new silver and culinary partner. In addition, we’re proud to welcome ALINK, who join us as a bronze partner for 2019. A big thank you to all our sponsors for their support as we embark on another season.
To all Carltonians members old and new, thank you for your support of our coterie and the Carlton Football Club. A coterie is not a place or a letterhead, but a collection of members with a common goal and genuine associations. We all want our coterie to be strong and successful and that only happens with the support of loyal members such as yourselves. Thank you for assisting the committee and the Club in continuing this great tradition that started in 1964. Being a Carltonian means that you aren’t just supporting your team, but you’re also making a tangible and real contribution to your club.
Enjoy the season ahead. I look forward to cheering on the Old Dark Navy Blue with you this year.
Carltonians Committee Chair