The Carlton Football Club (CFC) has grown into a cultural institution in Australia and values highly its place in the industry and society. Our indigenous game, the code of Australian Football, is truly unique in the world and a code that strives to be entertaining to the fans, inclusive and welcoming to all regardless of their ethnicity, faith, gender and/or sexuality.
The club stands for much more than the win/loss record each week, or the number of premierships in the cabinet, though there are many. The essence of what the club stands for in the broader community is best captured by a former premiership captain of the club, also a Rhode Scholar and the current AFL Chairman, Mike Fitzpatrick.
“It is a state of mind, a system of belief, a way of seeing the world,
a deep faith that, because you are Carlton, you belong to something great.”
The CFC aims to strengthen communities in all that it does and has built 3 key areas of community focus which are delivered on through numerous programs and partnerships.
1. THE FANS - providing amazing experiences for our members, fans and supporters.
2. THE CODE - developing the code of Australian Football, locally, nationally and internationally.
3. EDUCATION AND INNOVATION - facilitating educational outcomes and fostering innovation.
The Carlton Football Community Fund (CFCF) was established in January 2009 through the vision of then Carlton Football Club President, Richard Pratt. His vision was to further developed community outcomes and assist people from disadvantaged, newly arrived / refugee backgrounds and the helpless through a range of programs and services.
The CFCF facilitates a range of programs and key activities in partnership with the Carlton Football Club resulting in enormous benefit to the broader community.
Please visit the CFCF section of our website to learn more.
If you would like further information on any areas related to Carlton Football Club’s work in the broader community please contact the Club on firstname.lastname@example.org.