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The inaugural Ring of Honour inductee was Brendan Fevola, who delivered the match ball to the umpires before Carlton's Round 1 clash against the Tigers at the MCG.

Fevola played 187 games for the Blues between 1999 and 2009, booting 585 in the process. He was the Club's leading goalkicker seven times, was awarded the Coleman Medal in 2006 & 2009, and was named an All Australian in 2006, 2008 & 2009.


Brendan Fevola booted 585 goals for the Blues in 11 seasons. (Photo: Carlton Football Club)

Fraser Brown presented the matchday ball to the officiating field umpires prior to the first bounce in the Round 3 match against Essendon at the MCG. 

Recruited to the club from Lilydale in the Yarra Valley, Brown is a revered hardnut who played for keeps through 177 senior matches in 12 seasons for the Blues. He is of course best remembered for the match-winning tackle laid on Dean Wallis in the closing seconds of the 1999 Preliminary Final.


Fraser Brown played 177 games for the Blues. (Photo: AFL Photos)

Carlton’s four-time Premiership player David McKay - the only man in Carlton history to represent his club in three Premiership victories over Collingwood - presented the matchday ball to the officiating field umpires prior to the first bounce in the Round 5 match against the Magpies at the MCG.

McKay, a member of the Blues’ 1970, ’79 and ’81 Grand Final triumphs over the black and whites, was also there when they racked up the record Premiership-winning scoreline of 28.9 against Richmond in ’72.

Recruited to the club from Michael Jamison’s hometown of Newlyn, McKay, famously nicknamed “Swan”, represented his club with distinction in 263 matches through 13 seasons – the first of them at the then Western Oval in the third round of 1969 when he famously earned “Mr Football” the late Ted Whitten senior as his opponent.

Carlton Hall of Fame member David Rhys-Jones delivered the match ball to umpires before being inducted to the Carlton Ring of Honour in Round 6.

Rhys-Jones played 106 games for the Blues’ between 1985 and 1992. He was instrumental in Carlton’s 1987 premiership win against Hawthorn, keeping centre half-forward Dermott Brereton to just two behinds. His efforts earned him the Norm Smith Medal for Best on Ground.


David Rhys-Jones played 106 games for the Blues. (Photo: Carlton Football Club)

Carlton’s four-time premiership player Wayne ‘The Dominator’ Johnston delivered the match ball to umpires before the Round 10 clash against the Crows.

The Carlton Legend and Hall of Famer played 209 games for the Blues between 1979 and 1990. The hard-running midfielder was twice Carlton’s best and fairest winner, an All Australian in 1987 and was named in the Team of the Century. They didn’t call him ‘The Dominator’ for nothing!

Carlton’s three-time premiership player Jim Buckley delivered the match ball to umpires before being the Round 12 clash against the Power at the MCG.

Buckley played 164 games and kicked 146 goals for the Blues between 1976 and 1990. He played in the premierships of 1979, 1981 and 1982, won the best and fairest in 1982, and was inducted into the Carlton Hall of Fame in 2000. A country boy from Kyneton, Buckley was known for being a hard and loyal player for Carlton.

Jim is also the father of Dylan Buckley, who was recruited to the Blues with a father-son selection in 2012 and will be lining up against the Power for his 16th AFL game.

Jimmy Buckley was a member of the 1979, '81 & '82 premiership teams. (Photo: AFL Photos)

Three-time premiership player Robert Walls will deliver the match ball to umpires before Carlton's match against the Suns in Round 13.

Robert "Wallsy" Walls played 218 games for the Blues from 1967 to 1978 and booted 367 goals. He won three premierships as a player in 1968, 1970 and 1972 and then coached the Blues’ to another flag in 1987. He’s in the Team of the Century, an AFL Hall of Famer and a Carlton Legend.