Eddie Betts has been awarded Carlton Life Membership at tonight’s 148th Annual General Meeting, held in the Yarra Park Room at the MCG.
Since joining the Club in 2005, Eddie has established himself as one for the AFL’s best small forwards, booting 263 goals in his 166 game career.
He has twice been nominated as an All-Australian and capped off season 2012 placing second in the Club’s John Nicholls medal.
The 26 year old said he had thoroughly enjoyed the past eight years at Carlton.
“The Club has been really good to me over the years and I feel really proud to be awarded life membership,” he said.
“Everyone has been so supportive of me throughout my career and I am really excited about next season and what we can achieve.”
Former Carlton player, Jordan Russell was also acknowledged for his eight years of service to the Club and awarded Life Membership.
The meeting was Chaired by Carlton President, Stephen Kernahan, who acknowledged 2012 was a challenging year.
“Our on-field performance did not meet our expectations, however we believe the appropriate structures are now in place and we are optimistic about 2013 and beyond,” he said.
Carlton Coach, Mick Malthouse was also in attendance and took to the stage to formally introduce new players Troy Menzel, Tom Temay and Nicholas Graham.