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PICK 12: Charlie Curnow

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The Blues family continues to grow… quite literally!

Charlie Curnow, the brother of Carlton midfielder Ed Curnow, has been drafted to the Blues with pick 12 in the 2015 NAB AFL Draft.

Unlike his brother Ed, Charlie is a key forward who knows how to kick a goal or two.

The 18-year-old Geelong Falcon stands at 192cm tall and is known for his strong hands, competitive streak and never ending tank.

At the AFL Draft Combine, Curnow recorded a 14.5 in the beep test, a true testament to his running capability.

Although he plays mainly up forward, Curnow can be used as a utility, floating onto the wing or dashing through the midfield.

For as long as Ed and Charlie can remember, they have been competing against one another, whether it’s footy in the backyard or skating around their shed on rollerblades. Now in 2016 they’ll be teammates playing on the same side, although there’s sure to be some brotherly competition on the training track.

Carlton’s General Manager of List Management and Strategy Stephen Silvagni says Charlie Curnow’s character is very similar to his brother Ed.

“Off the field Charlie is funny and outgoing, and on the field his strength is marking,” Silvagni said.

“The contested mark is a standout of Charlie’s game, he’s got a really strong body and a good tank as well.

“His capacity to run means he can move up the ground and potentially run through the midfield.”