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Carlton Media  December 2, 2016 8:42 AM

Jack honours family tradition Jack Silvagni spoke to Carlton Media after taking up the number one guernsey, made famous by his father and grandfather.

Continuing the family tradition, Jack Silvagni will continue his career in the Blues’ famous No.1 guernsey.

Previously worn by father Stephen and grandfather Serge, the number was vacated by Andrew Walker following his retirement this year.

The 18-year-old said he was thrilled to continue a proud family tradition in the navy blue guernsey.  

“The No.1 guernsey is obviously really significant to our family so I always thought that one day if I had the opportunity to pull it on, I would take that with both hands,” Silvagni said.

“'Walks' (Andrew Walker) actually approached the Club about his guernsey going to me and the Club then asked Dad (Stephen).

“Dad and my Nonno (Serge) presented me with the jumper in Italy recently with my mum and Nonna watching on. It was very special. It is a real privilege to wear the No.1 guernsey."

The tradition lives on. #BoundByBlue

A photo posted by Carlton Football Club (@carlton_fc) on Dec 1, 2016 at 2:05pm PST

Taken at pick six overall at Friday’s AFL national draft, Sam Petrevski-Seton will inherit the Club’s famous No.5 guernsey, previously worn by club greats including Chris Judd, Andrew McKay and indigenous champion Syd Jackson.

Fellow recruits Zac Fisher will don the No.25, Cam Polson heads to No.29, Tom Williamson in No.31, Harrison Macreadie will wear No.26, while Patrick Kerr, grandson of Carlton great Laurie Kerr, will forge his career in the No.36.

New utility Billie Smedts will take on the No.16 guernsey, while Caleb Marchbank is set to have a long career at the Blues in the No.22. Former Giants players Rhys Palmer and Jarrod Pickett will wear No.24 and No.33 respectively.

Jesse Glass-McCasker will move to the No.40 guernsey, previously vacated by Michael Jamison. Rookie Kym LeBois will take on the No.42 guernsey, while Carlton childhood supporter Alex Silvagni will wear the No.44. 

1 – Jack Silvagni

3 – Marc Murphy

4 – Bryce Gibbs

5 – Sam Petrevski-Seton

6 – Kade Simpson

7 – Dylan Buckley

8 – Matthew Kreuzer

9 – Patrick Cripps

10 – Harry McKay

11 – Sam Kerridge

12 – Blaine Boekhorst

13 – Jed Lamb

14 – Liam Jones

15 – Sam Docherty

16 – Billie Smedts

17 – Sam Rowe

18 – Kristian Jaksch

19 – Liam Sumner

20 – Lachie Plowman

21 – Ciaran Sheehan

22 – Caleb Marchbank

23 – Jacob Weitering

24 – Rhys Palmer

25 – Zac Fisher

26 – Harrison Macreadie

27 – Dennis Armfield

28 – David Cuningham

29 – Cameron Polson

30 – Charlie Curnow

31 – Tom Williamson

32 – Nick Graham

33 – Jarrod Pickett

34 – Andrew Phillips

35 – Ed Curnow

36 – Patrick Kerr

37 – Daniel Gorringe

38 – Ciaran Byrne

39 – Dale Thomas

40 – Jesse Glass-McCasker

41 – Levi Casboult

42 – Kym LeBois

43 – Simon White

44 – Alex Silvagni

45 – Andrew Gallucci

46 – Matthew Wright

48 – Matthew Korcheck

*new numbers in bold