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Match-day guide: Round 5

Carlton Media  April 19, 2017 5:28 PM

The Journey | S2E2 Season 2 | Episode 2. In the first episode of Season 2 of The Journey, go behind-the-scenes of Carlton's first three rounds of the 2017 season. Presented by Virgin Australia.

It’s Carlton v Port Adelaide as we head to Adelaide Oval for the first time since 2014 for our only Friday night clash of the season.

ROUND 5

Port Adelaide v Carlton
Friday 21 April
Adelaide Oval, 7:20pm ACST

HEAD-TO-HEAD:

Played 29
Carlton 13
Port Adelaide 15
Draws 1

LAST TIME THE SIDES MET:

Round 8, 2016, MCG
Carlton 14.9 (93) d Port Adelaide 13.13 (91)
 

FORECAST FOR FRIDAY NIGHT IN ADELAIDE:

Possible shower – top of 24 degrees. 

DEBUTANT: CAMERON POLSON

After being selected by Carlton with pick No.59 in the 2016 national draft, Cameron Polson will make his AFL debut on Friday night when the Blues take on the Power.

The Sandringham Dragons product played only one pre-season match for Carlton but featured in the Northern Blues’ first two hit-outs of the season with an impressive 28 disposals in both matches.

Following his best-on-ground performance against the AFL Academy last weekend, the 19-year-old earnt himself a senior call-up for Carlton’s Round 5 clash with Port Adelaide.

A speedy Polson is known for his slick ball skills moving through the midfield and into attack. 

The debutant receives a warm welcome. #AFLPowerBlues #BoundByBlue

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SOUTH AUSTRALIAN SUPPORTER GROUP FUNCTION:

Before the game against the Power we’d love to see you at our South Australian Supporter Group function!

It’s being held at the Cathedral Hotel near Adelaide Oval from 5:00pm to 7:00pm with food platters provided and accompanying drink specials on offer to guests.

Entry is $20 with raffle tickets included. 

Event details:

Location: Cathedral Hotel, 45 Kermode Street, North Adelaide
Time: 5:00pm start
Price: $20
Ticket includes: raffle tickets, food platters and drink specials 

POST-MATCH FUNCTION

All all Carlton members and supporters in Adelaide are invited to a post-match function on Saturday 22 April.

Following the Blues’ clash against the Power, the function will recall the playing group to Adelaide Oval where fans will have the chance to mingle with the team. 

Held on the southern concourse at Adelaide Oval, the function will start from 8:45am with entry free for Carlton members and only $10 for non-members.

With open training at Adelaide Oval from 2pm on Thursday, the game on Friday and the post-match function on Saturday, Adelaide Oval is set to be bombarded with the Blues – we hope to see you there! 

DETAILS:

Date: Saturday 22 April
Time: 8:45am - 9:45am  
Location: Southern concourse, Adelaide Oval
Entry: Members free, non-members $10

ANZAC CEREMONY:

Prior to the first bounce, a formal Anzac Day observance ceremony will take place to honour the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to serve our country. 

‘Lest we forget’.

MERCHANDISE:

Want to wear what the team wears? The Carlton Shop is your one-stop shop for our new 2017 Carlton merchandise including our latest men’s and women’s range.

Visit us outside the East Gate from 4:00pm.

All 2017 Carlton members will receive their 10% discount on all merchandise.

You can also stock up on the latest Blues gear online

MEMBERSHIP:

The journey continues, so make sure you’re on board!

Visit our membership and merchandise van located outside the East Gate.

Our friendly membership team will be there to assist you with any enquiries from 4:00pm.

For more information, head to: membership.carltonfc.com.au or call 1300 CARLTON.

 

CURTAIN RAISER:

There will be a curtain raiser match between Australian Defence Force and Australian Combined Emergency Services at 4:40pm, prior to the main game between Carlton and Port Adelaide. 

WHAT’S ON:

  • 4:00pm - On concourse: Ticket offices open
  • 4:00pm - Outside East Gate: Carlton’s merchandise and membership van opens
  • 4:30pm - Gates open
  • 4:40pm - On field: Curtain raiser begins between Australian Defence Force and Australian Combined Emergency Services
  • 7:02pm - On field: Carlton players take the field
  • 7:20pm - Game starts

TICKETING:

Ticket offices located at each gate open at 4:00pm.

You can also purchase your tickets online by visiting www.ticketek.com.au.

GATE OPENING:

4:30pm

CAR PARKING:

Car parks will open at 3:30pm.

  • East: Permit parking only
  • North: Permit parking (including disabled permits) and limited disabled parking, subject to availability ($20 cash)
  • Oval #2: Permit parking and limited disabled parking, subject to availability ($20)
  • Torrens Parade Ground: Permit parking and disabled parking
  • University Lane: Casual car parking, subject to availability ($20 cash) 

ROAD CLOSURES:

  • War Memorial Drive: 2:30pm – 11:15pm
  • King William Road: Partial closures between 7:45pm and 9:15pm (two northbound lanes) and 9:15pm – 11:15pm (full closure)
  • Pennington Terrace: 9:15pm – 11:15pm
  • North Terrace: 9:50pm – 10:50pm Victoria Street to King William Road, including Gresham Street for pedestrian access. 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

Your ticket to Friday night’s game at Adelaide Oval will also allow you to travel FREE on MAC Footy Express bus, train and tram services as well as all regular Adelaide Metro transport services. 

For further details and timetable information, visit the Adelaide Metro website or download the MAC Footy Express Timetable Guide here.

Patrons should also be aware that for the Round 5 clash, the Outer Harbour/Grange train line will be closed. For your convenience, additional buses and coaches will operate pre-match (taking patrons to King William Road near Adelaide Oval) and post-match.

BROADCAST:

Metro TV in Melbourne and Adelaide: Channel 7 (LIVE), Fox Footy (LIVE)

Metro TV in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane: 7mate (LIVE), Fox Footy (LIVE)

Melbourne Radio: 3AW, ABC, Triple M, ABC Grandstand, SEN

Regional Radio: Triple M Bendigo, Triple M Shepparton, MMM Mildura, StarFM Warragul, Crocmedia, NIRS, ABC

FOLLOW THE BLUES ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

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Snapchat (carlton_fc) 

Join in the Round 5 conversation. Hashtag #AFLPowerBlues and show your support for Carlton by using the hashtag #BoundByBlue.