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From the President: May 25

Carlton President Mark LoGiudice.
Carlton President Mark LoGiudice.

Dear Carlton Members,

There is no question that this is a challenging time for our football club and I share in your pain and frustrations over our recent on-field performances.

When I became President, I promised to lead and make decisions based on good information and thorough processes, and not in a rushed or pressured way.

To me, strong leadership not only involves articulating a plan and providing the guidance to achieve it, but also having the courage to concede if a plan requires adjusting and then executing the change accordingly.

The position of Senior Coach is one that we have consistently said would be reviewed in the second half of the season. That had always been the Club’s intention. However, we now believe it is in the best interests of our football club to alter our timeline.

Our CEO, Steven Trigg and myself met with Mick Malthouse today, and agreed that in the best interests of the club, we would make a decision on the future direction of our senior coaching position in the week of the bye, which is Round 11.

Mick supports our revised timeline and has again committed to stay the course.

We are very mindful of the speculation surrounding the senior coaching role and the impact it is having. Out of care for all concerned we believe it is best to make a decision sooner than previously indicated and that the bye round represents an appropriate time.

We will take the next few weeks to review the future of the Senior Coach position before making an informed and rational decision to take Carlton forward.

As I have now said on numerous occasions, the days of quick fixes are behind us. Our approach to this very important decision will be methodical and considered. This is about making the right decision the right way, in an orderly manner that is right for Carlton.

While I have this opportunity I would like to thank you for your continued commitment, passion and loyalty through this time.

Together we will navigate through this and restore pride to our Old Dark Navy Blues.

Mark LoGiudice
President, Carlton FC
Member #1201017