The Carlton Football Club celebrates the contribution of true Blue Levi Casboult, who will depart IKON Park following the 2021 season after being informed that he would not be offered a new contract.
Recruited to the Club via the 2010 rookie draft, Casboult got his first chance at senior level in Round 17, 2012, debuting in the No.41 against the Western Bulldogs.
Across his 12-year-career, the key forward has been renowned as one of the strongest contested marks in the game with a journey that has been exemplified by perseverance and hard work.
Predominantly serving as an imposing target in the Blues’ forward line, Casboult was the Club’s leading goalkicker in 2017, and was recognised for his efforts in sharing the load in defence and in the ruck throughout the 2019 season, receiving the Coaches Award come John Nicholls Medal night where he finished fifth in Carlton’s best-and-fairest count.
The 31-year-old will finish his Navy Blue career as a Life Member of the Club he grew up supporting – an honour the boyhood Bluebagger said he would cherish forever.
“The opportunity to call Carlton home and live out my boyhood dream over the past 12 years has been incredible,” Casboult said.
“To be departing the Club with Life Membership and after reaching the 150-game milestone earlier this year, is something I am incredibly proud of and am honoured to have been able to achieve.
“So many people at this football club have shown faith in me over the course of my career and I am extremely grateful for the support I have received, both internally from a staffing and player point of view, and externally from my family, friends and all Carlton members and supporters.”
Carlton Senior Coach David Teague thanked Casboult for his contribution to the Club and acknowledged his commitment and dedication throughout his football journey.
“Levi has been Navy Blue through and through from the very first moment he stepped foot into IKON Park,” Teague said.
“He has experienced his fair share of ups and downs but his perseverance and determination to get the best out of himself and be an important player for Carlton has seen him become a revered member of the playing group.
“Levi leaves the Club having etched his name in Carlton’s history as a Life Member and he should be extremely proud of all that he has achieved across his 12-year career.
“We wish him, his wife Hayley and children Lonnie, Arlo and Goldie all the very best.”