THE Carlton Football Club has secured Brodie Kemp for a further two years, with the emerging back committing to remain at IKON Park.
Selected at pick No.17 in the 2019 AFL Draft, Kemp debuted for the Club in Round 22, 2021 against Port Adelaide.
While injury restricted Kemp to six appearances in his first three seasons, the 22-year-old has shown an incredible drive to secure a spot in the Blues’ 22 for much of this season.
Currently in the midst of his most consistent season to date, having played eight games in 2023 so far, Kemp has strung together some impressive form to cement his spot in the Blues’ back six.
With the ability to play both forward and back, his versatility has come into its own as an intercepting defender this season, averaging 17.4 disposals and 7.3 marks (three intercepts) a game.
“Brodie has showcased his damaging speed and agility this season, offering up support to the team with his defensive pressure and eagerness to help his teammates,” Carlton Head of List Management Nick Austin said.
"It’s nice to get that nourishment when you’ve been working hard . . . to know that you belong at the level and you’re not doing a bad job.”— Carlton FC (@CarltonFC) June 21, 2023
After a difficult few years, Brodie Kemp needed to find his confidence again.
Open, honest and getting better with every passing week!
“Brodie’s positive mindset and strong will power is a testament to his character, and we believe that has set him up to earn an exciting career in the Navy Blue.
“In the middle of his best season yet, it has been great to see Brodie get some consistent games under his belt, with his form improving each week.”