THE Carlton Football Club is pleased to announce small forward Lachie Fogarty has re-signed with the Blues for another year.
Adding some valuable pressure to the Carlton forward line, Fogarty has recorded four or more tackles in eight of his last 10 games and sits equal fourth in the AFL for tackles inside 50 per game.
Celebrating his 50th AFL game against St Kilda in Round 21, true determination and drive has seen Fogarty earn his way back into the side during the second half of the year, racking up an average of 13.3 disposals in his senior appearances.
Drafted to Geelong in the 2017 AFL Draft at pick No.22, Fogarty played 23 games for the Cats before being recruited to the Blues at the end of 2020.
Playing 17 games in his first season for the Blues, Fogarty proved to be a dynamic half-forward who could pinch hit in the midfield, averaging 15 disposals, six contested possessions and three tackles.
After a consistent run in the reserves, Fogarty returned to the AFL side in Round 14 of this year, with his best performance against Hawthorn with 18 disposals, seven tackles and a goal.
"It was a tough time, dealing with all that soreness . . . now that I'm back, I'm absolutely loving it."— Carlton FC (@CarltonFC) July 4, 2023
An honest reflection on a challenging journey to this point. Great to see you back, Fog 🤝
Carlton Head of List Management Nick Austin said the Club is thrilled to see Fogarty re-sign.
“Lachie has earned this. He has shown incredible resilience to work his way back into the side, and has added pressure and speed to our forward line from the moment he earned his senior recall,” Austin said.
“Lachie has really fought for his spot and is a great example of someone who has worked hard on his craft and demonstrated significant determination.
“He knows his role Lachie and gives everything to executing that role, which is so valuable to us as a team. To top it off he is an excellent character, and we look forward to seeing what he can do in Navy Blue in 2024.”