THE CARLTON Football Club is aware that Elijah Hollands has been served with a notice to appear in court relating to possession of an illicit substance.

The Club was notified last month by Hollands, who was a Gold Coast Suns player at the time, given its existing interest in bringing him to the football club.

An informed decision was then made to proceed with the recruitment and the Club will now provide the necessary support to Hollands. 

He will commence pre-season training upon its scheduled resumption in November.

As the matter is currently before the courts, the Club will make no further comment at this time.