CARLTON captain Kerryn Peterson will remain at the Blues for a further two years.  

A star defender in the competition, Peterson is a three-time All Australian, with her consistency down back – constantly holding her own against the league’s best forwards – a standout feature of her game. 

With a high level of football IQ, Peterson has an impressive ability to read the ball and shut down her opponent whilst also bringing her teammates into the game, which she has done with aplomb across her 56 games in her childhood Navy Blue.


Carlton’s longest-serving AFLW captain, Peterson co-captained the Blues for two campaigns before becoming sole captain in 2022.   

Peterson missed a chunk of season eight due to a knee injury but her impact was evident when she was out there, featured in Carlton’s best in three of her four matches for the campaign. Peterson joins Keeley Skepper, Keeley Sherar, Gab Pound, Abbie McKay and Brea Moody who have all put pen to paper to remain at the Blues next season.  

“Kerryn’s knowledge and experience is invaluable for a team filled with young players. She is continually sharing different things with the side,” Head of AFLW Ash Naulty said. 

“We missed seeing Kerryn lead the team out, but she has been focused on getting her body right for next season. She is itching to get back out on the field with her teammates.  

“Kerryn has been a driver for change and a great supporter of the new era we are building at Carlton. Having her sign on for the next few years is a great recognition of the trust she has in the program we are implementing here at the Club.”