EMERGING forward Corey Durdin will remain in the Navy Blue until at least the end of 2026 after signing a two-year contract extension. 

Impressing his teammates, coaches, and Carlton faithful throughout his short time at the Blues, Durdin’s work rate and appetite for the contest has rightfully earned him the respect of those around him.  

Featuring in all but one game this season, Durdin’s forward pressure and off the ball efforts are emerging as trademarks of his game – with a standout eight tackles in the Blues’ thrilling win over Fremantle a highlight.

The third-year player is a much-loved member of the Blues’ ‘mosquito fleet’, playing a selfless style, always looking to involve and uplift his teammates – as evidence when he led the Club for goal assists in 2022.

Recruited in the 2020 draft, taken at pick No.37, Durdin originally wore the No.29, with the small-forward then adopting the No. 19 in 2022, which was made famous by Durdin’s childhood hero Eddie Betts.  


Missing just one game that year, the recently turned 22-year-old's consistent performance saw him crowned Carlton’s Best Young Player.

Head of List Management Nick Austin was excited by Durdin's future at the Blues.

“Corey has already shown his potential to excel in the elite system,” Austin said.  

“He is a dynamic small-forward and plays with a real fire and tenacity that makes him a fun player to watch and a valued teammate.

“Combine that with his strength and ability to put continual pressure on the opposition, he has the qualities to develop into a consistent AFL player.

“What we also love about Corey is how much he cares about connecting with everyone at the Club, from his teammates to all the staff. That care to connect with those around him is impressive for someone of his age.

“We look forward to seeing Corey continue to develop his game at the elite level over the coming years.”