TOUGH inside midfielder Sam Ramsay will be a Blue in 2020 and beyond. 

A joint-winner of the Robert Hyde Medal (the Calder Cannons’ best and fairest), Ramsay was selected by Carlton with pick No.47 in the 2019 NAB AFL Draft. 

Starting the year in a role across the wing and half-back, Ramsay transitioned to an inside midfield role — and the results were immediate. 

In the final eight weeks of the season, Ramsay averaged over 31 disposals, establishing himself as a two-way midfielder that could win clearances, tackle hard and kick goals. 

Overcoming the disappointment of missing out on Vic Metro selection mid-year, his exemplary finish to his 2019 has been rewarded with the realisation of a dream. 

General Manager of List Management and Strategy Stephen Silvagni said Ramsay’s finish to the year could not be ignored.

“Sam does a lot of things really well: he gets involved offensively, has good speed and gets his hands dirty,” Silvagni said.

“When it comes down to it, it was his form at the end of the year where he showed what he’s capable of. His performances as an inside midfielder were really encouraging. 

“He knows how to find the footy, he’s a competitor and he’s good in traffic. We think he’ll relish the chance to work with and learn off some of our experienced midfielders.”