THE NUMBERS are in.
The remaining guernsey vacancies for the 2020 season have been filled, with eight new Blues informed of what number they will be wearing next year.
After it was announced that Eddie Betts would return to the No.19 guernsey where he made his name, Carlton’s newest players have now been informed of where they’ll sit in the locker room.
Selected with pick No.17 in the 2019 NAB AFL Draft, it seems only fitting that Brodie Kemp has been handed the No.17 guernsey. Following in the footsteps of Hall of Famer Brent Crosswell, Kemp sees the number filled once again after it was vacant in 2019 following the departure of Sam Rowe.
After officially arriving at the Club on Friday, Jack Martin will wear the No.21 guernsey in his first season in Navy Blue. Synonymous with games record holder Craig Bradley, Martin will bring his own flare to one of the most famous numbers in Carlton’s history.
It will be a familiar number for Marc Pittonet at his new club, once again wearing the No.27 jumper: his number at Hawthorn for the past three seasons. Joining Pittonet at his second club is Jack Newnes, who has been handed the No.32 jumper.
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Newnes kicks off a sequence of three new Blues in successive guernseys, with draftees Sam Ramsay and Sam Philp to wear the Nos.33 and 34 respectively.
Ramsay won’t have to look far to find schoolmate-turned-teammate Josh Honey in the locker room, with the rookie handed the No.36 jumper made famous by Mark Maclure. Fellow rookie Fraser Phillips will wear the No.39 of former fan favourites Ang Christou and Dale Thomas.
The No.42, once worn by former star and premiership coach Robert Walls, is currently vacant.