FOR new Blue Charlotte Hammans, her move to Carlton will be more than just a changing of colours.

The dynamic 19-year-old half forward will make the interstate move having been drafted to the Suns as part of their inaugural 2019 intake.

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“In Queensland, up here I still live at home. So I’m looking forward to getting out there and being in a different environment, but having a bit more independence,” Hammans said. 

But aside from the move down south, what really attracted the young speedster to the Club was the promise of unrivalled team culture. 

Having already met Tayla Harris in a surprise Zoom call to remember, Hammans can’t wait to join her remaining teammates at Ikon Park.

“From everything I’ve heard, Carlton is a great team to be around. Apparently it’s a really good club environment,” she said.

“I think that’s really good and also gives me an opportunity to get out of the Queensland bubble of football and into the Melbourne environment.” 

Hammans became a Blue on the eleventh hour of what had been a busy trade period for the Club, arriving at Carlton in exchange for pick No.56 overall in the 2020 NAB AFLW Draft.

“I got a call from the list manager on Thursday last week, basically expressing some interest in me and it all unfolded from there,” she said.

“Then there was obviously negotiations with Gold Coast and I guess the deal got done pretty late, but it’s through so that’s great.” 

In terms of where she’ll fit into the Blues’ young side, Hammans plans on using her speed and athleticism to make her mark inside 50.

“I think I’ll fit into it pretty well, I usually have a pretty strong running, attacking game so I think it will be good.”