THE Carlton Football Club has informed a further four players that they will not be offered new contracts in 2021.
Harrison Macreadie, Callum Moore, Fraser Phillips and Cameron Polson were today told that their playing contracts will not be renewed, joining fellow delisted players Hugh Goddard, Darcy Lang, Finbar O’Dwyer and Ben Silvagni.
Macreadie played nine games across four seasons while Polson made 19 appearances for the Blues. Both players were selected in the third and fourth rounds respectively of the 2016 NAB AFL Draft.
Moore spent one season at the Club, playing two games during 2020, while Phillips did not make his senior debut after being selected in the 2020 NAB AFL Rookie Draft.
Blues Head of Football Brad Lloyd commended every player for the way in which they have handled the recent uncertainty and thanked them on behalf of the entire Carlton family.
“It has been an incredibly difficult period for these out-of-contract players but Harrison, Cameron, Fraser and Callum have been terrific with how they have handled the situation, which is a real credit to them,” Lloyd said.
“Their contributions to the Club, not only as Carlton players but as Carlton people, were certainly valued. All four of them are quality people who really helped to create the sense of unity felt amongst the playing group this year, especially during the months spent together in the hub.
“We thank each of them for their hard work and dedication at Carlton.”
The Blues are in the process of finalising their program for the 2021 VFL and East Coast Second-Tier Competition, which may provide opportunities for these players to remain part of the football club next year.
The Club has made a commitment to re-contract midfielder Matthew Kennedy via the upcoming NAB AFL Rookie Draft while Matthew Owies will be retained on the list as a Category B rookie.