THE CARLTON Football Club is pleased to announce that Ben Crocker has signed-on to join its reserves side in 2021.

The 23-year-old arrives at Ikon Park with five seasons and 33 games of AFL experience to his name.

Crocker played seven games for the Adelaide Crows last season after four years at Collingwood.

A versatile player capable of playing up forward and through the middle of the ground, Crocker’s last campaign at VFL level saw him average 20.4 disposals a game.

He was also captain of the Oakleigh Chargers during a premiership year in 2015.

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O'Keefe on inaugural signings for reserve side

Daniel O'Keefe spoke to Carlton Media about his recent appointment as Head Coach for the Carlton Reserves team as well as the player signings for 2021.

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Crocker becomes the 15th player to sign on to the new-look Carlton Reserves side, following the recruits announced late last year.

Carlton Reserves coach Daniel O’Keefe said the addition of Crocker would add terrific value to the team both on and off the field.

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“Ben is a talented footballer who has worked hard for everything he has achieved so far in his career, he is will set a great example for our playing group through his training standards as well as his character and energy,” O’Keefe said.

“He has played at the elite level, can run through a number of positions and is motivated to continue to improve his game and take it to the next level, so he ticks every box in terms of the type of players we are looking to bring to the football club.

“Ben is the ninth player we’ve signed who has AFL or VFL experience. He will be part of the core group to help drive the standards we are looking to set, which we aim to result in bringing on-field success for us during the 2021 season