Junior clubs: Mornington (VIC)
AFL clubs: Sydney, Carlton
Carlton debut: Round 1, 2019
Recruited from: Frankston Dolphins (VFL)/Sydney Swans
Brownlow Medal votes:
The manner in which Nic Newman is regarded internally at Ikon Park was evident come John Nicholls Medal night, with the defender being touted as Carlton’s Best Clubman. A serious patella injury ruled out Newman’s 2021 after Round 2, but it was his commitment to the playing group and club which saw him take on the role as defensive coach for the Club’s reserves side in last year’s practice matches. While a small setback won’t see Newman play in the opening rounds of the season, the No.24 is intent to swap the coaching top for his playing Guernsey and get back out there in the Navy Blue.
Draft history: 2015 Rookie Draft selection (Sydney) No.35, 2016 rookie elevation (Sydney)
Carlton Best Clubman: 2020