Blueseum - Online Carlton Football Club Museum



Kenneth John “Bomba” Sheldon was a key member of Carlton’s famed mosquito fleet of the nineteen-seventies and eighties - a clever, courageous rover who became more of a utility as his career progressed. Carlton’s list in those great years included the names Ashman, Harmes, Buckley, Marcou, Johnston, Armstrong and Keogh. All measured under 183 cm, and all were versatile, brilliant footballers.

Ken hailed from Mitiamo in north-central Victoria, and honed his skills in the Loddon Valley Football League, which in those days was part of Carlton’s recruiting zone. Coached by his father Jim, he won Mitiamo Juniors Best and Fairest award in 1973 and 1974, and played senior football alongside his dad before his 15th birthday. In 1976 Sheldon was invited to Princes Park, where he bypassed the Under-19s to play a number of Reserves games prior to representing Victoria in the National Under 17 Teal Cup. Selected in the All Australian team at the end of that carnival, Ken then returned home to be one of Mitiamo’s best players during the LVFL finals. He kicked four goals in the Super Roos second-semi final defeat, then featured in the clubs’ best players when Mitiamo fell to Bridgewater in the Grand Final. Later that same year, he was included on a wing in the LVFL All-Star team before being granted a clearance to Carlton.


Edited image - originally submitted by dgreen2.

To read Ken's story, click HERE.

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Within the Blueseum you will find thousands of pictures and video clips of the players, the people, the games and the grounds that have made the Old Dark Navy Blues of Carlton one of Australia’s greatest sporting clubs.

At the Blueseum we also support the initiatives of the Mighty Blues in seeking images of all Carlton senior players. In 2019, this image of former Blue Joe Prince was unearthed and added to the collection....

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The Blueseum is looking for some additional help in 2019 – particularly with Game and Player Reviews. Open tasks are on the Task List.
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Since 2006, this website has been produced by a dedicated group of volunteers who spend their free time delving into and recording the history of the Carlton Football Club. The site is based on the wiki concept (think of wikipedia) where registered users are able to create and edit content independently.

Therefore, everyone interested is cordially invited to join us. No experience is necessary, because you’ll be guided every step of the way and you will be making a real contribution to your club.

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