BLUESEUM - History of the Carlton Football Club (Cached)



A nephew of former Essendon Premiership ruckman Steve Alessio, Matthew Watson was recruited by the Blues at selection 18 in the 2010 National Draft from the Calder Cannons Under-18s. Tall and strong-bodied at 195 cm and 102 kg, Matthew began his football venture at Essendon Grammar School and Pascoe Vale before joining the Cannons, where he went on to represent Vic Metro in the Under-18 National Carnival and won All Australian selection at centre half-back.

In dire need of big defenders, Carlton targeted Watson from the earliest days of the draft camp. Impressed by his size, marking skills and powerful left-foot kicking, the match committee was keen to fast-track his development, so he was selected for his first senior game in round 2, 2011. This was an historic occasion – the first match for the AFL’s youngest club; the Gold Coast Suns, against one of the oldest; the Navy Blues of Carlton, at the Gabba in Brisbane. And adding lustre to the occasion, it also marked Carlton captain Chris Judd’s 200th career game.

Judd and Watson salute the crowd..jpg To read his Bio, click HERE.

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Can you help? A callout for Carlton memorabilia

The Club is looking for significant Carlton memorabilia to feature in the IKON Park redevelopment.

For more information read here: https://www.carltonfc.com.au/news/1014722/can-you-help-a-callout-for-carlton-memorabilia

Are YOU a keen Bluebagger?

Have you ever had the urge to be a football writer or researcher ?

Well, here’s your chance to have a crack at it! WE SURE NEED SOME HELP!

The Blueseum is looking for some additional help in 2022 and beyond – particularly with Game and Player Reviews. Open tasks are on the Task List.

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.

So come on, why wait ?

Contact us and register by clicking here.

Contributors to this page: molsey , Jarusa , blueycarlton , admin and system .
Page last modified on Friday 12 of August, 2022 09:02:41 AEST by molsey.

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