Career : AFLW 2017
Debut : Round 1 2017 vs Collingwood
Carlton Player No. 10
Games : 5
Goals : 0
Last Game : Round 5 2017 vs Western Bulldogs
Height : 168 cm
Weight : TBA
DOB : December 7, 1992
Carlton’s midfield has gained plenty of pace, with Nat Exon joining the team as rookie for 2017. After dabbling in soccer and middle distance running for a number of years, Exon returned to football in 2016 and made an immediate impact. She joined the Darebin Falcons – the most successful women’s football team in Australia – and played a key role in its fourth consecutive VFL Women’s Grand Final victory in September. Women’s senior coach Damien Keeping says Nat’s elite outside run and kicking ability will strengthen the Blues’ midfield. Exon would head to the Brisbane Lions for two seasons before joining St Kilda for the 2020 season.
Recruited from: Darebin Falcons (VIC)
Blues lose Exon for season
Carlton women’s player Nat Exon will be sidelined for the remainder of the AFLW season, after breaking her ankle in the Round 5 victory over the Western Bulldogs last Saturday. Senior coach Damien Keeping said it was a disappointing loss for the Blues, however was adamant the Blues would continue to support Exon throughout her recovery. “Nat’s injury was really disappointing for the Club. She’s progressed through the program, committed to it really well and had a great passion for playing for the jumper,” Keeping said. “The break to her ankle will see her start the rehab process straight away. “We’ll get the Club’s resources around her and she understands the path that she’s on now and we’ll get her right. I can’t wait to see her back in the navy blue next year." The injury has opened up a place on the list for top-up player Jordan Ivey, a 21-year-old midfielder from Lake Wendouree. Ivey will come into the side as Carlton’s second top-up player this season, following the inclusion of Tahni Nestor, with Keeping welcoming the exciting new talent. “This injury has presented an opportunity for Jordan Ivey to play her first AFLW game,” he said. “Jordan comes from Lake Windouree’s local club, where she won the best and fairest recently. She’s a running midfilder with a strong left foot on her and we’ll be thrilled to see Jordan wear the navy blue this season." Ivey will debut for the Blues in this Friday’s Round 6 clash against Fremantle at Domain Stadium. - Grace Phillips, Carlton Media March 9, 2017
AFLW Mega Trade
Carlton has continued to strengthen its AFLW stocks after reaching an agreement with Brisbane to welcome Tayla Harris to the Blues. The complex trade made on Thursday sees Harris arrive at Carlton along with the Western Bulldogs’ pick 12 in the 2018 AFLW National Draft. To secure Harris, the Blues traded three of their inaugural players – Bella Ayre and Nat Exon to Brisbane and Bianca Jakobsson to Melbourne. The Western Bulldogs have secured former Melbourne midfielder/forward Deanna Berry for the 2018 AFLW season in a four-way trade with Melbourne, Carlton and Brisbane. As a part of the deal, Carlton has received pick 12 in the 2017 AFLW Draft from the Western Bulldogs.