Carlton's Ed Curnow announced he would retire when Carlton's season ends and Fremantle delisted veteran pair Travis Colyer and Nathan Wilson. Curnow, 33, was originally rookie listed by Adelaide, but languished in the SANFL for several seasons before being delisted. The Blues drafted him in 2010 and he has played 221 games through Round 23. A reliable tagger and strong ball winner.
Coach Michael Voss said, "Footy clubs are built around good people like Ed Curnow. Ed is highly regarded within these four walls, has held a special place in Carlton hearts for over a decade, and deservingly so. He is someone that gives his all every game, won't rest until he's won that contest, with a hunger and desire to finish every game as strong as he started ... He's been here through the tough times, put his body through a lot but the club will forever be a better place for having Ed Curnow as an integral part of it. Ed Curnow is a Carlton person, and the Curnows are a Carlton family. It's been a privilege to coach Ed in his final years at the Blues."
In an emotional speech, Curnow said in part, "I want to thank the club and the people who have given me this great opportunity and full life that I’ve lived so far. I will never forget how much you have accepted and supported me throughout my time here. It’s been a real highlight these past years to have my children in the rooms after the game and to play alongside my brother and their uncle Charlie is not something I will ever take for granted.”
Best Clubman Award: 2013, 2016, 2019
Spirit of Carlton Award: 2015
third place John Nicholls Medal (best and fairest) 2018, 2019, 2020
Leadership group: 2016 - 2021
Carlton Life Member: 2022
Fremantle delisted veteran pair Travis Colyer and Nathan Wilson and Liam Henry has requested to be traded. Coyler was drafted by Essendon in 2009 and played 87 games for the Bombers before being traded to Fremantle at the end of 2018. he played 59 games for the Dockers. Coyler 32, missed the first five games of the season due to injury and was overlooked for selection for the rest of the year. Nathan Wilson started with GWS and played 155 games. He managed just four games in 2023.
Source: sen.com.au, afl.com.au
Article last changed on Friday, September 01, 2023 - 12:47 PM EDT