Carlton captain Patrick Cripps has lauded the affect star ahead Charlie Curnow has on his teammates who’re “drawn to him” after the Coleman medallist was elevated to the membership’s management group.
Curnow, the AFL’s main goalkicker for the previous two seasons, joins the group for the primary time in a sign of his significance to the Blues, who surged to the preliminary remaining in 2023.
He joins greatest and fairest Jacob Weitering and star midfielder Sam Walsh as co-vice-captains, supporting Cripps, giving the Blues leaders on each positional line in 2024.
“Charlie is a good bloke, a high quality participant and is rising into a terrific chief amongst our enjoying group,” Cripps stated.
“His presence and vitality makes individuals drawn to him. He’s an enormous household man with robust core values which have change into infectious all through our soccer membership and Charlie has performed a large function in establishing that.
“Charles has distinctive traits and strengths that as a frontrunner enhances and helps develop our management group. Between the 4 of us, together with ‘Weiters’ and ‘Walshy’, we every lead in a different way in how we talk and push ourselves and people round us. That variety will assist us join and get one of the best out of ourselves and as a wider enjoying group.”
Curnow, 27, kicked 81 objectives in 2023, having booted 64 in 2022, with out lacking a sport, having endured seasons of significant accidents.