The Blues confirmed on Wednesday that Betts, a three-time All-Australian with 613 goals at Carlton and the Crows, had agreed to be put on the club’s rookie list for 2021.
The move means the Blues now don’t need to make any further list changes to their current playlist.
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Betts, who will turn 35 on Thursday, signed a new one-year deal with Carlton two weeks ago to turn his decorated AFL career into a 17th. To lead season.
« We approached Eddie about the opportunity to make this decision. As soon as Eddie knew how this opportunity would help the club, he immediately agreed, « said blues football boss Brad Lloyd.
« Eddie’s selfless act is another example of how committed he is to our football club, his teammates and his willingness to do whatever it takes to help this group in their quest for success. ”
The Blues also confirmed that midfielder Matthew Kennedy will remain for 2021 but will join Betts on the rookie list.
Carlton’s list announcements come after the AFL confirms the clubs can add two senior players to their rookie list with immediate effect.
« It’s also a great result that we have now been able to get Matthew back under contract without having to wait for the rookie draft, » said Lloyd. “Matthew really wanted to stay at the club, and we wanted to keep him. So it is a great result for everyone involved that this is now complete.
“We’d like to acknowledge the AFL for making a rule this offseason that removes the unnecessary pre-draft fears that can exist for players without a contract. ”
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