Former Tiger Callum Moore has been offered a potential AFL lifeline with the forward set to do battle as one of three players in contention for the last spot on Carlton’s list ahead of the 2020 season.
According to AFL.com.au, Moore will begin training with the Blues later this week at Ikon Park in the hopes of gaining a second chance in the AFL as a pre-season supplemental selection period (SSP) signing.
Moore, 23, was delisted by Richmond after playing eight games over four years since being recruited to the club as a rookie selection in 2016. Moore ended his time at Punt Road on a high, winning the VFL premiership last season after not playing a senior AFL game due to a recurring ankle injury.
Carlton will also trial former Vic Metro and Northern Knights defender Ryan Sturgess after he was passed over in both the national and rookie drafts. Former Western Bulldogs player Lukas Webb has also continued to trial with the club after first training with the Blues in November.
Injuries have ravaged Carlton’s forward stocks ahead of their opening Marsh Community Series game on February 29 with Mitch McGovern (fitness) and Harry McKay (groin) currently part of the rehab group while star forward Charlie Curnow is expected to miss significant time with a knee injury.
With 2019 first-round draftee Brodie Kemp placed on the long-term injury list due to an ACL injury, Carlton have a spot available on their list with clubs available to sign players under the SSP rule until March 13.