Former Collingwood and Hawthorn winger Tom Phillips has made the move to another Victorian powerhouse, joining Carlton and the Blues' VFL side for the 2024 season.

Phillips began life in the AFL after joining Collingwood with the 58th selection of the 2015 National Draft.

Following 89 games and 44 goals across five seasons in black and white, the Oakleigh Chargers product made the shift east, trading Olympic Park for Waverley Park ahead of the 2021 season.

Yet, after inking a multi-year deal with Hawthorn, Phillips failed to make himself stick at senior level, eventually departing the Hawks' nest after just 26 games in two seasons.

Phillips featured at VFL level for Essendon's VFL side in 2023, donning the sash on all 18 occasions, averaging just shy of 16 disposals per game.

In a statement out of Princes Park, Carlton claimed they were wrapt to have secured the journeyman's signature, stating Phillips had a key role to play in Navy Blue this season.

“Tom brings a wealth of experience to our midfield group and with a high level of AFL games, he has already naturally adapted to the standards we uphold as a Club,” Blues head coach Luke Power said. 

“He has great football nous and we've seen the quality he possessed at AFL level. He can play a number of roles for the team, whether that's on the wing or up forward, which further bolsters the depth in our side. 

“Tom has plenty of quality football left ahead of him and we can't wait to see him run out in the Navy Blue.”

Phillips, Power and the Blues will begin their 2024 campaign when they play cross Royal Park to face North Melbourne at Arden Street on Friday, March 29.