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OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Farewell to a Champion

Nick Carnell has announced his retirement effective as of the end of the 2015 VFL season.

Carnell 28, has played in 167 VFL games to date, and feels that with ongoing injuries that he can no longer meet the physical demands of the modern VFL footballer.

Nick arrived at the club in 2006 following a stint at the Northern Knights. He made an instant impact on the club, being named to the leadership group in just his second season, where the 'then Tigers' would finish runner up to Geelong in the 2007 VFL Grand Final.

In 2009, he was named captain of the 'Burgers and continued to serve at the helm for the next seven seasons, the longest tenure by any footballer in Coburg's 124 year history.

In 2014, he became the 16th Coburg footballer in history to reach the illustrious 150 game mark, and this year joined the coaching staff as the Lions' Forward Line playing/coach.

He is a four time club leading goal kicker, a five time Most Courageous award winner, and as of last year was made a life member of the football club.

HE'S PROBABLY MR. COBURG. HE'S THE HEART AND SOUL OF THE CLUB, AND HE'S EVERYTHING THE CLUB STANDS FOR."

- Ben Clifton

CELEBRATING NICK'S CAREER

The Coburg Football Club would like to honour Nick's unwavering commitment and dedication to the club by celebrating his career this Saturday afternoon at Piranha Park as the Lions' take on the Casey Scorpions.

Carnell will be competing in his final VFL game at Piranha Park, a place he has called home for 10 years.

We are also celebrating the night with the Reverse Raffle Draw function. Tickets are $100 per person and all past players and supporters are welcome to celebrate Nick's career in a great night for the club. Finger Food, Beer and Wine are included, along with your chance to win $5000 cash!

Tickets to the club's official match day luncheon are strictly limited and are available by emailing the club at info@coburgfc.com.au or calling us (03) 9354 8228.

Coburg vs Casey Scorpions
WHEN: Saturday, August 22 2015
TIME: First Bounce 2:00pm (Luncheon 12:00pm)
WHERE: Piranha Park, Coburg

Reverse Raffle Draw

WHEN: Saturday, August 22 2015
TIME: 7:30pm - 10:30pm
WHERE: Function Room, Piranha Park, Coburg

Tickets available by emailing the club at info@coburgfc.com.au or calling us on (03) 9354 8228