Email from MLG:
The Board has ratified a management recommendation that saw the Club’s remaining $4 million of historical debt paid immediately. We have also informed the AFL that we will no longer be a financially assisted club of the competition.
This is the first time the Club has been debt free since 1996 and successfully ticks off the first of the 10 key targets that were outlined in the Club’s strategic plan, launched in 2019.
Fittingly, the historic milestone comes as 67,036 members of the Carlton family have signed on for 2021, surpassing the Club’s membership record for a fourth consecutive year.
This year, Carlton members have smashed the record just one week into the AFLW season and with still 45 days until the opening bounce of the 2021 AFL season.
The incredible show of faith by Carlton members has allowed the Club to now find itself in its strongest off-field position in more than two decades.