Adam Bentick

13 June 1985
2004 Rookie Elevation
2005 AFL Debut
2006 Rising Star Nominee
2007 Pre-Season Premiership
Recruited from St. Bernards and the Calder Cannons, where he captained the 2003 TAC Cup U18 Premiership side, Adam was elevated from the Carlton rookie list during 2004. He was unlucky to be overlooked in the 2003 National Draft but was given an opportunity by the Blues in the Rookie Draft. He managed five games towards the latter part of 2004 and was a valuable addition to Carltonís midfield.

After a slow start to the 2005 season, Adam was recalled to the senior team in the second half of the year and shone for the Carlton Football Club, picking up 72 touches in 3 weeks. A career best 34 possessions against arch rival Collingwood in round 20 earned him the NAB AFL rising star nomination. Adam finished the year strongly, setting a solid foundation for the 2006 season. He played the first 20 matches for the Blues, averaging 17 possessions a game including 25 possessions on three occasions. Unfortunately Adamís 2006 season was cut short by a shoulder injury, but a strong pre-season allowed Adam to regain the form that made him an integral part of the Carlton midfield.

In 2007, Adam added another dimension to his game with his ferocious tackling, add to this his pace and fantastic skills and he has become an important player for the Blues as they drive towards future success. These assets have been highlighted in Adamís most recent performances. He became a regular in the Carlton side and averaged 18 possessions and 6 tackles per game. He also finished 8th in the best & fairest.