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Callum Chambers


Career: 2005-06
Debut: Round 4, 2005 vs Port Adelaide, aged 25 years, 148 days
1085th Carlton Player
Games: 12 (66 total AFL)
Goals: 3 (41 total AFL)
Last Game: Round 3, 2006 vs Sydney, aged 26 years, 147 days
Guernsey No. 22
Height: 184cm
Weight: 78kg
DOB: 19 November, 1979


Chambers was traded from the Eagles with Pick 57 in the 2004 Draft from Gippsland U/18's (originally from Lucknow). A fleet of foot outside midfielder, Chambers had been squeezed out of the super Eagles midfield after playing a total of 54 games. He had managed 21 in 2002 but only 4 in 2003 and 9 in 2004.

Wearing guernsey number 22, Chambers was capable of kicking a long goal, a skill utilised to a great extent in the 2005 Pre-Season Campaign, including the Pre-Season premiership win. At that stage he appeared likely to play an important role at Carlton but he then suffered injuries and was never able to recapture that form. He ended up playing 10 games in 2005, averaging just 8.6 disposals and never making much of an impact.

Despite full fitness and regularly winning the pre-season time trials, Chambers managed only 2 games in 2006 - Rounds 2 and 3. With limited game time and average possessions of only 8 per game, Chambers appeared to be tried more as a defensive runner than as a half forward flanker (his apparent role in 2005). He played the remainder of the year in the VFL, where he generally performed well but never managed to earn promotion to the senior side again. It was therefore no surprise that he was not retained on Carlton's list after 2006.

He played a total of 66 AFL games but just 12 in his two seasons with the Blues. He kicked a total of 41 goals- only 3 with Carlton. He never achieved the promise he showed in Carlton's successful Pre-season campaign at the start of 2005. His time at Carlton in 2005-6 closely mirrored its fortunes- looking the goods at the start of 2005 but then dramatically falling away.

Chambers played in West Perth's losing Grand Final in 1998 whilst on the Eagles playing list.

He returned to West Perth in the WAFL in 2007.

Blueseum: Summary of Chambers' Playing Career | Career Breakdown | All players to have played at both Carlton and West Coast | Chambers' Blueseum Image Gallery

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