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Josh Carr

Last played for Port Adelaide Power in 2010
Games: 207     Born: April 29, 1980     Origin: East Fremantle
Playing Height: 179cm     Playing Weight: 80kg     Position: Midfield
First Drafted: Round 1, Pick #7 1998 National Draft by Port Adelaide Power
Last Drafted: Round 1, Pick #2 2008 Pre-Season Draft by Port Adelaide Power
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Josh Carr Biography

Tuesday, 15 August 2023
Fresh from signing a new two-year contract to coach Port Adelaide, Ken Hinkley says there is no succession plan in place for Josh Carr to take the reigns as head coach of the Power.

"Josh is a really impressive young coach who at some stage will coach himself. I'd love nothing more about if it was at Port Adelaide at some stage but there's no succession plan in place, there's no end date," Hinkley explained.

"If you thought Josh was going to want and going to need a succession plan to commit to Port Adelaide Football Club, they don't know Josh well enough."

Saturday, 12 August 2023
Josh Carr decides not to take part in the race for Richmond's vacant senior coaching position as the Tigers narrow their hunt for Damien Hardwick's replacement.

Carr is understood to have informed the Tigers of his intentions on staying at Port Adelaide, the club he joined at the end of last season and where he is highly rated.

Friday, 16 September 2022
Port Adelaide secures the services of Josh Carr from Fremantle after headhunting the former Power player as a senior assistant to coach Ken Hinkley.

"Josh has been a great servant for the club both as a player and coach and the impact he has had on our midfield group in particular will be felt for years to come," Dockers footy boss Peter Bell said.

"With his wife Karolina's family based in South Australia, we fully understand and support the decision they have made as a family."

Wednesday, 7 September 2022
Fremantle assistant coach Josh Carr is being sounded out by his former club Port Adelaide about a potential return as a senior assistant coach.

Carr is currently working under Justin Longmuir at 2022 semi-finalist Fremantle, where he has been instrumental in transforming the Dockers midfield group into one of the competitionís elite outfits.

Senior Port powerbrokers have always respected Carrís football nous. After a highly influential playing career, he was an assistant coach at the club in 2011-15, before coaching North Adelaide in the SANFL for the next four seasons, including the 2018 premiership.

Friday, 30 July 2021
Fremantle assistant coach Josh Carr has been stood down by the club and charged while first-year defender Brandon Walker has been warned after separate alleged breaches of quarantine directions.

The Dockers are completing a 14-day home quarantine period after travelling to the Gold Coast for the round 19 clash against Sydney, with special exemptions for visiting the club to train.

Carr, who was part of the travelling party and started his quarantine on Monday, has been issued with a summons for three alleged breaches after police visited his home on Wednesday and found he was elsewhere.

Walker, meanwhile, advised the club on Tuesday that he had breached the police-issued direction orders by walking his dog that day, earning an official warning from the club.

Wednesday, 9 October 2019
New Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir has made his first appointment, luring former teammate Josh Carr as an assistant.

"I'm looking forward to bringing over my experience, not just after coaching at North Adelaide but also from working at Port Adelaide as an assistant," Carr said.

"With that knowledge that I've been building over time, hopefully, I can teach the players what I know and also allow them to grow into the players that they want to be."

Tuesday, 4 December 2018
North Adelaide coach Josh Carr implores AFL clubs to keep recruiting from state leagues after three of his mature-aged players were selected in last month's drafts.

"I think AFL clubs are starting to realise it's not just the 18-year-olds they have to look at because the mature-agers are showing they can come from this competition and be good AFL players," Carr said.

"It's a great stepping stone for the players and hopefully AFL clubs will keep looking at our club to find players."

Thursday, 3 September 2015
Port Adelaide assistant coach Josh Carr will leave the club to take up a senior coaching role at SANFL club North Adelaide for season 2016.
Wednesday, 4 July 2012
Now a Port Adelaide assistant coach, Josh Carr recalls the day 10 years ago when the Showdown rivalry with Adelaide spilled over at the Ramsgate Hotel between himself and Mark Ricciuto.

"We had been drinking ... things did get out of control a bit. We went outside and we had a bit of a chat and that chat turned into bigger things," Carr said.

"Between myself and Roo, it was probably more a bit of a wrestle than anything ... there was actually no punches thrown."

Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Former Port Adelaide vice-captain Josh Carr and ex-Adelaide star Shaun Rehn have joined the Power as assistant coaches .

"We've brought together a group of passionate football people who will work as a team and develop both our playing group and each other," Power coach Matthew Primus said.

"These guys all understand football, but they bring different experiences and different opinions from different environments. Most importantly they have enormous work ethic."

Monday, 19 July 2010
Premiership player, prodigal son and pugnacious onballer Josh Carr will play his last game in the Showdown against Adelaide after announcing his retirement.

"As a kid, playing AFL football was all I ever dreamed about," Carr said in a statement.

"To be given an opportunity to play for a great traditional club like Port Adelaide was simply unbelievable.

"From the first day I walked into the place you could tell just how proud this club was. To be part of it - and then be part of a successful era which included the 2004 premiership - was amazing and something I'll always cherish."

Sunday, 30 May 2010
Josh Carr is taking the ups with the down in what may be the Power veteran's last year of football.

"You get disappointed if you get out of the side, but you've got to move on pretty quickly and it's where I'm at in my career," Carr said.

"I can't do much else than either play well for Glenelg or if I play well enough to get in the Power side then I've got to make the most of my opportunities here."

Monday, 22 February 2010
Port Adelaide assistant coach Matthew Primus says midfielder Josh Carr will have to work hard for his opportunities this year.

"No player is just going to be given a game and Josh is going to have to work pretty hard for it. He's fighting with a lot of young guys to get a position," Primus said on Monday.

"We've got a lot of young kids and we want to get some games into them if their form says they're good enough to play."

Tuesday, 1 September 2009
Brisbane Lion Jared Brennan says he has learnt from his one-match suspension after headbutting Port Adelaide's Josh Carr.

"There was definitely a bit of soul searching," Brennan said.

"It was very out of character, it was the first time that it has ever happened to me so it was a really awkward situation.

"I like to think I am a better player for it."

Friday, 14 August 2009
Port Adelaide names Josh Carr in their squad to face Carlton where Carr will play his 200th game.
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
Port Adelaide coach Mark Williams says neither Josh Carr not Peter Burgoyne will play against the Crows, but Shaun Burgoyne is a big show.

Shaun Burgoyne has not played since suffering severe bone bruising below his knee in the round-three win over Melbourne.

"Shaun's been doing lots and lots of aerobic work away from the track as well," Williams said.

"He's not going to play huge game-time, but we're thinking that 50 per cent of Shaun Burgoyne is probably better than 70 per cent of someone else."

Wednesday, 15 July 2009
Criticism of Danyle Pearce, Peter Burgoyne and Josh Carr is unwarranted according to teammate Travis Boak.

The trio have been singled out in the South Australian media following the Power's disappointing performance against Melbourne on Sunday.

"We think Pearcey's been one of our best players, not because he is getting 20-plus possessions or he's not getting 20-plus possessions, but because he's taking another player out of the play and helping someone else like Kane, Dom or David Rodan around the ball," Boak said.

"The guys know that he's probably copped a bit of criticism, but we're right behind him and we're really behind Peter and Carry as well.

"We're going to give Pearcey confidence. We're going to give him the ball and tell him to run. He's strong in mind and he's going to bounce back."

Tuesday, 7 July 2009
AFL operations manager Adrian Anderson says the Jared Brennan-Josh Carr head-butting case is proof that the system is working well.

Brennan was charged by the match review panel with a level four head-butting offence, which initially attracted a three week ban, but with a 25 per cent reduction for his five-year good behaviour record, and then a further 25 per cent for his early guilty plea, that came down to a week, with 82 points carried on his record (100 points equals a week).

"It's the way the system works, the fact that he's played more than five years now without ever being suspended is a big credit to him as a player," Anderson said.

"He gets a significant benefit for having managed to go five years without being suspended.

"On that basis, he gets the extra benefit of what would otherwise be a two-week suspension becoming a one-week suspension.

"It's all very well for people to say 'oh, one week's not enough', but I think players who manage to get through five years of regularly playing at the top level, and not have any blot against their name, are worthy of some credit for that."

Monday, 6 July 2009
The match review panel offers Melbourne Colin Sylvia four weeks for striking Scott Selwood, Jared Brennan gets offered one-week for headbutting Josh Carr and Troy Chaplin two weeks for striking Daniel Rich.
Brisbane Lion Jared Brennan can consider himself lucky to be able to escape with a one-match suspension for a charge of headbutting Port Adelaide's Josh Carr.
Sunday, 5 July 2009
Port Adelaide tagger Josh Carr says he doesn't know what prompted Brisbane Lion Jared Brennan to headbutt him at AAMI Stadium on Saturday.

With Brisbane trailing by 14 points early in the final term, Brennan threw Carr to the ground off the ball and then headbutted him.

Brennan gave away a 50m penalty, which resulted in a goal, and was reported for misconduct.

"I was a little bit amazed at what happened there, considering the umpire was right there," Carr said after the win.

"But these things happen. Some people do these sorts of things. It started as a bit of a push and shove and got out of hand. He got me in the sweet spot, which caused the bleeding.

"I actually didn't do a hell of a lot and I wasn't shaken up or anything like that. I don't know what will come out of it, so we'll wait and see."

Sunday, 7 June 2009
Port Adelaide coach Mark Williams revealed midfielder Josh Carr asked for the pressure of a starting role in Saturday's game against Fremantle.

"He waltzed into my office during the week and talked about how he hadn't started on the ground once this season. He thought he needed that sort of pressure on him," Williams said after the game.

"I nailed him before the start of the game [and said], 'You better make the most of this opportunity'. He knew what the stakes were and it was good that he delivered."

Friday, 5 June 2009
Port Adelaide coach Mark Williams says Josh Carr could resurrect his career against his old club.

Carr has not been in and out of the Power side since returning to Port Adelaide from Fremantle but has been selected to face the Dockers.

"The midfield was a little empty so we wanted to get Josh back. He's an aggressive player and there's a fair chance he understands and knows Fremantle better than anyone," Williams said.

"Josh went back and played last weekend. It was only in the twos, but he played really well, he's trained well and he's seemed up around the club.

"He looked like a pretty good choice."

Friday, 1 May 2009
Port Adelaide coach Mark Williams says Josh Carr will not get a last-minute call up for the Showdown after being dropped due to poor form.

Williams said that Carr's position would be filled by the younger Matt Thomas.

"Matt Thomas is coming back into the side and he plays very similarly to Josh Carr. Right now, Matt Thomas is playing better than Josh Carr, so that was the start and finish of it," Williams said.

Wednesday, 29 April 2009
Out of form Josh Carr is no certainty to take the field against the Crows, says Power coach Mark Williams.

"Josh's been a little disappointed with how he's played, but he does add a lot of knowledge, leadership and toughness to our side and we like that about him," Williams said.

"Obviously, he needs to continually build on his game and where he is now is not what we're going to be satisfied with.

"There's no guarantee he'll be in the side this week".

Saturday, 18 April 2009
Chad Cornes has tipped Josh Carr to show today against Hawthorn why Port Adelaide desperately wanted him back.

"I'm sure Carry will step up against Hawthorn," Cornes said.

"He's taken a little bit of time to find his feet since he's returned - there's been a lot of pressure on all of us to get the season off to a good start - but he'll want to step up and fill Dom's shoes.

"He's looking forward to this game, the chance to make a statement, and I'm sure he's ready to hit his straps and play the way he did with us before he went to Fremantle."

Friday, 27 March 2009
Port Adelaide coach Mark Williams says Josh Carr could have been captain if he had not left the club.
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
Josh Carr is ready for football after what he describes as the most enjoyable pre-season of his career.
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
Josh Carr returns to Port Adelaide via the 2008 pre-season draft.
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