Tuesday, 4 February 2020
The Blues dismiss
suggestions of double standards in not sanctioning star forward Charlie Curnow for drinking at the wedding of teammate Sam Docherty last weekend, despite being sidelined for the start of the 2020 season due to a knee injury.
The decision came after brothers Jack Silvagni and Ben Silvagni were sent to train with its VFL affiliate the Northern Blues for a select number of sessions in November after drinking while in the rehabilitation group.
Carlton coach David Teague said there were differences in the separate pair of incidents. Predominantly, they were that Curnow is dealing with a long-term injury, while the Silvagni brothers both had acute fitness issues.
"The players are clear, if you have an acute injury then you don't drink. If you have got a longer-term injury, then you need to be smart with it," Teague said.
"When a mate is getting married, if there is going to be a time when you can have a drink, it is when your mate is getting married.
"We had a couple of guys go to that wedding and they didn't drink because they had acute injuries. But the ones who could have a drink, I have no issues with that."
Friday, 13 December 2019
Brothers Jack Silvagni and
Ben Silvagni are sent to the club's VFL team, where they had to help out the coaches in training sessions, for breaches of team rules on alcohol for drinking at a music concert on the weekend of November 23-24.
Jack Silvagni, the 21-year-old elder brother, had to attend four sessions at the Northern Blues, while Ben, a first-year player last season, had to attend only two.
The leadership group, headed by Patrick Cripps and Sam Docherty, took the view that Jack would have a heavier penalty because he had been drinking while injured once before and this was Ben's first offence.
Wednesday, 4 December 2019
manager Stephen Silvagni officially departs the Blues after the club acknowledged his "conflict" of interest given he has two sons on the playing list.
"The difficult decision to not enter into a new contract with Silvagni as GM list management and strategy centred around the increasing complexity of having two sons on the playing list," a club statement said.
"The situation is not only a conflict for the club’s GM list management and strategy, but equally for those who work in and around him in the football department.
"Having the most senior list management staff member unable to participate in an increasing number of discussions and decisions relating to both list management and match committee is a situation that is not in the best interests of the Carlton Football Club."
Tuesday, 20 August 2019
A move forward under David Teague worked out well for Jack Silvagni who says a stint in the midfield at VFL level early in the year has made him a better player.
"It played me into some form and it's allowed me to take some of those midfield traits and apply them to my forward craft," Silvagni said of playing in the VFL.
"It's something I didn't really feel at the time, because obviously I didn't want to be playing twos, but it's now something I'm grateful for because I'm playing some of my better footy.
Monday, 19 August 2019
Jack Silvagni signs a new two-year deal with Carlton to remain at the club until the end of 2021.
Sunday, 21 October 2018
For Ben Silvagni, being drafted to Carlton will mean being able to play with his brother, and best friend, Jack Silvagni.
"Since he got drafted, I've just known that I want to play with him. Even before that, I've done everything I can to give myself that opportunity to play with him," Ben said of his brother.
"We get along so well, it would be awesome to work with him and play footy with him every day."
Monday, 19 June 2017
Jack Silvagni earns the 2017 round 13 NAB AFL Rising Star nomination after taking 6 marks and kicking 2 crucial goals in Carlton's 10-point win against Gold Coast.
"Early in my first year was a little tough, because I went down with a couple of niggly, soft-tissue injuries, but I was able to string a couple of VFL games together and crack the senior side," Silvagni said.
"I've been lucky enough to be in the ones for the whole year and playing some reasonable footy, although it's still a little inconsistent for what I'd like.
"I'm more accustomed to the speed of the game and the way we play and want to play, but I have a bit more understanding of my role in the team and it's starting to come together nicely."
Tuesday, 4 April 2017
Jack Silvagni had some advice for his famous mum after he hobbled from the field during Carlton's loss to Melbourne.
The young forward received a knock from Melbourne defender Tom McDonald in the second term and went straight down the race for treatment.
As he limped off, the MCG television coverage cut to pictures of his mum Jo, a former game show host and weather presenter, who was watching on from the stands with binoculars raised.
"I told her to sack the binoculars, I said they weren't a great look," Jack joked.
"She was a bit worried.
"She said had I been off for another two minutes she probably would have come down to the rooms. I said, 'if you did that, I would have been pretty off you to be honest'."
His message went on: "If I'm walking off I'm fine, if I'm stretchered off then you can come down."
Thursday, 1 December 2016
Jack Silvagni will carry on the legacy of his grandfather Sergio and father Stephen by taking over the famous No.1 jumper at Carlton.
Stephen Silvagni, now Carlton list manager, played 312 games in the jumper, while his father Sergio (227 games) began the legacy in 1959 when he changed from No.20 (12 games) to No.1.
The youngest Silvagni wore No.2 in his debut season this year, but didn't request a jumper change. The idea was floated by the former holder of No.1 Andrew Walker, who retired this year after 202 games.
"'Walks' (Walker) initially approached the club about his No.1 going to me and the club asked Dad," Silvagni told News Corp.
"Then Dad and Nonno (Sergio) presented me with the jumper on the Grand Canal with Mum and Nonna (grandmother Rita) watching on. It was very special but wasn't something I sought.
"I was lucky this year to wear No.2 guernsey, which has a great history such as John Nicholls being the club's greatest ever player and Greg Williams.
"So it was a very tough decision and I made sure I spoke with John Nicholls, who understood my decision. I guess in the end it was an offer I couldn't refuse."
Wednesday, 7 September 2016
Jack Silvagni signs a one-year contract extension to remain at Carlton until the end of 2018.
Silvagni said he was keen to continue his development over the next couple of years.
"The coaches have been really clear on the areas of my game I need to continue to develop and I'm already looking forward to getting stuck into another pre-season with the rest of my teammates," Silvagni said.
Friday, 1 July 2016
Carlton coach Brendon Bolton says Jack Silvagni has earned his place in the Blues' senior side this week.
"He's been hitting the scoreboard, and it's an area we'd like to do more of at senior level," Bolton said.
"When I first met all of the draft intake this year, I said 'Nothing will be given, you're not entitled to anything'. He (Silvagni) earned his position."
Thursday, 30 June 2016
Third-generation Carlton forward Jack Silvagni will make his debut against the Blues' arch-rival Collingwood at the MCG on Saturday night.
Carlton fans have been awaiting Silvagni's debut after a string of standout performances in the VFL. He booted bags of four goals against Frankston and Box Hill before kicking two versus Sandringham last Saturday.
Tuesday, 24 November 2015
Carlton selects Jack Silvagni with pick No.53 in the 2015 NAB AFL Draft.
Jack is the son of Carlton great, and current Blues list manager, Stephen Silvagni.
"For him it's great, as a dad it's great, he gets the chance to live a dream, but it's hard work from here," Silvagni said.
"He's another one who's come into the junior system late and doesn't turn 18 until December, so he's still got a lot of development in him.
"We hope that in him we've found another forward and possibly another backman as well."
Essendon raise eyebrows by using pick No.53 to nominate Jack Silvagni, son of Carlton great Stephen Silvagni, in the 2015 NAB AFL Draft.
Carlton then subsequently and swiftly matched Essendon's bid for Silvagni to become a Blue.
"I thought it was quite funny," Stephen said.
"They'd actually interviewed Jack quite a few times - they rated him quite highly.
"He was a chance to maybe get called at 24-25 but, once that got through, I knew something was coming."
Friday, 30 October 2015
Jack Silvagni, son of Stephen, has been nominated by Carlton as a potential father-son pick.
"The Silvagni name is synonymous with the Blues and we’d be rapt to pick up Jack on draft night,” Carlton head of football Andrew McKay said.
"Jack certainly is a talent in his own right, and it would be a great story to be able to secure, for the first time in our history, a third generation father-son selection."
Saturday, 13 June 2015
Carlton father-son prospect Jack Silvagni kicked six goals to help Vic Metro to its first victory of the NAB AFL Under-18 Championships, beating Western Australia by 74 points.
With his father – Blues list manager and former great Stephen Silvagni – in the Domain Stadium stands, the 17-year-old showed his class and composure near goal with a strong display in Metro's 19.7 (121) to 7.5 (47) win.
His goals came from a range of spots inside 50, but the Oakleigh Chargers forward converted his shots well and also pushed a little further up the ground to gather 18 disposals and seven marks.
Thursday, 11 December 2014
New Carlton list manager Stephen Silvagni says he will not be involved in the club's decision on whether or not to draft his son, Jack Silvagni, under the father-son rule in 2015.
"I'm removed from that decision process. I want to make that clear," he said.
"I'll step away from that and ultimately that will be left up the rest of the recruiting department and Andrew McKay."