Big ambitions for Walsh, Stocker

CARLTON’s pair of first-round draftees will set their pre-season sights on potential Round 1 debuts.

While knowing and acknowledging it’s a long road ahead, Sam Walsh and Liam Stocker are keen to don the navy blue at the earliest possible opportunity.

After being taken with picks Nos.1 and 19 respectively, the new Blues both want to experience the thrill of the season opener.

“I want to play Round 1, that’s the goal. I’ll train hard and hopefully I can try and achieve that,” Walsh said to media yesterday.

“It’s certainly my goal as well. I’ll work through it with Bolts and figure out what I need to do,” Stocker said.

“I might have a bit more to go compared to Sammy.”

Carlton’s draftees reported for their first training session of pre-season yesterday, signifying the start of an exciting time for both the individuals and the Club.

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