Carrington physiotherapist, Lisa Carrington, has returned to Carlton with a vengeance this season.
The 23-year-old, who recently completed a five-year term as an ACCC officer, returned home to be at home to her family for the first time since she moved from Melbourne to the Gold Coast in late April.
“The support and encouragement from family and friends has been incredible,” Carrington told foxsports.com.au.
“I’ve just been so fortunate.
I can’t wait to be back.”
Carrrington said she was not surprised to return home to Carlton, having enjoyed a successful first season in the Blue and Gold.
“Everyone is really supportive and supportive of me and my family, so I’ve just enjoyed everything,” she said.
“It’s nice to be able to come back home and be around my family again.”
She also spoke of the support of Carlton’s football department, which she said was always open to providing her with help.
“They’ve been so supportive and so welcoming,” Carrera said.
“They’re really supportive of my journey.
They just have a lot of faith in me and their vision for me and how I can do the best I can.”
Carrington, who has been a Blue and Green member since she was 11, said she appreciated the support from her teammates.
“Even if they don’t have anything to do with it, they know that I want to be here, I want the best for them and for me,” she told fox Sports.
“It’s good to be in Carlton and be able just to come out and play and be out there for them.”
To know that they can always look to me and I can just keep pushing on and keep working hard.
“And I’ve got a lot more to do here than I ever thought I would be doing.”
She is hopeful of being able to return to AFL games in 2016, and hopes to be playing in round 22, when Carlton plays Collingwood.