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Blue note night as Carlton names greats

Chris Judd of the Blues addresses the media after announcing his retirement during a Carlton Blues press conference at Ikon Park, Melbourne on June 09, 2015. (Photo: Michael Willson/AFL Media)
Carlton continues to dip its hat to former skipper Chris Judd

RETIRED champion Chris Judd has officially received his AFL life membership and Carlton has announced the names of four Blues greats who will be inducted into the club's Hall of Fame.

Judd was formally issued the life membership at the AFL Annual General Meeting in March, but was handed the league gong by AFL Commission chairman and fellow club great Mike Fitzpatrick at Carlton's pre-match function before it hosted the Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night.

Judd, 32, who hung up the boots last year after suffering a serious knee injury, thanked his family and the club for their support and told the gathering he was "excited by the green shoots" of development the young Blues were showing.

Carlton president Mark LoGiudice revealed club Hall of Fame status would be bestowed upon 1995 premiership heroes Scott Camporeale (1995-2005) and Mil Hanna (1986-97), three-time premiership player Ian Robertson (1966-74) and the late Jack Wrout (1936-44), who played in the Blues' 1938 premiership and was later a long-time club official.

A Carlton and League pioneer will also be elevated to Legend status at Carlton’s Hall of Fame function at Melbourne's Athenaeum Theatre on Friday April 29.