CARLTON veteran Dennis Armfield has signed a new one-year deal with the Blues and will also take on a part-time assistant coaching role with the club's women's team.

Armfield said he was delighted to sign on for another season and also take on the challenge of coaching.

"Carlton means so much to me, I’ve been here for nearly ten years and there is a really good feeling at the club. We’re a developing side, and I am passionate about teaching our younger players and hopefully having a positive influence on them," he said.

"The body is feeling good and I still feel I have a fair bit to offer in terms of my playing career, so I am thankful the club has given me this opportunity to go around again.

"To also explore my passion for coaching through a part-time role with our women’s team is a terrific opportunity – I think these talented female footballers have so much to offer and I can’t wait to play a small role in this exciting new competition."

Armfield, 29, has played 140 matches with the Blues, including 15 this season, after making his debut in round 10, 2008.