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Beginnings: Geelong Football Club, nicknamed The Cats, are an Australian rules football club named after and reigning from the city of Greater Geelong. Playing in the AFL (Australian Football League), the club has been VFL/AFL premiers eight times. EST: 1859.

Records:
  • * Record Attendance: 49,109 on 30 August 1952: Geelong 10.17 (77); Carlton 3.14 (32)
  • * Most Games: 325 by Ian Nankervis 1967-1983
  • * Biggest finals crowd: 109,396 for 1967 grand final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground
Full Ladder Team P W L D FOR AGNST % PTS
2 Geelong 22 17 5 0 2235 1554 143.8 68

The 2018 fixture verdict

PROS: This year's minor premier and eventual runner-up will be buoyed by playing six games at their Adelaide Oval fortress in the opening nine rounds, including four consecutive fixtures there from round six to nine. This includes the Grand Final rematch against reigning premier Richmond in round two. The Crows have a chance to build on their strong record under lights, given they've been allocated 14 night games and five twilight games. They were also granted their wish of being given a home match against North Melbourne to mark the 20th anniversary of their 1998 Grand Final win over the Kangaroos.

CONS: Perhaps their most challenging time will be when they have consecutive six-days breaks leading into big round 16 and 17 clashes with Richmond (MCG) and Geelong (Adelaide Oval) respectively. Their round five clash with Sydney at the SCG will also be the Crows' first minor-round game...


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The 2018 fixture verdict

PROS: This year's minor premier and eventual runner-up will be buoyed by playing six games at their Adelaide Oval fortress in the opening nine rounds, including four consecutive fixtures there from round six to nine. This includes the Grand Final rematch against reigning premier Richmond in round two. The Crows have a chance to build on their strong record under lights, given they've been allocated 14 night games and five twilight games. They were also granted their wish of being given a home match against North Melbourne to mark the 20th anniversary of their 1998 Grand Final win over the Kangaroos.

CONS: Perhaps their most challenging time will be when they have consecutive six-days breaks leading into big round 16 and 17 clashes with Richmond (MCG) and Geelong (Adelaide Oval) respectively. Their round five clash with Sydney at the SCG will also be the Crows' first minor-round game...


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The 2018 fixture verdict

PROS: This year's minor premier and eventual runner-up will be buoyed by playing six games at their Adelaide Oval fortress in the opening nine rounds, including four consecutive fixtures there from round six to nine. This includes the Grand Final rematch against reigning premier Richmond in round two. The Crows have a chance to build on their strong record under lights, given they've been allocated 14 night games and five twilight games. They were also granted their wish of being given a home match against North Melbourne to mark the 20th anniversary of their 1998 Grand Final win over the Kangaroos.

CONS: Perhaps their most challenging time will be when they have consecutive six-days breaks leading into big round 16 and 17 clashes with Richmond (MCG) and Geelong (Adelaide Oval) respectively. Their round five clash with Sydney at the SCG will also be the Crows' first minor-round game...


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A guide to the new JLT Community Series venues

AFL 2017 JLT Community Series - Geelong Cats v Essendon

Geelong and Essendon play a pre-season game at a country venue each year

NEXT year's JLT Community Series will see the AFL travel to a variety of grounds around Australia, including four new arenas to showcase the sport played at the highest level.

Here is a look of the venues where top-level football will make its debut in 2018.

Full 2018 JLT Community Series fixture

KINGSTON TWIN OVALS (Hobart)
North Melbourne v Melbourne, Saturday, February 24

It could be the first appearance Jake Lever makes in Melbourne colours, after last turning out for Adelaide in the Grand Final. Up to 7000 will be in a ground that has dimensions of 160m x 125m. Opened in 2011, only broadcast towers and coaches' boxes need to be modified to make it AFL standard.

An aerial view of Kingston Twin Ovals in Hobart. Picture: Kingsborough Tigers FC
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STRATHALBYN OVAL (South Australia)
Adelaide v Fremantle, Sunday,...


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A guide to the new JLT Community Series venues

AFL 2017 JLT Community Series - Geelong Cats v Essendon

Geelong and Essendon play a pre-season game at a country venue each year

NEXT year's JLT Community Series will see the AFL travel to a variety of grounds around Australia, including four new arenas to showcase the sport played at the highest level.

Here is a look of the venues where top-level football will make its debut in 2018.

Full 2018 JLT Community Series fixture

KINGSTON TWIN OVALS (Hobart)
North Melbourne v Melbourne, Saturday, February 24

It could be the first appearance Jake Lever makes in Melbourne colours, after last turning out for Adelaide in the Grand Final. Up to 7000 will be in a ground that has dimensions of 160m x 125m. Opened in 2011, only broadcast towers and coaches' boxes need to be modified to make it AFL standard.

An aerial view of Kingston Twin Ovals in Hobart. Picture: Kingsborough Tigers FC
kingston-twin-ovals-620.jpg

STRATHALBYN OVAL (South Australia)
Adelaide v Fremantle, Sunday,...


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Read more: A guide to the new JLT Community Series venues

Every club's fixture requests

THE AFL will reveal the 2018 home and away fixture on Tuesday October 31 at 9.30am AEDT.

We look at the matches your club hopes to get.

What they'll want: The Crows will once again like to host a game during the Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round. Last season's runners-up will also be keen to have a significant presence at the MCG to prepare themselves for another deep run into September. Another decent helping of Friday night games and hosting North Melbourne to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its 1998 premiership will also be on the agenda.

The game the fans will be looking for: Welcome back Jake. The Crows faithful are sure to give high-profile Melbourne recruit Jake Lever a warm return to Adelaide Oval if the Demons are scheduled to play in SA. - Lee Gaskin

What they'll want: After years of battling to get prime-time games – and they can largely thank their poor record for...


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Every club's fixture requests

THE AFL will reveal the 2018 home and away fixture on Tuesday October 31 at 9.30am AEDT.

We look at the matches your club hopes to get.

What they'll want: The Crows will once again like to host a game during the Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round. Last season's runners-up will also be keen to have a significant presence at the MCG to prepare themselves for another deep run into September. Another decent helping of Friday night games and hosting North Melbourne to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its 1998 premiership will also be on the agenda.

The game the fans will be looking for: Welcome back Jake. The Crows faithful are sure to give high-profile Melbourne recruit Jake Lever a warm return to Adelaide Oval if the Demons are scheduled to play in SA. - Lee Gaskin

What they'll want: After years of battling to get prime-time games – and they can largely thank their poor record for...


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Read more: Every club's fixture requests

Cats announce historic GMHBA Stadium deal

AFL 2017 Round 23 - Geelong v GWS Giants

The Cats will play their first game at GMHBA Stadium in 2018

The Geelong Cats are proud to announce GMHBA as their new stadium naming-rights sponsor. 

The home of the Cats will now be known as GMHBA Stadium, after GMHBA signed a 10-year naming rights agreement with the club.

The club joined forces with local Geelong organisation GMHBA in late 2016, signing a unique long-term partnership that continues to go from strength to strength.

Geelong CEO Brian Cook said the club was thrilled to have GMHBA, Australia’s leading regional health and care company, bear the stadium’s name. 

“This is a milestone moment for the Geelong Football Club,” Cook said.

“An iconic Geelong venue adopting the name of an iconic Geelong organisation in GMHBA is a fitting match, and one we as a club are proud of.

“GMHBA plays a significant role in the city’s growing economy, and our partnership with GMHBA will...


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Cats announce historic GMHBA Stadium deal

AFL 2017 Round 23 - Geelong v GWS Giants

The Cats will play their first game at GMHBA Stadium in 2018

The Geelong Cats are proud to announce GMHBA as their new stadium naming-rights sponsor. 

The home of the Cats will now be known as GMHBA Stadium, after GMHBA signed a 10-year naming rights agreement with the club.

The club joined forces with local Geelong organisation GMHBA in late 2016, signing a unique long-term partnership that continues to go from strength to strength.

Geelong CEO Brian Cook said the club was thrilled to have GMHBA, Australia’s leading regional health and care company, bear the stadium’s name. 

“This is a milestone moment for the Geelong Football Club,” Cook said.

“An iconic Geelong venue adopting the name of an iconic Geelong organisation in GMHBA is a fitting match, and one we as a club are proud of.

“GMHBA plays a significant role in the city’s growing economy, and our partnership with GMHBA will...


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Milestone reached with 80,000 people through the door

During its four years of operation, the Deakin Cats Community Centre has welcomed over 80,000 people through the doors. The hub for delivery of the club’s Community Foundation and Engagement Programs including BioCATS, Just Think, Cyber Cats, and Wada Nyooro, hit the 80,000 milestone during yesterday’s first Open Day, which saw over 4,000 people visit the stadium.

In proud partnership with Deakin University, this purpose-built facility contributes to the club’s community vision for greater engagement with the broader Geelong community, by providing a free, state of the art facility. The Centre is home to the Past Players and Officials Association and houses the clubs memorabilia in the Gartland Heritage Centre. There have been over 117 different community organisations that have utilised the Centre to achieve health and wellbeing outcomes for the community, 34 of those in 2017...


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Milestone reached with 80,000 people through the door

During its four years of operation, the Deakin Cats Community Centre has welcomed over 80,000 people through the doors. The hub for delivery of the club’s Community Foundation and Engagement Programs including BioCATS, Just Think, Cyber Cats, and Wada Nyooro, hit the 80,000 milestone during yesterday’s first Open Day, which saw over 4,000 people visit the stadium.

In proud partnership with Deakin University, this purpose-built facility contributes to the club’s community vision for greater engagement with the broader Geelong community, by providing a free, state of the art facility. The Centre is home to the Past Players and Officials Association and houses the clubs memorabilia in the Gartland Heritage Centre. There have been over 117 different community organisations that have utilised the Centre to achieve health and wellbeing outcomes for the community, 34 of those in 2017...


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Cats finalise list

AFL 2017 Round 02 - Geelong v North Melbourne

Tom Ruggles will not be offered a new contract

Geelong has announced the following retentions and list changes today.

Defender Tom Ruggles will not be offered a contract extension. Ruggles has spent the past two seasons with the club. He debuted in round 3, 2016 against the Brisbane Lions and went on to play 18 games in his maiden season, including the qualifying final win over Hawthorn.

Ruggles played only four times at AFL level in 2017, the last of which came in the round 4 win over the Hawks. Over his two seasons Ruggles played 22 games, with the Cats winning 19 of those encounters.

A local product that earned his way onto the list through strong performances as a VFL listed player, Ruggles was originally selected at pick 44 in the 2015 rookie draft. 

Matthew Hayball, who was selected with the 70th pick in the 2015 draft, will be delisted. Hayball has yet to make his debut but...


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Cats finalise list

AFL 2017 Round 02 - Geelong v North Melbourne

Tom Ruggles will not be offered a new contract

Geelong has announced the following retentions and list changes today.

Defender Tom Ruggles will not be offered a contract extension. Ruggles has spent the past two seasons with the club. He debuted in round 3, 2016 against the Brisbane Lions and went on to play 18 games in his maiden season, including the qualifying final win over Hawthorn.

Ruggles played only four times at AFL level in 2017, the last of which came in the round 4 win over the Hawks. Over his two seasons Ruggles played 22 games, with the Cats winning 19 of those encounters.

A local product that earned his way onto the list through strong performances as a VFL listed player, Ruggles was originally selected at pick 44 in the 2015 rookie draft. 

Matthew Hayball, who was selected with the 70th pick in the 2015 draft, will be delisted. Hayball has yet to make his debut but...


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Cats and Dees to clash in round one

AFL 2017 Round 03 - Geelong v Melbourne

The Cats and Dees will face off on Sunday in the opening week of 2018 games

The AFL’s two oldest sides will face off in a round one blockbuster in 2018.

The Cats and Demons will also unveil two of the biggest names from the 2017 NAB AFL Trade Period with Gary Ablett Jnr and Jake Lever in line to face off against each other.

The clash has been set for 3.20pm on Sunday March 25 at the MCG.

It will be only the second time the two teams have faced off at the MCG since 2009.

The full 2018 AFL home & away fixture will be released next Tuesday, October 31.

Round one, 2018 fixture (local times)

Thursday, March 22

Richmond v Carlton, MCG, 7.25pm AEDT

Friday, March 23

Essendon v Adelaide, Etihad Stadium, 7.50pm AEDT

Saturday, March 24

St Kilda v Brisbane Lions, Etihad Stadium, 3.35pm AEDT

Port Adelaide v Fremantle, Adelaide Oval, 4.05pm ACDT

Gold Coast v North Melbourne, Cazaly’s Stadium,...


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Cats and Dees to clash in round one

AFL 2017 Round 03 - Geelong v Melbourne

The Cats and Dees will face off on Sunday in the opening week of 2018 games

The AFL’s two oldest sides will face off in a round one blockbuster in 2018.

The Cats and Demons will also unveil two of the biggest names from the 2017 NAB AFL Trade Period with Gary Ablett Jnr and Jake Lever in line to face off against each other.

The clash has been set for 3.20pm on Sunday March 25 at the MCG.

It will be only the second time the two teams have faced off at the MCG since 2009.

The full 2018 AFL home & away fixture will be released next Tuesday, October 31.

Round one, 2018 fixture (local times)

Thursday, March 22

Richmond v Carlton, MCG, 7.25pm AEDT

Friday, March 23

Essendon v Adelaide, Etihad Stadium, 7.50pm AEDT

Saturday, March 24

St Kilda v Brisbane Lions, Etihad Stadium, 3.35pm AEDT

Port Adelaide v Fremantle, Adelaide Oval, 4.05pm ACDT

Gold Coast v North Melbourne, Cazaly’s Stadium,...


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Season in review: Numbers 11 to 20

AFL 2017 Round 15 - GWS Giants v Geelong

Wylie Buzza celebrates kicking a goal in his AFL debut against the Giants

11. Darcy Lang

AFL games: 10

AFL goals: 6

A standout through the pre-season, Lang was outstanding in the round five win over St Kilda, tallying 25 disposals and kicking two goals. He was in and out of the team after that, although he won back his spot for the semi-final win over the Swans and was very impressive, finishing 24 disposals, 10 marks and six tackles. Recently departed the club for Carlton where he hopes to get more midfield time.

12. Wylie Buzza

AFL games: 6

AFL goals: 5

The key position prospect improved rapidly during the first half of the season while playing in the ruck and up forward in the VFL. Made his AFL debut against Greater Western Sydney in round 15 and brought the house down with an early goal from 55m. Played five more AFL games during the remainder of the season and looks to have a...


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Colac to kick off 2018 Powercor Country Festival

AFL 2017 JLT Community Series - Geelong Cats v Essendon

The Cats and Bombers will clash in Colac in the Powercor Country Festival

Geelong and Essendon will kick off the 2018 Powercor Country Festival at Central Reserve in Colac.

As part of the JLT Community Series, the Cats and the Bombers will travel to the regional centre of Colac, south-west of Melbourne for a pre-season hit out on Sunday 11th March.

The clubs will celebrate the first phase of the 2018 Powercor Country Festival and take part in a number of community initiatives, before a blockbuster MCG game between the two sides in the home & away season.

Geelong CEO Brian Cook is looking forward to seeing the growth of the Powercor Country Festival as it heads into its third year.

“We are really pleased to be bringing the Powercor Country Festival to Colac,” Cook said.

“The Powercor Country Festival concept has developed immensely from it’s beginnings to where it is now, and as a...


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Cats' 2018 JLT fixture announced

AFL 2015 NAB Challenge - Gold Coast v Geelong

Cam Guthrie in action when the Cats last played in Townsville back in 2015

HOMECOMING superstar Gary Ablett might not have to wait long before facing his former Gold Coast teammates, with Geelong set to take on the Suns in the clubs' JLT Community Series opener.

It could be the dual Brownlow medallist's first official hit-out for the Cats after he was traded back to the club where he played in two premierships. 

However, it remains to be seen if Ablett will travel to Townsville for the Suns clash on Sunday, March 4.

The AFL released the full JLT Community Series fixture on Thursday, with each club locked in for two matches.

Check out the full fixture here

The shortened pre-season format will be played across a three-week stretch and wind up on March 11.

The first weekend (February 24-25) sees four matches played on Saturday and Sunday, while there are Wednesday and Thursday night...


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Gaz on tour in the USA

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Gary Ablett shooting hoops at Brooklyn Nets' training facility. Picture: @JordenTeo Twitter

GARY Ablett's official start date at Geelong remains yet to be determined, with the returned Cat currently overseas ahead of his International Rules duties next month. 

Ablett, 33, was traded back to the club he played 192 games for between 2002-10 last week, after seven years and 110 games at Gold Coast. 

He briefly visited the Victorian town last week to attend the funeral of his sister, Natasha, who tragically passed away nearly two weeks ago.

He has since left the country to embark on a scheduled basketball tour in the US. 

Ablett has been joined by star Hawk Tom Mitchell and Sydney duo Aliir Aliir and Harry Cunningham, and has so far visited New York – and former Essendon captain Jobe Watson at his café Hole In The Wall – and NBA club the Brooklyn Nets and NFL club New York Giants.


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AFLX up in the air

AFL 2017 Media - 2018 JLT Community Series Fixture Launch

Travis Auld announces the JLT Community Series fixture

THE AFL has remained coy on the immediate future of AFLX, despite confirming a reduced pre-season fixture for 2018 that could accommodate the shortened new format of the game.

The men's JLT Community Series has been reduced to two matches for each club over a three-week period, creating space for standalone NAB AFL Women's games and the potential introduction of AFLX.

Asked on Thursday if fans would see AFLX played this pre-season, AFL general manager of clubs and broadcasting Travis Auld said: "You may, we're just not sure yet. Watch this space".

"AFLX is something we've been talking about for some time now and we're still in the process of developing," Auld said.

"We're not really in a position to formalise both the format and when we might program AFLX games or a carnival."

AFLX is a shortened seven-a-side format, with...


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