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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

How old are the Cats vs the competition?

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Shaun Burgoyne is the AFL's oldest player in 2018

HAWTHORN champion Shaun Burgoyne will start the 2018 season as the oldest player in the competition.

The four-time premiership player and Australian captain in the recent Virgin Australia International Rules Series will be 35 years and 152 days at the start of round one, 46 days older than Fremantle veteran Aaron Sandilands.

Western Bulldogs defender Dale Morris is the third-oldest in the AFL (35 years, 83 days), followed by North Melbourne forward Jarrad Waite (35 years, 46 days), who signed a one-year deal to play on at the Roos in October.

Burgoyne, who has played 341 career games with Port Adelaide and Hawthorn, needs to play nine matches this season to draw level with Western Bulldogs great Doug Hawkins for 15th all-time on the games played list.

The star Hawk needs to play 13 matches to pass Fremantle champion Matthew Pavlich...


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By numbers: The 2017 draft

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Lachlan Fogarty was among Geelong's draftees

EVERY little detail is examined to within an inch of its life in football these days, so it goes without saying there were a number of interesting morsels to emerge out of this year's NAB AFL Draft. 

AFL.com.au has taken a look at the draft by the numbers, with a number of quirky details to come out of it.

78 – 78 players were selected by clubs in this year's NAB AFL Draft. 

The class of 2017. Picture: AFL Photos

2 – Fremantle's No.2 pick, which it used to select Andrew Brayshaw, was the club's highest draft selection in recent years. It took Stephen Hill with pick No.3 in 2008, the last year in which it had such a high pick. 

8 – In a midfield-heavy draft, it was no surprise that the first eight picks are generally regarded as midfielders. 

17 – The pick Jack Higgins, the highest-ranked player by stats company Champion Data, was selected...


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By numbers: The 2017 draft

AFL 2017 Media - NAB AFL Draft

Lachlan Fogarty was among Geelong's draftees

EVERY little detail is examined to within an inch of its life in football these days, so it goes without saying there were a number of interesting morsels to emerge out of this year's NAB AFL Draft. 

AFL.com.au has taken a look at the draft by the numbers, with a number of quirky details to come out of it.

78 – 78 players were selected by clubs in this year's NAB AFL Draft. 

The class of 2017. Picture: AFL Photos

2 – Fremantle's No.2 pick, which it used to select Andrew Brayshaw, was the club's highest draft selection in recent years. It took Stephen Hill with pick No.3 in 2008, the last year in which it had such a high pick. 

8 – In a midfield-heavy draft, it was no surprise that the first eight picks are generally regarded as midfielders. 

17 – The pick Jack Higgins, the highest-ranked player by stats company Champion Data, was selected...


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By numbers: The 2017 draft

AFL 2017 Media - NAB AFL Draft

Lachlan Fogarty was among Geelong's draftees

EVERY little detail is examined to within an inch of its life in football these days, so it goes without saying there were a number of interesting morsels to emerge out of this year's NAB AFL Draft. 

AFL.com.au has taken a look at the draft by the numbers, with a number of quirky details to come out of it.

78 – 78 players were selected by clubs in this year's NAB AFL Draft. 

The class of 2017. Picture: AFL Photos

2 – Fremantle's No.2 pick, which it used to select Andrew Brayshaw, was the club's highest draft selection in recent years. It took Stephen Hill with pick No.3 in 2008, the last year in which it had such a high pick. 

8 – In a midfield-heavy draft, it was no surprise that the first eight picks are generally regarded as midfielders. 

17 – The pick Jack Higgins, the highest-ranked player by stats company Champion Data, was selected...


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Read more: By numbers: The 2017 draft

By numbers: The 2017 draft

AFL 2017 Media - NAB AFL Draft

Lachlan Fogarty was among Geelong's draftees

EVERY little detail is examined to within an inch of its life in football these days, so it goes without saying there were a number of interesting morsels to emerge out of this year's NAB AFL Draft. 

AFL.com.au has taken a look at the draft by the numbers, with a number of quirky details to come out of it.

78 – 78 players were selected by clubs in this year's NAB AFL Draft. 

The class of 2017. Picture: AFL Photos

2 – Fremantle's No.2 pick, which it used to select Andrew Brayshaw, was the club's highest draft selection in recent years. It took Stephen Hill with pick No.3 in 2008, the last year in which it had such a high pick. 

8 – In a midfield-heavy draft, it was no surprise that the first eight picks are generally regarded as midfielders. 

17 – The pick Jack Higgins, the highest-ranked player by stats company Champion Data, was selected...


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Crameri looks long term

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Stewart Crameri is now a Cat after the rookie draft

STEWART Crameri has set his sights on playing beyond 2018, after being thrown a one-year rookie contract lifeline by Geelong on Monday.

The 29-year-old believes he has overcome the hip injury that ruined his last year at the Western Bulldogs, and has confidence he can show the Cats he has multiple seasons left in his body.

"I started my career a bit later, 21-22 as a professional player, so I think I've still got a few years to go yet," Crameri told the Geelong Advertiser.

"I think a lot of players are playing longer now, with the medical teams around clubs now, they're prolonging a lot of careers.

"So, I'll be expecting to not just play this year but the year after and go from there, but I hope to keep playing."

Crameri was one of two players to be rookied by the Cats in the NAB AFL Rookie Draft, along with developing youngster...


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Busy months ahead for Kelly

Cats draftee Tim Kelly has plenty on his plate as he looks forward to starting his first pre-season with Geelong.

The 23-year-old’s partner is expecting twins, and their arrival will make for a very busy household, given they already have a two-year-old son.

The twins are due in January but Kelly is preparing for their arrival any day.

“Twins are notoriously known for coming very early,” he told krockfootball.com.au.

“My partner and I have spoken to people who have had twins at 25, 26, 28 weeks.

“My partner’s now 32 weeks. We’re hoping that they stay in for a few more weeks, but it looks as if it could potentially happen any day now.

“I’ve just got so much to look forward to right now. It’s the happiest time of my life to be honest.”

The Cats took Kelly, who finished runner-up in this year’s Sandover Medal after an outstanding season in the WAFL with South Fremantle, with pick 24 in...


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Busy months ahead for Kelly

Cats draftee Tim Kelly has plenty on his plate as he looks forward to starting his first pre-season with Geelong.

The 23-year-old’s partner is expecting twins, and their arrival will make for a very busy household, given they already have a two-year-old son.

The twins are due in January but Kelly is preparing for their arrival any day.

“Twins are notoriously known for coming very early,” he told krockfootball.com.au.

“My partner and I have spoken to people who have had twins at 25, 26, 28 weeks.

“My partner’s now 32 weeks. We’re hoping that they stay in for a few more weeks, but it looks as if it could potentially happen any day now.

“I’ve just got so much to look forward to right now. It’s the happiest time of my life to be honest.”

The Cats took Kelly, who finished runner-up in this year’s Sandover Medal after an outstanding season in the WAFL with South Fremantle, with pick 24 in...


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Busy months ahead for Kelly

Cats draftee Tim Kelly has plenty on his plate as he looks forward to starting his first pre-season with Geelong.

The 23-year-old’s partner is expecting twins, and their arrival will make for a very busy household, given they already have a two-year-old son.

The twins are due in January but Kelly is preparing for their arrival any day.

“Twins are notoriously known for coming very early,” he told krockfootball.com.au.

“My partner and I have spoken to people who have had twins at 25, 26, 28 weeks.

“My partner’s now 32 weeks. We’re hoping that they stay in for a few more weeks, but it looks as if it could potentially happen any day now.

“I’ve just got so much to look forward to right now. It’s the happiest time of my life to be honest.”

The Cats took Kelly, who finished runner-up in this year’s Sandover Medal after an outstanding season in the WAFL with South Fremantle, with pick 24 in...


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Cats announce 2017 financial result

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Geelong Football Club Limited AGM will be held Mon 18 Dec 2017

The Geelong Football Club has announced a net loss of $445,624 for the 2017 financial year. The club’s operating profit before interest, depreciation and amortisation was $1,521,736.

The major factors in the financial outcome include:

  • A depreciation charge of $1.942 million as a result of the four redevelopments at GMHBA Stadium
  • An increase in revenue of 5.8% to $57.8 million
  • An increase in profit from the club's commercial operations, with profit rising by 3% to $22.3 million.
  • Home attendance (including home games at the MCG and Etihad Stadium) increased from 30,497 to 35,110.
  • The club enjoyed new revenue streams through the completion of the redevelopment of the Brownlow Stand, however this was not fully optimised with only seven home games at our stadium
  • An increase in membership from 52,195 to 56,577
  • Year two of the...

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Cats announce 2017 financial result

AFL 2012 Media - Toyota AFL Premiership Season Launch

Geelong Football Club Limited AGM will be held Mon 18 Dec 2017

The Geelong Football Club has announced a net loss of $445,624 for the 2017 financial year. The club’s operating profit before interest, depreciation and amortisation was $1,521,736.

The major factors in the financial outcome include:

  • A depreciation charge of $1.942 million as a result of the four redevelopments at GMHBA Stadium
  • An increase in revenue of 5.8% to $57.8 million
  • An increase in profit from the club's commercial operations, with profit rising by 3% to $22.3 million.
  • Home attendance (including home games at the MCG and Etihad Stadium) increased from 30,497 to 35,110.
  • The club enjoyed new revenue streams through the completion of the redevelopment of the Brownlow Stand, however this was not fully optimised with only seven home games at our stadium
  • An increase in membership from 52,195 to 56,577
  • Year two of the...

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Read more: Cats announce 2017 financial result

Cats announce 2017 financial result

AFL 2012 Media - Toyota AFL Premiership Season Launch

Geelong Football Club Limited AGM will be held Mon 18 Dec 2017

The Geelong Football Club has announced a net loss of $445,624 for the 2017 financial year. The club’s operating profit before interest, depreciation and amortisation was $1,521,736.

The major factors in the financial outcome include:

  • A depreciation charge of $1.942 million as a result of the four redevelopments at GMHBA Stadium
  • An increase in revenue of 5.8% to $57.8 million
  • An increase in profit from the club's commercial operations, with profit rising by 3% to $22.3 million.
  • Home attendance (including home games at the MCG and Etihad Stadium) increased from 30,497 to 35,110.
  • The club enjoyed new revenue streams through the completion of the redevelopment of the Brownlow Stand, however this was not fully optimised with only seven home games at our stadium
  • An increase in membership from 52,195 to 56,577
  • Year two of the...

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Notice of Cats 2017 Annual General Meeting

Monday 18th December 2017

In accordance with clause 9 of the Geelong Football Club Limited’s Constitution, formal notice is hereby given that the 41st Annual General Meeting of the Geelong Football Club Limited (“the Club”) will be held in the President’s Room, Brownlow Stand, GMHBA Stadium, Kardinia Park, Geelong on Monday 18th December 2017 at 7pm (AEDT) (“the Meeting”).

The business to be dealt with at the Meeting shall be:

  1. The receipt and consideration of:
    • Minutes of 2016 Annual General Meeting
    • 2017 Financial Report
    • 2017 Directors’ Report and Auditor’s Report
  2. Presentation of the 2017 RJ Hickey Award for outstanding service to Australian football.
  3. Any other general business as the Chairman directs in accordance with the Constitution of the Club


FINANCIAL REPORT
The 2017 Financial Report is available on the club’s website geelongcats.com.au from
27 November 2017.

A hard copy can be...


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Cats pick Crameri and Hayball in rookie draft

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Matthew Hayball will get another opportunity with the Cats

Geelong has rounded out their 2018 playing list with the re-drafting of Matthew Hayball and the acquisition of Stewart Crameri from the Western Bulldogs in Monday’s AFL Rookie Draft.

Following on from the selections of Lachlan Fogarty, Tim Kelly, Charlie Constable and Gryan Miers at last week’s National Draft that Cats used their two selections in the Rookie Draft to place delisted utility Hayball and former Bomber and Bulldog Crameri on the Rookie List.

Hayball, rookie pick 31, was delisted by the Cats in October with the understanding the Cats would re-select him as a rookie if he was still available.

Crameri, rookie pick 16, has played 99 AFL games since debuting for the Bombers in 2010.

At the end of the 2013 season, Crameri was traded to the Western Bulldogs for pick 26. Upon arriving at the Dogs, Crameri was a key...


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Cats pick Crameri and Hayball in rookie draft

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Matthew Hayball will get another opportunity with the Cats

Geelong has rounded out their 2018 playing list with the re-drafting of Matthew Hayball and the acquisition of Stewart Crameri from the Western Bulldogs in Monday’s AFL Rookie Draft.

Following on from the selections of Lachlan Fogarty, Tim Kelly, Charlie Constable and Gryan Miers at last week’s National Draft that Cats used their two selections in the Rookie Draft to place delisted utility Hayball and former Bomber and Bulldog Crameri on the Rookie List.

Hayball, rookie pick 31, was delisted by the Cats in October with the understanding the Cats would re-select him as a rookie if he was still available.

Crameri, rookie pick 16, has played 99 AFL games since debuting for the Bombers in 2010.

At the end of the 2013 season, Crameri was traded to the Western Bulldogs for pick 26. Upon arriving at the Dogs, Crameri was a key...


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Versatile Crameri adds to Cats

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Stewart Crameri will be joining the Cats

Geelong has used two selections in the 2017 NAB rookie draft, adding the versatile Stewart Crameri and redrafting Matthew Hayball.

Crameri is a veteran of 99 AFL games with Essendon and the Western Bulldogs. He debuted with the Bombers in 2010. Crameri went on to kick 96 goals in 57 gamed with Essendon before joining the Bulldogs in 2014. He played 42 games and kicked 70 goals for the Dogs,

Crameri was the Bombers leading goal kicker three times (2011, 2012, 2013) and also led the Bulldogs in goals in 2014.

Hayball has spent the past two years with the Cats after being selected with the 70th pick at the 2015 national draft. Hayball has played 32 VFL games with Geelong, kicking 18 goals. Hayball was delisted at the conclusion of the 2017 season, but the club committed to redrafting him.

“Stewart has shown himself to be a versatile player who...


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AFL.com.au rates the Cats draft

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AFL.com.au rates the Cats draft haul

Selections before academy and father/son bidding: 22, 24, 35, 58, 71, 86
Selections after bidding: 22, 24, 36, 57
Who they picked: Lachlan Fogarty, Tim Kelly, Charlie Constable, Gryan Miers

Verdict:

After being touted as a possible top-15 pick, Fogarty slipped through to the Cats and they would have been delighted to nab him with pick 22. He's likely to start as a small forward, where his tackling pressure skills will be put to good use and with question marks over the fitness of Lincoln McCarthy and Cory Gregson he could get an opportunity at some stage next season. Fogarty has clean hands and uses the ball well.

Kelly is regarded as one of the best players in the WAFL competition and will press for senior selection straight away.

Constable was another player who dropped down the order, but his ability to find the football and use it in traffic is...


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Cats want Kelly to be like recent mature recruits

Tim Kelly highlights Highlights of the Cats pick 24, Tim Kelly

GEELONG picked up the first mature-age player of the NAB AFL Draft by selecting WAFL midfielder Tim Kelly at No.24.

Kelly, 23, can also line up in attack and finished second in the Sandover Medal this year while at South Fremantle.

The Cats will be hoping the Western Australian can slot straight into the senior side as they look to remain in premiership contention after bowing out in the preliminary final in consecutive seasons.

"Tim's been a terrific player in the WAFL for a long time but had an outstanding year this year and was desperate for an opportunity to play AFL footy," recruiting manager Stephen Wells told AFL.com.au. 

"He's well motivated, he matches the profile a bit of Sam Menegola and Tom Stewart as two older players that we've brought in over the last couple of years that have been able to make an...


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Cats add four in bumper draft pool

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Lachlan Fogarty was the Cats first pick in the draft

Four exciting young prospects have delivered the Cats a fantastic result at the 2017 AFL Draft.

The Cats selected Lachlan Fogarty at pick 22, Tim Kelly at 24, Charlie Constable at 36 and Gryan Miers at 57. The selections saw the Cats pick up a pair of under 18 All Australians, a hard bodied 23 year old and an elusive goal kicker. All four can play midfield and forward. 

Fogarty won All Australian honours and finished as runner up in the Western Jets best & fairest. A creative and brave midfielder, Fogarty averaged 19 possessions at the under 18 national championship and he is a good decision maker with good hand and foot skills.

Kelly was runner up in the WAFL’s Sandover medal. Kelly is a mature 23 year old who was one of South Fremantle’s best...


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Ablett hits track early with young Cats

Ablett: 'I missed the Cats fans' Cats Media chats to Gary Ablett about his returm, family and more in an exclusive interview

GARY Ablett is back training with Geelong, more than a week before he is officially due to return to the club.

Ablett, 33, joined the Cats' second-to-fourth-year players for a training session at Deakin University's Waurn Ponds' campus on Thursday morning following his much-publicised trade from Gold Coast in the off-season.

Geelong general manager of football Simon Lloyd told AFL.com.au the dual Brownlow medallist would work closely with the club's conditioning and medical teams in laying out a plan for the upcoming pre-season over the coming week.

"It was great to see Gary in at the club. His official start date is the fourth of December, so between then he's going to come in and out at different times as a number of players are currently doing," Lloyd...


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