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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

Great response to member survey

AFL 2017 Round 09 - Geelong v Western Bulldogs

Cats fans love GMHBA Stadium

The Cats have been delighted with the response to the club's annual Membership Satisfaction Survey.

The survey revealed an overall satisfaction number of 84 per cent, which is up on the AFL average of 78 per cent.

The new facilities at GMHBA Stadium have been a great hit with Cats members, with 93 per cent of respondents saying GMHBA is a great place to watch footy.

More than 90 per cent of respondents also said they valued the club's Cats in the Community programs.

The club would like to thank all the members who responded to the survey.

What is important to our members? Our actions for 2018
Cats membership offering

We are prioritising the affordability of membership in 2018.

We will be relaunching our “Committed Cats” program in 2018 – a program that allows Members to spread their payment over the year to make being a Cats Member more affordable.

We...


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Bellears takes on key Women's role

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Simone Bellears is the Cats new Women's Football Strategy and Pathway Manager

The Geelong Cats continue to strengthen their women’s football program with the appointment of Simone Bellears as Women’s Football Strategy and Pathways Manager. Simone moves into the role after spending the past two years as the Cats Academy Pathway manager.

The role is responsible for leading and cohesively integrating Women’s Football Programs in line with club values across the organisation. This includes leading the execution of the AFLW preparation strategy across the club, with the Cats set to enter the AFLW in 2019.

“The expansion of our women’s programs is something that all areas of our club are excited about and committed to making a success,” Bellears said.

“To be asked to lead this process and to bring all areas of our club together to ensure the success of the program and the growth of the...


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Bellears takes on key Women's role

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Simone Bellears is the Cats new Women's Football Strategy and Pathway Manager

The Geelong Cats continue to strengthen their women’s football program with the appointment of Simone Bellears as Women’s Football Strategy and Pathways Manager. Simone moves into the role after spending the past two years as the Cats Academy Pathway manager.

The role is responsible for leading and cohesively integrating Women’s Football Programs in line with club values across the organisation. This includes leading the execution of the AFLW preparation strategy across the club, with the Cats set to enter the AFLW in 2019.

“The expansion of our women’s programs is something that all areas of our club are excited about and committed to making a success,” Bellears said.

“To be asked to lead this process and to bring all areas of our club together to ensure the success of the program and the growth of the...


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Read more: Bellears takes on key Women's role

Bellears takes on key Women's role

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Simone Bellears is the Cats new Women's Football Strategy and Pathway Manager

The Geelong Cats continue to strengthen their women’s football program with the appointment of Simone Bellears as Women’s Football Strategy and Pathways Manager. Simone moves into the role after spending the past two years as the Cats Academy Pathway manager.

The role is responsible for leading and cohesively integrating Women’s Football Programs in line with club values across the organisation. This includes leading the execution of the AFLW preparation strategy across the club, with the Cats set to enter the AFLW in 2019.

“The expansion of our women’s programs is something that all areas of our club are excited about and committed to making a success,” Bellears said.

“To be asked to lead this process and to bring all areas of our club together to ensure the success of the program and the growth of the...


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Parfitt ready to roll

Brandan Parfitt press conference Brandan Parfitt speaks to the media as the Cats 1st to 4th years return to training

GEELONG youngster Brandan Parfitt will tweak his summer program to avoid the type of high-grade hamstring strain that robbed him of a full debut season.

The 19-year-old badly damaged his right hamstring in round six this year when sprinting to catch Collingwood's Jack Crisp at the MCG. 

Parfitt avoided surgery, but didn't appear at AFL level again until round 16 after one VFL hit-out.

While his changes won't be as dramatic as those Hawthorn speedster Cyril Rioli adopted in 2011 when he overhauled his running technique to reduce hamstring issues, the tenacious youngster admitted there would be some differences. 

"This pre-season I'm going to work on that a little bit, just structurally change a little bit, with less work through the hamstrings," Parfitt said on...


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Parfitt ready to roll

Brandan Parfitt press conference Brandan Parfitt speaks to the media as the Cats 1st to 4th years return to training

GEELONG youngster Brandan Parfitt will tweak his summer program to avoid the type of high-grade hamstring strain that robbed him of a full debut season.

The 19-year-old badly damaged his right hamstring in round six this year when sprinting to catch Collingwood's Jack Crisp at the MCG. 

Parfitt avoided surgery, but didn't appear at AFL level again until round 16 after one VFL hit-out.

While his changes won't be as dramatic as those Hawthorn speedster Cyril Rioli adopted in 2011 when he overhauled his running technique to reduce hamstring issues, the tenacious youngster admitted there would be some differences. 

"This pre-season I'm going to work on that a little bit, just structurally change a little bit, with less work through the hamstrings," Parfitt said on...


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Parfitt ready to roll

Brandan Parfitt press conference Brandan Parfitt speaks to the media as the Cats 1st to 4th years return to training

GEELONG youngster Brandan Parfitt will tweak his summer program to avoid the type of high-grade hamstring strain that robbed him of a full debut season.

The 19-year-old badly damaged his right hamstring in round six this year when sprinting to catch Collingwood's Jack Crisp at the MCG. 

Parfitt avoided surgery, but didn't appear at AFL level again until round 16 after one VFL hit-out.

While his changes won't be as dramatic as those Hawthorn speedster Cyril Rioli adopted in 2011 when he overhauled his running technique to reduce hamstring issues, the tenacious youngster admitted there would be some differences. 

"This pre-season I'm going to work on that a little bit, just structurally change a little bit, with less work through the hamstrings," Parfitt said on...


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The bounce stays

AFL 2017 Media - AFL Announces Steve Hocking as GM of Football Operations

Steve Hocking has played a key role in retaining the bounce

THE AFL has confirmed it will stick with tradition and that umpires will continue to bounce the ball at the start of quarters and to restart play after goals.

The bounce has been a long-standing part of League football, but its place in the game has been increasingly questioned in recent years, with some umpires concerned by the physical and mental toll the practice takes on them.

AFL Chairman Richard Goyder and football operations manager Steve Hocking announced on Tuesday afternoon the bounce would live on for the forseeable future. 

Goyder said the bounce was a "unique" and "iconic" part of AFL games and believed most fans would welcome its retention. 

"It's great that the bounce will kick off AFL football games. There's nothing like the roar of the crowd and the expectation that the bounce will start our great game,"...


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The bounce stays

AFL 2017 Media - AFL Announces Steve Hocking as GM of Football Operations

Steve Hocking has played a key role in retaining the bounce

THE AFL has confirmed it will stick with tradition and that umpires will continue to bounce the ball at the start of quarters and to restart play after goals.

The bounce has been a long-standing part of League football, but its place in the game has been increasingly questioned in recent years, with some umpires concerned by the physical and mental toll the practice takes on them.

AFL Chairman Richard Goyder and football operations manager Steve Hocking announced on Tuesday afternoon the bounce would live on for the forseeable future. 

Goyder said the bounce was a "unique" and "iconic" part of AFL games and believed most fans would welcome its retention. 

"It's great that the bounce will kick off AFL football games. There's nothing like the roar of the crowd and the expectation that the bounce will start our great game,"...


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The bounce stays

AFL 2017 Media - AFL Announces Steve Hocking as GM of Football Operations

Steve Hocking has played a key role in retaining the bounce

THE AFL has confirmed it will stick with tradition and that umpires will continue to bounce the ball at the start of quarters and to restart play after goals.

The bounce has been a long-standing part of League football, but its place in the game has been increasingly questioned in recent years, with some umpires concerned by the physical and mental toll the practice takes on them.

AFL Chairman Richard Goyder and football operations manager Steve Hocking announced on Tuesday afternoon the bounce would live on for the forseeable future. 

Goyder said the bounce was a "unique" and "iconic" part of AFL games and believed most fans would welcome its retention. 

"It's great that the bounce will kick off AFL football games. There's nothing like the roar of the crowd and the expectation that the bounce will start our great game,"...


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Cal Twomey's draft form guide: November edition

After all those games, all that athletic testing and all of the club interviews, we are finally a week away from the NAB AFL Draft.

This is AFL.com.au's rating of the best 30 players in this year's pool. It is not a mock draft or necessarily an indication of where the players will get selected or where bids may come for father-son or academy players.

1 Cameron Rayner

POS: Half-forward/midfielder, Ht 187cm, Wt 88kg, DOB 21/10/1999
From Western Jets/Vic Metro
October ranking: 1

Rayner is the most exciting, game-changing prospect in the pool and for that reason is the No.1 player in the Phantom Form Guide. It was rare for Rayner to play a game this year without showing at least a couple of his tricks – whether it be an explosive burst from a stoppage, a smart overhead grab, a lead and mark out of the goalsquare, or a dashing, brilliant run and then long kick (he can do it on both feet). The 18-year-old...


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Cal Twomey's draft form guide: November edition

After all those games, all that athletic testing and all of the club interviews, we are finally a week away from the NAB AFL Draft.

This is AFL.com.au's rating of the best 30 players in this year's pool. It is not a mock draft or necessarily an indication of where the players will get selected or where bids may come for father-son or academy players.

1 Cameron Rayner

POS: Half-forward/midfielder, Ht 187cm, Wt 88kg, DOB 21/10/1999
From Western Jets/Vic Metro
October ranking: 1

Rayner is the most exciting, game-changing prospect in the pool and for that reason is the No.1 player in the Phantom Form Guide. It was rare for Rayner to play a game this year without showing at least a couple of his tricks – whether it be an explosive burst from a stoppage, a smart overhead grab, a lead and mark out of the goalsquare, or a dashing, brilliant run and then long kick (he can do it on both feet). The 18-year-old...


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Read more: Cal Twomey's draft form guide: November edition

Cal Twomey's draft form guide: November edition

After all those games, all that athletic testing and all of the club interviews, we are finally a week away from the NAB AFL Draft.

This is AFL.com.au's rating of the best 30 players in this year's pool. It is not a mock draft or necessarily an indication of where the players will get selected or where bids may come for father-son or academy players.

1 Cameron Rayner

POS: Half-forward/midfielder, Ht 187cm, Wt 88kg, DOB 21/10/1999
From Western Jets/Vic Metro
October ranking: 1

Rayner is the most exciting, game-changing prospect in the pool and for that reason is the No.1 player in the Phantom Form Guide. It was rare for Rayner to play a game this year without showing at least a couple of his tricks – whether it be an explosive burst from a stoppage, a smart overhead grab, a lead and mark out of the goalsquare, or a dashing, brilliant run and then long kick (he can do it on both feet). The 18-year-old...


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Simonds on the ball

AFL 2017 Media - Gary Ablett

Simonds will feature on the Cats match ball from 2018

The Geelong Cats and Simonds will continue as partners with Simonds taking over the club’s ball sponsorship for the 2018 season.

Geelong’s home ground had carried the Simonds name for the past six seasons, and now the home building icon has taken over sponsorship of the ball, and will again be visible throughout the AFL season.

The arrangement will see Simonds emblazoned on the match day ball used for Geelong AFL home games and also all balls for all AFL training sessions.

“Simonds homes and the Simonds family have been outstanding supporters of the club for over a decade,” Geelong Cats’ CEO Brian Cook said.

“The partnership between the club and Simonds has taken various forms over the years and we are delighted that this relationship will continue into 2018. The values of the Cats and Simonds are closely aligned and we are...


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Cats head to SA for AFLX

AFL 2017 JLT Community Series - Hawthorn v Geelong

The Cats will head to Hindmarsh Stadium for the AFLX tournament

AFLX, the League's high-octane version of the sport, will debut on February 15 next year with the AFL including traditional soccer and rugby venues among the venues for three separate round-robin tournaments.

The modified game will be played in three cities across three nights, with six AFL clubs represented in each competition. 

AFL.com.au can exclusively reveal that Adelaide will host the first round-robin at Hindmarsh Stadium on a Thursday night, the week before the JLT Community Series begins. 

The Crows and Port Adelaide will be joined by Collingwood, West Coast, Fremantle and Geelong in the first ever AFLX tournament.

The fast-paced game will then head to Melbourne's Etihad Stadium on February 16, where the Demons, North Melbourne, St Kilda, Carlton, Hawthorn and Essendon will compete under Friday night...


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Selwood in the clear from IRS umpires

AFL 2017 Virgin IRS Series - Australia v Ireland

Joel Selwood is shown a black card on Saturday

JOEL Selwood has been cleared to line up in Geelong’s season opener against Melbourne after umpires decided not to report him over a clash which saw the fearless Cat sent from the field during Saturday night’s second Virgin Australia International Rules Test in Perth.

Selwood was shown a black card just before half-time and collecting Irishman Chris Barrett high.

That meant he was sent off for the rest of the match and the umpires conferred after the game to decide whether it was serious enough to be referred to a Tribunal. 

However, after viewing video, they ruled that Selwood had no further case to answer. 

Irish coach Joe Kernan lauded Australia's skills and spirit but was upset at some of the decisions from the officials. 

Kernan said Nat Fyfe, who ended up being a match-winner again, should have been sent off in the third quarter...


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Wells upbeat ahead of draft

Wells:"We'll make good decisions" Geelong Cats Recruiting & List Manager Stephen Wells chats to Cats Media about the upcoming draft

AFL 2017 First Preliminary Final - Adelaide v Geelong

Brandan Parfitt was the Cats' first pick in the 2016 NAB AFL Draft

Geelong's list and recruiting manager Stephen Wells has no doubt there will be plenty of top-line talent available when the Cats enter the NAB AFL Draft with pick 22.

"I'm sure all the clubs will have their own ratings of the players," told Cats Media.

"It's fair to say we think the top 10 are a clear standout.

"But then after that it's a very even bunch, and all the clubs with picks around where we're picking will have numerous players that I'm sure they'd be happy to pull out."

The Cats have picks 22, 24, 35, 58, 72 and 90.

The NAB AFL Draft will take place in Sydney on Friday, November 24.

To watch the full interview with Stephen Wells click on the video player at the top of the...


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Can this draft pick bring the Cats more gold?

AFL 2011 Toyota Grand Final - Collingwood v Geelong

Two of the Cats 2007, 2009 and 2011 premiership stars were taken with draft pick 24

The Cats will head into next Friday’s national draft with six picks including three in the top 35. 

Once again the Cats will call upon Stephen Wells and his recruiting team to fill needs, find a diamond in the rough and maybe even the next superstar Brownlow medallist.

So, as with any big decisions, we look at history to guide us and the history of the Cats 2017 draft picks is one to make Cats smile.

For the third time in 20 years, the Cats will make a pick at 24 in the national draft. The two other Cats selected were none other than David Wojcinski and Steve Johnson. The two were integral parts of the Cats recent golden era finishing with a combined six premierships.

No pressure on the next pick 24!

Whilst the Cats haven’t drafted anyone at pick 58 as of yet, the history of the pick looms large with...


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Can this draft pick bring the Cats more gold?

AFL 2011 Toyota Grand Final - Collingwood v Geelong

Two of the Cats 2007, 2009 and 2011 premiership stars were taken with draft pick 24

The Cats will head into next Friday’s national draft with six picks including three in the top 35. 

Once again the Cats will call upon Stephen Wells and his recruiting team to fill needs, find a diamond in the rough and maybe even the next superstar Brownlow medallist.

So, as with any big decisions, we look at history to guide us and the history of the Cats 2017 draft picks is one to make Cats smile.

For the third time in 20 years, the Cats will make a pick at 24 in the national draft. The two other Cats selected were none other than David Wojcinski and Steve Johnson. The two were integral parts of the Cats recent golden era finishing with a combined six premierships.

No pressure on the next pick 24!

Whilst the Cats haven’t drafted anyone at pick 58 as of yet, the history of the pick looms large with...


Read full article on AFL Geelong AFLComAu


Read more: Can this draft pick bring the Cats more gold?

Cats depth chart

AFL 2017 Round 23 - Geelong v GWS Giants

The Cats will need to use the draft to off-set recent departures

Two straight preliminary finals have the Cats on the right path but a slew of retirements over the past few seasons has created a lot of change to the Cats list.

So heading into next Friday’s national draft we’ve taken a look at the Cats depth across the ground.

So what type of player should the Cats take with their first pick? Vote in our poll below.

Forwards 

Key Forwards

Wylie Buzza

Esava Ratugolea

Aaron Black

Tom Hawkins

Timm House (DEF)

Small/Mid-Forwards

Linc McCarthy

Daniel Menzel

Quinton Narkle

Cory Gregson

Sam Simpson

Jamaine Jones

Defenders

Key Defenders

Harry Taylor (FWD)

Ryan Gardner

Lachie Henderson

Small/Mid Defenders

Zach Tuohy

Jake Kolodjashnij (MID)

Jed Bews

Zac Guthrie

Jackson Thurlow (MID)

Tom Stewart

Midfield

Brandan Parfitt (FWD)

Nakia Cockatoo (FWD)

Joel Selwood

Scott Selwood

Jordan...


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