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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

Hocking looking at earlier MRP decisions

BRINGING forward Match Review Panel decisions for Thursday and Friday night matches is one of many items on new AFL football operations manager Steve Hocking's agenda. 

The 52-year-old former Geelong footballer and football manager repeated his previous comments that he would take a "consultative and inclusive" approach to decision-making. 

Reviewing the MRP process appears Hocking's top priority since officially starting his new role in mid-October. 

"We're still working through that, so we're fairly keen to talk to stakeholders – umpires and also clubs and a number of other key people as well," Hocking said. 

"There's a range of different thinking out there and obviously my role is to make sense of all of that and at the appropriate time communicate that to the broader football community. 

"I do (have my own opinion), but I want to remain open on those thoughts as well. I don't...


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Hocking looking at earlier MRP decisions

BRINGING forward Match Review Panel decisions for Thursday and Friday night matches is one of many items on new AFL football operations manager Steve Hocking's agenda. 

The 52-year-old former Geelong footballer and football manager repeated his previous comments that he would take a "consultative and inclusive" approach to decision-making. 

Reviewing the MRP process appears Hocking's top priority since officially starting his new role in mid-October. 

"We're still working through that, so we're fairly keen to talk to stakeholders – umpires and also clubs and a number of other key people as well," Hocking said. 

"There's a range of different thinking out there and obviously my role is to make sense of all of that and at the appropriate time communicate that to the broader football community. 

"I do (have my own opinion), but I want to remain open on those thoughts as well. I don't...


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Ruggles a chance to be redrafted

GEELONG will consider throwing delisted defender Tom Ruggles a lifeline, possibly in the NAB AFL Draft or the rookie draft.

The 25-year-old made an immediate impression in his debut season of 2016, playing 18 games after coming off the rookie list.  

Opportunities, however, were scarce in 2017, with Ruggles playing the opening four games of the year before poor form and a collarbone injury saw him fail to register another senior game.  

Ruggles was delisted on October 30 but Cats coach Chris Scott revealed on Friday that the axed defender's time at Simonds Stadium may not be over.  

"Absolutely he is (a chance to be redrafted)," Scott told Melbourne radio station SEN.  

"It was a really difficult situation (to delist him), so he'd count himself a little bit unlucky.  

"He's been invited to stay around the club, use the facilities and prepare himself so he is in good shape if he does...


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Ruggles a chance to be redrafted

GEELONG will consider throwing delisted defender Tom Ruggles a lifeline, possibly in the NAB AFL Draft or the rookie draft.

The 25-year-old made an immediate impression in his debut season of 2016, playing 18 games after coming off the rookie list.  

Opportunities, however, were scarce in 2017, with Ruggles playing the opening four games of the year before poor form and a collarbone injury saw him fail to register another senior game.  

Ruggles was delisted on October 30 but Cats coach Chris Scott revealed on Friday that the axed defender's time at Simonds Stadium may not be over.  

"Absolutely he is (a chance to be redrafted)," Scott told Melbourne radio station SEN.  

"It was a really difficult situation (to delist him), so he'd count himself a little bit unlucky.  

"He's been invited to stay around the club, use the facilities and prepare himself so he is in good shape if he does...


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Read more: Ruggles a chance to be redrafted

Ruggles a chance to be redrafted

GEELONG will consider throwing delisted defender Tom Ruggles a lifeline, possibly in the NAB AFL Draft or the rookie draft.

The 25-year-old made an immediate impression in his debut season of 2016, playing 18 games after coming off the rookie list.  

Opportunities, however, were scarce in 2017, with Ruggles playing the opening four games of the year before poor form and a collarbone injury saw him fail to register another senior game.  

Ruggles was delisted on October 30 but Cats coach Chris Scott revealed on Friday that the axed defender's time at Simonds Stadium may not be over.  

"Absolutely he is (a chance to be redrafted)," Scott told Melbourne radio station SEN.  

"It was a really difficult situation (to delist him), so he'd count himself a little bit unlucky.  

"He's been invited to stay around the club, use the facilities and prepare himself so he is in good shape if he does...


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Hood happy with Cats' AFLW preparations

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Cats VFLW coach Paul Hood

GEELONG may not be entering the NAB AFL Women's competition until 2019, but plans are well underway to make that transition as smooth as possible. 

The Cats fielded a side in the VFL Women's league this year, with the team boasting Melbourne AFLW duo Lily Mithen and Richelle Cranston (along with recently drafted Demon Anna Teague), and will do so again in 2018. 

Coach Paul Hood has been involved with Geelong for a number of years, leading the club’s VFL men's side in 2014-15, spending 2016 in player development and this year taking on the challenge of blooding the brand new VFLW side.

"It's going to be an advantage for us to watch two seasons of AFLW before we come into the competition," Hood said. 

"Clearly, we'll be behind the eight-ball as far as experience goes when the side runs out, but it's great to see the lay of the land a bit, see who does things...


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Hood happy with Cats' AFLW preparations

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Cats VFLW coach Paul Hood

GEELONG may not be entering the NAB AFL Women's competition until 2019, but plans are well underway to make that transition as smooth as possible. 

The Cats fielded a side in the VFL Women's league this year, with the team boasting Melbourne AFLW duo Lily Mithen and Richelle Cranston (along with recently drafted Demon Anna Teague), and will do so again in 2018. 

Coach Paul Hood has been involved with Geelong for a number of years, leading the club’s VFL men's side in 2014-15, spending 2016 in player development and this year taking on the challenge of blooding the brand new VFLW side.

"It's going to be an advantage for us to watch two seasons of AFLW before we come into the competition," Hood said. 

"Clearly, we'll be behind the eight-ball as far as experience goes when the side runs out, but it's great to see the lay of the land a bit, see who does things...


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Read more: Hood happy with Cats' AFLW preparations

Hood happy with Cats' AFLW preparations

Hoody-devils-horiz.jpg

Cats VFLW coach Paul Hood

GEELONG may not be entering the NAB AFL Women's competition until 2019, but plans are well underway to make that transition as smooth as possible. 

The Cats fielded a side in the VFL Women's league this year, with the team boasting Melbourne AFLW duo Lily Mithen and Richelle Cranston (along with recently drafted Demon Anna Teague), and will do so again in 2018. 

Coach Paul Hood has been involved with Geelong for a number of years, leading the club’s VFL men's side in 2014-15, spending 2016 in player development and this year taking on the challenge of blooding the brand new VFLW side.

"It's going to be an advantage for us to watch two seasons of AFLW before we come into the competition," Hood said. 

"Clearly, we'll be behind the eight-ball as far as experience goes when the side runs out, but it's great to see the lay of the land a bit, see who does things...


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Read more: Hood happy with Cats' AFLW preparations

Cats get nine for first time since 1999

AFL 2017 Round 21 - Geelong v Richmond

The Cats will play in front of a home Geelong crowd nine times in 2018

Geelong has welcomed the 2018 fixture it has been handed by the AFL. 

Highlighting the draw is nine games at GMHBA Stadium, with Carlton set to travel to Geelong for the first time since 1997.

“The AFL always has a difficult task in balancing the many requests from clubs. We are thrilled that the AFL has recognised the fact our club, our members, supporters and the local community deserve more home games at GMHBA Stadium,” Geelong CEO Brian Cook said.

“Playing nine games at our home ground for the first time in many years will have a huge benefit to all stakeholders, and we think this also makes the fixture fairer from an integrity point of view.

“Our supporters constantly give us feedback of the importance of playing more games here. That the AFL has been able to work through this is a credit to their...


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Cats get nine for first time since 1999

AFL 2017 Round 21 - Geelong v Richmond

The Cats will play in front of a home Geelong crowd nine times in 2018

Geelong has welcomed the 2018 fixture it has been handed by the AFL. 

Highlighting the draw is nine games at GMHBA Stadium, with Carlton set to travel to Geelong for the first time since 1997.

“The AFL always has a difficult task in balancing the many requests from clubs. We are thrilled that the AFL has recognised the fact our club, our members, supporters and the local community deserve more home games at GMHBA Stadium,” Geelong CEO Brian Cook said.

“Playing nine games at our home ground for the first time in many years will have a huge benefit to all stakeholders, and we think this also makes the fixture fairer from an integrity point of view.

“Our supporters constantly give us feedback of the importance of playing more games here. That the AFL has been able to work through this is a credit to their...


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Blitz takes on Everest

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Mark Blicavs at Mt Everest Base Camp. Picture: @itsblitz Instagram

WHILE his contemporaries take in European sights or lounge on Balinese beaches, Geelong midfielder Mark Blicavs has used his time off to climb Mt Everest. 

Blicavs, 26, teamed up with three schoolmates to embark on the 16-day trek through the Himalayas to Basecamp in the name of charity and awareness. 

They made it to Basecamp on Monday, having battled "avalanches, altitude sickness, wild yaks and dog attacks", according to Blicavs' Instagram. 

Now, they face a 61km descent; the return journey of one of the more physically demanding challenges on the planet. 

Blicavs and his mates have all been touched by mental health battles through friends or family close to them. 

Their trip aims to raise money for the Kai Eardley Fund; a foundation established in 2016 after the passing of Kai Eardley, who was 20. 

His brother Cam...


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Blitz takes on Everest

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Mark Blicavs at Mt Everest Base Camp. Picture: @itsblitz Instagram

WHILE his contemporaries take in European sights or lounge on Balinese beaches, Geelong midfielder Mark Blicavs has used his time off to climb Mt Everest. 

Blicavs, 26, teamed up with three schoolmates to embark on the 16-day trek through the Himalayas to Basecamp in the name of charity and awareness. 

They made it to Basecamp on Monday, having battled "avalanches, altitude sickness, wild yaks and dog attacks", according to Blicavs' Instagram. 

Now, they face a 61km descent; the return journey of one of the more physically demanding challenges on the planet. 

Blicavs and his mates have all been touched by mental health battles through friends or family close to them. 

Their trip aims to raise money for the Kai Eardley Fund; a foundation established in 2016 after the passing of Kai Eardley, who was 20. 

His brother Cam...


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AFL aiming for record crowds

AFL 2017 Round 13 - West Coast v Geelong

The Cats will play their first game at Perth Stadium in round three

THE AFL has sought to capitalise on the impact of the new Perth Stadium, targeting a home and away attendance record in 2018 on the back of the state of the art venue.

An extra Perth match has been scheduled in 2018, with Fremantle winning the rights to play Gold Coast in an 'away' game at the new stadium in round three.

AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan believes the League can break last year's attendance record of 6,732,601 with the help of the country's second largest AFL venue. 

"It's going to be an unbelievable venue," McLachlan said as he launched the 2018 fixture at the MCG on Tuesday. 

"We expect a lot of people to want to travel and go to this venue and its addition is going to have a huge impact on the 2018 fixture generally.

"We had an extraordinary year in 2017, posting our record ever home and away attendance of...


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AFL aiming for record crowds

AFL 2017 Round 13 - West Coast v Geelong

The Cats will play their first game at Perth Stadium in round three

THE AFL has sought to capitalise on the impact of the new Perth Stadium, targeting a home and away attendance record in 2018 on the back of the state of the art venue.

An extra Perth match has been scheduled in 2018, with Fremantle winning the rights to play Gold Coast in an 'away' game at the new stadium in round three.

AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan believes the League can break last year's attendance record of 6,732,601 with the help of the country's second largest AFL venue. 

"It's going to be an unbelievable venue," McLachlan said as he launched the 2018 fixture at the MCG on Tuesday. 

"We expect a lot of people to want to travel and go to this venue and its addition is going to have a huge impact on the 2018 fixture generally.

"We had an extraordinary year in 2017, posting our record ever home and away attendance of...


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Read more: AFL aiming for record crowds

Gill avoids AFLX questions

AFL 2017 Media - 2018 AFL Fixture Release

AFL executives Travis Auld and Gillon McLachlan at the release of the 2018 fixture

AFLX is coming, but chief executive Gillon McLachlan jokes he's not allowed to talk about it yet. 

As the League unveiled its full fixture for 2018 there is one piece of the puzzle missing, what happens with the AFL's new experimental format?

Born out of an innovation project at AFL headquarters, and aimed at allowing a version of the code to be played in smaller spaces, the League had first considered trialing the concept with top tier clubs in back in September. 

Now it's slated to fill the void left by reducing the JLT Community Series from four weeks down to three, with two games per club.

The theory is the AFL will trial its new format with a round-robin tournament on the weekend of February 17 and 18, but there are complexities officials are still working through.

"I'm sure we're going to do...


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Read more: Gill avoids AFLX questions

Gill avoids AFLX questions

AFL 2017 Media - 2018 AFL Fixture Release

AFL executives Travis Auld and Gillon McLachlan at the release of the 2018 fixture

AFLX is coming, but chief executive Gillon McLachlan jokes he's not allowed to talk about it yet. 

As the League unveiled its full fixture for 2018 there is one piece of the puzzle missing, what happens with the AFL's new experimental format?

Born out of an innovation project at AFL headquarters, and aimed at allowing a version of the code to be played in smaller spaces, the League had first considered trialing the concept with top tier clubs in back in September. 

Now it's slated to fill the void left by reducing the JLT Community Series from four weeks down to three, with two games per club.

The theory is the AFL will trial its new format with a round-robin tournament on the weekend of February 17 and 18, but there are complexities officials are still working through.

"I'm sure we're going to do...


Read full article on AFL Geelong AFLComAu


Read more: Gill avoids AFLX questions

Gill avoids AFLX questions

AFL 2017 Media - 2018 AFL Fixture Release

AFL executives Travis Auld and Gillon McLachlan at the release of the 2018 fixture

AFLX is coming, but chief executive Gillon McLachlan jokes he's not allowed to talk about it yet. 

As the League unveiled its full fixture for 2018 there is one piece of the puzzle missing, what happens with the AFL's new experimental format?

Born out of an innovation project at AFL headquarters, and aimed at allowing a version of the code to be played in smaller spaces, the League had first considered trialing the concept with top tier clubs in back in September. 

Now it's slated to fill the void left by reducing the JLT Community Series from four weeks down to three, with two games per club.

The theory is the AFL will trial its new format with a round-robin tournament on the weekend of February 17 and 18, but there are complexities officials are still working through.

"I'm sure we're going to do...


Read full article on AFL Geelong AFLComAu


Read more: Gill avoids AFLX questions

No call yet on 2018 GF start time

AFL 2017 Media - 2018 AFL Fixture Release

Gillon McLachlan at the announcement of the 2018 fixture

THE GRAND Final start time remains undecided as the AFL ponders whether to move the decider into a twilight time slot.

AFL chief executive officer Gillon McLachlan said in October last year it was "inevitable" the match would eventually be moved forward to later in the afternoon. 

McLachlan said on Tuesday he would come closer to forming his view in November. 

"We haven't had a good think about that because we haven't had to," McLachlan said. 

"I'll get with my board in November and they'll have a view. We'll look at all the different stuff."

Meanwhile, extra time will not be introduced for the home and away season in 2018. 

That idea gained momentum following an extraordinary elimination final between Port Adelaide and West Coast that went into extra time, only to be decided by a Luke Shuey goal after the siren. 

The...


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Read more: No call yet on 2018 GF start time

No call yet on 2018 GF start time

AFL 2017 Media - 2018 AFL Fixture Release

Gillon McLachlan at the announcement of the 2018 fixture

THE GRAND Final start time remains undecided as the AFL ponders whether to move the decider into a twilight time slot.

AFL chief executive officer Gillon McLachlan said in October last year it was "inevitable" the match would eventually be moved forward to later in the afternoon. 

McLachlan said on Tuesday he would come closer to forming his view in November. 

"We haven't had a good think about that because we haven't had to," McLachlan said. 

"I'll get with my board in November and they'll have a view. We'll look at all the different stuff."

Meanwhile, extra time will not be introduced for the home and away season in 2018. 

That idea gained momentum following an extraordinary elimination final between Port Adelaide and West Coast that went into extra time, only to be decided by a Luke Shuey goal after the siren. 

The...


Read full article on AFL Geelong AFLComAu


Read more: No call yet on 2018 GF start time

No call yet on 2018 GF start time

AFL 2017 Media - 2018 AFL Fixture Release

Gillon McLachlan at the announcement of the 2018 fixture

THE GRAND Final start time remains undecided as the AFL ponders whether to move the decider into a twilight time slot.

AFL chief executive officer Gillon McLachlan said in October last year it was "inevitable" the match would eventually be moved forward to later in the afternoon. 

McLachlan said on Tuesday he would come closer to forming his view in November. 

"We haven't had a good think about that because we haven't had to," McLachlan said. 

"I'll get with my board in November and they'll have a view. We'll look at all the different stuff."

Meanwhile, extra time will not be introduced for the home and away season in 2018. 

That idea gained momentum following an extraordinary elimination final between Port Adelaide and West Coast that went into extra time, only to be decided by a Luke Shuey goal after the siren. 

The...


Read full article on AFL Geelong AFLComAu


Read more: No call yet on 2018 GF start time


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