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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
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Cook predicts big things from Ablett

LONG-SERVING Geelong chief executive Brian Cook believes superstar Gary Ablett's return could be worth 5000 new members and an extra two goals on the field.

The dual Brownlow medallist and two-time premiership midfielder finally got his wish to make a triumphant Simonds Stadium homecoming after a failed bid last year.

Being closer to family was the chief reason for Ablett's trade request, a situation brought to light in tragic circumstances last week with the death of his older sister, Natasha.

Ablett, 33, played 110 matches for Gold Coast after leaving his beloved Cats on a multi-million-dollar deal at the end of the 2010 season.

He played only 49 of those games in the past four years because of injury, but still won the Suns' best and fairest in 2017 – and Cook said that formline was why he still appealed.

"It won't do us any harm. It's hard to place a figure on what it's going to...


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Cook predicts big things from Ablett

LONG-SERVING Geelong chief executive Brian Cook believes superstar Gary Ablett's return could be worth 5000 new members and an extra two goals on the field.

The dual Brownlow medallist and two-time premiership midfielder finally got his wish to make a triumphant Simonds Stadium homecoming after a failed bid last year.

Being closer to family was the chief reason for Ablett's trade request, a situation brought to light in tragic circumstances last week with the death of his older sister, Natasha.

Ablett, 33, played 110 matches for Gold Coast after leaving his beloved Cats on a multi-million-dollar deal at the end of the 2010 season.

He played only 49 of those games in the past four years because of injury, but still won the Suns' best and fairest in 2017 – and Cook said that formline was why he still appealed.

"It won't do us any harm. It's hard to place a figure on what it's going to...


Read full article on AFL Geelong AFLComAu


Read more: Cook predicts big things from Ablett

Cook predicts big things from Ablett

LONG-SERVING Geelong chief executive Brian Cook believes superstar Gary Ablett's return could be worth 5000 new members and an extra two goals on the field.

The dual Brownlow medallist and two-time premiership midfielder finally got his wish to make a triumphant Simonds Stadium homecoming after a failed bid last year.

Being closer to family was the chief reason for Ablett's trade request, a situation brought to light in tragic circumstances last week with the death of his older sister, Natasha.

Ablett, 33, played 110 matches for Gold Coast after leaving his beloved Cats on a multi-million-dollar deal at the end of the 2010 season.

He played only 49 of those games in the past four years because of injury, but still won the Suns' best and fairest in 2017 – and Cook said that formline was why he still appealed.

"It won't do us any harm. It's hard to place a figure on what it's going to...


Read full article on AFL Geelong AFLComAu


Read more: Cook predicts big things from Ablett

Cook predicts big things from Ablett

LONG-SERVING Geelong chief executive Brian Cook believes superstar Gary Ablett's return could be worth 5000 new members and an extra two goals on the field.

The dual Brownlow medallist and two-time premiership midfielder finally got his wish to make a triumphant Simonds Stadium homecoming after a failed bid last year.

Being closer to family was the chief reason for Ablett's trade request, a situation brought to light in tragic circumstances last week with the death of his older sister, Natasha.

Ablett, 33, played 110 matches for Gold Coast after leaving his beloved Cats on a multi-million-dollar deal at the end of the 2010 season.

He played only 49 of those games in the past four years because of injury, but still won the Suns' best and fairest in 2017 – and Cook said that formline was why he still appealed.

"It won't do us any harm. It's hard to place a figure on what it's going to...


Read full article on AFL Geelong AFLComAu


Read more: Cook predicts big things from Ablett

Cook predicts big things from Ablett

LONG-SERVING Geelong chief executive Brian Cook believes superstar Gary Ablett's return could be worth 5000 new members and an extra two goals on the field.

The dual Brownlow medallist and two-time premiership midfielder finally got his wish to make a triumphant Simonds Stadium homecoming after a failed bid last year.

Being closer to family was the chief reason for Ablett's trade request, a situation brought to light in tragic circumstances last week with the death of his older sister, Natasha.

Ablett, 33, played 110 matches for Gold Coast after leaving his beloved Cats on a multi-million-dollar deal at the end of the 2010 season.

He played only 49 of those games in the past four years because of injury, but still won the Suns' best and fairest in 2017 – and Cook said that formline was why he still appealed.

"It won't do us any harm. It's hard to place a figure on what it's going to...


Read full article on AFL Geelong AFLComAu


Read more: Cook predicts big things from Ablett

Bartel says Ablett impact will be "enormous"

AFL 2009 Toyota Grand Final - St Kilda v Geelong

Gary Ablett, Jimmy Bartel and Paul Chapman celebrate the 2009 premiership

GARY Ablett's former Geelong teammate and fellow Brownlow medallist Jimmy Bartel is tipping the 'Little Master' to kick 40-plus goals in his Cats return next year.

Ablett and Bartel were two of the key figures in Geelong's dominant era as it won three premierships from four Grand Finals between 2007 and 2011.

The 34-year-old's homecoming was confirmed in last week's NAB AFL Trade Period and ended his seven-season stint at the Gold Coast, where he went on a big-money deal at the end of 2010.

Ablett struggled with injuries in recent years, failing to play more than 15 games in any of the past four seasons, but was still good enough to claim the Suns' best and fairest in 2017.

Bartel expects Ablett to play more of a forward role at Simonds Stadium next year, although still with plenty of time through the midfield...


Read full article on AFL Geelong AFLComAu


Read more: Bartel says Ablett impact will be "enormous"

Bartel says Ablett impact will be "enormous"

AFL 2009 Toyota Grand Final - St Kilda v Geelong

Gary Ablett, Jimmy Bartel and Paul Chapman celebrate the 2009 premiership

GARY Ablett's former Geelong teammate and fellow Brownlow medallist Jimmy Bartel is tipping the 'Little Master' to kick 40-plus goals in his Cats return next year.

Ablett and Bartel were two of the key figures in Geelong's dominant era as it won three premierships from four Grand Finals between 2007 and 2011.

The 34-year-old's homecoming was confirmed in last week's NAB AFL Trade Period and ended his seven-season stint at the Gold Coast, where he went on a big-money deal at the end of 2010.

Ablett struggled with injuries in recent years, failing to play more than 15 games in any of the past four seasons, but was still good enough to claim the Suns' best and fairest in 2017.

Bartel expects Ablett to play more of a forward role at Simonds Stadium next year, although still with plenty of time through the midfield...


Read full article on AFL Geelong AFLComAu


Read more: Bartel says Ablett impact will be "enormous"

Bartel says Ablett impact will be "enormous"

AFL 2009 Toyota Grand Final - St Kilda v Geelong

Gary Ablett, Jimmy Bartel and Paul Chapman celebrate the 2009 premiership

GARY Ablett's former Geelong teammate and fellow Brownlow medallist Jimmy Bartel is tipping the 'Little Master' to kick 40-plus goals in his Cats return next year.

Ablett and Bartel were two of the key figures in Geelong's dominant era as it won three premierships from four Grand Finals between 2007 and 2011.

The 34-year-old's homecoming was confirmed in last week's NAB AFL Trade Period and ended his seven-season stint at the Gold Coast, where he went on a big-money deal at the end of 2010.

Ablett struggled with injuries in recent years, failing to play more than 15 games in any of the past four seasons, but was still good enough to claim the Suns' best and fairest in 2017.

Bartel expects Ablett to play more of a forward role at Simonds Stadium next year, although still with plenty of time through the midfield...


Read full article on AFL Geelong AFLComAu


Read more: Bartel says Ablett impact will be "enormous"

Bartel says Ablett impact will be "enormous"

AFL 2009 Toyota Grand Final - St Kilda v Geelong

Gary Ablett, Jimmy Bartel and Paul Chapman celebrate the 2009 premiership

GARY Ablett's former Geelong teammate and fellow Brownlow medallist Jimmy Bartel is tipping the 'Little Master' to kick 40-plus goals in his Cats return next year.

Ablett and Bartel were two of the key figures in Geelong's dominant era as it won three premierships from four Grand Finals between 2007 and 2011.

The 34-year-old's homecoming was confirmed in last week's NAB AFL Trade Period and ended his seven-season stint at the Gold Coast, where he went on a big-money deal at the end of 2010.

Ablett struggled with injuries in recent years, failing to play more than 15 games in any of the past four seasons, but was still good enough to claim the Suns' best and fairest in 2017.

Bartel expects Ablett to play more of a forward role at Simonds Stadium next year, although still with plenty of time through the midfield...


Read full article on AFL Geelong AFLComAu


Read more: Bartel says Ablett impact will be "enormous"

Bartel says Ablett impact will be "enormous"

AFL 2009 Toyota Grand Final - St Kilda v Geelong

Gary Ablett, Jimmy Bartel and Paul Chapman celebrate the 2009 premiership

GARY Ablett's former Geelong teammate and fellow Brownlow medallist Jimmy Bartel is tipping the 'Little Master' to kick 40-plus goals in his Cats return next year.

Ablett and Bartel were two of the key figures in Geelong's dominant era as it won three premierships from four Grand Finals between 2007 and 2011.

The 34-year-old's homecoming was confirmed in last week's NAB AFL Trade Period and ended his seven-season stint at the Gold Coast, where he went on a big-money deal at the end of 2010.

Ablett struggled with injuries in recent years, failing to play more than 15 games in any of the past four seasons, but was still good enough to claim the Suns' best and fairest in 2017.

Bartel expects Ablett to play more of a forward role at Simonds Stadium next year, although still with plenty of time through the midfield...


Read full article on AFL Geelong AFLComAu


Read more: Bartel says Ablett impact will be "enormous"

Come along to our Open Day

AFL 2017 Round 09 - Geelong v Western Bulldogs

Much of Simonds Stadium will be open to the public on Sunday, October 29

Cats fans have the chance to get rare access to the inner workings of the club's state-of-the-art football department by coming along to the Simonds Stadium Open Day on Sunday, October 29.

Between 10am and 2pm people can access the Costa Brothers Football Centre along with the Gartland Heritage Centre and the Deakin Cats Community Centre.

Another highlight of the day will be the launch of the Cats' 2018 on-field range by Cotton On, with plenty of new merchandise available from the Cats Shop.

The Charles & Co cafe will be open for much of the day, while the Geelong Social Club bar will also be serving food and beverages.

The cost of admission to the Open Day is a gold coin, with all proceeds going to the Geelong Cats Foundation.

Please CLICK HERE for more information and to register for the event (registration...


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Come along to our Open Day

AFL 2017 Round 09 - Geelong v Western Bulldogs

Much of Simonds Stadium will be open to the public on Sunday, October 29

Cats fans have the chance to get rare access to the inner workings of the club's state-of-the-art football department by coming along to the Simonds Stadium Open Day on Sunday, October 29.

Between 10am and 2pm people can access the Costa Brothers Football Centre along with the Gartland Heritage Centre and the Deakin Cats Community Centre.

Another highlight of the day will be the launch of the Cats' 2018 on-field range by Cotton On, with plenty of new merchandise available from the Cats Shop.

The Charles & Co cafe will be open for much of the day, while the Geelong Social Club bar will also be serving food and beverages.

The cost of admission to the Open Day is a gold coin, with all proceeds going to the Geelong Cats Foundation.

Please CLICK HERE for more information and to register for the event (registration...


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Read more: Come along to our Open Day
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Pick swaps explained

AFL 2017 Media - NAB Trade Period 191017

Stephen Wells and Geelong traded picks with Richmond as the Trade Period ended

THE FINAL day flurry of trades also included some deals that only involved draft picks without any players involved.

Here is our understanding of why those deals went down, as clubs eye extra points for this year's draft and next year's intake with father-son and academy picks coming through.    

The trade

  • Port Adelaide receives third-round draft selection (No.46 at the time of trade) and a future third-round draft selection. North
  • North Melbourne receives two separate on-traded future third-round draft selections (tied to West Coast and St Kilda).

Why? 
The Kangaroos have some academy and father-son prospects coming through next year so the extra points will help them in 2018 more so than this season. Tarryn Thomas, a member of the Roos' Next Generation Academy zone in Tasmania, looms as an early...


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Pick swaps explained

AFL 2017 Media - NAB Trade Period 191017

Stephen Wells and Geelong traded picks with Richmond as the Trade Period ended

THE FINAL day flurry of trades also included some deals that only involved draft picks without any players involved.

Here is our understanding of why those deals went down, as clubs eye extra points for this year's draft and next year's intake with father-son and academy picks coming through.    

The trade

  • Port Adelaide receives third-round draft selection (No.46 at the time of trade) and a future third-round draft selection. North
  • North Melbourne receives two separate on-traded future third-round draft selections (tied to West Coast and St Kilda).

Why? 
The Kangaroos have some academy and father-son prospects coming through next year so the extra points will help them in 2018 more so than this season. Tarryn Thomas, a member of the Roos' Next Generation Academy zone in Tasmania, looms as an early...


Read full article on AFL Geelong AFLComAu


Read more: Pick swaps explained

Big-name free agents up for grabs in 2018

AFL 2017 Round 14 - Geelong v Fremantle

George Horlin-Smith will be a free agent at the end of the 2018 season if he isn't recontracted before then

NOW 2017's trade period is over, club recruiters will quickly shift their focus to next year's talent pool and no players will be more closely monitored than prospective 2018 free agents Tom Lynch, Andrew Gaff and Rory Sloane.

Gold Coast spearhead Lynch, who turns 25 on October 31, is unmistakeably the jewel of the 2018 free agency group and clubs, particularly in his home state Victoria, are already circling. 

There was speculation before this year's trade period that clubs were preparing to lure the 199cm forward home ahead of next season, but the Suns quickly nipped such talk in the bud. 

Sloane and, in particular, Gaff were more strongly linked with moves home to Victoria over the past month, but such talk also amounted to nothing. 

But with clubs such as St Kilda, North...


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Read more: Big-name free agents up for grabs in 2018

Big-name free agents up for grabs in 2018

AFL 2017 Round 14 - Geelong v Fremantle

George Horlin-Smith will be a free agent at the end of the 2018 season if he isn't recontracted before then

NOW 2017's trade period is over, club recruiters will quickly shift their focus to next year's talent pool and no players will be more closely monitored than prospective 2018 free agents Tom Lynch, Andrew Gaff and Rory Sloane.

Gold Coast spearhead Lynch, who turns 25 on October 31, is unmistakeably the jewel of the 2018 free agency group and clubs, particularly in his home state Victoria, are already circling. 

There was speculation before this year's trade period that clubs were preparing to lure the 199cm forward home ahead of next season, but the Suns quickly nipped such talk in the bud. 

Sloane and, in particular, Gaff were more strongly linked with moves home to Victoria over the past month, but such talk also amounted to nothing. 

But with clubs such as St Kilda, North...


Read full article on AFL Geelong AFLComAu


Read more: Big-name free agents up for grabs in 2018

10 lessons from the trade period

1. Contracts mean little
Where should we start? Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs put contracted forwards Jack Watts and Jake Stringer, respectively, on the trade table and copped a verbal hiding from all and sundry. Part of the criticism was that being so brazen ruined the clubs' bargaining power, and ultimately both clubs accepted less than they wanted. Then we watched as a conga line comprised of Charlie Cameron, Nathan Wilson, Lachie Weller, Bryce Gibbs, Josh Schache, Jarman Impey, Adam Saad, Gary Ablett, Matthew Lobbe and Logan Austin successfully requested new homes. A small number were relatively mutual, but all were contracted at least for 2018. Some players – we're looking at you, Charlie and Lachie – even felt so emboldened as to publicly challenge their clubs' reluctance to move them on. About the only thing a contract represents these days is a safeguard for...


Read full article on AFL Geelong AFLComAu


Read more: 10 lessons from the trade period

10 lessons from the trade period

1. Contracts mean little
Where should we start? Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs put contracted forwards Jack Watts and Jake Stringer, respectively, on the trade table and copped a verbal hiding from all and sundry. Part of the criticism was that being so brazen ruined the clubs' bargaining power, and ultimately both clubs accepted less than they wanted. Then we watched as a conga line comprised of Charlie Cameron, Nathan Wilson, Lachie Weller, Bryce Gibbs, Josh Schache, Jarman Impey, Adam Saad, Gary Ablett, Matthew Lobbe and Logan Austin successfully requested new homes. A small number were relatively mutual, but all were contracted at least for 2018. Some players – we're looking at you, Charlie and Lachie – even felt so emboldened as to publicly challenge their clubs' reluctance to move them on. About the only thing a contract represents these days is a safeguard for...


Read full article on AFL Geelong AFLComAu


Read more: 10 lessons from the trade period

Ablett return "a great story": Wells

Wells: 'It's a great story' Stephen Wells speaks about the Ablett deal on Trade Radio thanks to the Gordon

AFL 2017 Training - Gold Coast 150817

Gary Ablett is coming home

Geelong list manager Stephen Wells was delighted with the deal that brought Gary Ablett home.

The Cats gave up pick No.19 and a second-round selection in next year's NAB AFL Draft in exchange for Ablett, No.24 and Gold Coast's fourth-round selection next season.

The Cats had received No.19 as compensation for Steven Motlop's move to Port Adelaide as a restricted free agent.

"It was good that Gary ended up at Geelong," Wells told reporters after the trade period ended on Thursday.

"It was no certainty all the way through the trade period but, in the end, the Gold Coast did what they said they would do.

"We've given up a bit to do that in next year's draft and also this year's draft, but it's a great story, Gary coming back to Geelong, particularly...


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Read more: Ablett return "a great story": Wells

Ablett return "a great story": Wells

Wells: 'It's a great story' Stephen Wells speaks about the Ablett deal on Trade Radio thanks to the Gordon

AFL 2017 Training - Gold Coast 150817

Gary Ablett is coming home

Geelong list manager Stephen Wells was delighted with the deal that brought Gary Ablett home.

The Cats gave up pick No.19 and a second-round selection in next year's NAB AFL Draft in exchange for Ablett, No.24 and Gold Coast's fourth-round selection next season.

The Cats had received No.19 as compensation for Steven Motlop's move to Port Adelaide as a restricted free agent.

"It was good that Gary ended up at Geelong," Wells told reporters after the trade period ended on Thursday.

"It was no certainty all the way through the trade period but, in the end, the Gold Coast did what they said they would do.

"We've given up a bit to do that in next year's draft and also this year's draft, but it's a great story, Gary coming back to Geelong, particularly...


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Read more: Ablett return "a great story": Wells


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