Geelong Football Club
Names
Full nameGeelong Football Club Limited[1]
Nickname(s)Cats
Former nickname(s)Pivotonians, Seagulls
2023 season
Home-and-away season12th
Leading goalkickerJeremy Cameron (53 goals)
Carji Greeves MedalTom Stewart
Club details
Founded1859; 165 years ago (1859)
ColoursNavy blue, white
   
CompetitionAFL: Senior men
AFLW: Senior women (national level)
VFL: Reserves men
VFLW: Senior women (state level)
PresidentCraig Drummond
CEOSteve Hocking
CoachAFL: Chris Scott
AFLW: Daniel Lowther
VFL: Mark Corrigan
VFLW: Elise Coventry
Captain(s)AFL: Patrick Dangerfield
AFLW: Meg McDonald
VFL: Dan Capiron
VFLW: Abby Favell, Liv Stewart & Poppy Schaap
PremiershipsVFL/AFL (10) VFA (7) Reserves/VFL (16)
Ground(s)GMHBA Stadium[a] (capacity: 40,000)
 Melbourne Cricket Ground[b] (capacity: 100,024)
Former ground(s)Corio Oval (1878-1940)
Training ground(s)Deakin University Elite Sports Precinct
GMHBA Stadium
Uniforms
Home
Away
Other information
Official websitewww.geelongcats.com.au
Current season

The Geelong Football Club, nicknamed the Cats, is a professional Australian rules football club based in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. The club competes in the Australian Football League (AFL), the sport's premier competition.

The club formed in 1859, making it the second-oldest club in the AFL, after Melbourne, and one of the oldest football clubs in the world.[2]

In the 1860s, Geelong participated in a series of Challenge Cup competitions, and was a foundation member of both the Victorian Football Association (VFA) in 1877 and the Victorian Football League (VFL) in 1897, now the national AFL.[3] The club won the Western District Challenge Cup in 1875, a then-record seven VFA premierships between 1878 and 1886, and six VFL premierships by 1963, after which it experienced a 44-year waiting period until it won its next premiership, a Grand Final-record 119-point victory in 2007.[4][5][6] Geelong won a further three premierships in 2009, 2011 and 2022.

Geelong play most of their home games at Kardinia Park (known for sponsorship reasons as GMHBA Stadium) and play the remainder at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Geelong's traditional guernsey colours are white with navy blue hoops. The club's nickname was first used in 1923 after a run of losses prompted a local cartoonist to suggest that the club needed a black cat to bring it good luck. Geelong also field teams in other competitions; a reserves men's team in the Victorian Football League (VFL), a senior women's team in the AFL Women's (AFLW) and a reserves women's team in the VFL Women's (VFLW) competitions. The club's official team song and anthem is "We Are Geelong".

History

Main article: History of the Geelong Football Club

The club was founded in 1859 in the city of Geelong, Australia, and is the second oldest AFL club. It is believed to be the fourth oldest football club in Australia and one of the oldest in the world and one of the most successful.[2] Initially playing under its own rules, some of which, notably, were permanently introduced into Australian Football, it adopted the Laws of Australian Football in the early 1860s after a series of compromises with the Melbourne Football Club.

Geelong went on to play for most of its existence in the premier competitions, the first competition, the Caledonian Society Cup, a foundation club of both the Victorian Football Association (VFA) in 1877 and the Victorian Football League (VFL) in 1897.,[3] VFL and continues in the elite Australian Football League (AFL). The Cats have been the VFL/AFL premiers ten times, with four in the AFL era (since 1990) in 2007, 2009, 2011, and most recently, 2022, to be the second most successful club over that period one behind Hawthorn. They have also won ten McClelland Trophies, the most of any AFL/VFL club.[2][7]

Many of the club's official records before 1920 have disappeared.[8]

Club identity and culture

Guernseys

Club attire in 1895 (Jim McShane pictured)

Geelong's traditional navy blue and white hooped guernsey has been worn since the club's inception in the mid-1800s. The design is said to represent the white seagulls and blue water of Corio Bay.[9]

The team has worn various away guernseys since 1998, all featuring the club's logo and traditional colours.[10]

Nickname

Geelong has been nicknamed the 'Cats' since 1923, when the Herald sporting local cartoonist, "Wells" (Samuel Garnet Wells), suggested that adopting a black cat as a mascot might bring a football club good luck in his Herald cartoon of 6 July 1923.

Song: "We Are Geelong"

"We Are Geelong" is the song sung after a game won by the Geelong Football Club. It is sung to the tune of "Toreador" from Carmen. The lyrics were written by former premiership player John Watts. Only the first verse is used at matches and by the team after a victory. The song currently used by the club was recorded by the Fable Singers in April 1972.[11]

We are Geelong, the greatest team of all
We are Geelong; we're always on the ball
We play the game as it should be played
At home or far away
Our banners fly high, from dawn to dark
Down at Kardinia Park.
So! Stand up and fight, remember our tradition
Stand up and fight, it's always our ambition
Throughout the game to fight with all our might
Because we're the mighty blue and white
And when the ball is bounced, to the final bell
Stand up and fight like hell!

Stadium and training facilities

Geelong's administrative headquarters is its home stadium, GMHBA Stadium or also known as Kardinia Park. The club trains here during the season, however it also trains at its alternate training venue, the Deakin University Elite Sports Precinct. The latter features an MCG-sized oval and is used often by the club in the pre-season, when Kardinia Park is being used for other events.[12]

Rivalries

Hawthorn

Further information: Kennett curse

The rivalry between Hawthorn and Geelong is defined by two Grand Finals: those of 1989 and 2008. In the 1989 Grand Final, Geelong played the man, resulting in major injuries for several Hawks players, Mark Yeates knocking out Dermott Brereton at the opening bounce; Hawthorn controlled the game, leading by approximately 40 points for most of the match; in the last quarter, Geelong almost managed to come from behind to win, but fell short by six points. In the 2008 Grand Final, Geelong was the heavily backed favourite and had lost only one match for the season, but lost by 26 points; Geelong then won its next eleven matches against Hawthorn over the following five years, under a curse, which was dubbed the "Kennett curse" which was attributed to disrespectful comments made by Hawthorn president Jeff Kennett following the 2008 Grand Final. It was later revealed that after the 2008 grand final, Paul Chapman initiated a pact between other Geelong players to never lose to Hawthorn again. The curse was broken in a preliminary final in 2013, after Paul Chapman played his final match for Geelong the previous week. Hawthorn went on to win the next three premierships. In 2016 Geelong again defeated Hawthorn in the qualifying final. In twenty matches between the two sides between 2008 and 2017, twelve were decided by less than ten points, with Geelong victorious in eleven of those twelve matches.[13]

Collingwood

In 1925, Geelong won their first flag over Collingwood. In 1930, Collingwood defeated Geelong in the grand final making it four flags in-a-row for the Pies. Geelong would later deny Collingwood three successive premierships in 1937, winning a famous grand final by 32 points.

The two sides played against each other in 6 finals between 1951 and 1955, including the 1952 Grand Final when Geelong easily beat Collingwood by 46 points. In 1953, Collingwood ended Geelong's record 23-game winning streak in the home and away season, and later defeated them by 12 points in the grand final, denying the Cats a third successive premiership.

Since 2007, the clubs have again both been at the top of the ladder and have met regularly in finals. Geelong won a memorable preliminary final by five points on their way to their first flag in 44 years. In 2008, Collingwood inflicted Geelong's only home-and-away loss, by a massive 86 points, but the teams did not meet in the finals. They would meet in preliminary finals in 2009 and 2010, each winning one en route to a premiership. They finally met again in a Grand Final in 2011, which Geelong won by 38 points; Geelong inflicted Collingwood's only three losses for the 2011 season.[14]

Corporate

Sponsorship

At 98 years as of 2023, Geelong's sponsorship with the Ford Motor Company is the longest active sports sponsorship of any sports team in the world, with continuous sponsorship dating back to 1925, a record recognised by Guinness.[15][16]

AFL

Year Kit Manufacturer Major Sponsor Shorts Sponsor Bottom Back Sponsor Top Back Sponsor
1977–92 Ford -
1993 Ford
1994–96 Ford
1997–98 Adidas
1999–2002 Fila
2003–06 Slazenger
2007 nib
2008–16 ISC
2017–21 Cotton On GMHBA
2022-23 Ford
2024- Simonds

AFL Women's

Year Kit Manufacturer Major Sponsor Shorts Sponsor Bottom Back Sponsor Top Back Sponsor
2019-21 Cotton On Ford Viva Energy Deakin University -
2022 S6 Geelong Dairy
2022 S7- Bulla Dairy Foods

Supporter base

Geelong's supporters came out in force in the 2009 Grand Final against St Kilda
Well-known supporter Troy West, nicknamed "Catman"
Geelong players prepare to break a banner, which is created by its supporters, before a match against Greater Western Sydney in June 2013.
Table of club membership, with home attendance figures (since 1984)
Season Members Average home
attendance[17]
Ref
1984 7,709 20,577
1985 7,718 19,463
1986 6,985 15,319
1987 6,981 20,462
1988 9,667 20,790
1989 7,760 29,296
1990 15,087 24,711
1991 11,356 23,525
1992 13,535 27,698
1993 15,500 26,920
1994 14,312 26,461
1995 15,922 25,317
1996 17,346 25,161
1997 18,858 28,324
1998 19,971 28,371
1999 21,032 24,840
2000 25,595 27,729
2001 25,420 27,093
2002 23,756 27,040
2003 24,017 25,971
2004 25,021 25,747
2005 30,821 27,783
2006 32,290 27,428
2007 30,169 31,547 [18]
2008 36,850 29,474 [19]
2009 37,160 30,069 [20]
2010 40,326 39,129 [21]
2011 39,343 35,401 [22]
2012 40,200 31,508
2013 42,884 36,650
2014 43,803 33,915 [23]
2015 44,312 29,582 [24]
2016 50,571 30,497 [25]
2017 54,854 35,111 [26]
2018 63,818 34,207 [27]
2019 65,063 33,405 [28]
2020 60,066 4,569 [29]
2021 70,293 14,262 [30]
2022 71,943 26,875 [31]
2023 82,155 31,271 [32][33][34]

Players and staff

Further information: List of Geelong Football Club players, Geelong Football Club draft and trade history, List of Geelong Football Club coaches, and List of Geelong Football Club captains

Chris Scott is the club's current head coach.

Current playing list and coaches

Senior list Rookie list Coaching staff

Head coach

Assistant coaches


Legend:
  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice-captain(s)
  • (B) Category B rookie

Updated: 2 June 2024
Source(s): Playing list, Coaching staff


Officials

Club records

Further information: List of Geelong Football Club seasons

Premierships and awards

See also: List of Geelong Football Club individual awards and records

Premierships
Competition Level Wins Years Won
Australian Football League Seniors 10 1925, 1931, 1937, 1951, 1952, 1963, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2022
Reserves (1919–1999) 13 1923, 1924, 1930, 1937, 1938, 1948, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1975, 1980, 1981, 1982
Under 19s (1946–1991) 1 1962
Victorian Football League Seniors (1877–1896) 7 1878, 1879, 1880, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1886
Reserves (2000–present) 3 2002, 2007, 2012
Other titles and honours
McClelland Trophy Seniors 11 1952, 1954, 1962, 1963, 1980, 1981, 1992, 2007, 2008, 2019, 2022
Challenge Cup Seniors 1 1863–64
VFL Night Series Seniors 1 1961
AFL pre-season competition Seniors 2 2006, 2009
Finishing positions
Australian Football League Minor premiership 15 1897, 1901, 1925, 1931, 1937, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1980, 1992, 2007, 2008, 2019, 2022
Grand Finalist 9 1930, 1953, 1967, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2008, 2020
Wooden spoons 5 1908, 1915, 1944, 1957, 1958

Win–loss record

Awarded to the "best and fairest" player during the AFL's home-and-away season, the Brownlow Medal, football's most prestigious award, is named after Geelong player and administrator Charles "Chas" Brownlow.
Geelong footballer Edward "Carji" Greeves, winner of the inaugural Brownlow Medal in 1924, and namesake of the Carji Greeves Medal, awarded to Geelong's best and fairest player of the season
Statistics are correct to end of 2023 season[35]
Geelong's win–loss record against other VFL/AFL clubs
Club T W L D Win%
Adelaide 49 28 21 0 57.1
Brisbane Bears 15 10 4 1 70.0
Brisbane Lions 41 24 17 0 58.5
Carlton 224 103 119 2 46.4
Collingwood 241 104 136 1 43.4
Essendon 223 103 115 5 47.3
Fitzroy 183 103 79 1 56.6
Fremantle 44 28 16 0 63.4
Gold Coast 15 12 3 0 80.0
Greater Western Sydney 15 9 5 1 63.3
Hawthorn 170 93 76 1 55.0
Melbourne 224 134 88 2 60.3
North Melbourne 170 106 63 1 62.7
Port Adelaide 41 27 13 1 67.1
Richmond 202 107 92 3 53.7
St Kilda 221 134 86 1 60.9
Sydney 231 127 103 1 55.2
University 14 8 6 0 57.1
West Coast 58 30 27 1 52.6
Western Bulldogs 167 107 58 2 64.7
Totals 2548 1397 1127 24 55.3
Key
W Wins L Losses D Draws T Total
Win% Winning percentage

Match records

Table of club VFL/AFL match records
Club record Round Venue Opponent Details Ref
Highest score Round 7, 1992 Carrara Brisbane Bears Geelong 37.17 (239) v Brisbane Bears 11.9 (75) [36]
Lowest score Round 3, 1899 Corio Oval Fitzroy Geelong 0.8 (8) v Fitzroy 4.8 (32) [37]
Highest losing score Round 6, 1989 Princes Park Hawthorn Geelong 25.13 (163) v Hawthorn 26.15 (171) [38]
Lowest winning score Round 9, 1897 Corio Oval Melbourne Geelong 1.9 (15) v Melbourne 0.10 (10) [39]
Biggest winning margin Round 19, 2011 Kardinia Park Melbourne 186 points Geelong 37.11 (233) v Melbourne 7.5 (47) [40]
Biggest losing margin Round 21, 1986 Princes Park Hawthorn 135 points – Geelong 13.12 (90) v Hawthorn 35.15 (225) [41]
Record attendance (home and away game) Round 9, 2010 Melbourne Cricket Ground Collingwood 91,115
Record attendance (finals matches, excluding Grand Finals) 1968 VFL season preliminary final Melbourne Cricket Ground Essendon 103,649
Record attendance (finals match) 1967 VFL Grand Final Melbourne Cricket Ground Richmond 109,396

Team of the Century

Reserves team

See also: List of Geelong Football Club reserves team seasons

The Geelong reserves (also known as the Bendigo Bank Cats for sponsorship reasons) are the reserves side of the club, playing in the Victorian Football League.

History

Geelong's reserves side began competing in the Victorian Junior Football League, later known as the VFL/AFL reserves, in 1922. The team won thirteen premierships during that time (1923, 1924, 1930, 1937, 1938, 1948, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1975, 1980, 1981 and 1982), the most of any club.

Since the demise of the AFL reserves competition, the Geelong reserves have competed in the Victorian Football League. Unlike all other Victorian AFL clubs, Geelong has never operated in a reserves affiliation with an existing VFL club, having instead operated its stand-alone reserves team continuously. The team is composed of both reserves players from the club's primary and rookie AFL lists, and a separately maintained list of players eligible only for VFL matches. Home games are played at GMHBA Stadium, with some played as curtain-raisers to senior AFL matches.

The side is also known as the Bendigo Bank Cats, referring to the club's commercial partnership with Bendigo Bank.[42]

Club honours

Women's teams

In 2017, following the inaugural AFL Women's (AFLW) season, Geelong was among eight clubs that applied for licenses to enter the competition from 2019 onwards.[43] In September 2017, the club was announced as one of two clubs, along with North Melbourne, to receive a license to join the competition in 2019.[44] The club has also had a team in the second-tier VFL Women's league since 2017.


Senior list Rookie list Coaching staff
  • 18 Anna-Rose Kennedy
  • 45 Aishling Moloney
  •    Kate Kenny

Head coach

Assistant coaches

  • Andrew Bruce (forwards)
  • Josh Finch (midfield)
  • Elise Coventry (defence)
  • Paul Chambers (ruck)
  • David Morgan (development)
  • Will Sexton (development)
  • Gary Rohan (development)

Legend:
  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice-captain(s)
  • (i) Inactive player(s)

Updated: 2 June 2024
Source(s): Players; Coaches


AFLW season summaries

League
Season
Club
Season
Ladder W–L–D Finals Coach Captain(s) Best and fairest Leading goal kicker[45]
2019 2019 6th^ 3–4–0 Lost Preliminary Final Paul Hood[46] Melissa Hickey[47] Meg McDonald Mia-Rae Clifford (6)
2020 2020 10th^ 2–4–0 Olivia Purcell Richelle Cranston (5)
2021 2021 13th 1–8–0 Meg McDonald[48] Amy McDonald Richelle Cranston (5)
2022 (S6) 2022 (S6) 12th 2–8–0 Daniel Lowther[49] Amy McDonald Phoebe McWilliams (10)
2022 (S7) 2022 (S7) 5th 7–3–0 Lost Elimination Final Amy McDonald[50] Chloe Scheer (13)
2023 2023 6th 6–4–0 Lost Preliminary Final Georgie Prespakis[51] Chloe Scheer (20)

^ Denotes the ladder was split into two conferences. Figure refers to the club's overall finishing position in the home-and-away season.

VFLW season summaries

League
Season
Club
Season
Ladder W–L–D Finals Coach Captain Best and fairest Leading goal kicker Ref
2017 2017 5 / 14 8–6–0 Paul Hood Rebecca Goring[52] Lily Mithen Kate Darby (19) [53]
2018 2018 4 / 13 10–3–1 Runners-up Richelle Cranston Kate Darby (17) [54]
2019 2019 6 / 13 8–6–0 Lost Elimination Final Natalie Wood Rotating Rebecca Webster Madisen Maguire (11) [55]
2020 Season cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2021 2021 2 / 12 10–4–0 Grand Finalist[c] Andrew Bruce Michelle Fedele Claudia Gunjaca Olivia Barber (10) [56]
2022 2022 4 / 12 10–4–0 Lost Elimination Final Breanna Beckley Paige Sheppard Mia Skinner (21) [57]
2023 2023 8 / 12 7–6–1 Elise Coventry Chloe Leonard Charlotte Simpson Olivia Cicolini (11) [58]

In 2019, the team captaincy rotated through the following 5 players: Kate Darby, Danielle Higgins, Jordan Ivey, Maddy Keryk, Amy McDonald.[59]

Sources: Club historical data Archived 4 November 2019 at the Wayback Machine and VFLW stats

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Used for most of the club's home matches in the AFL all home matches in other competitions.
  2. ^ Used for remaining home matches in the AFL.
  3. ^ After qualifying for the 2021 VFLW Grand Final, the match was postponed and later cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Victoria.

Footnotes

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