Everyone associated with the Geelong Cats is excited about the season ahead. We always strive to finish in the top four, and feel that we have a team to again compete into the finals. The AFL has never been tighter, with around 15 teams feeling they can get to September, so we will need to hit the ground running from week one of the season.
The 2017 season will be significant for a number of reasons. The fourth stage of the Simonds Stadium redevelopment will be completed in May, with the opening of the Brownlow stand. This facility will be among the best in the country, with great viewing spaces for spectators, fabulous dining and a new media centre.
Our football department will triple in size, giving our players and coaches an elite area to work and train.
For the first time we will be fielding a women’s team in the VFL. This is a significant milestone for our club, and we are proud of the commitment shown by the players and staff to launch this team. We believe we are well placed to move into the AFL women’s league in the very near future, and we see the new Cats women’s team as a great way to inspire young girls to take up the game of footy.
Our supporters have always been loyal to the club and we foresee a new record membership on the horizon.
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