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2019 Fixture and Team list

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Thanks to Krock for the following:

GEELONG has released 45-strong initial VFL training squad ahead of next week’s start of pre-season.

To again be coached by Shane O’Bree, the Cats will have eight sessions at Deakin University’s Elite Sports Precinct in Waurn Ponds before Christmas.

Twenty-one of those invited are new to the Cats, including Geelong Falcons trio Baxter Mensch (son of ex-Geelong forward David), Zac Knights (son of Cats assistant and former Richmond great Matthew) and Titit Nyak.

Geelong has also opened the door to six fresh faces from the GFL; Newtown & Chilwell trio Alex Cincotta, Ned Harris and Jy Lane, Colac big man Adam Garner, St Joseph’s ruck Josh Hovey, and St Mary’s young gun Harry Ling.

The Cats will announce more additions once the AFL draft period is concluded.

GEELONG VFL TRAINING SQUAD (*indicates new)

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Cooper Jones, Bell Park
James Gow, Bell Park
Kyle O’Connor, Bell Park
Zane Kieghran*, Bendigo Pioneers
Jamie Dunne*, Benalla
Campbell Floyd, Colac
Ethan Floyd, Colac
Zac Zdybel, Colac
Adam Garner*, Colac
Daniel Frampton*, Dandenong Stingrays
Ben Reid, Echuca
Angus Byrne*, Echuca
Zac Knights*, Geelong Falcons
Baxter Mensch*, Geelong Falcons
Titit Nyak*, Geelong Falcons
David Handley, Geelong West Giants
Brayden Helyar*, Greater Western Victoria Rebels
James Tsitas, Grovedale
Nic Hutchinson*, Kingsborough Tigers
Taylor Mulraney*, Koroit
Jarrod Korewha*, Koroit
Mitch Diamond, Newtown & Chilwell
Ned Harris*, Newtown & Chilwell
Alex Cincotta*, Newtown & Chilwell
Jy Lane*, Newtown & Chilwell
Luke Smith*, Shepparton Bears
Nik Rokahr*, Shepparton Bears
Jeremiah Scrutton*, Solomontown
Lachlan Noble, South Barwon
Will Sexton, South Barwon
Callum Mitchell, St Joseph’s
Curtis McCarthy, St Joseph’s
Daniel Capiron, St Joseph’s
Jackson McLachlan, St Joseph’s
Jordan Keras, St Joseph’s
Tom Atkins, St Joseph’s
Josh Hovey*, St Joseph’s
Jack Blood, St Mary’s
Pat Dowling, St Mary’s
Tom Lang, St Mary’s
Trent McMullan, St Mary’s
Aiden Grace, St Mary’s
Dean Gore, St Mary’s
Harry Ling*, St Mary’s
Jake Moorhead, Strathfieldsaye

2019 VFL Fixture

Round 1 - Geelong vs Richmond @ GMHBA Stadium, Friday 5th April @ 7.30pm

Round 2 - Geelong vs Northern Blues @ GMHBA Stadium, Sunday 14th April @ 1.00pm

Round 3 - Werribee vs Geelong @ Avalon Airport Oval, Saturday 20th April @ 2.00pm

Round 4 - BYE

Round 5 - Essendon vs Geelong @ MCG/Windy Hill, Sunday 5th May @ 11.40am*

Round 6 - North Melbourne vs Geelong @ Avalon Airport Oval, Sunday 12th May @ 2.30pm

Round 7 - Geelong vs Collingwood @ GMHBA Stadium, Sunday 19th May @ 1.00pm

Round 8 - Geelong vs Coburg @ GMHBA Stadium, Saturday 25th May @ 2.00pm

Round 9 - Footscray vs Geelong @ Whitten Oval, Sunday 2nd June @ 2.00pm

Round 10 - Richmond vs Geelong @ Punt Road Oval, Saturday 8th June @ 11.00am

Round 11 - BYE

Round 12 - Geelong vs Frankston @ GMHBA Stadium, Saturday 22nd June @ 2.00pm

Round 13 - Northern Blues vs Geelong @ IKON Park, Saturday 29th June @ 2.00pm

Round 14 - Box Hill vs Geelong @ Box Hill City Oval, Saturday 6th July @ 2.00pm

Round 15 - Geelong vs Sandringham @ GMHBA Stadium, Saturday 13th July @ 3.45pm

Round 16 - Casey vs Geelong @ Casey Fields, Saturday 20th July @ 2.00pm

Round 17 - BYE

Round 18 - Port Melbourne vs Geelong @ North Port Oval, Sunday 4th August @ 2.00pm

Round 19 - Geelong vs North Melbourne @ GMHBA Stadium, Saturday 10th August @ 3.45pm

Round 20 - Williamstown vs Geelong @ Point Gellibrand, Sunday 18th August @ 11.40am*

Round 21 - Geelong vs Essendon @ GMHBA Stadium, Date and time TBC


Games with an asterix are scheduled to be televised on 7, while games bolded are curtain raisers. The May 5 game and also the game in Round 21 could also be curtain raisers depending on the venue and date respectively.

List to squad link: http://www.krockfootball.com.au/vfl-news/fresh-faces-cats-squad/

Thanks winty for posting the fixture
 
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Really happy to see Gore invited back for next year and the club sticking by him through his ACL injury - hope he makes the final squad.

And while Mench wasn't seen as an AFL draft option this year (at least not as a f&s selection), I like that the club has invited him to be part of the VFL training squad should be not be picked up by someone else - give him 12 months at the club in the VFL and re-access again this time next year
 

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Really happy to see Gore invited back for next year and the club sticking by him through his ACL injury - hope he makes the final squad.

And while Mench wasn't seen as an AFL draft option this year (at least not as a f&s selection), I like that the club has invited him to be part of the VFL training squad should be not be picked up by someone else - give him 12 months at the club in the VFL and re-access again this time next year
So , if Baxter Mensch develops further in our VFL program and we decide we want to draft him next year, can we still nominate him as a father /son selection, or does he have to enter the draft?
 

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So , if Baxter Mensch develops further in our VFL program and we decide we want to draft him next year, can we still nominate him as a father /son selection, or does he have to enter the draft?
I was thinking the same thing he seemed to perform well at the start of the season but dropped off later, he gets a lot of the ball hopefully he can perform well at VFL. Fletcher pulled out of this years draft and is available as a father/son next year to the Bombers. But I'm not sure if he's available them because he didn't nominate this year. The rule should allow a player who hasn't been on an afl list before to be available as a father/son any year as they clearly aren't gaining an advantage that other clubs couldn't have as they'd be available to all other clubs.
 

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Zane Kieghran was apparently teammates with Jordan Clark in the Australian u/16 cricket team.
 

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A spot had a opened up on the VFL list - Tom Atkins picked up as a rookie by Geelong.

Wonder if they will invite someone else to the training squad
 

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Zane Kieghran was apparently teammates with Jordan Clark in the Australian u/16 cricket team.
He looks like a nice player. If we keep promoting from within I can see why he would try his luck with us.
 

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A good story on Gibbons the multiple Liston trophy winner on AFL.COM.AU. Given our history of drafting from within, why wouldn't he move to Geelong next year.
 

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That James Gow is a good young player. Give him another couple of years if he sticks with it and I could see him a rookie chance
 

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Korewha is 1 that interests me, he caught my eye as an 18 yo. Good defensively & works hard.
 

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CMIA was talking about him as a huge smoky we had interest in a while ago. There was never anything much to back this up, but now here he is.

Just funny to see it actually play out in some form. Be interesting to see if he progresses any further.
 

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Scrutton's an interesting one.

Very glad we've hung onto both floyd's i honestly both are good enough to get onto AFL lists if they have a good year.

Glad the senior players in Keras Reid Tsitas and Capiron are staying.

Siggins is the interesting omission there has he given away vfl footy?

Nice to see Gore back and hopefully Mensch can be draftable next year.
 

Larry Donohue

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Thanks to Krock for the following:

GEELONG has released 45-strong initial VFL training squad ahead of next week’s start of pre-season.

To again be coached by Shane O’Bree, the Cats will have eight sessions at Deakin University’s Elite Sports Precinct in Waurn Ponds before Christmas.

Twenty-one of those invited are new to the Cats, including Geelong Falcons trio Baxter Mensch (son of ex-Geelong forward David), Zac Knights (son of Cats assistant and former Richmond great Matthew) and Titit Nyak.

Geelong has also opened the door to six fresh faces from the GFL; Newtown & Chilwell trio Alex Cincotta, Ned Harris and Jy Lane, Colac big man Adam Garner, St Joseph’s ruck Josh Hovey, and St Mary’s young gun Harry Ling.

The Cats will announce more additions once the AFL draft period is concluded.

GEELONG VFL TRAINING SQUAD (*indicates new)

PLAYER 2018 INTERCHANGE CLUB
Cooper Jones, Bell Park
James Gow, Bell Park
Kyle O’Connor, Bell Park
Zane Kieghran*, Bendigo Pioneers
Jamie Dunne*, Benalla
Campbell Floyd, Colac
Ethan Floyd, Colac
Zac Zdybel, Colac
Adam Garner*, Colac
Daniel Frampton*, Dandenong Stingrays
Ben Reid, Echuca
Angus Byrne*, Echuca
Zac Knights*, Geelong Falcons
Baxter Mensch*, Geelong Falcons
Titit Nyak*, Geelong Falcons
David Handley, Geelong West Giants
Brayden Helyar*, Greater Western Victoria Rebels
James Tsitas, Grovedale
Nic Hutchinson*, Kingsborough Tigers
Taylor Mulraney*, Koroit
Jarrod Korewha*, Koroit
Mitch Diamond, Newtown & Chilwell
Ned Harris*, Newtown & Chilwell
Alex Cincotta*, Newtown & Chilwell
Jy Lane*, Newtown & Chilwell
Luke Smith*, Shepparton Bears
Nik Rokahr*, Shepparton Bears
Jeremiah Scrutton*, Solomontown
Lachlan Noble, South Barwon
Will Sexton, South Barwon
Callum Mitchell, St Joseph’s
Curtis McCarthy, St Joseph’s
Daniel Capiron, St Joseph’s
Jackson McLachlan, St Joseph’s
Jordan Keras, St Joseph’s
Tom Atkins, St Joseph’s
Josh Hovey*, St Joseph’s
Jack Blood, St Mary’s
Pat Dowling, St Mary’s
Tom Lang, St Mary’s
Trent McMullan, St Mary’s
Aiden Grace, St Mary’s
Dean Gore, St Mary’s
Harry Ling*, St Mary’s
Jake Moorhead, Strathfieldsaye

http://www.krockfootball.com.au/vfl-news/fresh-faces-cats-squad/
Thanks for the list information.
Ling
Lang
Hovey
Handley
Any relation to ex players?
 

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Ryan Gardner will play local footy and be part of the vfl team.
 

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Thanks for the list information.
Ling
Lang
Hovey
Handley
Any relation to ex players?
I asked Krock about Lang last year and they said no - Darcy is from Colac and our new Lang is a local.

As for Ling - there were twins Matthew & Harry Ling who played for the Falcons, I found an article that said no relationship to our former captain

Not sure on the other two - maybe ask Krock as they seem to have an idea on those things
 
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