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Geelong

Geelong Football Club, nicknamed the Cats, are a professional Australian rules football club based in the city of Geelong, Australia and playing in the Australian Football League (AFL). The club have been the VFL/AFL premiers nine times, with three in the AFL era (since 1990). They have also won nine McClelland Trophies, a record shared with Essendon.

The club was formed in 1859, making it the second oldest club in the AFL after Melbourne and one of the oldest football clubs in the world. Geelong participated in the first football competition in Australia and was a foundation club of both the Victorian Football Association (VFA) in 1877 and the Victorian Football League (VFL) in 1897.

The club first established itself in the VFA by playing off in a record eleven Grand Finals and winning seven premierships, making it the most successful VFA club leading up to the formation of the VFL in 1897. The club won a further six premierships by 1963, before enduring a 44-year waiting period until it won its next premiershipโ€”an AFL-record 119-point victory in the 2007 AFL Grand Final.

The club’s home ground is Kardinia Park, currently also known by its sponsorship name “Simonds Stadium”. However, the club also hosts home matches at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Docklands Stadium. Geelong’s traditional guernsey colours are white with navy blue hoops, white shorts, and white with navy blue hooped socks. The club’s nickname, “The Cats”, 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. The club’s official team song and anthem is “We Are Geelong”.

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Our 5 day old son dressed to impress, looking forward to going to a cats game in 2018 ... See MoreSee Less

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A very happy birthday to the happiest and funniest Irish lad going around! Bring on 2018 โ€“ we canโ€™t wait to see you dominate the backline again! ๐ŸŽ‰ ... See MoreSee Less

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Many thanks for a great day at GMHBA Stadium today. My 7 year old son Angus proudly wears the number 5 on his guernsey and was awestruck to not only meet his hero, Nakia Cockatoo, but to be able to talk with him and even have a photo with him. All the players were so willing to engage in conversation with Angus, and a happier child there could not possibly have been. Thank you once again. ... See MoreSee Less

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Tag a Mrs who will let you centre the Christmas tree around the cats memorabilia. Thanks Linda Kirk ๐Ÿ˜˜ ... See MoreSee Less

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Christmas has arrived at the Cats! Join us from 10am-2pm tomorrow at The Cats Shop and support the Geelong 93.9 Bay FM Bethany Giving Tree appeal by leaving a gift for those in need.
๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ Photos with Santa (11am-1pm)
๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ Cats player autograph signings (11am-1pm)
๐Ÿ˜บ Half Cat appearance and kids activities
๐Ÿ‘• @thecatsshop Super Saturday
โ˜•๏ธ @charlescocafe open
๐Ÿ‰ 2018 Memberships on sale
๐ŸŽ„Cats Christmas Tree pres. by @villawoodcommunities & @kardiniapark
#CatsChristmas #StandProud #WeAreGeelong #BeThere
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Today we revealed the signage and launched GMHBA Stadium ... See MoreSee Less

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A new Geelong Cats supporter !!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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