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Past Players & Officials Association

The Past Players & Officials Association (PP&OA) has been running since 1933 and provides past players of the Geelong Football Club the opportunity to stay connected with their Club and to continue the friendships built during their playing days. The Association connects past players from all eras and hosts game day social activities for past players and their guests.

The PP&OA has wonderful facilities on the ground floor of the Players Stand at Simonds Stadium. The spacious room also houses the Russ Renfrey Bar and Gartland Heritage Centre.

Objectives of the Association:

  • To foster and maintain good fellowship and companionship for former players and officials
  • To keep alive the traditional spirit of the Cats
  • To raise money for worthy causes at the Geelong Football Club

Association Membership is available to any footballers who played one or more senior games with the Geelong Football Club, or who have played a minimum of 20 games with Geelong’s Reserve Team. It is also available to any former Senior Office Bearers of the Geelong Football Club, any Life Members and Football Support Staff of the Senior Team.

Memberships are available for only $40. If you are eligible please click here to sign up.


In 2017 the PP&OA will host seven match day functions at Simonds Stadium. The Geelong Football Club generously provides the Association with 150 seats.

For Reserved Seat tickets within the Past Players area at Simonds Stadium home games, PP&OA Members are required to contact Eric Nicholls on (03) 5229 7742 at least three days prior to the match.

Any past players travelling from out of town or interstate, who may require tickets/seat allocations for attendances, are encouraged to contact Eric Nicholls well in advance of your anticipated visit to Geelong to reserve seats.

Tickets can be collected the week prior to the match as advised by Eric.

Should the reserved seat allocation be exhausted, Members and guests are still able to access the Past Players Rooms, however would be required to organise their own ground entry ticketing via or 136 100 to access Simonds Stadium. The Past Players Rooms is open before the match, at half time or after home matches at Simonds Stadium. We welcome all Members, their partners and family Members into the rooms to catch up with former team mates. To access simply show your Past Player & Official Association Membership card, or ask to talk to a Committee Member at the door.

Please note that the 2018 Annual Golf Day will be held on Friday, 12 October 2018 at 13th Beach Golf Course.

2017 Committee

President: Ray Card
Vice President: Mark Yeates
Secretary: Peter Menzies
Treasurer: Eric Nicholls
General Committee: Tim McGrath, Brian Chirgwin, Russ Renfrey, Marty Christensen and Wayne Hovey

Contact details:  

Past Players & Officials Association
PO Box 6292 HIGHTON 3216
Telephone Peter Menzies (Secretary) 5243 5710