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Stacey Oates  January 25, 2016 8:18 AM

Joel Selwood has extended his contract until the end of 2019

Joel Selwood has extended his contract until the end of 2019

Geelong captain Joel Selwood will be a Cat for life after signing a contract extension until the end of the 2019 season.

The 27-year old who was selected by the Cats in the 2006 national draft, is the latest in a long line of players to commit to the club for the long term.

Already a veteran of 204 games, Selwood has captained the side for four seasons since taking over the reigns from Cameron Ling at the start of 2012.

A triple premiership player (2007, 2009, 2011), three-time ‘Carji’ Greeves medallist (2010, 2013, 2014) and four-time All-Australian (2009, 2010, 2013, 2014), Selwood has enjoyed a successful nine seasons at the Cats. 

“Joel is an outstanding leader of our club, the ultimate professional, and we are really pleased to have extended his services over the next four seasons,” Geelong’s General Manager of Football Steve Hocking said.

“His list of accolades speak for themselves and his work ethic and determination is admired by his teammates and coaches. Both Joel and the club are pleased to get this arrangement agreed so quickly and it seems almost certain now that Joel will spend his entire career with the Cats.

“Joel has enjoyed a great deal of success already in his career, but it’s clear that he is hungry to achieve even more in the coming years.”