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New Cats get their numbers

Andrew Mackie and Gary Ablett early in their careers - Geelong Cats
Andrew Mackie and Gary Ablett early in their careers

The Cats have revealed the jumper numbers for their new arrivals from the trade period and drafts with star recruit Gary Ablett to don one of the Cats most famous numbers.

Ablett will wear the number four made famous by premiership teammate Andrew Mackie and club legend Bob Davis. He had previously worn number 29 in his 192 games with the Cats.

First pick Lachie Fogarty will don Tom Lonergan’s number 13, Tim Kelly will wear 11, Charlie Constable received 18, Gryan Miers has inherited 32 whilst Stewart Crameri will don 36.

The new recruits were unveiled at GMHBA Stadium on Friday.


4 – Gary Ablett

Previous – Andrew Mackie

Historical – Bob Davis, Alistair Lord


11 – Tim Kelly

Previous – Darcy Lang

Historical – Bernie Smith, Joel Corey,


13 – Lachie Fogarty

Previous – Tom Lonergan

Historical – Arthur Coughlan


18 – Charlie Constable

Previous – Josh Cowan

Historical – Reg Hickey, George Goninon


32 – Gryan Miers

Previous – Steven Motlop

Historical – Garry Hocking,


36 – Stewart Crameri

Previous – Tom Ruggles

Historical – Tony Polinelli

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