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Cats build a better, healthier community

Our Club. Our Community. Pat Dangerfield introduces our 10 flagship community programs.

Making a difference in our community is at the heart of what we do in our aim to be ‘more than just a club’.  In fact, ‘make a difference in our community’ is one of our four strategic aims and this is emphasised with community being embedded into our mission statement.

Geelong Cats have 10 flagship programs that together make up Cats in the Community. All our programs have once central purpose - to build a better and healthier community with a special focus on youth.

Our 2018 has commenced and we look forward to delivering programs reaching almost 50,000 people.  We could not do this without the generous support of our partners, sponsors and philanthropic donors.

Brian Cook
Chief Executive, Geelong Cats

Country Day 

For almost 20 years the Geelong Cats have been heading down to the south west of Victoria as part of our Country Day program.

On Tuesday 6 February, our players and staff visited 28 schools, hospital and conducted a super clinic. Our AFL and VFLW players facilitated an All Girls Come n Try footy clinic in Colac.

February Ward Walk 

For over 10 years the Cats have made regular visits to our local hospital visiting the Kids Ward as well as the Andrew Love Cancer Centre.  This week Tom Hawkins, Jed Bews, Scott Selwood visited the Barwon Health University Hospital

“Conducting Ward Walks gives players perspective in life as to what is important, we get to see how something as simple as seeing a player can light up a person’s day. It is also a great opportunity to see the amazing work the nurses, doctors and surgeons do to help out the people of in our community”.

Scott Selwood
2017 Club Community Champion

Cats in the Community Programs - Up & Running in 2018

Two of the Geelong Cats flagship programs Healthy Heroes and BioCATS kicked off this week.  Healthy Heroes will be presented to 6900 students and BioCATS will reach 2400 students.

Our 2018 Healthy Cats Recipe Book will be issued to 5,000 Hawkins Heroes members, as well as all Healthy Heroes participants. Our players have shared their favourite healthy recipes, have a look online here.

Did you know? 

  • The Geelong Cats and GMHBA were a finalist in the 2017 VicHealth Awards under the ‘Promoting Healthy Eating’ category
  • All Cats players took part in our Cats in the Community programs in 2017
  • The 2018 Just Think round has been identified as Rd 7 Geelong V GWS Giants
  • The 2018 Djilang Round is round 10 Geelong V Carlton

Click here for further information about the 10 Cats in the Community flagship programs. Stay tuned for the next update in March. 

Go Cats!