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Life Memberships

Guidelines for Life Membership

AFL player

A player will be eligible for consideration of Life Membership upon meeting the criteria outlined below:

  1. GFC Hall of Fame inductee;
  2. 150 games for the GFC;
  3. 100 games plus selection in a Premiership team for the GFC;
  4. 50 games plus selection in a GFC Premiership team, plus satisfaction of any one of the following criteria whilst playing for GFC*:
    1. Brownlow medallist;
    2. Best and Fairest / ‘Carji’ Greeves medallist
  • All Australian Selection or State Selection for Victoria (only up until the formation of the AFL in 1990);
  1. GFC Club Captain;
  2. AFL Leading Goal Kicker;
  3. 10 years’ service as an AFL listed player for the Geelong Cats
  • A second GFC Premiership

AFLW player

As the AFLW competition establishes, we will recognize the commitment to the Club during our Pioneer years (2017 & 2018).

A player will be eligible for consideration of Life Membership upon meeting the criteria outlined below:

  1. GFC Hall of Fame inductee;
  2. 7 (as currently stands this would be equivalent to 50 games) seasons as a listed player (including Pioneer VFLW teams)
  3. 5 (as currently stands that would be 35 games) seasons (including Pioneer VFLW) plus selection in a Premiership team for the GFC;
  4. 3 (as it currently stands that would be 21 games) seasons plus selection in a Premiership team, plus satisfaction of any one of the following criteria whilst playing for Geelong Football Club*:
    1. W medallist (AFLW league best and fairest);
    2. Club best and fairest winner
  • All Australian Selection or State Selection
  1. GFC Club Captain (including VFLW captain)
  2. AFLW Leading Goal Kicker;
  3. A second Premiership

Note: due to the likely fluctuation in length of season the above metrics need to be annually reviewed.

Non-player

The Board may at its discretion annually elect as Life Members any person who has rendered outstanding service to the Club, has demonstrated the Club values and commitment to the Geelong Way.

Entitlements

A Geelong Cats Home and Away Membership

Invitation to the annual Life Members Dinner

Process

The process for nomination as a Life Member is as follows:

1. “Life Membership” to be tabled at the February Honouring the Past Committee meeting.  Honouring the Past Committee to be provided with a full list of nominees plus supporting documentation.

2. After due consideration, at a scheduled Honouring the Past Committee meeting, the Honouring the Past Committee will make a recommendation to the Executive Management Team.

3. The Executive Management Team will consider the Honouring the Past Committee’s recommendations for endorsement, and make a recommendation to the Board.

3.1 In the event the Executive Management Team does not support the recommendation put forward by the Honouring the Past Committee then both the recommendation of the Executive Management Team and the Honouring the Past Committee will be forwarded to the Board for consideration.

4. The final decision will be made by the Board.

5. Life Members will be inducted at the annual Life Members Dinner.

If you wish to submit an individual for consideration please email a one page document to htp@geelongcats.com.au your nomination will be considered at the HTPMC 

Life members

First Name Last Name Year Inducted
Gary  Ablett junior 2009
Gary Ablett senior 1992
Harry Adams  1962
Stan Adams  1953
Dr Alwyn Adcock  1986
Geoff Ainsworth  1976
Nick Ames 2009
C.C. Anderson Before 1884
Gareth Andrews  1974
Tom Arklay  1945
Les Armstrong  1922
H.A. Austin  After 1907
Tommy Austin  2017
I. Bailey  Before 1908
Joe Bailey 
Les Bailey  1989
Mark Bairstow 2012
Gordon Baker 1996
Ted Baker  2012
David Barkley  1995
Juimmy Bartel 2009
Alf Beamond  1946
Helene Bender 2008
J. Best Before 1908
Andrew Bews  1990
Rod Blake 
Malcolm Blight 2018
Les Borrack  1960
Mark Bos  1988
Damian Bourke 2001
Arthur Bowman  1921
George Bradley  1945
Terry Bright  1983
Doug Brown  1959
Rupe Brownlees  After 1907
Billy Brownless  1994
Charles Brownlow  After 1907
Neville Bruns  1988
Tommy Buchan  1913
John  Buckland Before 1908
Peter Burnett 1998
Peter C. Burns  1922
Shannon Byrnes 2012
Ray Card 2001
Jack Carney 2012
Brian Carr   2006
Andy Carroll  1964
Colin Carter 2018
George Cathie  1946
Brian Chambers 1998
Jack Chambers 2012
Paul Chapman 2008
David E. Clarke  1979
George Clarke  1979
Glenn Clifford 2016
Wayne Closter  1971
A.C.S. Clutterbuck  1903
Arthur Coghlan  1938
Charlie Coles  After 1907
Clive Coles  1945
Basil Collins 
Bertie Collins  2017
Jack L. Collins  1945
M. Conran 1900
Jack Conway  1922
Brian Cook 2008
Jack Corbett  1946
Joel Corey 2007
Frank Costa 2006
Paul Costa 2006
Paul Couch  1992
Ken Cowan  1989
Harold Craven  1946
Dr Crocker 1900
Ron Crooks  1962
Jack Cummins  1983
Bill Dalziel 1996
Tim Darcy  1993
Ern Davie 
Bob Davis  1955
E.P. De Henzell 1900
Leo Dean  1945
John Devine  1993
Herman   D'Helin  1901
Jim D'Helin  1941
J. Dickenson  1901
Jerry Dillon  1946
Bill Dix  1998
Bill  Dixon  1982
George Dougherty  1945
Percy Douglass 2017
George Doull 1946
Jim Doyle  1946
Norm Drew  1941
Mitch Duncan 2017
Peter Dwyer senior 1875
Alec Eason 
Bill Eason  1922
R. Edgar Before 1884
Arthur Edgerton  1953
Fred Ely  1954
Corey Enright 2008
Jack L. Evans  1941
Allan Everett  1993
W. Excell Before 1884
Terry Farman  1971
Graham Farmer  1974
Joe Felder  1972
Stuart Field 2006
Jim Fitzgerald  1954
Fred Flanagan  1953
Darren Flanigan 2001
Eric Fleming 2012
Andy Fleming  1946
Roy Fleming 
Billy Foote 2017
George Forbes Before 1908
Roy Foster  1969
Phil Fraser  1904
Vic Fuller 2004
Terry Fulton 2001
Jim Galbraith  1922
Bill Gallagher  1946
Ken Gannon  1992
Bob Gartland 2017
Neville Gaynor  1993
Bill Getsom 1946
Ivor Gibson  1945
Dr Henry Giles  1946
Norm Glenister  1945
George Gniel  1951
Bill Goggin  1965
George Goninon 2012
W.D. Goodall Before 1908
Rex Gorell 2009
Ben Graham 2001
Jack W. Grant  1945
Frank Gray 
Jack Gray  1946
C.E. Green 1976
Edward Greeves  1945
David Griffiths  1903
Dick Grigg  1922
Vic Gross  1946
Bert Groves  1954
Lloyd Hagger 
William Hall 1884
Alistair Hamblin 2017
Ian Hampshire  1975
Les Hardiman  1945
Peter Hardiman  1938
Tom Harley 2007
Bill Harris  1992
June Harvey  1994
Bill Harwood 
Ern Hasler  1960
Fred Hawking  1946
Tom J. Hawkins 2012
Jack Hawkins  1980
John Hay  Before 1908
Tony Hayes  1946
Reg Hickey  1941
Dave Hickinbotham  1903
Wally Higgins  1900
Ken Hinkley 2010
Howard Hitchcock Before 1908
Garry Hocking  1995
Steven Hocking  1992
E.P. Hodges  1909
F.J. Hodges  1909
Harry Hodges  1904
Terry Hogan  1964
Ron Hovey  1958
Josh Hunt  2010
Percy Hunt  1950
Col Hutchinson  1994
John Hyde  1961
Maurie Jacobs 
Jim Jamieson  1946
Jack Jennings  1951
Keith Johns 2012
Phil Johnson 2000
Steve  Johnson 2010
Vern Johnstone  1973
Jim Jones  1946
Jockie Jones 
Teddy Jones  1954
James Kelly  2010
Max Kelly  1950
Vin Kelly  1962
Eddie King  1961
Steven King  2004
Kevin Kirby  1972
Max Kroger  1946
J.A. Laird  1913
Les Laver  1941
Bud Lawton 2003
Cameron Ling 2007
'King' Lloyd  1955
Tom Lonergan 2016
Alistair Lord  1966
Stewart Lord  1982
Des Lourey  1984
Max Lowe  1998
Keith Lowes  1984
Tom Lysaght 
Andrew Mackie 2011
John MacMullen  1903
Geoff Mahon 2012
Gary Malarkey  1983
Michael Mansfield 1998
Denis Marshall 2012
Harry Marsham 2012
Percy Martini  1946
Dr Arthur Marwood 1923
Horrie Matthews  1903
Harry Maxted  1969
Billy McCarter 2012
H.A. McCormick Before 1884
Neil McCurdy  1950
Bill McDonald 
Eric McDonald  1961
Rupe McDonald  1993
Tim McGrath 1998
Dr Alec McGregor  1957
Jim McKenzie  1952
Ken McLaren  1955
Hughie McLean 2017
E.P. McLoughlin 1900
Bill McMaster  1976
A.P. McMillan  1900
Les McMillan  1901
Stan McMillan  1901
Jim McShane 2017
Joe McShane 2017
Phil McShane 2017
David Mensch 2001
Len Metherell  1945
John Middlemiss  Before 1884
Russell Middlemiss  1960
Darren Milburn 2005
Frank Mockridge 
George M. Moloney 2012
Cameron Mooney 2008
Bruce Moore  1993
Ivan More 
Ivan Morris  1963
Tom Morrish  1946
Bruce Morrison  1955
Tom Morrow  1953
Angie Muller  1945
Clove Myers  1915
William Myers 
Bruce Nankervis  1979
Ian J. Nankervis  1973
Robert Neal  1982
Ken Newland  1972
Ernest   Newling 2012
John Newman  1971
Eric Nicholls  1963
John O'Neill  1961
Billy Orchard  1922
Brad Ottens 2012
George Palmer 
Eddie Peel  1961
Bob Pettifer 2008
Peter Pianto  1958
Frank Pike 
Dr Jim Piper 
Tony Polinelli  1968
Alec Popescu  1991
J.S.L. Price  1904
Max Pritchard  1960
Orm Puche  1970
Harry Pullen  1952
George Pung  1959
Tommy Quinn  1941
James Rahilly 2018
Bert Rankin  1946
Cliff Rankin  1922
Teddy Rankin  1922
Arthur Rayson  1946
Noel Rayson  1957
Hermann Reichmann Before 1908
Dr David Reid Before 1884
Russell Renfrey  1953
Peter Riccardi 1999
Colin Rice 2012
Ron J. Richards  1975
George Rippon 1876
Kevin Roache 1997
Jim V. Roberts 2000
Alan Robertson  1951
Arthur Robertson  2017
E.M. Robinson 1900
Peter Rodgers 1997
Max Rooke 2011
Geoff Rosenow  1969
Jack C. Ross  1944
Jack Roydhouse  1974
J. Rushbrook Before 1884
Bill R. Ryan  1970
Dr Edwin Ryan  1984
Jim Salter  1958
Brenton Sanderson 2004
John Scarlett  1976
Matthew Scarlett  2006
Joe Sellwood  1945
Joel Selwood 2012
Dr Hugh Seward 2002
Norm Sharp 2012
John Sharrock 2012
Kevin Sheehan 2013
Mick Shelley 
Brad Sholl 2001
D. Simson Before 1884
Joe Slater 2012
Eric Slater  1989
Bernie Smith  1955
Charles Smith  1956
Les M. Smith 
Loris Solomon  1955
Lyle Southern  1962
Wheeler Sparrow 1900
Harry Steedman 2017
George Stephen junior 1881
Russell Stephens 2007
Edward Stevenson 
Mathew Stokes 2012
Barry Stoneham  1994
D. Strachan 1900
Jack Sykes  1973
George Synnot Before 1908
Carol Szymczak 2005
Bob Talbot 2017
Harry Taylor 2012
Stan Thomas 
Archie Thompson  1903
Mark Thompson  2009
Dr Kevin Threlfall  1966
A. Timms 
George Todd  1938
Jack Trembath  1946
Sir Donald Trescowthick 1998
Neil Trezise  1956
Bob Troughton  1957
Joe Tucker  1952
Neil Tucker,  1945
Leo Turner  1954
Michael Turner  1982
Travis Varcoe 2012
Paul Vinar  1966
Doug Wade  1968
Fred Walker 
Jack J. Walker 
Peter Walker  1968
W. Bob Walker  1946
Lionel Walter 
Stephen Wells 2004
Roy West  1993
Pat Whelan  1962
Lindsay White  1950
Milton White  1947
A. Williams  1946
Geoff Williams  1959
W. Jack  Williams  1938
Tom Wills 2017
John Wilson   Before 1884
Jimmy Wilson junior 2017
James B. Wilson senior Before 1884
Jack Wisbey  1962
Murray Witcombe  1986
David Wojcinski 2009
Fred Wooller  1963
Bert Worner 2012
Bert Wright  1954
John Yeates 2012
Mark Yeates  1990
Henry Young  1922