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2019 VFL List

47. Dean Gore

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Height: 183cm

Weight: 85kg

DOB: 26th June 1996

Recruited From: Adelaide (AFL)

2019 Interchange Club: St. Mary’s (GFL)

Profile:

After spending two years with the Adelaide Crows, Dean Gore’s return to Geelong did not go as planned. The former Crow suffered a devastating knee injury that saw him miss the entire 2018 season. With his recovery completed, the midfielder is back to full strength and will bring a wealth of experience to the 2019 squad. Gore was named in the Cats’ leadership group for the upcoming season.

 

48. Aaron Black

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Height: 192cm

Weight: 85kg

DOB: 29th November 1990

Recruited From: Geelong Cats (AFL)

2019 Interchange Club: TBC

Profile:

Despite technically being a new signing, Aaron Black is no stranger to the VFL landscape. Black will play VFL game number 50 in 2019 and will do it as one of Geelong’s captains. The versatile swingman can feature at either end of the ground and his leadership will be invaluable to the young Cats side.

 

49. Nik Rokahr

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Height: 179cm

Weight: 83kg

DOB: 16th July 1995

Recruited From: Shepparton Bears (GVFL)

2019 Interchange Club: Bell Park (GFL)

Profile:

A star midfielder with local club Shepparton Bears in 2018, Rokahr played a key role in the club’s drought breaking premiership. In what was a breakout year, Rokahr also claimed the league best and fairest award and a premiership in the NTFL with Southern Districts.

 

50. Daniel Capiron

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Height: 190cm

Weight: 82kg

DOB: 14 June 1996

Recruited From: Frankston (VFL)

2019 Interchange Club: St Joseph’s (GFL)

Profile:

Skilful defender Daniel Capiron has been with the VFL Cats for two years. In his first year he played every game but due to numerous injury setbacks, he didn’t take the field in 2018. With his time in rehab behind him, Capiron will be looking to get back to the form that saw him finish top 5 in the Cats’ 2017 VFL B&F.

 

51. James Tsitas

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Height: 181cm

Weight: 85kg

DOB: 3 March 1995

Recruited From: North Ballarat (VFL)

2019 Interchange Club: Grovedale (GFL)

Profile:

Another VFL Team of the Year honour and another podium finish in the Cats’ best and fairest count, James Tsitas had a memorable 2018 in blue and white. The versatile midfielder will look to take his game to a new level in 2019 after being named as co-captain of the VFL side.

 

52. Jackson McLachlan

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Height: 170cm

Weight: 70kg

DOB: 9 March 1998

Recruited From: St. Joseph's (GFL)

2019 Interchange Club: St. Joseph's (GFL)

Profile:

The 2017 GFL Rising Star slotted into the VFL program with ease last year, playing 12 games and impressing as a creative small forward. McLachlan was named amongst the best players on six occasions and kicked 13 goals for the year. Also managed to claim a second GFL premiership with St. Joseph’s in 2018.

 

53. Jordan Keras

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Height: 181cm

Weight: 83kg

DOB: 7 December 1993

Recruited From: Southport (NEAFL)

2019 Interchange Club: St. Joseph’s (GFL)

Profile:

Fourteen games in his return season to VFL football, Jordan Keras was a key member of the squad in 2018. The strong bodied midfielder was often the Cats’ leading possession winner and his impact around stoppages highlighted his importance to the team. The former NEAFL MVP was named in the Cats’ leadership group for the second successive season. 

 

54. Cooper Jones

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Height: 193cm

Weight: 86kg

DOB: 25 November 1998

Recruited From: Bendigo Pioneers (TAC Cup)

2019 Interchange Club: Bell Park (GFL)

Profile:

Cooper Jones is a strong marking utility who has had a rough run of injuries in recent years. Jones spent most of 2018 with the rehab group but will hope to put that behind him and break into the side for his first game in 2019.

 

55. Luke Smith

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Height: 177cm

Weight: 70kg

DOB: 14 August 1997

Recruited From: Shepparton Bears (GVFL)

2019 Interchange Club: Bell Park (GFL)

Profile:

A small forward who can always find the goals, Luke Smith joins the Cats after an impressive season with Shepparton Bears. 66 goals in the Bears’ premiership winning season, Smith will be a welcome addition to the Cats’ forward setup in 2019.

 

56. Ben Reid

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Height: 184cm

Weight: 80kg

DOB: 5 September 1992

VFL Matches: 18

Recruited From: Echuca (GVFL)

2019 Interchange Club: St. Joseph's (GFL)

Profile:

The younger brother of GWS’ Sam Reid, Ben joins the Cats for his third season at VFL level. His 2018 was hampered by injuries but the running defender will hope he can get back to his best in 2019. Reid has signed with GFL powerhouse St. Joseph’s as his interchange club for the season.

 

57. Mitch Diamond

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Height: 179cm

Weight: 76kg

DOB: 19 November 1998

Recruited From: Newtown & Chilwell (GFL)

2019 Interchange Club: Newtown & Chilwell (GFL)

Profile:

Mitch Diamond retains his place on the VFL list after a strong season with GFL club Newtown & Chilwell. Diamond played 14 games with the Eagles, while also suiting up for the Cats on multiple occasions. The half-back flanker is a ferocious tackler, uses the ball well and is one of the GFL’s top young players.

 

58. Alex Cincotta

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Height: 188cm

Weight: 83kg

DOB: 17 December 1996

Recruited From: Newtown & Chilwell (GFL)

2019 Interchange Club: Newtown & Chilwell (GFL)

Profile:

A recent addition to the VFL list, Alex Cincotta joins the Cats from GFL club Newtown & Chilwell. Cincotta has been a regular fixture in the Eagles’ senior side for the past three seasons and has quickly become one of their most important players. With blistering pace and a booming kick, Cincotta has the ability to provide a spark in any side.

 

59. Ned Harris

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Height: 189cm

Weight: 84kg

DOB: 3 June 1998

Recruited From: Newtown & Chilwell (GFL)

2019 Interchange Club:Newtown & Chilwell (GFL)

Profile:

Ned Harris had a breakout season with GFL club Newtown & Chilwell in 2018, Harris played 18 games, up from five the previous season. His development continued throughout the year and by season’s end, was one of the Eagles’ most important players, earning himself a spot on the Cats’ VFL list.

 

60. Jack Blood

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Height: 182cm

Weight: 76kg

DOB: 22nd October 1998

Recruited From: Geelong Falcons (TAC Cup)

2019 Interchange Club: St Mary’s (GFL)

Profile:

Former Geelong Falcons captain Jack Blood has quickly become one of St. Mary’s top players. The midfielder also has VFL experience under his belt, with six games in 2017. Blood is a big game player and has been named in St. Mary’s best players in their previous two grand final appearances.

 

61. Kyle O'Connor

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Height: 180cm

Weight: 78kg

DOB: 15th November 1998

Recruited From: GWV Rebels (TAC Cup)

2019 Interchange Club: Bell Park (GFL)

Profile:

Kyle O’Connor was struck down by injury in 2018, managing only five games for GFL side Bell Park. This was as disappointing for the club as it was for the player as O’Connor has become one of the side’s stars in his first season. He played 19 games and was frequently amongst the Dragons’ best players in 2017.

 

62. Campbell Floyd

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Height: 187cm

Weight: 74kg

DOB: 12 July 1996

VFL Matches: 9

Recruited From: Colac (GFL)

2018 Interchange Club: Colac (GFL)

Profile:

After a total of nine matches with the Geelong VFL side in his first two seasons, Campbell Floyd had a breakout year in 2018. The running defender played 15 games and was one of the Cats’ most important players. Floyd was rewarded with a place in Geelong’s 2019 leadership group.

 

63. Jarrod Korewha

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Height: 192cm

Weight: 83kg

DOB: 8 May 1998

Recruited From: Koroit (HFL)

2019 Interchange Club: Koroit (HFL)

Profile:

The Cats continue their strong relationship with HFNL club Koroit with Jarrod Jorewha joining the 2019 squad. The tall forward was unstoppable in 2018, kicking 72 goals to take out the league goalkicking award and play a pivotal role in the side’s premiership campaign.

 

64. Charlie Wilson

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Height: 180cm

Weight: 82kg

DOB: 25 March 2000

Recruited From: GWV Rebels (TAC Cup)

2018 Interchange Club: Bell Park (GFL)

Profile:

One of the Cats’ youngest 2019 squad members, Charlie Wilson joins the list after a great year with the GWV Rebels. Wilson was named as Vice-Captain in the TAC Cup Team of the Year and finished top 10 in the Morrish Medal. Wilson’s 37 goals also earned him a top 3 finish in the league goalkicking.

 

65. Kyle Reid

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Height: 193cm

Weight: 90kg

DOB: 12 August 2000

Recruited From: Gippsland Power (TAC Cup)

2019 Interchange Club: St. Mary's (GFL)

Profile:

Young key defender Kyle Reid was one of the top TAC Cup players in 2018 and was rewarded with Team of the Year honours. The upcoming VFL season is Reid’s first full year of senior football but he has the size and maturity to slot in straight away.

 

66. Dan Frampton

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Height: 190cm

Weight: 87kg

DOB: 19 August 2000

Recruited From: Dandenong Stingrays (TAC Cup)

2019 Interchange Club: Red Hill (MPFNL)

Profile:

Dan Frampton was one of the Dandenong Stingrays’ top players in 2018, holding down a key defensive position most weeks. Frampton has shown the ability to play on both tall and small forwards in his time at the Stingrays and with local club Red Hill.

 

67. Harrison Ling

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Height: 182cm

Weight: 78kg

DOB: 21st April 1999

Recruited From: St. Mary’s (GFL)

2019 Interchange Club: St. Mary’s (GFL)

Profile:

Brother of Sydney’s Matt Ling, Harrison Ling adds to the list of former Geelong Falcons in the squad after a quality 2018 campaign with St. Mary’s. Ling played 20 senior games and was one of the Saints’ top players in the GFL finals.

 

68. Curtis McCarthy

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Height: 189cm

Weight: 83kg

DOB: 5 February 1999

Recruited From: Glenelg (SANFL)

2019 Interchange Club: St. Joseph’s (GFL)

Profile:

Curtis McCarthy is the younger brother of former Cat Lincoln and while he only managed one game for the VFL Cats last season, he made a name for himself at GFL level. McCarthy kicked 39 goals in 18 games for St. Joseph’s and played a vital role in the club’s GFL premiership.

 

69. Ethan Floyd

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Height: 180cm

Weight: 75kg

DOB: 15th July 1999

Recruited From: Geelong Falcons (TAC Cup)

2019 Interchange Club: Colac (GFL)

Profile:

Younger brother of seasoned VFL Cat Campbell, Ethan Floyd got his first taste of state level football in 2018. Floyd played just one game with the VFL Cats but showed a lot of promise. He spent most of the season plying his trade with both Colac’s senior side and the Geelong Falcons and will look to elevate his game in 2019.

 

70. Will Sexton

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Height: 175cm

Weight: 80kg

DOB: 14 May 1997

Recruited From: Geelong Falcons (TAC Cup)

2019 Interchange Club: South Barwon (GFL)

Profile:

Running defender Will Sexton has had a horror run of injury over the past two seasons. Persistent back injuries prevented him from getting on the park until late 2018, where he managed five games for GFL club South Barwon. Before his injuries, Sexton was a key player in the Geelong VFL ranks, playing 16 games in 2016 en route to a top five finish in the club’s B&F.

 

71. Baxter Mensch

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Height: 173cm

Weight: 75kg

DOB: 30th May 2000

Recruited From: Geelong Falcons (TAC Cup)

2019 Interchange Club: Newtown & Chillwell (GFL)

Profile:

Son of former Geelong great David Mensch, Baxter played 17 games for the Geelong Falcons last season. A move into the midfield saw Mensch play a consistent brand of football and become one of his side’s most improved players.

 

72. Adam Garner

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Height: 194cm

Weight: 99kg

DOB: 12th January 1999

Recruited From: Colac (GFL)

2019 Interchange Club: Colac (GFL)

Profile:

Former Geelong Falcon Adam Garner is a tall forward with great hands and an eye for goals. Garner was a key member in the Falcons’ 2017 premiership campaign, kicking 35 goals from 20 games. In his first year of senior football in 2018, Garner played 17 games for Colac and kicked 13 goals.

 

73. Zach Zdybel

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Height: 195cm

Weight: 94kg

DOB: 7 February 1998

Recruited From: Colac (GFL)

2019 Interchange Club: Colac (GFL)

Profile:

Zach Zdybel is an exciting young big man who plays with maturity beyond his years. The former Geelong Falcon can take a strong contested mark, has great leaping ability and quality endurance. In only two years of senior football with Colac, Zdybel has 39 games and 52 goals to his name.

 

74. James Gow

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Height: 177cm

Weight: 78kg

DOB: 15 August 1997

Recruited From: GWV Rebels (TAC Cup)

2019 Interchange Club: Koroit (GFL)

Profile:

James Gow burst out of the blocks in his first year with the Cats, exceeding expectations to finish eighth in the Cats’ 2017 best and fairest count from his 15 games. In 2018, the midfielder spent most weeks playing with GFL club Bell Park before making a return to HFNL club Koroit at the end of the year.

 

75. Callum Mitchell

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Height: 188cm

Weight: 86kg

DOB: 10 December 1996

Recruited From: Clarence (Tasmania)

2019 Interchange Club: St. Joseph’s (GFL)

Profile:

Cal Mitchell is one of Geelong’s most reliable VFL listed players. In his first year with the Cats, Mitchell earned his place in the Cats’ back six and went on to play a consistent brand of football across 12 games. While his 2018 season wasn’t littered with VFL opportunities, the coaching staff trusted Mitchell enough to pick him for the semi-final clash with Box Hill. In two years since moving from Tasmania, Mitchell has racked up 16 VFL games and two GFL premierships.

 

76. Tom Lang

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Height: 186cm

Weight: 84kg

DOB: 3rd February 1997

Recruited From: St. Mary’s (GFL)

2019 Interchange Club: St. Mary’s (GFL)

Profile:

A versatile mid-sized player who can play at either end of the ground. Was used as a key defender in his three games with the Cats in 2018 but has been a handy goalkicker with GFL club St. Mary’s. Can take a strong grab and isn’t shy of a contest.

 

77. Zane Keighran

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Height: 183cm

Weight: 82kg

DOB: 19 October 2000

Recruited From: Bendigo Pioneers (TAC Cup)

2019 Interchange Club: Newtown & Chilwell (GFL)

Profile:

A junior cricket star who represented Australia, Keighran is just as talented on the football field. Despite injuries ruling him out for half of the 2018 campaign, Keighran showed a lot of promise in his eight games with the Pioneers. The versatile swingman also represented Vic Country at the National Championships.

 

78. Lachie Noble

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Height: 173cm

Weight: 71kg

DOB: 2 August 1999

Recruited From: Geelong Falcons (TAC Cup)

2019 Interchange Club: South Barwon (GFL)

Profile:

Lachie Noble has an uncanny ability to find the goals at any level. He was one of the top goalkickers in the Geelong Falcons’ premiership campaign in 2017 and followed it up with 29 majors for South Barwon in 2018. Noble also suited up for one VFL game last season, and had no trouble kicking his first goal in the hoops.

 

79. Patrick Dowling

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Height: 187cm

Weight: 84kg

DOB: 28 September 1998

Recruited From: Geelong Falcons (TAC Cup)

2019 Interchange Club: St. Mary’s (GFL)

Profile:

Patrick Dowling is a classy half forward with an excellent skill set. The left-footer can break lines with his long kicking ability and has a knack for finding the goals. Dowling got his first taste of VFL action midway through 2018 and was named as the Cats’ third best player in his first outing. In two years of senior football, Dowling has played 34 games for St. Mary’s, including two Grand Finals.

 

80. Nic Hutchinson

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Height: 188cm

Weight: 86kg

DOB: 21 May 1999

Recruited From: Kingsborough Tigers (TSL)

2019 Interchange Club: St. Joseph's (GFL)

Profile:

Following in the footsteps of Cal Mitchell, Nic Hutchison made the move from Tasmania to join the VFL program while also signing with GFL club St. Joseph’s. Hutchison was one of the Kingborough Tigers’ top young stars in 2018.

 

81. Angus Byrne

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Height: 194cm

Weight: 102kg

DOB: 8 August 1998

Recruited From: Echuca (GVFL)

2019 Interchange Club: Echuca (GVFL)

Profile:

Angus Byrne joins the VFL Cats after a dominant season with Echuca in the Goulburn Valley Football League. Byrne was a catalyst in helping the Bombers reach the Preliminary final with 27 goals from 19 games. Byrne’s breakout season earned him a top 10 finish in the GVFL league best and fairest.

 

82. Brayden Helyar

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Height: 191cm

Weight: 78kg

DOB: 6th September 2000

Recruited From: GWV Rebels (TAC Cup)

2019 Interchange Club: Newtown & Chilwell (GFL)

Profile:

A solid season with the GWV Rebels sees Brayden Helyar join the Cats’ VFL list. Helyar played 15 games and was named the Rebels’ best player on numerous occasions. He was awarded the Adam Goodes Trophy for his season with the Rebels.