NEW Geelong head of medical and conditioning services Harry Taylor made an appearance on track as the Cats' AFL list returned to kick off the new year.

After a year away from the club, Taylor has returned to Geelong from Western Australia in a role that uses his experiences as a player in high performance and management.

Mitch Duncan trained strongly after fronting the media and speaking about his strong pre-season thus far.

Tom Hawkins was absent from the track as he recovers from Covid-19.