Corey Enright has become just the 27th Legend in Geelong history after receiving the Cat’s highest honour at an event at GMHBA Stadium on Friday night.
Cam Guthrie and Mark Blicavs were also officially honoured on the night with Life Memberships and former Vice President Bob Gartland was awarded the RJ Hickey Award for ‘outstanding service to Australian football.’
Drafted in 1999 at pick 47, Enright would go on to become one of Geelong’s most decorated players.
After pulling the Hoops on for the first time in 2001, Enright broke Ian Nankervis’ club record of 325 games before retiring in 2016 after 332 appearances.
He would become a three-time premiership player (2007, 2009, 2011), a six-time All-Australian (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016) and a two-time Carji Greeve’s Medallist (2009, 2011), both coming in premiership years. A feat only Kevin Bartlett, Jason Dunstall, Simon Black, Josh Gibson, Michael Voss and Gary Ablett Jr have been able to do.
Also carving their names in the history books, Cam Guthrie and Mark Blicavs received Life Membership of the Club, an honour bestowed on very few and the first since Malcolm Blight, Colin Carter and James Rahilly were nominated in 2018.
Since debuting in 2011, Guthrie has pulled on the Hoops 221 times, with his breakout season in 2020 landing him his first Carji Greeves Medal and All-Australian blazer.
With comparable accolades, Mark Blicavs also joined the select group of Cats’ when he became a multiple Carji Greeves Medallist in 2015 and 2018.
The night concluded with Bob Gartland honoured as the recipient of the 2022 R.J. Hickey Award.
Gartland’s contribution to the Geelong Football Club and broader community has been significant. He joined Geelong’s board in 2007 and was elected as Club Vice-President in 2014, with a significant impact both on and off-field.