Electric forward Tyson Stengle has signed a contract extension with Geelong to remain at GMHBA Stadium until at least the end of 2024.
The South Australian had an incredible first season at the Cats kicking 53 goals, including four in the Grand Final, All Australian selection and becoming a premiership player.
The 24-year-old was also one of five players to have played in all 25 of Geelong’s games in 2022, playing an integral role in helping steer the Cats to the flag.
Stengle’s ability to play on instinct and consistently show flashes of brilliance quickly saw him become a fan favourite. Kicking three or more goals on no less than 12 occasions, he quickly found a home in the Cats forward line alongside Jeremy Cameron, Tom Hawkins, Gary Rohan, Gryan Miers, and Brad Close.
“I’m really happy to sign an extension to stay at Geelong,” Stengle said.
“Right now, signing a 12-month extension was the right thing for me, however I see a long football future for myself here at Geelong.
“I’m really enjoying being part of this playing group and I feel really connected to my teammates.
“Last year was a memorable year for the Club and for me personally, and for the next two years I’m looking forward to working hard to keep improving and doing myself, my family and the Cats fans proud.”
Geelong Head of List Management Andrew Mackie said the Club was thrilled to extend Stengle’s time at the Cats.
“We’re really happy to have Tyson remain at Geelong. In his first 12 months Tyson has settled in seamlessly and we’re really proud of what he was able to achieve in 2022.
“Tyson works hard on his craft, is eager to keep improving and is a team player. He is very much a leader on the field amongst our forward group and has become an important part of our Club.”