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Cats crown new number ones

Geelong has announced Keith Fagg and Robert Doyle as new number one ticket holders
Geelong has announced Keith Fagg and Robert Doyle as new number one ticket holders
Long-time cats number one ticket holder Daryl Somers has announced that he will step away from the position at the conclusion of the 2013 season. Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle and Geelong Mayor Keith Fagg will be joint number one ticket holders.

"Daryl has been in the role for 12 years and has been outstanding in the role," Geelong CEO Brian Cook said.

"With Daryl stepping away, the club has spent considerable time in working through who the next number one ticket holder should be.

"With both Robert and Keith as long time supporters and members of the club, we see the joint position of The Lord Mayor of Melbourne and the Mayor of Geelong as perfect people to carry on the great work done by our previous number one ticket holders."

Both new number one ticket holders displayed obvious pride following the announcement.

“I went to school in Geelong and remember going to games at Kardinia Park,” Lord Mayor Doyle recalled.

“It was the highlight of my week. I have such fond memories of it and I’m really looking forward to working hard with the whole team to give something back to the club.”

Mayor Fagg echoed those sentiments.

“I was absolutely delighted and humbled to be asked to be the number one ticket holder with Robert,” he said.

“I’m passionate about the club and want to see it progress. It os such a strong part of our community. It is the heart of our city and the spirit of our community. The values – the Geelong way – is something we have all learnt from.”

The announcement was made at the club's annual number one ticket holder’s dinner, held this year in the ballroom of the Regent Theatre.

Lord Mayor Doyle and Mayor Fagg will take up their new roles after the 2013 season concludes.

Rebecca Maddern will continue as number one female ticket holder.
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