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Cats to pay tribute to Polly

The club will wear its indigenous guernseys this week.  - Geelong Cats,Carlton Blues
The club will wear its indigenous guernseys this week.

The Geelong Cats will pay tribute to the late Graham ‘Polly’ Farmer this weekend at the club’s last home game of the season at GMHBA Stadium.

The Cats will wear the club’s Indigenous guernsey as a tribute to Polly when they take on Carlton on Saturday afternoon.

The Quinton Narkle designed guernsey, which the Cats previously wore in Round 10 and 11, includes the famous number 5 on the front and back of the guernsey as a sign of respect to Polly.

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A pre-match tribute will take place on the big screen, the AFL Record at GMHBA Stadium will feature Polly on the cover and include a lift-out poster as a keepsake for fans.

After the passing of Polly last week, Geelong’s CEO Brian Cook paid tribute to the club legend.

“Polly Farmer was a pioneering figure in both Australian football and in changing Australian culture. Polly’s record as a footballer stands among the greatest that the game has known,” Cook said.

“The fact that Polly, who last played with the Cats in 1967, remains an iconic figure today for the Geelong faithful speaks to the impact he had on the club, our supporters and the region.

“The Geelong Football Club will forever be better due to the fact Polly played and coached us.”

Geelong and football fans alike will have an opportunity to farewell Polly at a public memorial service at GMHBA Stadium next Friday 30th August, the service will begin at 2pm in the Social Club, level 2 of the Charles Brownlow Stand.

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