It has been a big month for our community team and the players have been doing their bit to help keep Geelong Strong through this challenging period.

New Partnership with Headspace National

Geelong has partnered with headspace National to create a school based wellbeing resource.

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Geelong Cares: June Highlights

Take a look at some of the highlights from the many wishes granted over the month of June. Proudly presented by Barwon Water.

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Cats players Gryan Miers and Maddy McMahon feature in the 'N.I.P in the Butt' campaign - a simple three step process to check in on someone this school holidays and over the comings weeks and months.

  • N - Stands for Notice. You might notice changes in a young person.
  • I - Stands for Inquire. Asking to Understand.
  • P - Stands for Provide. It's about providing whatever it is you think your young person might need at that time. It will include support, listening and empathy.

Stats Crunch with Patrick Dangerfield

Our BioCATS program is all about maths and science with a healthy edge.  We have developed a Stats Crunch resource with Patrick Dangerfield which gives a unique insight into the application of maths and science skills using real life scenarios from the Geelong Football Club.

In collaboration with BioLAB and Bisinella we have produced this terrific resource - CLICK HERE

Design warmup tops at Yirrkala Contarf Academy

Brandan Parfitt and Quinton Narkle joined Mathew Stokes to chat with students at Yirrkala Contarf Academy in the Northern Territory, where they had been designing warm up tops for the Cats to wear for an Indigenous Round. 

This was a terrific opportunity for the students to showcase the designs and gain feedback directly from the players.

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Reconciliation week: Stokes' Story

In part two of Corrina and Stokey's chat, we hear about what it means to be an Indigenous AFL footballer and a role model in the community. Proudly presented by Barwon Water.

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Narkle and Kreuger share culture stories

In celebration of Refugee Week and its theme of Celebrating the Year of the Welcome, Nathan Kreuger and Quinton Narkle shared stories of their culture and experiences with young people from the City of Greater Geelong’s Multicultural Youth Leadership Group.

This powerful session of storytelling further enhanced the Geelong Cats connections and understanding of our local multicultural community.

Geelong Strong Cares Program

With thanks to Barwon Water, Geelong Strong Cares program AFLW players Renee Garing and Kate Darby took part in a reading of ‘Peggy and the Fantastic Football’ and a Q&A with The Pretty Foundation.

The Pretty Foundation's mission is to empower girls with the perspective, skills and support to develop and nurture a positive body image for themselves and others.

Online Resources

Check out our Online Resource Hub for feature videos and resources during this period here

Learn more about Geelong’s community programs here

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