With the 2020 season now complete, the Geelong Football Club can announce a number of changes.
James Rahilly will move to the Adelaide Crows in an assistant coaching role. Rahilly has enjoyed a long career with the Cats as both a player and as a member of the coaching staff.
A life member of the club, Rahilly played 90 senior games and has been with the club in various coaching roles since 2010.
“We wish James and his family well with this move to Adelaide,” Geelong’s general manager of football Simon Lloyd said.
“James has done an exceptional job with the club over many years and is highly regarded by all those that have benefitted from his influence and guidance.”
In addition to Rahilly’s move to Adelaide, three players, James Parsons, Jacob Kennerley and Blake Schlensog have been informed that they will not be offered contracts for 2021.
Parsons debuted in 2017, played 35 senior games and kicked 26 goals for Geelong.
Kennerley and Schlensog did not play at AFL level but were important contributors at VFL level.
“James, Jacob and Blake have all grown as players and people during their time at the club and we wish them well in their future endeavours,” Lloyd said.
“Once a Geelong player, always a Geelong player and they will always be welcome at the club”.