Dual All-Australian Tom Stewart has extended his contract with the Cats until the end of the 2024 season.

The dashing defender has become one of the AFL’s elite backmen in his four years at the highest level.

Stewart was drafted in 2016 and debuted in the opening contest of the 2017 season, a win against Fremantle at Subiaco.

He has gone onto play 86 games in his four seasons. He was named to the All-Australian team in 2018 and 2019 and has finished in the top six of the ‘Carji’ Greeves medal voting three times, including a third placing in 2019.

The 27-year-old Stewart has averaged just under 20 possessions per game through his career. Despite missing three games with a broken collarbone in 2020, Stewart finished the season ranked first in the AFL with 125 marks, second in rebounds (102), and fourth in kicks with 263.

“In a short time Tom has established himself as a club leader and an elite player in the AFL,” Geelong’s General Manager of Football Simon Lloyd said.

“Tom is an integral member of our team. He is heavily invested in all aspects of the club and is a true leader. Tom has progressed from our VFL program through strong character and work ethic and has always put the needs of the Geelong Football Club ahead of his own."

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