Geelong defenders Tom Atkins and Jake Kolodjashnij have agreed to contract extensions with the Cats. Atkins inked a new two-year contract and Kolodjashnij a three-year deal.
Atkins was drafted by Geelong in 2018 after starring in the club’s VFL program. He has established himself as a valuable member of the team, playing 46 games over the past two and a half seasons. Atkins has played all 11 games in 2021 as a defender.
Kolodjashnij has played 118 games since debuting midway through the 2015 season. He has established himself as a key member of the Cats defensive unit.
“Both Tom and Jake are important, versatile members of our team and epitomise a team-first approach in everything they do,” Geelong’s general manager of football Simon Lloyd said.
“Tom has shown he is strong in the contest, can play a variety of roles, having started as a forward who could go into the midfield, and this year transitioning into a defensive role.
“Jake can play on all types of opponents, and that gives us flexibility in terms of our match ups down back. He is a quality player and we are pleased to have secured both players.”