Joel Selwood will play on in 2022 after the Geelong captain and the club agreed to a one-year contract extension. 

Selwood, who has led the Cats a record 215 times, is on target to finish his career as the club’s game record holder. He has played 325 games, and he could pass Corey Enright’s club record of 332 later this season.

Selwood has already enjoyed an incredible career since being selected with the 7th pick in the 2006 national draft. He is a triple premiership player, has won three ‘Carji’ Greeves medals, earned six All-Australian selections, including three as captain, a rising star award in his first AFL season and was runner up in the 2013 Brownlow medal.

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 24: Joel Selwood of the Cats (C) leads the Cats out during the round six AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the West Coast Eagles at GMHBA Stadium on April 24, 2021 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/AFL Photos)

This year is Selwood’s tenth season as captain after being appointed to lead the club at the beginning of 2012.

“Joel is an icon of our club, and of the game, and we are excited to have reached agreement for Joel to play in 2022,” Geelong’s general manager of football Simon Lloyd said.

“While Joel’s record speaks for itself, what is most important to him and the team is that he continues to play at such a high level. He has been among our best players all season and has continued to show his durability and passion for the game. 

“Joel has always epitomised team-first, and he continues to do all he can to make the team and the club successful.”

In addition to his on-field exploits, Selwood is heavily invested in the Cats off-field endeavours. He was named as the club’s community champion in 2020 for the enormous impact he has made through the Cats community outreach programs.