Hawkins pens Cats deal

22 November 2020 15:38:44 GMTPlus11

Geelong have been handed a huge boost after superstar forward Tom Hawkins penned a new deal with the Cats.

Geelong have been busy since their grand final defeat against Richmond Tigers as they attempt to go one step further and win the flag in the 2021 AFL campaign.

Jeremy Cameron has arrived from Greater Western Sydney in a bumper deal, while a number of players have also signed new deals.

They include Tom Stewart, Brandan Parfitt, Rhys Stanley, Jack Henry and Zach Tuohy, and now Hawkins can be added to that list.

Hawkins has played 277 games for the Cats since making his debut in 2007 and is showing no signs of slowing down.

In fact, after winning the 2020 Coleman Medal, he is improving with age and the club are delighted to have secured him for another two seasons.

"Tom’s form line is ascending, and we believe he will continue to improve as a player," Geelong’s general manager of football Simon Lloyd said.

"Tom is a team-first player, who looks to bring his teammates into the game and create opportunities for others as well as himself. He is a leader both on and off the field and cares deeply about his teammates and all at the club.

"Tom’s play over recent seasons has been elite and we are excited that Tom, with his family’s long history at the club, has again agreed to a new deal."

As things stand, Hawkins has kicked 603 goals for the club, putting him in third place in the Cats all-time tally.

Geelong are priced at 11/2 to win the AFL grand final.

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