MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 23: Joel Selwood of the Cats addresses his teammates during the 2016 AFL Second Preliminary Final match between the Geelong Cats and the Sydney Swans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 23, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Cats announce 2017 leadership group

Joel Selwood will captain Geelong for a sixth straight season, after once again being voted in as skipper of the side.

Selwood will be joined by two new members in the leadership group, in brother, Scott Selwood and Cam Guthrie.

Meanwhile, Harry Taylor and Patrick Dangerfield have been named vice-captains.

Tom Hawkins, Mitch Duncan and Mark Blicavs round out the eight-man leadership team.

“I could not be more excited about the season ahead,” skipper Joel Selwood said.

“To have a larger leadership group with a range of ages and experience is a step in the right direction.

“Cam comes on board the player leadership group after a breakout season last year. He is well respected by his teammates and will be a great addition to the group.

“Scott is also a fantastic addition, he will utilise his experience from his time as vice-captain at West Coast to be a great leader at Geelong.

“Pat Dangerfield also steps up into a co-vice captaincy role alongside Harry Taylor this year. In his first season at the club he was able to earn the respect of his teammates, lead from the front whilst playing some impressive footy, his elevation is well deserved.

“Our 2017 player leadership group is full of commitment and enthusiasm and I can’t wait to work with this group throughout the year.”

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