GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 18: Lachie Henderson of the Cats handballs during the round 22 AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Fremantle Dockers at GMHBA Stadium on August 18, 2018 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Geelong have announced three re-signings as they look to finalise their list ahead of the AFL draft.

Lachie Henderson, Sam Simpson and Brad Close have all recommitted on new deals, although the Cats did not not specify the lengths of the contracts.

Geelong’s general manager of football Simon Lloyd said the trio of signatures was important for the club's future.

“Lachie, Sam and Brad all played significant roles for us this year, and we believe they will continue to be important players into the future,” Lloyd told geelongcats.com.au.

“Lachie filled a key role in our defence for most of the season and had an impact in quelling key opposition forwards. He is a team-first player who has always placed the needs of the group ahead of his own.

“Sam did very well when he earned his opportunity with his strong work ethic and impact around the ball being a highlight. He was also very diligent in his rehab and that allowed him to come back into the team during the finals and have a significant influence.

“Brad also played well as a forward and we see him having a good future at AFL level. He will continue to develop his game through his strong drive and professionalism and we look forward to seeing Brad further enhance his game in 2021.”

 

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