Geelong have announced five list changes in the aftermath of their premiership win, with Quinton Narkle, Francis Evans, Nick Stevens, Paul Tsapatolis and Zane Williams informed they won't be offered new contracts for the 2023 season.
Narkle joined the club after being selected with pick 60 in the 2016 national draft, kicking 18 goals across his 41 games. The 24-year-old managed just eight games with the Cats this year, after a career best 16 in 2021.
Evans managed seven senior games for the Cats since being drafted with pick 41 in 2019, while Stevens, who was drafted with pick 47 in 2020, appeared regularly at VFL level for Geelong, playing 20 VFL games across his time on the list.
Tsapatolis, a category B rookie, didn't appear at senior level for the Cats since being drafted in 2020, playing regularly in the VFL side. While Williams, a 2022 mid-season draftee, also departs having not featured at senior level.
Geelong's general manager of football, Simon Lloyd, thanked the five players for their time at the club.
“We thank Quinton, Francis, Nick, Paul, and Zane for their efforts over their time at Geelong and wish them every success in their future endeavours," Lloyd said.
“Each player has played their part in our recent success, and we thank them for their commitment and dedication to our football program.
“To pull on the hoops is an achievement in of itself, and each of these young men should be incredibly proud to have represented the Geelong Football Club.
“We have witnessed Quinton, Francis, Nick, Paul, and Zane grow as players and people during their time at the Club.”