Geelong have announced their jumper numbers for the upcoming season, with the club deciding to leave the recently-available No.14 jumper vacant for at least 2023.
Following the retirement of champion captain Joel Selwood, who called time on his career with the Cats after four premierships and a club-record 355 games, the Cats were left to decipher whether to hand over the Geelong great's guernsey number in the first season after his 16-year-long reign at Kardinia Park.
Being the 18th team to do so ahead of the new season, the Cats announced the jumper numbers for their nine new players this week, with the No.14 not selected.
Top 10 draft pick and local product Jhye Clark will be alongside the vacant No.14 locker however, taking the No.13 guernsey ahead of his first season at the Cattery.
Other high-profile additions in Tanner Bruhn and Ollie Henry, who returned to the Geelong area through the off-season, will wear the No.4 and No.36 jumpers respectively.
Irish recruit Oisin Mullin has been handed the No.34 jumper, returning to the same locker he initially was appointed to before opting out of a move to Geelong ahead of the 2022 season.
Geelong will begin their 2023 campaign on Friday, March 17 at the MCG against Collingwood, with a decision on Selwood's successor as captain yet to be confirmed.