GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 10: Tom Hawkins of the Cats marks the ball during the round 21 AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at GMHBA Stadium on August 10, 2019 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Cats superstar Tom Hawkins has signed a new two-year deal with Geelong after a career best season in 2020, claiming the Coleman Medal.

Hawkins first debuted in the hoops in 2007 and has won two premierships and a best and fairest with the club across a 277 games.

The Cats forward sits third in the club’s all-time goal kicking tally with 603 majors to his name.

“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.”

Hawkins’ new deal follows the club’s announcement of Tom Stewart, Brandan Parfitt, Rhys Stanley, Jack Henry and Zach Tuohy signing extensions this week.