Posted: 1 November, 2016
by Footy Newsroom
Three Geelong Players Sign On
A club veteran extends his contract.
Geelong has announced veteran Tom Lonergan and injury-plagued Josh Cowan have signed new deals.
Defender Tom Ruggles has also been upgraded from the rookie list.
Lonergan has signed a one-year extension, with the Cats finally settling on a deal for the 32-year-old, 186-game veteran.
Cowan likewise has extended his contract for another year, with the 25-year-old shruggling off a long injury run to play Geelong's last nine games in 2016, taking his career tally to 14.
"We are really pleased to have both Tom and Josh on board for another year, their football talent, character and the way in which they live our values is an asset to the club," general manager of football Steve Hocking said.
"Tom’s football is still of the highest quality and we are confident he will continue to be a leader and mentor to our young defenders in 2017.
"Josh is a young man with resilience and his work ethic and attitude towards his football is why he is so respected within the club.
"When things haven’t fallen his way, Josh’s character has never waivered and we look forward to seeing Josh enjoy continuity in his football."
Ruggles has earned a spot on the senior list after playing