24/05/2024

Geelong Skipper Joel Selwood at Marvel Stadium for AFL Captains' Day on Wednesday. Image: geelongcats.com.au

Much has been spoken about the older generation at Geelong, but Joel Selwood said to watch out for the new wave of Cats coming through.

Heading into his 15th season in the AFL and 10th as Geelong skipper, Joel Selwood and his side are primed for what’s to come in 2021.

Following a loss in 2020’s historic Grand Final, Selwood is confident that there’s no issue in getting his side motivated for the season.

“We don’t find it an issue getting the boys up for what’s ahead,” he told The Inner Sanctum.

“We’ve had a good track record of winning round one games for a long time.”

With a vast crop of midfield talent and class on the Geelong playing list, the 32-year-old also addressed where he’s likely to play in 2021, hinting that there’ll be a chance for some of the club’s youngsters to feature in the midfield.

“The majority of my time will be in the midfield, you’ll see me floating throughout the half-back line and forward line too,” he said.

“We’ve gotta get some young guys floating through there at times, keeping speed and power of the game.”

Selwood suggested that the cohort of youngsters currently outside the Cats’ best 22 are growing and developing strongly, even without many AFL games’ experience.

“There’s an exciting group of six coming through,” he said.

“They might not be getting the AFL experience in right now, but they’re definitely getting it at a club level and training.

“Sometimes you can reap the rewards better for doing that too.”

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