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Cats lock away Stewart

GEELONG defender Tom Stewart has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the club until at least the end of 2024.

The South Barwon product, who has played 86 of a possible 94 games since making his debut in the opening round of 2017, was due to come out-of-contract at the end of next season.

“In a short time Tom has established himself as a club leader and an elite player in the AFL,” Geelong’s football boss Simon Lloyd said.

“Tom is an integral member of our team. He is heavily invested in all aspects of the club and is a true leader.

“Tom has progressed from our VFL program through strong character and work ethic and has always put the needs of the Geelong Football Club ahead of his own.”

The re-signing of the dual All-Australian follows the announcement of new deals earlier this week for Brandan Parfitt, Rhys Stanley and Zach Tuohy.

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