Stengle signs on until 2029

June 30, 2024 BY

Tyson Stengle has signed a five-year extension with the Geelong Football Club. Photo: MARCEL BERENS/SPORTS MEDIA IMAGES

GEELONG Cats small forward and premiership player Tyson Stengle has locked in a five-year deal, keeping him at Kardinia Park until the end of 2029.

Stengle’s contract status was under intense speculation in recent weeks, with the 25-year-old’s contract running out at season’s end.

The announcement, confirmed this morning (Sunday, June 30) by the Cats, comes a day after Geelong’s pivotal 45-point win over Essendon.

“I feel like the club has really embraced me since I first walked through the door, I just wanted to give back to the club,” Stengle said.

“The way they looked after me at the club was the main reason I want to stay, the way they run the program, the coaches as well, the way they run the program and how the players embraced me are probably the main reasons I wanted to stay in Geelong until 2029.

“I’m excited for the next five years.”

Stengle joined Geelong at the end of 2021 from the Adelaide Crows, playing all 25 games for the Cats in his first season in 2022.

He also received his first All Australian selection that year and kicked a game-high four goals to help the Cats win the 2022 AFL Premiership.

Geelong Cats general manager of football Andrew Mackie was excited that Stengle was staying at the club.

“We are thrilled Tyson has recommitted to the Cats. Tyson continues to show his talent and brilliance on-field and we look forward to watching him continue to flourish as a person and footballer,” Mackie said.

“He is much loved by his teammates and the broader club, and we love what he contributes to our football program.

“At only 25 we are excited to see what Tyson can achieve in the future, and we know our members and fans will continue to enjoy watching him represent the Geelong Football Club.”