Tyson Stengle signs with the Cats

November 5, 2021 BY

Tyson Stengle, seen here playing with the Crows in 2020, is now a Cat. Photo: DAVID MARIUZ/AAP IMAGE

THE Cats have signed free agent forward Tyson Stengle to a two-year AFL contract.

The 22-year-old was a highly sought after free agent after a brilliant SANFL season with Woodville West Torrens Eagles.

New Cats development coach and former Adelaide Crows team-mate Eddie Betts is already hyping up Stengle’s talents, posting a video with Stengle on the Cats’ Facebook page.

“Get ready, Geelong – the little pocket rocket will kick some goals for you,” Betts said. “Excitement machine down at Geelong!”

“It is rare to be able to pick up such a young player as a free agent, and we are thrilled that Tyson has decided to continue his career with Geelong,” Geelong general manager of football Simon Lloyd said.

“Tyson has shown an ability to play at AFL level, and he had a very successful season in the SANFL. We believe Tyson has the ability to have a long career at AFL level and he is a positive addition to our playing list.”

Stengle was a star of the SANFL this year, helping Woodville West Torrens to a premiership, kicking 44 goals in 19 games. He kicked nine goals in three finals and was named in the SANFL team of the year.

Stengle has spent four years in the AFL, after stints with Richmond and Adelaide.

Originally selected in the rookie draft by the Tigers, Stengle debuted in 2017, kicking two goals in two games.

Stengle couldn’t break through for further senior action in 2018, and joined his hometown Crows in 2019.

In two seasons with Adelaide, Stengle played 14 games and kicked 13 goals.

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