Ollie Dempsey to make his AFL debut for Cats in Tassie – The Cattery – Unofficial Geelong Cats Website

Geelong youngster Ollie Dempsey will make his debut against the Kangaroos in Tasmania on Sunday, the blond striker found out this afternoon before breaking the news to his parents in a phone call posted on the Cats Twitter feed ( see below). The 19-year-old on the rookie roster was picked up by the Cats with a pick of fifteen in the 2021 AFL Rookie Draft after playing footy with Carey Grammar and Old Carey, and not the conventional TAC Cup route in due to his focus on basketball during his early to mid-teens. Standing at 185cm, Dempsey has already scored several sacks for the Cats’ VFL team this season and enters a team that will miss Patrick Dangerfield, Jack Henry and Luke Dahlhaus. See the full match preview.

AFL 2022 ROUND SIX
NORTH MELBOURNE KANGOUROUS V GEELONG CATS
SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2022, 1:10 PM AEST
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GEELONG CATS – SELECTED SIDE
IN: Shaun Higgins, Oliver Dempsey
OUT: Dangerfield (stubby calf), Jack Henry (foot), Luke Dahlhaus (managed)

B: De Koning, Blicavs, Bews
HB: Kolodjashnij, Stewart, Tuohy
C: Duncan, Selwood, Smith
HF: Higgins, Cameron, Dempsey
F: Stengle, Hawkins, Close
FOLL: Stanley, Parfitt, C. Guthrie
INT: Atkins, O’Connor, Holmes, Miers
EMER: Z. Guthrie, Ratugolea, Dahlhaus, Evans

NOTH MELBOURNE KANGAROUS – SELECTED SIDE
IN: Thomas, Curtis, Zurhaar,
OUT: Hall (injured), Stephenson (illness), Powell (omitted), Ford (omitted)

B: Bosenavulagi, McKay, Corr
HB: McDonald’s, Walker, Ziebell
C: La.Young, Davies-Uniacke, Scott
HF: Taylor, Larkey, Thomas
F: Curtis, Zurhaar, Goldstein
NEXT: Xerri, Simpkin, Horne-Francis
INT: Mahony, Greenwood, Turner, Perez
EMER: Ford. Bonar, Coleman-Jones, Bergman

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Ben Jensen

THE CATTERY began as a labor of love, and remained, by creator and lead contributor Ben Jensen in mid-season 2002. His goal was to create the best “unofficial” Geelong Football Club site on the net. Consultant by day and webmaster by night, he created his first website in 1996 while studying engineering and science at Deakin University in Geelong. After a very brief stint (by design!) creating web-based operations manuals for water installations, the Chartered Engineer quickly decided it was time he combined his love of Cats with his skills and that he “tries” to do what he hoped for. would be one of the best unofficial sites in Geelong. Ben doesn’t remember ever supporting the mighty Cats, let alone when he started pitching for the team wearing the blue and white hoops. Virtually all of Ben’s family supports Geelong; even cousins ​​in Sydney. Sadly, he married into a mixed family of Carlton and Essendon fans, but he retains first and last rights to any offspring. One of his earliest memories is of his father explaining the rules of the game by drawing a large oval football pitch and drawing the positions in each spot, with “JACKO” in front. The rest of those early memories revolve around Gary Ablett Senior, Billy Brownless (his very first favorite official player) and Garry ‘Buddha’ Hocking. Having lived elsewhere in Victoria and overseas, Ben has remained proud of his Geelong roots and never misses an opportunity to show his allegiance, and particularly enjoys strolling from the top of Collins Street on a Monday morning after a victory wearing a tie Geelong and maybe even a jacket and scarf on special occasions. I live again in Geelong after fifteen years of absence. Ben would love to hear your comments, suggestions and hopefully contributions to The Cattery.

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