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Mitchell Duncan

#22   Geelong Cats
Age: 29yr 5mth    Games: 223     Born: June 10, 1991     Origin: East Perth
Height: 188cm     Weight: 88kg     Position: Midfield
Last Drafted: Round 2, Pick #28 2009 National Draft by Geelong Cats
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Mitchell Duncan Biography

Saturday, 7 September 2019
Mitch Duncan unlikely to return in time for the Cats' crucial semi-final clash against reigning premiers West Coast after suffering medial ligament damage to his knee during Geelong's narrow 10-point loss to Collingwood on Friday night.
Friday, 8 March 2019
Joel Selwood will captain Geelong for an eighth season in 2019.

Selwood will be joined by All Australian defender Tom Stewart in Geelong's seven-man leadership group, which sees Scott Selwood fall out.

Dual best and fairest Mark Blicavs has been elevated to co-vice-captain alongside Patrick Dangerfield, the pair retaining their positions on the panel with Mitch Duncan and Zach Tuohy.

2018 deputy vice-captain Harry Taylor relinquishes his title, however remains in the group.

Friday, 9 March 2018
Joel Selwood will captain Geelong for a seventh-straight season and is set to become the longest-serving skipper in the club's 159-year history.

Selwood will lead a seven-man leadership group with Patrick Dangerfield again appointed as vice-captain and key defender Harry Taylor to act as deputy vice-captain.

Mark Blicavs, Mitch Duncan and Scott Selwood will continue in their leadership roles, while defender Zach Tuohy has been voted into the group in his second year at the club.

Thursday, 5 October 2017
Patrick Dangerfield wins his second successive 'Carji' Greeves Medal at Crown Palladium, becoming the 12th Cat in the club's history to claim back-to-back awards.

Dangerfield polled 240 votes to win the prestigious gong, beating out Mitch Duncan (222.5 votes) and Zach Tuohy (219.5).

"I'm very humbled to accept this award and this is an incredible club to be a part of," Dangerfield said.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Joel Selwood will lead Geelong once again after the club announced at its season launch on Wednesday night he would be Cats captain for the sixth consecutive season in 2017.

The 28-year-old's brother, Scott Selwood, will join him in the eight-man leadership group for the first time with 24-year-old Cam Guthrie also making his debut in the group.

Harry Taylor, Patrick Dangerfield, Tom Hawkins, Mitch Duncan and Mark Blicavs round out the Cats' leadership group for the year.

Sunday, 12 February 2017
Mitch Duncan signs a two-year contract extension, which will see him remain a Cat until the end of 2020.

"The Geelong Football Club gifted me the opportunity to play AFL football and I couldnít have asked for a better experience so far," Duncan said.

"To play in a premiership and alongside some of the greats of the game over the past seven years has been a dream come true. Iím really excited to have signed on and Iím looking forward to what we can achieve in the future."

Monday, 11 July 2016
Geelong coach Chris Scott has dismissed reports that Mitch Clark's future at the Cats is at risk following an alleged rift with teammate Mitch Duncan, labelling such claims "an extraordinary stretch".

On Monday evening, Fairfax Media reported Clark made sexist remarks to Hawthorn-listed player Teia Miles in the VFL that were allegedly directed towards his sister, who is Duncan's long-term partner.

It was alleged Clark sledged Miles on multiple occasions during the Cats' clash against Box Hill at Simonds Stadium on June 19.

The report said Duncan later became aware of the comments, which prompted him to confront his Geelong teammate.

Scott confirmed the incident on Monday night, but strongly rejected claims the on-field sledge would have a bearing on Clark's playing future at the Cats.

"That's an extraordinary stretch to suggest that this would have any impact on his position on the list," Scott told Fox Footy.

"It would have almost no impact, that's the significance of the issue Ė it's very minor without being disrespectful to the people involved.

"In terms of player relations at Geelong, things are very healthy."

Tuesday, 23 February 2016
Patrick Dangerfield, Mitch Duncan and Mark Blicavs are new additions to Geelong's leadership group for 2016.

The trio join existing leaders Joel Selwood, Harry Taylor and Tom Hawkins while veterans Corey Enright and Andrew Mackie have stepped down to make room for the new members.

Selwood will be captain for the fifth successive season while Taylor remains vice-captain.

Monday, 23 November 2015
Mitch Duncan will have the start of his pre-season delayed by about a month following minor surgery near his Achilles.
Friday, 17 July 2015
Mitch Duncan said no one should be surprised he's been selected to play against the Western Bulldogs and his recovery from a foot injury has taken as long as originally expected.

Duncan broke the fifth metatarsal in his foot against the Sydney Swans at ANZ Stadium in round seven and has not played a game since.

He had surgery soon after, and nine weeks will have elapsed when he returns on Saturday since he hurt the foot.

"I don't have any soreness in my foot," Duncan said.

"It does feel a little bit different because there is a big metal rod [to] get used to. I have trained strongly for the last two main sessions and feel really confident getting out there."

Monday, 18 May 2015
Mitch Duncan will be out for up to three months after scans revealed he has a broken foot.

"That injury often requires surgery, and that's what we're looking at doing for Mitch to give him the best opportunity of getting back as quickly as possible," Cats doctor Drew Slimmon said.

Sunday, 17 May 2015
could without Mitch Duncan for an extended period after the midfielder was subbed out of the Cats' 43-point loss to the Sydney Swans with a foot injury.

Duncan was the Cats' best player in the first half with 16 possessions, but was forced from the field shortly after half-time, and was on crutches for the rest of the night.

"It really hurt. Mitch is a really important player for us, and his injury looks relatively serious even at this early stage, so we're not expecting to have him in the short term," Geelong coach Chris Scott said.

"I'm really careful of giving the prognosis when the doctors aren't sure themselves, but we're not expecting him to play in the next couple of weeks."

Monday, 20 April 2015
Mitch Duncan says playing alongside Geelong skipper Joel Selwood when he is in a match-winning mood is an experience to remember.

"He's an animal and I am honoured to play alongside him. He's a great one to watch and he brings everyone with him," Duncan said.

"He brought the whole 21 with him today to get us over the line. He's just an extraordinary player."

Monday, 9 March 2015
Joel Selwood will lead the Cats for a fourth season after the club revealed a reduced leadership group for 2015.

Harry Taylor has been named vice-captain, while Tom Hawkins and Andrew Mackie remain in the group.

In what is expected to be his last AFL season, veteran Corey Enright has returned to the group after a two-year absence.

Steve Johnson, Mathew Stokes, James Kelly and Mitch Duncan have been left out of the reduced squad.

"We look forward to working together. We've got a job to do and we're really looking forward to getting down to it," Selwood said.

Friday, 12 December 2014
Geelong locks away two of its brightest young talents with Mitch Duncan and Josh Caddy signing new deals with the Cats that will keep them both at the club until the end of 2018.

"Mitch and Josh have some great years of footy ahead of them and we are glad to have secured them until the end of 2018," general manager of football Steve Hocking said.

"It will be exciting for Geelong supporters to see them develop over the coming years."

Friday, 3 October 2014
Joel Selwood has confirmed his place among Geelong's greats by winning his third club best and fairest, the 'Carji' Greeves Medal.

Selwood polled 304 votes to edge out key forward Tom Hawkins (294) and midfielder Mitch Duncan (289.5).

"I've loved this footy club for a long time, and it hasn't sunk in," Selwood, who grew up as a Geelong supporter, said after receiving his medal.

"It's obviously a huge honour."

Sunday, 27 April 2014
Mitch Duncan says being in Geelong's 2014 leadership group has been a great learning experience.

"I think I'm just learning a lot more about the footy club at the moment, being in the leadership group. There are lots of different topics to discuss," Duncan said.

"It's mainly for me at the moment about learning different ways to lead and help people."

Sunday, 20 May 2012
Geelong has confirmed Travis Varcoe and Mitch Duncan have signed contract extensions with the club.
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
Hard work has seen Mitch Duncan break into the Geelong team and be rewarded with a NAB AFL Rising Star nomination.

"The defensive side of the game, my decision-making and all my contested ball stuff and just being a bit harder in the contests are the main things I tried to work on over the pre-season," he said.

"Last year it was a lot quicker than WAFL footy. This year I'm getting used to it and getting a hang of the tempo. I think it's starting to show a bit."

Sunday, 27 February 2011
Second-year Geelong player Mitch Duncan has clear ambitions of adding to the eight senior games he managed in 2010.

"I'd love to [play more seniors]. It's what I'm here for; I'm not here to play VFL footy," Duncan said.

"I'm kind of naturally fit, which is really good, and I've got so many good guys around me that push me to the limits and they're the ones who get the best out of you.

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