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Thomas Stewart

#44   Geelong Cats
Age: 29yr 2mth    Games: 115     Born: March 15, 1993     Origin: Geelong Vfl
Height: 190cm     Weight: 85kg     Position: Defender
Last Drafted: Round 2, Pick #40 2016 National Draft by Geelong Cats
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Thomas Stewart Biography

Thursday, 10 March 2022
Tom Stewart is elevated to vice-captain of Geelong, with longtime skipper Joel Selwood to remain in the role for 2022.

Patrick Dangerfield will serve as vice-captain for a sixth consecutive year and round out the Cats' three-man leadership group for the coming season.

Wednesday, 8 December 2021
Tom Stewart remains nervous about his troublesome foot despite recovering from a Lisfranc injury in time for a full pre-season.

"I think any time you start talking about feet, people get really nervous, because it's such an important part of your body," he said.

The 28-year-old credited a ballet physiotherapist for his healing from the setback.

"I got hooked up with a lady by the name of Sue Mayes, who is a ballet physio [and] who has worked at North Melbourne for a lot of years with this particular injury. I've really liaised well with her and she's given me massive confidence throughout the rehab process Ö she's been unbelievable for me," he said.

Thursday, 30 September 2021
Tom Stewart wins the Carji Greeves Medal as Geelong's club champion for 2021 despite a season-ending foot injury which cost him the final five games of the season.

Wednesday, 8 September 2021
Geelong coach Chris Scott has rejected Dr. Peter Larkins' criticism on social media of the club's hope to play Tom Stewart again in the 2021 Grand Final should the Cats make it that far.

Stewart had just returned to straight-line running and kicking drills, less than three weeks after surgery to repair Lisfranc ligament damage in his foot.

"Tom is on a program that was laid out by the very best medical experts and anyone who questions that, especially when they're a level below that expertise, doesn't really know what they're talking about," Scott said.

Saturday, 14 August 2021
Tom Stewart is set to undergo surgery after suffering a potentially season-ending foot injury sustained in a marking contest at training.
Wednesday, 18 November 2020
Tom Stewart signs a new contract with Geelong to remain at the club until the end of 2024.
Tuesday, 8 September 2020
Tom Stewart will avoid a mad rush back to Victoria should his first child arrive deep into this year's finals series.

Stewart has been joined in the Cats' Gold Coast hub with his pregnant wife, Emma, who is due to give birth in early November. He is preparing to remain in Queensland should things happen sooner than expected.

"She came up about a month ago, it's been an amazing time for us spending some time together expecting our first child," Stewart told ABC Grandstand after the Cats' 66-point demolition of Essendon on Sunday.

"She's due in early November, she's been amazing, she's an amazing support person and I can't thank her enough for allowing me to be up here doing what I love. We're going to keep each other strong, keep each other positive. If all goes well, we'll be playing finals footy and that's what we're here for.

"I think we'll be staying up here. There's a lot going on with the world and I think we're leaning towards staying up here."

Friday, 13 March 2020
Joel Selwood will remain as Geelong skipper for a ninth consecutive season in 2020.

Patrick Dangerfield and Mark Blicavs will continue as co-vice captains alongside last year's members Mitch Duncan, Tom Stewart and Zach Tuohy.

Rounding out the seven-man leadership group is Mark O'Connor, who replaces veteran defender Harry Taylor.

Thursday, 3 October 2019
Patrick Dangerfield storms home to win his third Carji Greeves Medal as Geelong's best and fairest for the 2019 season.

Dangerfield polled 268 votes to finish ahead of departing gun Tim Kelly (259.5), who finished runner-up for a second consecutive season and Tom Stewart (251).

"It's very humbling, it's still bittersweet because of the disappointment from that prelim (final)," Dangerfield said while reflecting on the season that was, and could have been.

"Perhaps if it was (my) first you'd appreciate it in a different way, but the longer you play the more you realise that while you're very proud to win it and it's special but it's not what we're all here to do."

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.

Geelong captain Joel Selwood praises Tom Stewart's growth from mature-age draftee to All-Australian and leader at the club within a span of three years.

"Mid last year he asked to be a part of meetings and come in and stuff like that," Selwood said.

"He was at a stage where his footy was taking care of itself so we didn't want a burden on him but he was relishing the job, so this was just the next step for him.

"I appreciate blokes that are in a rush sometimes, he's one of them and that's what's made him the player that he is to date and he'll get better from here."

Tuesday, 28 August 2018
Tom Stewart takes home the 2018 Shadforth Financial Group Best Young Player of the Year Award, with the mature-age defender rewarded for his outstanding first two seasons at AFL level.

Stewart received 40 votes from the AFL coaches during the 2017 and 2018 seasons, beating out Port Adelaide's Sam Powell-Pepper (23 votes) and Hugh McCluggage (20) for the award.

Thursday, 12 April 2018
Tom Stewart signs a contract extension with Geelong to remain at the club until the end of 2019.
Thursday, 29 June 2017
Tom Stewart will be sidelined for up to six weeks after having surgery fix a fractured eye socket.
Monday, 26 June 2017
Tom Stewart will undergo surgery on Tuesday to repair the fractured eye socket he suffered in Geelong's dramatic win over Fremantle.

The Cats remain uncertain as to how many weeks the 24-year-old will be forced to miss and expect to have a clearer indication after his operation.

Sunday, 25 June 2017
Tom Stewart is taken to hospital with a facial fracture after colliding with the back of Fremantle opponent Hayden Crozier's head in a marking contest in the second quarter.

Stewart was sporting a sizeable bump above his right eye following the incident.

Sunday, 26 March 2017
Thomas Stewart makes his AFL debut for Geelong with 10 disposals (7 kicks and 3 handballs), 2 marks and 2 tackles in a 42-point win over Fremantle.
Friday, 25 November 2016
Geelong select Thomas Stewart with pick No.40 in the 2016 National Draft.

"Tom had a terrific year with our VFL team and has earnt his chance," Geelong list manager Stephen Wells said.

"We were very happy to call out his name. He's got a terrific, aggressive attitude to defending and he can also join in the attack that is generated."

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