Cats to farewell Lloyd

April 3, 2024 3:45 pm in by
(Marcel Berens/Sports Media)

Former Geelong football boss Simon Lloyd will depart the club next month following a mutual agreement between him and the club.

Lloyd, who played a vital role in the off-field component of Geelong’s 2022 premiership success, has spent the past six months as the Cats’ general manager of commercial projects.

He was also pivotal in the establishment of Geelong’s AFLW program.

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“I will look back fondly on my Geelong journey, the challenges navigated, and the continuous striving for improvement that culminated in the ultimate Club success,” he said.

“I’m proud to have set strong foundations in various roles for Geelong to succeed on and off the field. 

“The exceptional people I’ve worked with, the players and football department, club staff and the members and supporters of this great club can feel very proud of the organisation they are a part of. 

My experiences as a leader and a team player have been professionally and personally enriching, and I’ve forged wonderful relationships and a strong sense of community along the way.

“I’d like to thank the Geelong Football Club for investing in me and giving me the chance to invest in its success.

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“From this great experience, I now look to the next opportunity for growth.”

A star VFA player with Williamstown, Lloyd held positions at Collingwood, Hawthorn and Fremantle, where he was part of the coaching staff that oversaw the Dockers’ lone grand final appearance in 2013 before joining Geelong at the end of 2015.

His first role was as coach director of coaching before becoming football boss ahead of the 2018 season.

“We brought Simon to the club because of his extensive experience in leadership, his commitment to transformation and his care for culture,” CEO Steve Hocking said.

“Simon has demonstrated a unique ability to influence individuals and large groups to optimise performance and achieve goals at the elite level.

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“We’ve been grateful for his passion and dedication to our football programs and broader club as a business. 

“We thank Simon for all he has done for our Club, its people and the Geelong community.”

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