Cats hoping to lock in youngster as he ponders next move


Geelong list manager Stephen Wells says the club are hoping to keep young midfielder Charlie Constable at the club beyond 2022.

Constable, 22, is out of contract with the Cats and has played just 12 AFL games since being drafted with pick No. 36 in the 2017 National Draft.

While Geelong’s midfield has proved too strong for the young Cat to break into at this stage, Wells says the club would “love to have Charlie remain” in the hoops.

Joining AFL Trade Radio, Wells was asked whether Constable was likely to remain on the club’s list.

“We’re going to work all of that out in the next couple of weeks,” Wells replied.

“We’ve got out list management decisions after the trade period before the 31st of October when we have to put our list in.

“He (Constable) is certainly a player we want to talk about.

“We’d love to have Charlie remain at the club, but we’ve just got to work out the best opportunity for Charlie to have a successful AFL career.

“Whether that’s with us, or it might be that his circumstances might change.”

Despite playing just 12 games at senior level, Constable has dominated the state competition, averaging 32 disposals from nine VFL games in 2021.

As he wasn’t moved on during the AFL Trade Period, Constable would have to find a home at a new club through the draft or through the delisted free agency period if he doesn’t sign a new Geelong contract.



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