Geelong Supercats is a Melbourne-based Australian basketball team established in 2009. They are members of the Australian Basketball Champions League, and are sponsored by Geelong Football Club and Supercat. The team is coached by former cricketer Greg Shipperd, and has played their home games in the 6000-seater Deakin Edge stadium. Home games are televised on Fox Sports, and are also available on Foxtel and Fox Sports GO.
The Geelong Supercats ended last season in dismal fashion, losing 0.14 on the handicap line to finish at 0.28 and missing the finals for the first time since 1993. While the Cats have tipped off pre-season training, the team has a lot of work to do if they are to have any chance of making the finals. The Supercats are still waiting for their star recruit, Tom Hawkins, who is yet to join the Cats after refusing to sign a new contract with Sydney. However, the Cats still have talent, such as Taylor Hunt, Patrick Dangerfield, Joel Selwood, Gary Ablett and Joel Corey. If Hawkins does join the Supercats, it would give them a ton of firepower.
Geelong Supercats is a new AFL franchise that will start in 2020. Geelong will become the first Victorian side to join the AFL, and will be playing in a new stadium that has broken ground in Geelong’s CBD. The stadium will be known as GMHBA Stadium, and will be the largest stadium in Victoria at 24,000 people. Geelong will be one of 10 teams in the AFL that will start in 2020, and will be joined by 10 teams from the VFL (Victorian Football League), which will merge with the AFL in 2020.
The Supercats have gone from strength to strength over the past 20 years, and now, 2018 is their most successful year yet. In 2018, they were the runners-up in the NBL Final Series, and in 2016, they became the first NBL team to march into the Grand Final.
The Geelong Supercats are one lucky team. The team’s nickname is pretty amazing, too. On Saturday night, the Supercats defeated the Brisbane Lions, 92-93, to win their first ever AFL premiership. The Cats were the final team to win their grand final, beating the Hawthorn Hawks, 97-94, the night before.The Supercats moniker and nickname really started back in 1975 when Geelong Football Club owner, the late Bob Jane, decided to choose cats as the team’s mascot. Up until then, Cats had been the team’s nickname. But Jane wanted to boost attendance at the Cats home games, so he searched for a new mascot and found a cat named Galah at a kennel. Galah became the team’s mascot and was named after a dog that appeared in an advertisement for Geelong Football Club. Galah became Geelong Football Club’s official mascot. Geelong Football Club’s website says Gala.