Joel Selwood was made the captain of the Geelong Football team when he was only 23 years old and remained the captain until he announced his retirement just days after Geelong won the 2022 AFL Grand Final. In a 16-year career in the AFL he achieved many accolades, including becoming the longest serving captain in AFL history. From a gifted sporting family in Bendigo, his accolades, achievements, and awards are many. They read like a kaleidoscope of not just greatness, but of heart, persistence, determination, and bravery. He is also widely recognised as a key element in creating a remarkable culture of success at the Geelong Football Club where he competed in a record 40 finals including 4 premierships.