Geelong Cats’ fans will have the power to directly influence their teams fortunes.
The Geelong Cats believe they have taken a bold new step in the frontier of social media by allowing them to directly influence the team’s decisions.
In what the club is calling a world-first, the Geelong Cats are giving their fans the chance to directly influence the coin toss calls made by skipper Joel Selwood this season.
The initiative has the backing of the football department and Selwood beleives it will be a great chance to integrate the club’s fans further into game day.
“It’s huge, and I think we’ll see more of it in coming years,” Selwood said.
“I’m really open to it. If we get to interact with the fans a little bit more and get them to have a little bit of a say, then this is the way we can do it.”
“It would be great if you could do it at your home ground where you could have the scoreboard going.”
As it is always the away captain who gets to call at the coin toss, the Cats can only hold the poll in the lead-up to away matches.
However, they will get a chance to test out their new initiative this week when they travel to the MCG to take on Hawthorn in the first round of the 2013 season.
Fans wanting to give the Cats first use of the wind on Easter Monday against the Hawks can use the hashtag #YourCall to register their vote.