For Troy West aka ‘Catman’ the blue and white colours of Geelong run through the veins. He grew up in a Geelong-mad household, his father Roy was a champion player and full-back in the Cats’ 1963 Premiership side. From a young age Troy was hooked.
“I was born into it, that’s how I got the addiction. I didn’t have a choice.”
Troy attends every Geelong home match dressed as his alter ego Catman. Being Catman isn’t easy though, it takes hours of preparation and has seen Troy cop plenty of flack from opposition fans. But Troy wouldn’t have it any other way.
Join us as we go behind the scenes on game day with one of the AFL’s most passionate and colourful characters. Witness the transformation from Troy to Catman and get to know the man behind the makeup.
Episode Length: 7:10 minutes
Sport: Australian Rules Football (AFL)
Producer: Michael Lynch
Executive Producer: Edris Toussaint
Production Company: More Than A Game Productions
Published on September 16, 2016