JOEL Selwood remains on track for the competition's games captaincy record after being re-appointed skipper for an eighth season in a new-look Geelong leadership group at Friday's season launch.

Selwood, who has led the Cats for 162 matches, requires 64 more games in charge to match Carlton legend Stephen Kernahan's tally of 226.

Set to turn 31 in May, Selwood is on track to surpass Kernahan's feat in the final year of his current contract in 2021.

Selwood will be joined by All Australian defender Tom Stewart in the seven-man group, which sees Scott Selwood fall out. 

Dual best and fairest Mark Blicavs has been elevated to co-vice-captain alongside Patrick Dangerfield, the pair retaining their positions on the panel with Mitch Duncan and Zach Tuohy.

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Last year's deputy vice-captain Harry Taylor relinquishes his title, however remains in the group.

Selwood praised Stewart's growth from mature-age draftee to All Australian and leader inside three years.

"Mid last year he asked to be a part of meetings and come in and stuff like that," Selwood said on Friday.

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"He was at a stage where his footy was taking care of itself so we didn't want a burden on him but he was relishing the job, so this was just the next step for him.

"I appreciate blokes that are in a rush sometimes, he's one of them and that's what's made him the player that he is to date and he'll get better from here."

Selwood already holds the captaincy record at Geelong, having moved past Reg Hickey's 142 matches last season.