Newly-appointed AFLW senior coach Dan Lowther is looking for greater consistency from his playing group as he heads into his first pre-season at the helm.
Speaking at training last Thursday night, Lowther believes that his players are already on the right track.
“I’m just looking forward to some consistency, to be fair,” said Lowther.
“The energy the girls have shown over the last few months, just wanting to get better, has been really positive.
“Change has brought new faces and hopefully those new faces can bring all Cats fans and the players some consistency and some good performances.”
Nine new Cats were added to the AFLW squad during the off season and Lowther explained that his coaching group were searching for a particular type of player.
“What we’ve been lacking probably in the past is a bit of energy... competitive players that complement the rest of the group," he said.
“So we’ve really been strategic in looking for those types of players.”
Lowther believes these additions will provide support to the young talent Geelong brought in through the draft, such as youngsters Georgie Prespakis, Zali Friswell and Gabbi Featherston.
“We think that through the draft and getting the best talent mixed with some combative players has really helped our plan and our group going forward.”
Vice-captain Jordan Ivey is also excited by what the nine new players will bring to the mix.
“(It) just looks like our team has completely changed to be honest, which is really exciting,” said Ivey.
“We’ve got girls with different skills and talents, and different experience as well.
“I think it will bring a different dimension to our team and I think we will be really competitive coming up this year.”
Geelong’s AFLW team is currently training twice a week as part of their two-week induction period.