Star recruit Chloe Scheer is hoping to add some grunt to the Cats’ midfield in 2022.
Speaking at training on Thursday night, 22-year-old Scheer said that she hopes to fit into her new team’s midfield and forward lines.
“I haven’t really spoken about that, but yeah hopefully a midfield/forward role,” said Scheer.
“I guess give the midfield a little bit of grunt in the middle and then hopefully can go down forward and kick a few snags.”
Scheer made the move to Geelong during this year’s sign and trade period, following three seasons with the Adelaide Crows.
In her short but successful career, Scheer has played in two grand finals in three years.
However, when Geelong made contact in the off season, the opportunity for a new start and the chance to play for the team she grew up supporting was too good to refuse.
“I think I just wanted a new start really,” explains Scheer.
“I’ve had a fair few injuries while I was at the Crows, so I felt like this was the right time to explore my options.
“I’ve always been a Cats fan, so when the Cats approached me, I kind of jumped on that pretty quickly.”
Scheer will wear the number 14 in her first season at the Cats, paying homage to her favourite player, Geelong men's captain Joel Selwood.
“From a young age, four or 14 were ... my numbers," she said.
“My dad wore number four, so that’s why I like number four, but then with Joel Selwood being my favourite player, that’s why I wanted to wear 14.”
The former NAB Rising Star nominee arrived in Geelong just over a week ago and says the Club has already made her feel at home.
“The group, everyone, coaches, staff have been very welcoming," Scheer said.
“I can definitely see there’s been a lot of change from last year, so I’m just waiting to get out with all the girls, and yeah hopefully we can win a few games.”
The excitement of running out onto GMHBA Stadium for training has Scheer pinching herself.
“To use these facilities and actually train on GMHBA has been absolutely amazing and I think personally, for me, it makes me more excited about footy," she said.
“Obviously I can’t wait until the games start, but for now, I’ll just enjoy training on there.”
Season six of the AFLW commences in January 2022.