Three Cats have been named in the AFL Coaches Association AFLW Champion Player of the Year votes for Round 1.

Hard-working midfielder Amy McDonald has been recognised for her gutsy performance receiving six votes, an equal second highest number of votes for the game. The midfielder had 20 disposals and a game-high 14 tackles in the Cats’ eight-point loss to North Melbourne on Saturday evening.

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AFLW Amy McDonald Post-Match | Round 1

Cats Media speak with Amy McDonald after her standout performance in Geelong's Round 1 clash with North Melbourne. Presented by Ford.

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Rising Star Georgie Prespakis (20 disposals and seven clearances) also polled in her debut game earning four votes, and reliable defender Maddy Keryk collected three votes for her solid game in defence where she had seven intercept possessions and 14 disposals.

In further recognition of Prespakis' outstanding debut game, the youngster was named on the interchange bench for the AFLW Team of the Week.

AFL Coaches Association AFLW Champion Player of the Year
North Melbourne v Geelong
Saturday 8 January, 2021

10 votes - Ashleigh Riddell (NMFC)
6 votes - Jenna Bruton (NMFC) and Amy McDonald (GEEL)
4 votes - Georgie Prespakis (GEEL)
3 votes - Madeline Keryk (GEEL)
1 vote - Emma King (NMFC)