GEORGIE Rankin is excited to make her return to the Bendigo Bank Cats VFLW side to take on North Melbourne at Arden Street Oval on Saturday.

The AFLW midfielder emphasised the VFLW program is growing strength not only in performance but also a culture as well.

“Since coming back I can definitely feel them driving up standards and knowing that we needed to take a step forward and finish the season strong,” Rankin says.

With VFLW finals approaching quickly, Rankin highlighted the teams focus for the last few rounds.

“We just need to continue to do what we do really well and keep up those standards that have been set from the beginning and carrying them all the way through."

After finishing up the AFLW season, Rankin emphasised her ongoing positivity towards her form and her continual momentum of her personal development.

“I am really enjoying the down time. I have starting to get back into some ‘pre’ pre-season work but anytime we stop I am always keen to get back as soon as I can.”

The Bendigo Bank Cats have made four changes for its Round 11 clash with Madisen Maguire, Annie Haigh and Lizzy Dowling joining Rankin in the team this week. Dowling will be the latest Geelong Falcon to play her first VFLW game.

First bounce will be at 9.30am at Arden Street. 

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Round 11 VFLW Team

In: Georgie Rankin, Lizzy Dowling (debut), Madisen Maguire, Annie Haigh

Out: Elise Coventry, Chloe Leonard, Paige Sheppard, Tamara Smith

Backs 38. M Boyd 57. L Dowling  
Half-Backs 58. B Beckley (C) 48. M Van Dyke 44. M Bragg
Centreline 29. C Remmos 35. I Hill 18. L Gardiner
Half-Forwards 7. M Maguire 34. M Skinner 66. K Stacey
Forwards 14. C Scheer 67. K Hardingham  
Followers 1. R Caris 36. S DeGiacomi 10. G Rankin
Interchange 43. S Dineen 33. E Ramsay 49. A McKeegan
  65. A McKee 39. A Haigh  
Emergencies 54. B Wells 59. K Scoullar 51. R Cox