Geelong has confirmed a further four changes to its AFLW list on the final day of the sign & trade period.

Rene Caris, Madisen Maguire and Carly Remmos will not be offered contracts for Season 7, while Denby Taylor, who was on the club’s inactive list last season, has retired from footy.

Caris was part of Geelong’s inaugural draft intake, selected with pick 35 in the 2018 NAB AFLW Draft, and played 12 AFLW games in the ruck over her time at Geelong, as well as lining up for the Cats’ VFLW team on 25 occasions.

Originally from the Greater Western Victoria Rebels, Caris made her debut in Round 5, 2019, playing in the Cats’ first interstate win, against Brisbane.

Maguire, 26, was recruited via Geelong’s VFLW program, taken with pick 98 in the 2019 draft before debuting in Round 1, 2020.  

After playing four games across an injury-interrupted first two seasons at the club, Maguire more than doubled her career tally with six appearances in Season 6, bringing speed and pressure to the Cats’ forward line.

Remmos, a dual sport athlete who has also played for Geelong Supercats in the SEABL, joined the Cats via pick 39 in the 2019 draft.

The young defender played two senior games for the Cats, debuting in Round 8, 2021, and while playing predominantly in defence, has lined up in a number of different positions for the Cats’ VFLW side across 19 appearances in the state league.

“Rene, Madisen and Carly have all been wonderful people and players to have in our AFLW program and we thank them for all they have given over their time at the club,” Cats AFLW Head of Football Brett Johnson said.

“Rene has been here since the beginning of our AFLW journey, and has been a hard-working and friendly member of the playing group during our formative years.

“Madisen had to work through some setbacks with injury, but to her credit was out there bringing her trademark pressure and tenacity in Season 6.

“Carly brought a lot of energy to our group, and has always given her all whether playing at AFLW or VFLW level.”

Taylor, an inaugural AFLW Cat, indicated she will retire to pursue other passions outside of football.

The defender had been on Geelong’s list since being selected with pick 20 in the 2018 draft, playing 18 games across three seasons, despite two being cruelled by injury.

Taylor brought determination and pressure to every contest, highlighted by a seven-tackle outing against North Melbourne in the Cats’ 2021 season-opener.

Johnson thanked Taylor for her time at the club.

“Denby was always a bright and diligent member of our playing group across her time at the club, and set a high standard with her work rate on the field,” Johnson said.

“We wish Denby all the best as she explores her other passions outside of football.”

Taylor expressed her gratitude for the opportunity she had to play at the Geelong Cats Football Club.

“Thank you to the Cats, staff, players, supporters, friends and family for the ongoing support throughout my time in the Hoops," Taylor said.

"I feel very grateful for the valuable knowledge I have gained, every experience I have had, and every friendship I now have.”