WEST COAST star, Mikayla Bowen, is one of the four AFLW players officially joining the Geelong Cats for Season 7.
The 21-year-old midfielder averaged 13 disposals and five tackles a game and was the first official signing of the Eagles’ AFLW list.
Bowen was nominated for the 2021 AFLW Rising Star award, along with making the initial 2021 All-Australian Squad.
Geelong traded national pick 24 (previously Victorian pick 12) to West Coast Eagles in exchange for Mikayla Bowen.
Along with Bowen, seasoned AFLW campaigner Shelly Scott and tall forward, Jacqueline Parry, are heading down the highway from the Demons to join the Cattery.
After six season with Melbourne, versatile mid/forward, Scott, is just one game shy of 50 league appearances.
Scott was the Demons’ Best and Fairest in 2020 and co-captained Melbourne in 2019.
25-year-old, Parry, has played 22 AFLW games to her credit and set to add new dimension to the Cats AFLW team.
Geelong traded Jordan Ivey and pick 51 in exchange for Jacqueline Parry and Shelly Scott.
Former Geelong Falcon, Ingrid Houstman, was first to join the Cats in the AFLW Sign and Trade period from Richmond.
Houstma is yet to debut at AFLW level, but is seen to be a versatile, long-term prospect for the Cats.
Houtsma played four games for Richmond-aligned Port Melbourne in the VFLW season, averaging 10 disposals and three tackles a game, and played eight games in the 2021 NAB league for Geelong Falcons, averaging 12 disposals and four tackles per game.
Geelong Traded Stephanie Williams to Richmond in exchange for Ingrid Houstma.