Geelong has bolstered its playing list with all Victorian talent at the NAB AFLW Draft on Wednesday night at Marvel Stadium.
With the Club’s first selection, the Cats selected former AFLW Cat and current Geelong VFLW deputy vice-captain Mia Skinner at Pick 33, following her impressive season up forward.
Geelong’s Head of Women’s Football Brett Johnson said the club was thrilled to get Skinner back onto the AFLW list.
“To get Mia back to the club is fantastic, he said.
“We’ve always rated Mia as a forward. With her injuries in the first couple of years at the Cats we had to let her go but her form in the VFL has been fantastic, so it’s great that she gets another opportunity.”
The Cats used Pick 42 to select Brooke Plummer from the Northern Knights.
"Brooke is a really exciting, running defender who can play high up the ground and her greatest asset is her penetrating kick," Johnson said.
"She's a really accurate kick too, so we think she can really help with our attack as well."
With the Cat’s final selection at Pick 55, Abbey McDonald will join the Club for season 7. Playing principally as a defender for the Calder Cannons this year, her footy smarts mean she can be deployed right across the ground.
“Abbey is a real competitor and we love the way she plays, Johnson said.
“She defends first and is able to work off her opponent, and contribute to our attack."
The Club’s AFLW playing list is now complete for season 7, with Skinner, Plummer and McDonald joining other newcomers Ingrid Houtsma, Jacqueline Parry, Shelley Scott and Samantha Gooden who joined the Cats during the sign and trade period.
The full AFLW squad will assemble together for the first time on Saturday for training.
Geelong Cats 2022 NAB AFLW Draftees
Pick 33 – Mia Skinner
Pick 42 – Brooke Plummer
Pick 55 – Abbey McDonald