In a scary proposition for the AFLW competition, star Cats midfielder Amy McDonald believes her best football is still to come as she prepares for her fifth season in the blue and white hoops.

Following another excellent campaign last season, the 25 year old claimed her third straight Cats best and fairest award while also being selected to the Women’s All Australian team for the first time.

Despite her impressive performance in season seven, McDonald still sees plenty of room for development in her game.

"Individually I always feel like there is so much more I can add onto my game, whether that is through leadership or adding certain skills and fundamentals,” McDonald said.

“For me, I just want to build on what I brought last year and in previous seasons before that.

"I think I am still quite a while off hitting my best, there is a lot of room for growth there. 

"I just want to keep improving and getting better so I can get out and play my role for the team, hopefully contributing to the team's success." 

McDonald has formed one of the strongest midfield trios in the competition alongside Georgie Prespakis and Nina Morrison, helping to propel the Cats to their first finals appearance last season. 


Geelong added specialist tap ruck, Erin Hoare this off season to further bolster the on-ball division and help push the side even further into premiership contention. 

But McDonald said that this pre season has shown the balance of the Geelong list heading into season eight, with a team first mentality the key to making a deep finals run. 

"I feel like there hasn't been one standout player this pre season, and I think that has been a really exciting thing within the group,” McDonald said. 

“There is a real cohesion and connection amongst all lines this pre season, it hasn't been a matter of one person standing up, every player has had their moment and been able to take it.

I think the exciting thing is that we are not relying on a handful of players anymore, we are reliant on the entire group and every individual playing their role. 

There will be plenty of strong individual performances this season, but what gives us that Geelong style is the team first approach and every player contributing in their role.”