Cats young gun, Rebecca Webster made a dominant return to football on Saturday, helping steer Geelong to a strong 28 point win over Port Adelaide.

Webster collected 27 disposals and 10 contested possessions on return, gaining nearly 400 metres across the game and laying four tackles in a brilliant performance.

The 22 year old has been a stalwart of the Cats line up since they joined the AFLW competition, but was held out of the opening three weeks with a leg injury.

The star on-baller said it was exciting to get back to playing football, with the Cats learning some important lessons from their trip to Adelaide.

"It was good to get back out there and get around the girls again,” Webster told Cats media. 

“I have been eager to get back out on the track, so it was nice to have that first hit out. 

I thought we played our brand of footy, especially in the first half but we dropped off a little in the second half, we just need to keep that pressure up around the football.

"It was great to have the win, but definitely some learnings out of that game." 

The Cats were dominant in the first half against Port Adelaide, piling on seven goals to one before the main break to put the game out of reach heading into the second half. 

Chloe Scheer was unstoppable up forward kicking four goals, with the win moving Geelong back into fifth spot on the AFLW ladder after four rounds. 

The Cats will return home for a Thursday night blockbuster against the ladder leading Demons, a team the Cats have never faced since joining the competition in 2019. 


Webster said the team is excited about the challenge awaiting them this Thursday, calling on the Cats faithful to turn up in big numbers at GMHBA Stadium. 

"It's so important to get as many fans as we can down there on Thursday night, it will be a great game,” Webster said. 

“We always hear the fans in the stands, so to have as many as possible cheering us on would be great. 

"We have never played the Demons before either, so we are really excited to have our first hit out against them as well."