The Cats continue to eclipse everybody’s expectations and their own personal goals in 2023, as they prepare for the biggest game in their AFLW history this Saturday against Brisbane.

Entering the post season still looking for their first finals win, Geelong has put together two of their best performances enroute to a Preliminary Final berth this weekend.


The Cats defied the underdog tag in their Semi Final to knock over Melbourne, sending the reigning premiers packing in straight sets to set up a date with the Lions.

The incredible achievement this year is a testament to the hard work of the coaching staff, particularly in Dan Lowther’s tenure as head coach of the AFLW team.  

Lowther took over the top job at the start of 2022, after the Cats had managed just six wins across their first three seasons in the competition.

His first season as coach saw the Cats show signs of growth before they broke through in season seven to make their first finals series under the current format.

2023 has seen Geelong take another monumental step in their development, claiming their first finals victory and progressing all the way to the penultimate week of the AFLW season.

Lowther spoke this week on the objectives that he wanted to achieve throughout the season, saying that his sides recent performances fill him with plenty of confidence ahead of the Brisbane clash.


"It is pretty surreal,” Lowther said. 

“Our goal at the end of last season was to make the post season again, so that was the pass mark for us. 

"We certainly achieved that which was great. 

"We head up there with plenty of confidence, looking at last week against the Dees we played three really dominant quarters. 

"It showed that we are good enough to play against any opposition on any given day, particularly the top three sides. 

"We have a lot of confidence, but we know it's a huge challenge as well.”

The Cats head into their Preliminary final on the back of their equal longest winning streak in AFLW history, having won four consecutive games to find themselves just one win away from the Grand Final. 

Lowther and the Cats will take on the Lions this Saturday night at Brighton Homes Arena, with the first bounce from 7:45pm.