Brooke Plummer in action for Geelong during their Round 7 clash with Carlton.

The VFLW Cats have made three changes to their side, ahead of an important round eight clash with Collingwood on Saturday. 

Geelong will unveil one of their newest recruits, Bella Smith who joined the club via trade at the end of 2023. 

Smith is a highly talented young midfielder with plenty of potential, returning from an unlucky stretch of injuries across the past two years. 


Cheryl de Groot returns to take on Collingwood after overcoming a shoulder injury, while Caitlin Reid rejoins the side after missing last week's clash with Carlton.

Samantha Gooden will unfortunately miss Saturday's game after sustaining an abdominal injury last week, which is set to keep her on the sidelines for a period of time. 

VFLW Match Centre | Round 8

Denby Taylor will miss the clash with the Magpies as she awaits surgery on a broken hand, while Ella Firth rounds out the changes for this weekend. 

The VFLW Cats return home to take on Collingwood this Saturday, with the opening bounce from 12:00pm at Deakin University. 

All matches in the 2024 Smithy’s VFL and VFLW seasons will be live streamed free via the AFL website, AFL Live Official App and VFL App.

Round 8

Geelong v Collingwood
12.00pm AEST, Saturday May 11, 2024
Deakin University, Geelong

In: Bella Smith, Cheryl de Groot, Caitlin Reid

Out: Samantha Gooden (Injured), Denby Taylor (Injured), Ella Firth (Omitted)

Backs M. Walton (29) B. Aughton (62)  
Half Backs J. Sunderland (52) A. McDonald (39) A. Mckeegan (27)
Centreline B. Plummer (19) L. Jordan (17) B. O'Rouke (23)
Half Forwards O. Cicolini (53) C. Mason (24) C. de Groot (33)
Forwards R. Dale (48) P. Dunlop (38)  
Followers C. Reid (37) B. Smith (2) B. Pratt (36)
Interchange M. Fuller (31) H. Burchell (57) Z. Cowan (49)
  S. Mahar (40) Z. Larkins (51)  
Emergencies B. Collings (54) J. McMeel (30) J. Cranny (60)
  O. Stewart (34) E. Firth (56)