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AFLW Round Seven Team Selection

Hannah Burchell will make her AFLW debut against the Giants on Friday night. - Geelong Cats,Hannah Burchell,Aasta O'Connor,Sophie Van De Heuvel
Hannah Burchell will make her AFLW debut against the Giants on Friday night.

GEEONG has made three changes to their team that will play GWS in the final round of the AFLW home and away season.

The Cats currently sit second in conference B and a win against the Giants would secure themselves a place in this year’s finals series.

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Premiership ruck Aasta O’Connor returns to play her first match since round four after serving a two-game suspension.

Young gun Sophie van De Heuvel is another big inclusion for the must-win game against the Giants after recovering from an ankle injury.

Hannah Burchell will become the 28th player to represent the Cats in their inaugural year after being named to make her debut.

The 24-year-old is one of only two players to have played in every Geelong VFLW match over the past 2 seasons (31 games).

Georgia Clarke, Rene Caris and Georgie Rankin have been omitted.

Clarke and Maighan Fogas are the emergencies.

Friday's match will be held at UNSW Oval in Canberra at 7.15pm ADST.


Round seven team

B:
4. Cassie Blakeway, 44. Rebecca Goring, 24, Maddy McMahon
HB: 18. Melissa Hickey (c), 11. Meghan McDonald, 28. Denby Taylor
C: Richelle Cranston
HF: 5. Jordan Ivey, 26. Maddie Boyd, 27. Sophie Van De Heuvel
F: 8. Kate Darby, 23. Phoebe McWilliams, 2. Danielle Orr
R: 46. Erin Hoare, 12. Renee Garing, 16. Olivia Purcell
I/C: 14. Aasta O’Connor, 7. Mia-Rae Clifford, 3, Hannah Burchell, 6. Julia Crockett-Grills, 45. Maddy Keryk
Emergencies: 17. Georgia Clarke, 13. Maighan Fogas

In: 14. Aasta O’Connor, 27. Sophie Van De Heuvel, 3. Hannah Burchell
Out: 17. Georgia Clarke, 1. Rene Caris, 10. Georgie Rankin

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