Geelong AFLW vice-captain Meghan McDonald has agreed a new two-year contract with the Cats. 

McDonald, one of the premium defenders in the competition, was named All Australian and won the Cats best and fairest in 2019. She was a catalyst to Geelong’s journey to the preliminary final in its debut season. 

A finger injury saw McDonald sidelined early in the 2020 campaign, but she was back among the best players upon her return.

McDonald is excited about the team’s prospects in the coming years. 

“Being part of this team and this group is very exciting,” McDonald said. 

“To explore this option to extend the contract was something I wanted to do and it’s exciting to get it finalised. 

“It’s exciting to look forward to where we could be in two years time. 

“We have a critical mass of players that are at the start of their careers. We have talent that will keep on improving. To be part of the group will be exciting and motivating. There is so much growth ahead for this team.”

The 29-year-old began her AFLW career with the Western Bulldogs before crossing to Geelong at the end of 2018.

She has played 16 AFLW games across three seasons and will again be a player the Cats count on in 2021.