Geelong has locked in Nina Morrison for a further two years after the young star signed a new contract with the club.
Selected by the Cats at pick one in the 2018 AFLW Draft, Morrison has played seven AFLW games across her two seasons with the club.
Morrison earned an AFLW Rising Star nomination in her debut game in 2019 before being sidelined by an ACL injury.
After a successful return, the 19-year-old finished third in the club’s best & fairest count in 2020. Morrison played all six games for the Cats including a starring role in the side’s win over the Gold Coast Suns in round 5. The midfielder collected 22 disposals and 7 tackles in a best-on-ground performance.
Morrison sustained a second ACL injury in the Cats final game of the season, she is currently completing a rehab program with her sights firmly set on 2021.
“I was pretty keen to sign on and obviously given my circumstances, thought it was a good idea to lock it in now and secure two years,” Morrison said.
“Fingers crossed it’s all smooth sailing from here but it’s nice to have that security at the same time.
“I think we’ve got a really exciting group. We’ve got a fair bit to work on and starting to recognise that now. But at the same time, we’ve got a lot to work with.
“It’s good to see some of the core group of players signing on and I think it should be a really exciting next couple of years if we can continue to build.”