First round draftee Darcy Moloney will compliment Geelong’s midfield unit according to former skipper and recently retired Cat Melissa Hickey.

Moloney was taken with Geelong’s first selection and the 10th overall pick in Tuesday’s NAB AFL Women’s Draft.

The 18-year-old Geelong Falcons skipper is already familiar with the Cats' football program after spending time at the club previously.

“She came and trained with us throughout the pre-season and I think she finished second in our 2km time trial,” Hickey said.

“She started the NAB League really strongly this season, I think she was averaging 20 plus disposals, a real accumulator in the middle, so she will definitely compliment that young midfield at Geelong.”

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AFLW Draft: Darcy Moloney

Geelong has selected Falcons captain Darcy Moloney with pick 10 in the NAB AFLW Draft.

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AFLW draft expert Sarah Black agrees.

“She was captain at Geelong Falcons so she has leadership and is a really good linking player between the arcs, so she will fit in nicely with that really young core that the Cats are building.”

Moloney’s Falcons teammates and fellow midfielder Laura Gardiner also joins the Cats after being drafted with the 20th pick overall.


Geelong added five new players in total with Olivia Barber (Murray Bushrangers), Stephanie Williams (Darwin Buffaloes/Geelong Falcons) and Carly Remmos (Geelong Falcons) rounding this year's draft class.