Geelong has completed a trade on the second-last day of AFL Women’s Sign & Trade Period. The three-way trade with Adelaide and Melbourne sees Geelong secure Chloe Scheer and Chantel Emonson, along with draft selection 15.
A premiership player with the Adelaide Crows, 21-year-old Scheer has played 17 AFLW games across three seasons for Adelaide after being selected at pick 37 in the 2018 AFLW draft.
An explosive forward, known for her strong overhead marking ability, Scheer averaged 11.3 disposals a game in 2021.
Emonson arrives at the Cats after three seasons with the Demons. A rookie draft selection in late 2018, Emonson switched to football after a cricket career where she played at state level as a junior.
A skillful outside runner, Emonson has played a role on the wing and half-back over her 22 games. The 28-year-old’s leadership and experience will be a welcome addition.
The three-way trade will see Olivia Purcell depart the Cats. Purcell played 19 games for Geelong over three seasons at GMHBA Stadium.
Originally selected at pick 14 in the 2018 AFLW draft, Purcell enjoyed a strong debut season in 2019. She excelled in 2020, claiming the club best & fairest award in a breakout season in the midfield.
An ACL injury in Round 5 this year saw the 20-year-old undergo surgery and begin rehabilitation.
Geelong’s head of AFLW Brett Johnson said the club was pleased to welcome Chloe Scheer and Chantel Emonson, and thanked Olivia Purcell for her contribution.
“We are really pleased to have completed this trade and welcome Chloe and Chantel to the club," he said.
"They are both talented footballers with great experience at AFLW level, and we look forward to seeing them at GMHBA Stadium.
“Thank you to Olivia for her contribution to the football club and community. Olivia’s enthusiasm and competitiveness was unwavering and we wish her all the best with her future AFLW career.”