Cats name strong squad

Lui Zacher
August 12, 2022 / 12:45 am

GEELONG will take a squad of 26 players to the Gold Coast for its only official AFLW practice match on Saturday.

The Cats squad includes recruits Mikayla Bowen (West Coast), Ingrid Houtsma (Richmond) and former Melbourne duo Jackie Parry and Shelley Scott.

Draftees Brooke Plummer, and Mia Skinner, in her second stint as an AFLW Cat, have also been named.

Not playing will be midfielder Renee Garing after giving birth to her first child in May, veteran defender Maddy McMahon, draftee Abbey McDonald, and rookie addition Sam Gooden.

Meanwhile, numbers for Geelong’s newcomers have been confirmed.

Bowen will wear the no.1 vacated by Rene Caris, Parry has taken the 5 worn by Jordan Ivey, and Scott has grabbed the 15 that belonged to Olivia Barber.

Houtsma will become the first Cat to wear no.31 at AFLW level.

After wearing no.30 last season, Annabel Johnson has taken the no.2 made available by Dani Higgins’ retirement.

Plummer has taken no.19 (Millie Brown), Gooden 23 (Phoebe McWilliams) and McDonald 39 (not previously used).

Skinner will wear no.25, having had 20 during her previous stint.



  • 1. Mikayla Bowen
  • 2. Annabel Johnson
  • 3. Amy McDonald
  • 4. Darcy Moloney
  • 5. Jackie Parry
  • 6. Julia Crockett-Grills,
  • 8. Kate Darby
  • 9. Nina Morrison (VC),
  • 10. Georgie Rankin
  • 11. Meghan McDonald (C)
  • 13. Liv Fuller
  • 14. Chloe Scheer
  • 15. Shelley Scott
  • 16. Chantel Emonson
  • 17. Georgia Clarke
  • 18. Laura Gardiner
  • 19. Brooke Plummer
  • 20. Zali Friswell
  • 21. Rebecca Webster
  • 22. Rachel Kearns
  • 25. Mia Skinner
  • 26. Claudia Gunjaca
  • 31. Ingrid Houtsma
  • 32. Gabbi Featherston
  • 41. Georgie Prespakis
  • 45. Maddy Keryk

Image: Geelong has named its squad for Saturday’s AFL practice match (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)