Cats re-sign 16 to women’s side

Geelong Cats AFLW best and fairest winner Amy McDonald in action against Richmond. (Marcel Berens)

Geelong AFLW captain Meghan McDonald and reigning best and fairest Amy McDonald are among 16 Cats that have recommitted for at least the 2022 season.

The duo signed on until the end of the 2023 season, along with vice-captain Jordan Ivey, Becky Webster, Sophie Van de Heuvel, Georgie Rankin and Olivia Barber, the Cats announced on Monday.

Experienced trio Renee Garing, Maddy McMahon and Phoebe McWilliams re-signed for season 2022, alongside Rene Caris, Georgia Clarke, Laura Gardiner, Madisen Maguire, Darcy Moloney and Carly Remmos.

“It’s fantastic to have this talented group of players commit to the club as we head towards season 2021-22,” Cats Head of AFLW Brett Johnson said.

“Our people are the heartbeat of our club.”

Denby Taylor has decided to take a break from football, with Geelong to place the 21-year-old on the inactive list for season 2022, according to the Cats.

Former Crow Chloe Scheer and former Demon Chantel Emonson will head to GMHBA Stadium after joining the club in this month’s trade period.

Geelong holds selections 2, 7, 9 and 20 in the upcoming AFLW Draft.