Got your tickets yet? Support your Geelong Cats and AFLW elite athlete peers in 2021!
Sport has always been at the heart of Deakin, and is one of our greatest strengths.
As a proud major partner of the Geelong AFLW team, we encourage you to show your support for our Cats and your elite athlete peers as the 2021 season kicks off at the end of the month!
With the recent easing of COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria, the Cats are currently slated to begin their season against the North Melbourne Kangaroos on 31 January at their home ground, GMHBA Stadium.
All being well, this Round 1 clash will be the first game with a crowd at GMHBA Stadium for nearly a year, so secure your tickets now to celebrate the return of live footy! The game begins at 3.10pm in a family-friendly slot and eleven Cats players are current Deakin students or alumni.
The ones to watch! Join us in supporting our elite athlete students
- Georgia Clarke, who is studying a Bachelor of Health Sciences at Deakin, made her AFLW debut in 2019, playing six games for the Cats after moving up from the under-18s recruits. A solid VFLW goal scorer, Clarke is showing serious promise as a nimble defender for the Cats.
- Maddy McMahon, a Master of Teaching (Primary) student and Cats intercept defender, is an all-round star athlete, hailing from a background as an elite basketballer and netballer. It’s hard to believe the inspiring mum-of-three only started her football journey in 2018, as she managed to finish third in Geelong’s best and fairest in 2019 and was only one of two Cats to be put forward for the All Australian team the same season.
- Millie Brown (pictured), who is completing her Honours in a Bachelor of Psychology, is undoubtedly a star on the rise. Recruited while captain of the Murray Bushrangers and co-captain of Vic Country, Brown was drafted to the AFLW in 2019 and named full-back in the under-18 All Australian team the same year, in addition to playing three VFLW matches for Geelong. Displaying a natural aptitude for the sport, Millie also made the history books in 2019, becoming the club’s first ever father-daughter selection (Millie’s dad Paul Brown played 84 games for the Cats between 1990–1999).
- Despite being plagued by knee injuries in 2020, Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science student Nina Morrison has reportedly displayed an incredible recovery following surgery last season. Now back at training, coach Paul Hood recently said ‘she’s doing everything she possibly can at the moment, and in true Nina fashion, she’s excelling every time she turns up’. Morrison was the Cats’ number one pick from the 2018 draft, quickly earning herself a Rising Star nomination following her role in Geelong’s AFLW debut. We wish Morrison the best and eagerly await her return to the field this year.
- Keep your eye out for Rebecca Webster (Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business – Sport Management), tipped to potentially emerge as one of the league’s best half-backs. During 2019, Webster sensationally took out Geelong’s VFLW Best and Fairest and VFLW Team of the Year honours. Proving to be highly adaptable when tested as both a VFLW defender and midfielder, Webster is a highly skilled interceptor of opposition attacks and is a spectacle to behold on the AFLW stage.
Get your tickets now!
AFLW tickets have been introduced to allow crowds to attend matches in a COVIDSafe environment, so secure your spot at the Round 1 AFLW Geelong Cats match now! Tickets cost $10 for adults and are free for children under 18 years of age so it’s a great day out for everyone. Tickets for the match will be available to the public for purchase on Monday 25 January at 10am.
AFLW Round 1: Geelong Cats v North Melbourne Kangaroos
Sunday 31 January 2021, 3.10pm AEDT
GMHBA Stadium, Geelong
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You can also see the full 2021 fixture on the AFLW Geelong Cats website. See you at the game!