K rock Football

Draftees get chance to impress

Geelong’s 2020 draftees will all play in Saturday’s practise match against Melbourne. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

GEELONG has named all five of its 2020 draftees for its lone practice match against Melbourne at GMHBA Stadium on Saturday.

Darcy Moloney, Laura Gardiner, Olivia Barber, Stephanie Williams and Carley Remmos will all get the chance to stake their claim for a spot in the Round 1 clash against North Melbourne on January 29.

The Cats have named a 26-woman squad for the match-up with the Demons, with uncapped 2019 draftees Mia Skinner and Nicole Garner also given an opportunity to put their hands up to take on the Kangaroos.

Star midfielder Nina Morrison wasn’t considered as she continues her rehabilitation from a second knee reconstruction.

Experienced duo Danni Higgins and Maddy McMahon have been managed after the club says they both received knocks in last week’s intraclub.

Madi Maguire will also be missing with a leg issue.

Saturday’s match is closed to the public.

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GEELONG SQUAD

1 – Rene Caris
3 – Amy McDonald
4 – Darcy Moloney
5 – Jordan Ivey
6 – Julia Crockett-Grills
10 – Georgie Rankin
11 – Meg McDonald (C)
12 – Renee Garing
14 – Aasta O’Connor
15 – Olivia Barber
16 – Olivia Purcell
17 – Georgia Clarke
18 – Laura Gardiner
19 – Millie Brown
20 – Mia Skinner
21 – Rebecca Webster
22 – Nicole Garner
23 – Phoebe McWilliams
25 – Stephanie Williams
26 – Maddy Boyd
27 – Sophie van de Heuvel
28 – Denby Taylor
29 – Carly Remmos
30 – Richelle Cranston
44 – Rebecca Goring
45 – Maddy Keryk