Star midfielder Jordan Mifsud has been crowned Hawthorn’s 2022 VFLW best and fairest winner following a stellar season in the brown and gold.

In her debut season as a VFLW Hawk, Mifsud averaged 15.7 disposals and 4.9 tackles while playing in all 15 games.

Coming across from Old Scotch and spending some time with Collingwood’s VFLW program, Mifsud has become the first Indigenous woman (Peek Whurrong, Gunditjmara) to win the club’s VFLW best and fairest award.

In a close count, Kristy Stratton was named runner-up while also winning the club’s leading goalkicker award alongside Jessie Williams.

It is the second straight season that Williams has kicked the most goals for the Hawks.

Third place was shared by Emma Humphries and Dominique Carbone, who were both recruited to AFLW programs during the VFLW season, with Carbone set to don the brown and gold in the Hawks inaugural AFLW season.

Defender Ellie McLinden was named as the Most Promising Player after averaging 10.2 disposals and showing poise across the backline.

Rounding out the honours was Jade Wise, who won the Best Club Person award.

Speaking about her win, Mifsud said: "(I'd like to thank) everyone that's been involved in this club, everyone in this room here, a massive thank you to you all.

"I couldn't have done this without the support I had. From the get-go, I felt very supported and very valued and it led me to be at my best week in and week out."

Best and fairest winner: Jordan Mifsud

Runner-up: Kristy Stratton

Third place: Emma Humphries & Dominique Carbone

Best Club Person: Jade Wise

Most Promising Player: Ellie McLinden

Leading Goal Kicker: Kristy Stratton & Jessie Williams