Hawthorn is pleased to announce that five of its wheelchair AFL players will represent Victoria and Tasmania in the upcoming Wheelchair AFL National Championships. 

Hawthorn’s wheelchair AFL senior team captain Joanna Argaet, along with 2022 recruits Yassin Hill and Finn Broadbent have been chosen to represent Victoria. 

Hill had a breakout season for the Hawks in his first ever AFL wheelchair season and was awarded the side’s best and fairest for 2022 alongside Argaet. 

Broadbent was selected in the 2022 mid-season draft adding some additional height and speed into the Hawks list. 

Broadbent has previous wheelchair basketball experience along with his current experience in wheelchair tennis.

Meanwhile, Joe Chivers and Trent Johnson have been selected to represent Tasmania.

Chivers has been on the Hawks list for five years now, with previous experience in a range of wheelchair sports including wheelchair tennis, basketball, para rowing and para athletics. 

Johnson became a Hawk in 2021, and also has experience in wheelchair basketball which has been extremely beneficial for the Hawks list. 

Both players travelled from Tasmania in 2022 to represent the Hawks.

The National Championships will be held from November 22 to 25 at the Diamond Valley Sports and Fitness Centre in Greensborough and will be livestreamed via Kayo. 

If you would like to attend and support the Hawks, you can register for a free ticket here.  

To learn more about Hawthorn’s Social Inclusion Programs, visit here.

All of Hawthorn’s inclusion programs are made possible by the wonderful support of Afford.