Hawthorn has re-signed talented trio Jo Argaet, Yassin Hill and Finn Broadbent for the 2023 Victorian Wheelchair Football League (VWFL) season.
All three players are coming off stellar 2022 campaigns, with Argaet and Hill sharing the spoils in Hawthorn’s Wheelchair AFL premier league best and fairest count.
At the conclusion of the VWFL season, the trio represented Victoria at the 2022 Wheelchair AFL National Championship.
Argaet has demonstrated leadership qualities, having captained the Hawks and serving as vice-captain of Victoria White in 2022.
She was also selected on the interchange bench for the Division 1 Wheelchair AFL All Australian team.
Broadbent came across to the Hawks via the mid-season draft last year and has impressed ever since, becoming one of the competition’s most exciting players to watch.
The 21-year-old was named Victoria White’s Most Valuable Player at the Wheelchair AFL National Championship.
Broadbent and Hill also star in wheelchair tennis, with the latter ranked 10th in the world.
Argaet said she was thrilled to re-sign with Hawthorn for 2023.
“I’m super excited to be pulling on the brown and gold again this season,” she said.
“We made great strides as a team last year and look forward to continuing our development this season.”
Hill was equally excited to return to the Hawks.
“As a lifelong Hawthorn supporter, it’s been a dream come true to represent the Hawks in Wheelchair AFL,” he said.
“I’ve learnt so much during my time at the Hawks and can’t wait to enhance my game further this season.”
Broadbent echoed Hill’s thoughts.
“Learning to play a new sport in a short period of time is always difficult but the team around me has made the transition from tennis to football so smooth.”
"To represent Hawthorn and Victoria last year was a wonderful experience and I am looking forward to the season ahead."
Think you have what it takes to be a Hawk in 2023? Come and try Wheelchair AFL on Sunday 26 March from 10am at Mullum Mullum Stadium! Register here.