With 41 days to go until the Hawks kick off their 2023 AFLW campaign against Essendon at Frankston, there's no better time to get to know one of the newest Hawks, Kristy Stratton. 

Find out more about our No. 41 below.

Nickname: Stratts

Position: Midfielder/ forward 

Previous AFLW Clubs: Collingwood (2018-2021)

Draft History: Pick 21, 2017 (Collingwood) Pick 18, AFLW Season Eight Supplementary Draft (Hawthorn)

Senior Clubs: Box Hill/ Hawthorn (VFLW)

Community Clubs: Scoresby (VIC) 

Bio: Stratton was selected by the Hawks with Pick 18 in the AFLW Season Eight supplementary draft. Her journey in the brown and gold began in 2017 where her dominance with Box Hill led to her being the program’s first AFLW draftee, being picked up by Collingwood in 2017. The 28-year-old would go on to play 11 games for the Magpies across four seasons before being delisted in 2021. The 165cm forward/midfielder then made an immediate return to the brown and gold at VFLW level. In 2022, Stratton finished the season as Hawthorn’s leading VFLW goalkicker and came second in the club’s best and fairest count.


  • Hawks VFLW leading goalkicker (2022)
  • Runner-up in Hawks VFLW best and fairest (2022)

Three things you might not know about Stratts:

1. She grew up as a Collingwood supporter and used to play for Collingwood in the AFLW. 

2. She led Box Hill's goalkicking last season.

3. She has a Golden Retriever named Luna.