New Hawthorn ruck/ forward Jess Vukic can’t quite believe what has just happened.
Just six years after beginning her football journey at Vermont Junior Football Club, the 18-year-old has progressed through the Eastern Ranges pathway to now joining Hawthorn as part of the AFLW’s Expansion U18 Talent Pathway Pre-Signing Period.
Vukic said being picked up by the club is a “dream come true” and that she is “stoked”.
“I’ve known Hayley since I was six so having familiar faces around me in a new environment will be really good,” Vukic said.
In terms of how she plays, Vukic said she is “ definitely the competitor type of player” who possesses a lot of “grunt”.