Young forward Bridie Hipwell reminded Hawthorn fans about just how bright her future could be during the 2023 season.

The 19-year-old kicked six goals after playing every game in 2023, building on her two majors from six matches in 2022.

Hipwell's goalkicking ability was always known but what she really improved on was her marking game last season. 

That complemented her impressive kicking, which she was also able to take to another level.

Key stats:

Total goals: 6 

Disposals per game: 6.3

Tackles per game: 2.9

Key achievements:

  • Received one coaches vote for her performance against Brisbane in Round 5

Best game:

Round 5 v Brisbane

Hipwell made her disposals count this game, kicking two goals from her five touches to go with three tackles.

The 19-year-old was a big reason why the Hawks were able to take a lead into half-time, kicking both of her majors in the second term to stun the Lions before they kicked away to a 27-point win.

The coaches noticed Hipwell's impact on the game as well, rewarding the emerging forward with one vote for her performance.