Fan favourite Sophie Locke continued to show exciting glimpses up forward in 2023.

The 22-year-old played eight games for the season, evolving from being a pure forward to one that could swing back into defence.

She also played an important role off the field as a Breast Cancer Network Australia ambassador, honouring the legacy of her late Mum, Sarah. 

Key stats:

Disposals per game: 4.3

Best game:

Round 7 v Sydney 

After being trialled at half-back over a number of games at the start of the season, Locke returned to the forward line at Henson Park and applied her trademark pressure.

Against the Swans, she recorded five disposals and laid a season-high six tackles.

The highlight of the game was her goal, sidestepping her opponent to give the Hawks a boost on their way to a win.