As Hawthorn's VFLW season has now come to a close, head coach Paddy Hill reflects on each player's performance across 2019 starting with the team's forwards.
Average disposals: 6.5
Best game: R3 v Darebin, 12 disposals, three marks and a goal.
“Nicki had an outstanding year for a first-year player out of the NAB league playing 11 games. Very clean with excellent skills.” – Paddy Hill
Average disposals: 8.6
Average marks: 2.8
Best game: R1 v Northern Territory: 16 disposals and seven marks.
“Ali was developed in a number of roles this year before settling forward. Her improvement on last season was noticed by all.” – Paddy Hill
Average disposals: 9.7
Average tackles: 5
Best game: R10 v Carlton, 16 disposals, six tackles.
“Claire was one of the real improvers of 2019. Playing mainly as a high half forward Claire’s running and ability to get from contest to contest was eye catching.” – Paddy Hill
Best game: R13 v Melbourne University: Seven disposals, four marks, two goals.
“Recruited from our partners the Eastern Ranges, Serena showed her potential with a powerful performance against Melbourne Uni.” – Paddy Hill
Average disposals: 5.4
Best game: R2 v Collingwood: Six disposals, three tackles and three goals.
“Emily is another player who worked hard on developing other areas of her game, including a stint in defence. Her best game came in round two kicking three goals in the second half.” – Paddy Hill
“As a young key position player, Lilly’s development this year has been excellent. She has good hands, a strong lead and hits the packs hard.” – Paddy Hill
Average disposals: 9.4
Best game: R13 v Melbourne University: Eight disposals, four marks, three goals.
“Tam took her contested marking to a new level this year and provided a strong target up forward.” – Paddy Hill
Average disposals: 12.3
Best game: R11 v Richmond: 17 disposals, five marks, four goals.
“Our leading goal scorer, Phoebe’s repeat leads and strong marking was pivotal to the team’s scoring potential.” – Paddy Hill
Average disposals: 7.4
Average tackles: 4.6
Best game: R14 v Casey: 12 disposals, four marks and nine tackles.
“Jordan joined our program late and had an immediate impact. Strong, tough and loves the contest.” – Paddy Hill
Average disposals: 5.8
Average tackles: 2.5
Best game: R13 v Melbourne University: 13 disposals, four marks.
“A tackling machine, Clare’s defensive work inside 50 is unmatched in our squad.” – Paddy Hill
Average disposals: 10.3
Best game: R13 v Melbourne University: 16 disposals, five marks, three goals.
“Sarah finished year very strongly splitting her time between key forward and ruck.” – Paddy Hill
“Recruited from local club Whitehorse and yet to debut, Tara worked hard on her craft this year and improved substantially.” – Paddy Hill
“Brooke is a beautiful kick of the footy with great decision-making ability. 2019 was about development and learning the Hawthorn way.” – Paddy Hill