Head coach Paddy Hill reflects on each of his defenders seasons in 2019.
Ave disposals: 10.8
Best game: R10 v Carlton: 16 disposals, three marks and two tackles.
“Kirby added a lot of experience and a touch of magic to our backline. Fitted into the group from day one.” – Paddy Hill
Ave disposals: 9.6
Best game: R11 v Richmond: 14 disposals, three marks and three tackles.
“The ultimate utility player, Steph played in every role this year apart from the ruck. She is the very definition of selfless.” – Paddy Hill
Ave disposals: 5.5
Best game: R13 v Melbourne University: Four disposals, one mark and three tackles.
“Everybody just loves Disey and she will be sorely missed in our group. While she didn’t have the season she would have liked, a standout game against Melbourne Uni helped us record a famous win.” – Paddy Hill
Ave disposals: 8.9
Best game: R2 v Collingwood: 13 disposals, four marks and four tackles.
“Started the year well before suffering a badly broken finger mid-season. She returned in Round 15 with a very good performance against St Kilda.” – Paddy Hill
Ave disposals: 6
Best game: R13 v Melbourne University: Eight disposals, two marks and two tackles.
“Was a sensation down back in the national carnival and continued that form playing for Hawthorn.” – Paddy Hill
Ave disposals: 8.1
Best game: R1 v Northern Territory: 20 disposals, six marks and five tackles.
“After a great start to the year, Ebony had some injury setbacks. She finished the year strongly.” – Paddy Hill
Ave disposals: 8.3
Best game: R1 v Northern Territory: 12 disposals, one goal, four marks and six tackles.
“Was very good early in the year and tried a number of different roles as the season went on.” – Paddy Hill
Ave disposals: 10
Best game: R15 v Southern Saints: 18 disposals and two marks.
“Talia played every game this year and was a real rock for us down back.” – Paddy Hill
Ave disposals: 9.3
Best game: R7 v Southern Saints: 12 disposals, four marks and five tackles.
“Some very good shut down roles on some of the league’s best players helped the Hawks to some good wins.” – Paddy Hill
Ave disposals: 4.2
Best game: R9 v Geelong: Seven disposals and two tackles.
“Our first recruit from the Gippsland Power, Maddi played six games this year. A real prospect for the future.” – Paddy Hill
Ave disposals: 7.3
Best game: R7 v St Kilda: 15 disposals and eight marks.
“Jess suffered some injury setbacks this year but produced some great football when out there. Whether forward or back, Jess was a strong presence in our team.” – Paddy Hill
Jayde Van Dyk
Ave disposals: 16.3
Best game: R10 v Carlton: 27 disposals, three marks and five tackles.
“Was amongst our best players every time she pulled on the boots. Unfortunately, due to AFLW restriction we only saw her eight times”
Ave disposals: 6.6
Best game: R1 v Northern Territory: 16 disposals, one mark and one tackle.
“Recruited to the club this year, Ebony had a great first season with the Hawks. Playing 10 games, her skills by hand and foot were first rate.” – Paddy Hill