It's been a long, tough trot for Hawthorn's VFLW team; they were nearing the end of a gruelling 2020 pre-season under new Coach Bec Goddard when the pandemic ended all hopes of getting a season underway.

But the lengthy hiatus made the squad even more hungry to get out there in the brown and gold when its new-look fixture begins in February.

Last night saw a return to the track, a reunion with their teammates, and lots of friendly new faces to welcome.

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Catch up on some of the pictures below.