Hawthorn has nabbed exciting AFLW talent Jess Trend ahead of the upcoming VFLW season.
Not only does Trend boast a fantastic sporting resume, she also comes from strong football pedigree, following in the footsteps of her grandfather Ray Yeoman who donned the brown and gold for 74 games during the 1950s.
Trend shared her elation at continuing the family legacy.
“It still gives me goosebumps when I think about it,” she said.
“Hawthorn means so much to myself (and my family), especially my mum and my nanna.
“Recently we just lost my nanna so she would have loved that I signed here and I get to hopefully wear his number being 21.
“It just feel like home. It’s natural and feels really good.”
After starting her VFLW career with the Bombers, Trend signed with North Melbourne ahead of the 2019 season, where she played 14 games across two years with the club.
Her versatility has been on display, with the 29-year-old showing she can play off half back, across the wing, while also occasionally pushing forward to impact the scoreboard.
She was traded to Fremantle in late 2020, though decided against playing her third consecutive AFLW season – a decision which means she’s available to play with Hawthorn’s VFLW squad.
Hawthorn has enlisted a number of exciting talents to play in its women’s program – stay tuned for more announcements in the coming weeks.