The Women's team have become the first ever VAFA Women's team to go back to back!
Super Coach, Simon Boots, has led the Women's team to back to back Premierships as the girls defeated Ivanhoe at Elsternwick Park on Sunday. The game was played in horrible conditions with wind and rain constant.
The Hawks started strong with Laura Castleden opening proceedings with the first major of the day, before a contested standstill in the second term meant neither side added a goal to their tallies. The Ivies kickstarted their attack in the third term, when Tahlia Day kicked truly to close the margin down to seven points, but it would ultimately prove the Ivies last, with final quarter goals to Hawthorn’s Molly Johnston and Lauren Cosson sealing the win for the brown and gold. Penny Brown won back-to-back Best on Ground medals with her performance, while Cosson and Kloufetos also starred. The win is the Hawks second in two years, after they beat St Kevin’s by 17 points in the Women’s Development Division 4 decider last year.
Best on Ground Medal: Penny Brown (Hawthorn AFC)
Hawthorn 4.8 32
Ivanhoe 1.2 8
Goals: Laura Castleden, Lauren Cosson, Molly Johnston, Penny Brown
Best: Penny Brown, Lauren Cosson, Diamond Kloufetos, Sarah Delbosc, Hannah Nicholls