The firsts keep coming for South Adelaide trailblazer Hannah Munyard, who has been awarded the Round 1 Powerade Breakthrough Player nomination.
Despite being just 16 and entering her second year of Australian Football, Munyard was a strong contributor in the Panthers’ opening SANFL Statewide Super Women’s League victory against Glenelg on Friday night.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, Munyard said the enormity of kicking the Panthers’ first goal in the competition was yet to dawn on her.
Displaying a fierce attack in the opening minutes of the contest, the teenager swooped on a loose ball just 6 minutes into the first term before kicking a nice drop punt goal on the run from 20m.
Playing her football in Mount Barker last year, Munyard finished with a noteworthy 17 disposals and five tackles in the 28-point victory against the Bays.
A high school student in Strathalbyn, Munyard is now in the pool to be the overall winner of the Powerade Breakthrough Player award, which was won by North Adelaide’s Chloe Scheer last year.
To be eligbile for the Powerade Breakthrough Player award, players must not be on an AFL list (senior or rookie) and be aged 21 or under as of January 1, 2018.
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CHIEF SANFL WRITER