West Adelaide’s Hannah Martin has joined her sister Rachelle in the race to claim the 2018 Powerade Breakthrough Player award after a strong performance against Glenelg in Round 8.
Racking up a game-high 23 disposals for the Bloods, Martin has been one of her team’s best players this year despite being sidelined for two matches with an ankle injury.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, Martin said she was pleased with her personal return from injury despite being disappointed with West’s costly five-point loss to Glenelg at Hickinbotham Oval.
The 21-year-old has relished playing her role on the wing in 2018, just her second season of Australian Football after lining up with West’s SAWFL team for the first time in 2017.
Currently working as an after hours school carer while studying teaching at Uni SA, Martin said the encouragement and comfort of playing alongside her younger sibling Rachelle had made her SANFL Statewide Super Women’s League debut season even more enjoyable.
Rachelle Martin, 19, was adjudged the Round 5 Powerade Breakthrough Player nomination after chalking up 26 disposals, 15 tackles and a goal against the Bays.
CHIEF SANFL WRITER