Mifsud wins back-to-back VFLW Club Champion awards

Star Box Hill midfielder Jordan Mifsud has been crowned the 2023 VFLW Club Champion, making it her second top gong in as many years.

The 26-year-old won the award on 68 votes, 10 ahead of fellow midfielder Grace McRae and 19 ahead of emerging defender Matilda Van Berkel.

Mifsud also won the VFLW Lambert-Pearce Medal alongside teammate Akayla Peterson, highlighting her dominant season in brown and gold. 

The 26-year-old averaged 19.3 disposals and 10.4 tackles from her 14 games this season, ranking in the league’s top 10 in both statistical categories.

McRae was not far behind her fellow leadership group member this season, averaging 15.9 disposals and 6.9 tackles from her 14 appearances this season.

This marks McRae’s first podium finish for the Hawks, capping off a wonderful season for the 21-year-old.

In her debut season, Van Berkel rounded out Box Hill’s top three following averages of 15.4 disposals and 4.2 tackles from her 13 games this season.

The Warragul Industrials product also took out the Best VFLW First Year Player award. 

Up forward, it was Maddie Boyd and Miz Kendall who tied for the club’s Leading Goalkicker award, ending the year on seven goals a piece.

Boyd’s stellar season saw her get recruited by St Kilda’s AFLW team, where she has since played four games.

Akayla Peterson backed up her Lambert-Pearce Medal by winning 3WBC’s Oustanding Player award as well as the President’s Award, which she also shared with Mifsud.

Peterson averaged 14.2 disposals, three tackles and two marks from her 11 matches this season.

Young gun Annie Muir won the VFLW Development Award following a solid debut season.

The Bond University product recovered from a shoulder injury early on in the season to average 10.8 disposals and 5.5 tackles from her 12 games.

Amanda Tessari took home the A.P. Dickinson Memorial Trophy for Best Clubperson, shining both on and off the field. 

Rounding out the awards was Box Hill Captain Nicole Garner, who claimed the VFLW Best In Finals award.

Garner finished with 19 disposals, four tackles and a goal in the Hawks’ Elimination Final loss to Essendon.


Box Hill VFLW Club Champion Awards Summary 

Jordan Mifsud – VFLW Club Champion 

Grace McRae – Runner-Up 

Matilda Van Berkel – Third Place 

Leading Goalkickers – Maddie Boyd and Miz Kendall 

President’s Award – Akayla Peterson and Jordan Mifsud 

A.P. Dickinson Memorial Trophy Best Clubperson – Amanda Tessari

Development Award – Annie Muir 

Best First Year Player – Matilda Van Berkel 

Best In Finals – Nicole Garner 

3WBC Outstanding Player – Akayla Peterson 

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