Sport Hawthorn president Jeff Kennett glad Hawks have no AFLW team

05:35  14 february  2018
05:35  14 february  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett has returned as Hawthorn president after Richard Garvey suddenly resigned from the role at the AFL club. Kennett had an eventful term as Hawks president from 2006-11.

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Jeff Kennett wearing a hat© Provided by Sportal com au Hawks president Jeff Kennett has revealed that he is pleased that Hawthorn currently has no AFLW team, despite being initially disappointed when the AFL denied his club a team.

The 69-year-old believes we need to develop a deeper understanding of the women's game, and he is currently content to sit back and watch how the present season unfolds.

This comes a week after the AFL sent a memo around to all AFLW coaches asking them to change their tactics to avoid congestion.

Hawthorn has a team in the VFLW, and Kennett listed the continual injuries in the AFLW as a major reason as to why he is happy for the game to progress before Hawthorn enter.

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The Hawthorn Football Club, nicknamed the Hawks , is a professional Australian rules football club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

NAB AFLW Draft. Jeff Kennett during his first spell as Hawks president with Alastair Clarkson in 2010. 2005: Jeff Kennett , a longtime Hawthorn supporter and former Victorian premier takes over as president .

“I am quite happy that we don’t, right now, have a team," Kennett told SEN’s Whateley.

“I think we all need to learn about the game, how it is conducted and how we play it. I want it to succeed and grow, for the players and supporters.

“If we can reduce the injuries, I will feel like I have discharged my responsibilities as president of the club a lot better than otherwise."

The AFLW currently has eight clubs participating - Carlton, Western Bulldogs, Melbourne, Brisbane Lions, Fremantle, Collingwood, GWS and Adelaide.

Geelong and North Melbourne will join the competition in 2019, with Richmond, St Kilda, West Coast and Gold Coast to join the season after.

In round 2 of the season last week, both Brianna Davey and Isabel Huntington suffered season-ending ACL injuries.

Sam Kerr shuts down brother's AFLW plans .
Matildas striker Sam Kerr has dismissed the idea of playing in the AFLW, despite the insistence of her brother, former AFL star Daniel Kerr. “I still think she’ll finish her career at the Eagles,” Daniel told TAB Radio.“I’m going to be pushing it hard for the next seven years. I want her to finish her soccer career, but being an Eagles man…it’d be nice to get her down there for a couple of games at the end if her body holds fit. “She does love her football [AFL] and she loves the Eagles.

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