A dominant player in junior football and Adelaide’s amateur league, Anne Hatchard was drafted to the Adelaide Crows in the inaugural AFLW Draft in 2016.
Hatchard debuted in Round 1, 2017, lining up for the Crows women’s teams first match. She wrote herself into the history books when she was part of the inaugural AFLW Premiership.
An inconsistent 2018 season saw Hatchard make the most of the time off at the end of the season, improving her fitness, running capacity and diet to emerge as one of the competitions most improved players in 2019.
An imposing and versatile tall, Hatchard could be seen playing any position throughout the season as she helped the Crows to their second AFLW Premiership. Hatchard capped off the 2019 season with her first All-Australian selection.
In 2020 Hatchard took her game to another level, playing the majority of her game in the midfield and stamping her name on the competition. In Round 1 she broke the AFLW record for most disposals in a game, finishing with 35 touches.
Once again Hatchard was named All-Australian, while she also claimed her first Adelaide Crows Best and Fairest win.