Robinson first Ballarat Demons Supporter Group female president

Hazelie Robinson is hoping her first season as Ballarat Demons Supporter Group president is one to remember.

ALL IN: Hazelie Robinson with fellow Demon supporter group members Roberta Laurie, Ralph Laurie, Denis Costigan, David Berry, Neil Brown and Amanda Dobbin. Picture: Dylan Burns

ALL IN: Hazelie Robinson with fellow Demon supporter group members Roberta Laurie, Ralph Laurie, Denis Costigan, David Berry, Neil Brown and Amanda Dobbin. Picture: Dylan Burns

Robinson is the first female group’s first president since its formation in the 1980s.

The Avoca local has been a member of the group - which supports the Melbourne Football Club - for about 20 years.

Robinson said she never thought she would be the first female to lead the committee.

“They’re a good group of people down here and they’re all friendly. We’re all here for the same reason –  because we all love Melbourne.” 

Robinson said it was an easy decision to take on the role of president.

“I’ve been vice-president for about four years and I’ve been on the committee for as long as I’ve been a member of the club,” she said.

“It’s just the next step. “We’ve got a lot of women in the group, which is really good. There’s a nice mix.”

The group, which has about 200 people on its mailing list.  will hold its first gathering of 2018 with a family day at Victoria Park on Sunday, January 14.

Cameron Pedersen will be presented with the Ballarat Demons’ most persistent player award – given by the group each year – at the function, which starts at 11am and features a free barbecue.

More details: Neil Brown 0418 593 393.