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