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2024 Women & Girls Breakfast Wrap-Up

Published Wed 15 May 2024

Hockey Victoria's 12th annual Women & Girls Breakfast was a resounding success! Held at the St Kilda Town Hall, the event brought together guests for a unique and creative experience.

The morning kicked off with a vibrant painting session led by Kieren Trainor of Hills & Spills, Sip & Paint. Guests channelled their inner artist as they explored the theme "Who are you in sport?"

Following the artistic expression, AFLW player Sophie Locke, a BCNA Ambassador, shared her personal story and experiences. Her inspiring words resonated with the audience.

Guests from each table were also encouraged to come up on stage and add words/phrases to Kieren’s canvas to fill out the area collectively as a group. We loved to see everyone being so comfortable to share and paint their words of passion and inspiration on stage.

This all culminated in our final proceedings of the day where we were joined by the first female HV Chair of the Board, Tracey Drake, to discuss the work HV continues to do in this space. The breakfast concluded with a raffle raising funds for Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA), a key partner of the event.


Key Takeaways:

  • Creative painting session explored the theme "Who are you in sport?"
  • Inspiring keynote address by AFLW player and BCNA Ambassador Sophie Locke.
  • Funds were raised for Breast Cancer Network Australia.


Want to learn more?

  • View the full photo album here.
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  • A big thank you to our event supporters:
  • BCNA, their CEO, Kirsten Pilatti, and their entire team for the work you do
  • Everyone who added to the raffle - you make the event special! 
  • MC Holly Bailey for her energy and bringing Play Like A Girl Australia to the event (check them out here!).
  • Kieren Trainor for leading the painting session (check out Hills & Spills, Sip & Paint and leave her a Google review!).
  • Sophie Locke for sharing your story.
  • St Kilda Town Hall and City of Port Phillip for being fantastic hosts.
  • HV Board Members, Life Members, VIPs, and Sponsors.
  • Just Hockey, Hockey Australia, Victress and HC Melbourne for raffle donations.
  • Mark Avellino for his photography services


Join us next year

Hockey Victoria looks forward to welcoming you back for the 2025 Women & Girls Breakfast.