SUNS forward/midfielder Kate Surman has been nominated for the AFLW Coates Hire Goal of the Year after her sublime effort in the Round 4 match against North Melbourne.
At the beginning of the third quarter, Surman was tailing an opposition player but found a burst of speed to collect the football mid-stride, shrug a tackle and wheel onto her right boot to kick the goal from 40 metres out.
It was the first of a rapid-fire two goals which brought the SUNS back into the contest to trail by three points.
In 2020 footy fans can vote weekly for the AFLW Mark of the Year and the AFLW Coates Hire Goal of the Year, through Google Search.
Fans can simply search for ‘AFLW vote’ on Google to select their nominee for the AFLW Mark of the Year and the AFLW Coates Hire Goal of the Year. Fans can vote once per day in each category.
At the end of the 2020 NAB AFLW Competition home and away matches, the AFLW All Australian panel will select the nominations for the overall AFLW Mark of the Year and AFLW Coates Hire Goal of the Year
Fans will then be able to vote on womens.afl and through Google Search for these overall nominations during the NAB AFLW Finals Series.
The AFLW All Australian panel will award the eventual winners, taking into consideration the fan vote, which will be announced at the W Awards. The two winners will each receive a $10,000 prize.
Fans can vote on their weekly nominees after each home and away round of the 2020 NAB AFLW Competition, from 4pm AEDT each Monday until voting close at 4pm AEDT each Wednesday.
Round 4 nominees for the Coates Hire Goal of the Year
A Hayley Bullas (West Coast Eagles) – third quarter
B Kate Lutkins (Brisbane Lions) – second quarter
C Kate Surman (Gold Coast SUNS) – third quarter