Lisa Hardeman (2017)

Joined Victoria Police on 30 May 1983 and still serving at the time of induction, 2017.

Lisa started her football career at the Fairfield Football Club and played 111 games in the Victorian Women Football League (VWFL) winning the Premier Division ‘Best & Fairest’ award - the ‘Helen Lambert’ medal in 1989.

From 1992 to 1997 she represented Victoria (twice as Captain) and played in five premierships. She was the Captain at the ‘Scorpions’ (1989, 1993 and 1994) and at the ‘Darebin Falcons’ (1996) when they won their Grand Finals.

Her outstanding coaching career began in 1997 and included coaching the Victorian Representative team from 2001 to 2004. She also coached Darebin and Melbourne University (two premierships).

Lisa’s football administration has also been exceptional. She served as VWFL President in 1989 and from 1997 until 2000; Secretary in 1996, and is currently a member of the VWFL Advisory Board with AFL Victoria.

Her legacies include the Premier Division Grand Final Best on Ground award ‘The Lisa Hardeman Medal’ and the ‘Hansen/Hardeman Cup’ for matches between the Melbourne and Western Bulldogs football clubs.


Lisa was inducted into the Victoria Police Sporting Hall of Fame in 2017