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Beginnings: Hawthorn Football Club, nicknamed The Hawks, is one of the 16 Australian rules football clubs in the Australian Football League (AFL). The club, founded in 1902, is the youngest of the Victorian based teams in the AFL. The club is the most successful club in the modern era, having won 10 Premierships.

Records:
  • * Record Attendance: 72,765 on 25 April 1992: Hawthorn 20.15 (135); Collingwood 17.9 (111)
  • * Most Games: 426 by Michael Tuck 1972-91
  • * Biggest finals crowd: 118,192 for 1971 grand final at the MCG
Full Ladder Team P W L D FOR AGNST % PTS
3 Hawthorn 22 17 5 0 2134 1800 118.6 68

10th anniversary clash booked in

Rioli boots six against Cats The tradition continues of playing the Cats twice in one year and with two blockbuster dates to look forward to in 2018, let's look back at Round 20 2015 when Cyril slotted six goals against the Cats.

Hawthorn will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its 2008 premiership when the club takes on Geelong in Round 21 next year.

The blockbuster fixture will be held at the MCG, the venue where Sam Mitchell raised Hawthorn’s 10th premiership cup almost a decade ago.

Of the 22 men who were part of the Hawks’ drought-breaking premiership side, only three remain on Hawthorn’s 2018 playing list – Jarryd Roughead, Cyril Rioli and Grant Birchall. 

Geelong may also field three members of its 2008 grand final team, with just Harry Taylor, Joel Selwood and Gary Ablett (who has returned to the Cattery after a seven-year stint at Gold Coast) remaining on its senior...


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10th anniversary clash booked in

Rioli boots six against Cats The tradition continues of playing the Cats twice in one year and with two blockbuster dates to look forward to in 2018, let's look back at Round 20 2015 when Cyril slotted six goals against the Cats.

Hawthorn will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its 2008 premiership when the club takes on Geelong in Round 21 next year.

The blockbuster fixture will be held at the MCG, the venue where Sam Mitchell raised Hawthorn’s 10th premiership cup almost a decade ago.

Of the 22 men who were part of the Hawks’ drought-breaking premiership side, only three remain on Hawthorn’s 2018 playing list – Jarryd Roughead, Cyril Rioli and Grant Birchall. 

Geelong may also field three members of its 2008 grand final team, with just Harry Taylor, Joel Selwood and Gary Ablett (who has returned to the Cattery after a seven-year stint at Gold Coast) remaining on its senior...


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International rules: all you need to know

Gunston on representing Australia Jack Gunston has been called up to play for his country in the coming International Rules matches against Ireland.

On the back of Jack Gunston and Shaun Burgoyne's selection in Australia's 2017 International Rules squad, we thought we'd share a brief history of the code, as well as detailing Hawthorn's past achievements.

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● Ireland won the two countries' last encounter in a nail-biting affair, overcoming Australia by four points to claim victory in the one-off test match in 2015. 

● Although the last time the International Rules Series was a two-match test series, as it is this year, it was a much different story with Ireland winning both games by a record cumulative margin of 99 points. 

● There are three forms of scoring in the hybrid game: goals, overs and behinds. A goal, meaning the ball goes into the...


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Hawks nominate NGA prospect

Hawks eye fresh talent The Hawks are interested in one of their academy players, Changkuoth Jiath.

AFL 2017 Media - AFL Draft Combine Day 1

Jiath in action during the 2017 AFL Draft Combine.

Hawthorn has nominated Next Generation Academy prospect Changkuoth Jiath as a Category B Rookie ahead of the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

Jiath, who is of African descent, can be selected under the AFL rules that look to boost the numbers of multicultural and indigenous talent in the league's ranks.

The speedy forward spent 2017 playing for both Xavier College and Gippsland Power in the TAC Cup, while also participating in Hawthorn’s Gippsland-based academy.

GM- Recruiting and List Manager Graham Wright said Jiath’s nomination comes off the back of plenty of hard work.

“We’ve been working closely with ‘CJ’ throughout the year, and have been happy with his development,” said Wright.

“He’s very versatile. He can kick goals while playing across...


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Hawks nominate NGA prospect

Hawks eye fresh talent The Hawks are interested in one of their academy players, Changkuoth Jiath.

AFL 2017 Media - AFL Draft Combine Day 1

Jiath in action during the 2017 AFL Draft Combine.

Hawthorn has nominated Next Generation Academy prospect Changkuoth Jiath as a Category B Rookie ahead of the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

Jiath, who is of African descent, can be selected under the AFL rules that look to boost the numbers of multicultural and indigenous talent in the league's ranks.

The speedy forward spent 2017 playing for both Xavier College and Gippsland Power in the TAC Cup, while also participating in Hawthorn’s Gippsland-based academy.

GM- Recruiting and List Manager Graham Wright said Jiath’s nomination comes off the back of plenty of hard work.

“We’ve been working closely with ‘CJ’ throughout the year, and have been happy with his development,” said Wright.

“He’s very versatile. He can kick goals while playing across...


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The fixture verdict

PROS: This year's minor premier and eventual runner-up will be buoyed by playing six games at their Adelaide Oval fortress in the opening nine rounds, including four consecutive fixtures there from round six to nine. This includes the Grand Final rematch against reigning premier Richmond in round two. The Crows have a chance to build on their strong record under lights, given they've been allocated 14 night games and five twilight games. They were also granted their wish of being given a home match against North Melbourne to mark the 20th anniversary of their 1998 Grand Final win over the Kangaroos.

CONS: Perhaps their most challenging time will be when they have consecutive six-days breaks leading into big round 16 and 17 clashes with Richmond (MCG) and Geelong (Adelaide Oval) respectively. Their round five clash with Sydney at the SCG will also be the Crows' first minor-round game...


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The fixture verdict

PROS: This year's minor premier and eventual runner-up will be buoyed by playing six games at their Adelaide Oval fortress in the opening nine rounds, including four consecutive fixtures there from round six to nine. This includes the Grand Final rematch against reigning premier Richmond in round two. The Crows have a chance to build on their strong record under lights, given they've been allocated 14 night games and five twilight games. They were also granted their wish of being given a home match against North Melbourne to mark the 20th anniversary of their 1998 Grand Final win over the Kangaroos.

CONS: Perhaps their most challenging time will be when they have consecutive six-days breaks leading into big round 16 and 17 clashes with Richmond (MCG) and Geelong (Adelaide Oval) respectively. Their round five clash with Sydney at the SCG will also be the Crows' first minor-round game...


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2018's 'must-watch' matches

Round one, Richmond v Carlton
MCG, Thursday night

This looms as the biggest season opener Richmond and Carlton have faced off in since it became a traditional clash. The Tigers will unveil their flag to their faithful supporters, who will probably still be delirious. It will also be the first time the teams have played since Bachar Houli left Jed Lamb unconscious after collecting the Blue with his left forearm in round 14. 

Round one, Greater Western Sydney v Western Bulldogs
UNSW Canberra Oval, Sunday afternoon

The animosity between these two sides is palpable and this looms as another heated encounter, especially considering Toby Greene planted his right boot's studs in Luke Dahlhaus' face last time the teams met. There have been off-field stoushes as well, most notably Ryan Griffen and Tom Boyd's acrimonious trade in 2014.

Round one, West Coast v Sydney
Perth Stadium, Sunday...


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2018's 'must-watch' matches

Round one, Richmond v Carlton
MCG, Thursday night

This looms as the biggest season opener Richmond and Carlton have faced off in since it became a traditional clash. The Tigers will unveil their flag to their faithful supporters, who will probably still be delirious. It will also be the first time the teams have played since Bachar Houli left Jed Lamb unconscious after collecting the Blue with his left forearm in round 14. 

Round one, Greater Western Sydney v Western Bulldogs
UNSW Canberra Oval, Sunday afternoon

The animosity between these two sides is palpable and this looms as another heated encounter, especially considering Toby Greene planted his right boot's studs in Luke Dahlhaus' face last time the teams met. There have been off-field stoushes as well, most notably Ryan Griffen and Tom Boyd's acrimonious trade in 2014.

Round one, West Coast v Sydney
Perth Stadium, Sunday...


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The players' perfect fixture

The 2018 AFL home and away fixture has been received with mixed reviews.

Some love the fact that the Hawks don’t travel for an away game until Round 9 at the Gabba. Others are miffed at the omission of any Hawthorn games in South Australia. 

With so many different wants and needs from a vast array of fans, it’s impossible to please everyone.

And, of course, it’s not just the fans that are affected by the fixture. Each player would also have his own preferences of where and when and who they play.

It got us thinking; which clubs do each of our players hold a strong record against? At which venues do they traditionally perform well? What, judging on past performances, would be their ideal fixture?

We looked closely at each player on our list (who has played at least 50 games) to come up with some answers…

Jarryd Roughead

Career average (per match): 14.6 disposals, 2.1 goals 

Best...


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The players' perfect fixture

The 2018 AFL home and away fixture has been received with mixed reviews.

Some love the fact that the Hawks don’t travel for an away game until Round 9 at the Gabba. Others are miffed at the omission of any Hawthorn games in South Australia. 

With so many different wants and needs from a vast array of fans, it’s impossible to please everyone.

And, of course, it’s not just the fans that are affected by the fixture. Each player would also have his own preferences of where and when and who they play.

It got us thinking; which clubs do each of our players hold a strong record against? At which venues do they traditionally perform well? What, judging on past performances, would be their ideal fixture?

We looked closely at each player on our list (who has played at least 50 games) to come up with some answers…

Jarryd Roughead

Career average (per match): 14.6 disposals, 2.1 goals 

Best...


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Gunston added to IRS squad

Gunston on representing Australia Jack Gunston has been called up to play for his country in the coming International Rules matches against Ireland.

The AFL has announced six new inclusions to Australia’s 2017 International Rules side, with Jack Gunston joining Shaun Burgoyne as Hawthorn’s two representatives. 

Gunston was named for his first International Rules Series appearance on Thursday afternoon, alongside Ben Brown (NM), Neville Jetta (Melbourne), Luke Shuey (WC), Kade Simpson (Carlton) and Robbie Tarrant (NM).

Australian Coach Chris Scott said the new squad members had been specifically targeted for key roles in the line-up after all having been in outstanding form this season.

“All six players who will complete the Australian squad have been members of the All Australian season squad during their careers, as elite players of the competition, and each has been in...


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Gunston added to IRS squad

Gunston on representing Australia Jack Gunston has been called up to play for his country in the coming International Rules matches against Ireland.

The AFL has announced six new inclusions to Australia’s 2017 International Rules side, with Jack Gunston joining Shaun Burgoyne as Hawthorn’s two representatives. 

Gunston was named for his first International Rules Series appearance on Thursday afternoon, alongside Ben Brown (NM), Neville Jetta (Melbourne), Luke Shuey (WC), Kade Simpson (Carlton) and Robbie Tarrant (NM).

Australian Coach Chris Scott said the new squad members had been specifically targeted for key roles in the line-up after all having been in outstanding form this season.

“All six players who will complete the Australian squad have been members of the All Australian season squad during their careers, as elite players of the competition, and each has been in...


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Hawks head abroad for pre-season camp

Rewind: Hawks NZ Camp Hawthorn are heading to New Zealand for their pre-season camp in 2017. Let's take a look back at their last trip over the ditch.

The Hawks are set to cross the Tasman Sea this December, as they complete their pre-season camp abroad for the first time since 2013. 

The playing group will head to Queenstown, New Zealand on the 4th of December for five days of intense high performance training, followed by a three-day hike through the Peel Forest.

GM - Football Operations Jason Burt says the decision to travel overseas was made in a bid to “shake things up” ahead of the 2018 season. 

“We want to give the guys a bit of a circuit breaker,” said Burt.

“We’ve travelled to Mooloolaba for four of our last five pre-season camps, and while we love it up there, we believe New Zealand will offer a totally different experience for both the players and coaches.

“We’ll head...


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Hawks head abroad for pre-season camp

Rewind: Hawks NZ Camp Hawthorn are heading to New Zealand for their pre-season camp in 2017. Let's take a look back at their last trip over the ditch.

The Hawks are set to cross the Tasman Sea this December, as they complete their pre-season camp abroad for the first time since 2013. 

The playing group will head to Queenstown, New Zealand on the 4th of December for five days of intense high performance training, followed by a three-day hike through the Peel Forest.

GM - Football Operations Jason Burt says the decision to travel overseas was made in a bid to “shake things up” ahead of the 2018 season. 

“We want to give the guys a bit of a circuit breaker,” said Burt.

“We’ve travelled to Mooloolaba for four of our last five pre-season camps, and while we love it up there, we believe New Zealand will offer a totally different experience for both the players and coaches.

“We’ll head...


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Hawks confirm list changes

Wright on list updates Graham Wright confirms the details of the Hawthorn list before final list lodgements ahead of the NAB AFL Draft.

Hawthorn Football Club has today informed Kade Stewart and Billy Hartung they will not be offered contracts for the 2018 season.

The Hawks have also delisted Dallas Willsmore but have committed to re-drafting the 22-year-old in this year’s rookie draft.

Hawthorn GM - Recruiting and List Management Graham Wright said:

“Dallas got a taste of AFL footy this year and showed some good signs. We have committed to selecting him in the rookie draft next month,” Wright said.

“We would also like to extend our thanks to Billy and Kade for their contribution to Hawthorn.

“Both players have demonstrated great commitment to the club and we wish them all the best in their future endeavours.”

In other list news, Jonathan O’Rourke and Kurt Heatherley have both been...


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Youngsters re-sign

AFL 2017 Round 15 - Hawthorn v Collingwood

Heatherley celebrating his first AFL win in Round 15.

Young Hawks Jonathan O’Rourke and Kurt Heatherley will remain at Waverley until at least the end of 2018, having signed a contract extension this week.

A former number two draft pick, O’Rourke spent two seasons with GWS before joining the Hawks at the end of 2015.

The speedy midfielder played nine games across his first two seasons at Hawthorn, before hamstring issues prevented him from playing a senior game in 2017. 

22-year-old Heatherley followed a slightly different path to an AFL list, with the New Zealander selected as a Category B International Rookie in 2013 after being spotted during an under 16s basketball tour two years prior.

Following an upgrade to the Hawks senior list and an AFL debut in 2016, Heatherley added a further four games to his tally this year. His best performance came against Collingwood in Round 15,...


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Hawks Pies blockbuster for Round 1

AFL 2017 Round 15 - Hawthorn v Collingwood

Tom Mitchell has managed six Brownlow votes from his last two encounters against Collingwood.

Hawthorn will kick off its 2018 season under Saturday night lights in a blockbuster clash against Collingwood.

It will be the first time the two sides have met in Round 1 since 2012, when the Hawks emerged 22-point victors.

But the Pies have had the better of the Hawks over their history of Round 1 encounters, winning nine of a possible 12 hit outs. 

Hawthorn will likely be buoyed by the return of premiership stars Cyril Rioli, Ben Stratton, James Frawley and Grant Birchall, each of whom missed large chunks of 2017 through injury. Hawks fans should also get their first glimpse of new recruit Jarman Impey as he makes his club debut.

As usual, Carlton will take on reigning premiers Richmond to kick off the round on Thursday night, followed by a Friday night clash between Essendon and Adelaide...


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The jumper shuffle

AFL 2013 1st Preliminary Final - Hawthorn v Geelong

Who might wear the number 6 and 15 guernseys in 2018?

Following retirements, delistings and trades, several Hawthorn playing numbers are now up for grabs. 

Currently available:

4, 6, 15, 32, 38, 40

Numbers six, 32 and 38 were left vacant following the retirements of Josh Gibson, Jack Fitzpatrick and (earlier this season) Luke Surman. 

The famous number 15 will be available following Luke Hodge’s move up north, while Billy Hartung’s number four and Kade Stewart’s 40 were also vacated after the pairs’ delistings earlier this week. 

Dallas Willsmore will likely retain his number 20 guernsey, since the club affirmed their commitment to re-selecting the 22-year-old in the upcoming rookie draft. 

So, who gets what?

New Hawk Jarman Impey will be needing a new number, since the 24 he wore during his four seasons at Alberton is currently occupied by Ben Stratton. Perhaps the speedy recruit...


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Hawks to play under Launnie lights

AFL 2017 Round 21 - Hawthorn v North Melbourne

The Round 6 fixture will see Hawthorn's first ever home-and-away night game in Tasmania.

The AFL has today released a teaser of what Tassie fans can expect in season 2018 with the Hawks set to match up against St Kilda in Round 6.

This match will be Hawthorn's first ever night home-and-away game at University of Tasmania Stadium, with the game scheduled for a 7.25pm start on Saturday night in what will be a marquee game for the club.

Hawthorn will play four home-and-away games at UTAS Stadium in Launceston over the course of the season, on top of one JLT Community Series match against Carlton in Week 3 of the competition.

Hawthorn Chief Operating Officer Tim Silvers said:

“Tasmania has truly become our home away from home as we enter our 17th year in what continues to be a terrific partnership,” Slivers said. 

“To be a part of the first ever night game at UTAS Stadium and come up...


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