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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

Draft talking points

While Collingwood great and Hall of Fame member Lou Richards passed away earlier this year, his name will live on, with grand-nephew Ed Richards taken by the Western Bulldogs with the 16th pick. The Richards name isn't the only one to carry on, with the Brisbane Lions snapping up Toby Wooller with Pick number 41. The Oakleigh Charger is the grandson of 1963 Geelong premiership captain Fred Wooller.

2. Billy bounces to Kangaroos

It took until the penultimate pick of the draft, but former Hawk Billy Hartung was given a lifeline by North Melbourne. Hartung, most known for his brilliant running ability, played 63 games in four seasons at Hawthorn, but was not offered a new contract at the end of the past season. Hartung played 20, 18 and 18 games in the past three seasons and should get plenty of chances at the rebuilding Kangaroos. 

3. A new private school king?

Under the guidance of...


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Draft talking points

While Collingwood great and Hall of Fame member Lou Richards passed away earlier this year, his name will live on, with grand-nephew Ed Richards taken by the Western Bulldogs with the 16th pick. The Richards name isn't the only one to carry on, with the Brisbane Lions snapping up Toby Wooller with Pick number 41. The Oakleigh Charger is the grandson of 1963 Geelong premiership captain Fred Wooller.

2. Billy bounces to Kangaroos

It took until the penultimate pick of the draft, but former Hawk Billy Hartung was given a lifeline by North Melbourne. Hartung, most known for his brilliant running ability, played 63 games in four seasons at Hawthorn, but was not offered a new contract at the end of the past season. Hartung played 20, 18 and 18 games in the past three seasons and should get plenty of chances at the rebuilding Kangaroos. 

3. A new private school king?

Under the guidance of...


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Rookie revelations

AFL 2013 Finals Week 3 - Best of Finals

Pick 47 in the 2009 Rookie Draft was arguably the Hawks best of all time, netted them triple-premiership forward Luke Breust.

The Rookie Draft has netted AFL clubs some of the stars of the competition, with the likes of Brownlow medallist Matt Priddis, six-time All-Australian Dean Cox and even triple-premiership Hawk Josh Gibson entering the AFL via the Rookie Draft.

While some of the Hawks’ most promising young guns, such as James Cousins, Conor Glass and Conor Nash have been brought through the door via rookie selections in recent seasons, hawthornfc.com.au takes a look below at the club’s five best-ever selections since the first pool of rookies were taken ahead of the 1997 season.   

5 - Will Langford Pick 85 2011 Rookie Draft

Taken as a NSW Scholarship selection, the son of legendary Hawk Chris made his debut in Round 17 2013 before being promoted to the senior list ahead of...


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Rookie revelations

AFL 2013 Finals Week 3 - Best of Finals

Pick 47 in the 2009 Rookie Draft was arguably the Hawks best of all time, netted them triple-premiership forward Luke Breust.

The Rookie Draft has netted AFL clubs some of the stars of the competition, with the likes of Brownlow medallist Matt Priddis, six-time All-Australian Dean Cox and even triple-premiership Hawk Josh Gibson entering the AFL via the Rookie Draft.

While some of the Hawks’ most promising young guns, such as James Cousins, Conor Glass and Conor Nash have been brought through the door via rookie selections in recent seasons, hawthornfc.com.au takes a look below at the club’s five best-ever selections since the first pool of rookies were taken ahead of the 1997 season.   

5 - Will Langford Pick 85 2011 Rookie Draft

Taken as a NSW Scholarship selection, the son of legendary Hawk Chris made his debut in Round 17 2013 before being promoted to the senior list ahead of...


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Moore to come

Pick 67 Dylan Moore Check out some of the highlights of one of our newest Hawks, Dylan Moore from the Eastern Ranges.

Hawthorn has selected hard-running midfielder Dylan Moore with Pick 67, the club's second selection in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

Being named in the forward pocket of this year’s Under-18 All Australian side completed an incredible past couple of years for Moore. 

The Caulfield Grammar student played the majority of the 2016 season for his local side, the Rowville Hawks, and played only five games for his TAC Cup side, the Eastern Ranges.

But after an outstanding start to the TAC Cup season this year, the 175cm forward rocketed into draft calculations.

He averaged 23 disposals (11 contested) across his four outings for Vic Metro in the National Championships.

Moore won the 2km time trial in 6.09 minutes and finished second in the yo-yo test at the 2017 NAB AFL...


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Moore to come

Pick 67 Dylan Moore Check out some of the highlights of one of our newest Hawks, Dylan Moore from the Eastern Ranges.

Hawthorn has selected hard-running midfielder Dylan Moore with Pick 67, the club's second selection in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

Being named in the forward pocket of this year’s Under-18 All Australian side completed an incredible past couple of years for Moore. 

The Caulfield Grammar student played the majority of the 2016 season for his local side, the Rowville Hawks, and played only five games for his TAC Cup side, the Eastern Ranges.

But after an outstanding start to the TAC Cup season this year, the 175cm forward rocketed into draft calculations.

He averaged 23 disposals (11 contested) across his four outings for Vic Metro in the National Championships.

Moore won the 2km time trial in 6.09 minutes and finished second in the yo-yo test at the 2017 NAB AFL...


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Hawks get it Wright

Best advice for the draftees We asked the players what advice they had for the up and coming draftees as they await the news from tonight's NAB Draft.

Hawthorn has added three new names to its list, with James Worpel, Dylan Moore and Jackson Ross each taken by the Hawks in Friday night’s NAB AFL Draft. 

Head of Recruiting and List Management Graham Wright believes each of the new Hawks will bring something different to the table. 

"We're really happy with how the draft played out," said Wright.

"Each of those guys were high on our list, and we're looking forward to watching them develop into elite footballers."

See what Wright had to say about Hawthorn’s new draftees.

Hard, tough, competitive

“James is an inside mid who is captain of the Geelong Falcons.

“He was selected in the Under 18 All Australian side this season, which is a testament to the year he had.

“He’s about...


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A message to new draftees

Best advice for the draftees We asked the players what advice they had for the up and coming draftees as they await the news from tonight's NAB Draft.

After finding his way to the Hawks via Pick 46 in the 2016 Rookie Draft, the nerves of entering a senior football club for the first time are still fresh in James Cousins’ mind.

A number of promising young talents will likely experience the same butterflies over the weekend, with at least three new Hawks set to walk through the Ricoh Centre doors on Monday morning.

Entering a new work place and meeting 39 new teammates would be a daunting task, especially if you’re faced with players you’ve grown up idolising, but Cousins believes getting to work as quickly as possible will help to shake the nerves and earn respect

His advice for Hawthorn’s potential draftees?

“Just get straight into training, and try to prove yourself as best as...


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AFLX-factors

Hawks tackle the 2.2 time trial The Hawks took on the annual pre-season time trial this morning with an expected time for each player as their main focus.

AFL 2017 Round 23 - Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs

James Sicily's pace and strong overhead marking skills could come in handy in the AFL's new high-octane format.

The AFL has announced its latest brainchild, AFLX, will be unveiled through three tournaments in February 2018, with all clubs set to take part.

While the concept has been met with varied reactions from fans, there’s no denying that the high-octane format will be football like we’ve never seen before. 

Read: AFLX fixture revealed

As a maximum of seven players from each team will be on the field at any given time (with a further three on the bench), we thought we’d take a look at which Hawks might thrive in this new age code. 

While AFLX is relatively untried, we know a couple of things for certain;

 ● Players will need...


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Draft class countdown: winner

The class of 2004 was as close as they come, as shown by this Jordan Lewis tribute to his "mate Roughy".

In the days leading up to the 2017 NAB AFL Draft, we'll be counting down Hawthorn's top 10 draft classes from the last 30 years, with one class revealed each day...

The 2004 National Draft class takes the cake as the Hawks’ ultimate crop of draftees.

With three picks inside the top ten, the pressure was well and truly on the Hawthorn recruiting team to deliver with this draft, and deliver they most certainly did, with the ’04 draftees raking in 11 premiership medallions, seven All-Australian awards and three Coleman Medals during their time in the brown and gold - not to mention an ongoing club captaincy.

Indeed, a strong argument could be made for 2001 being Hawthorn’s best draft year in history, but we’ve opted to prioritise the number of premiership medallions won by each...


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Draft class countdown: winner

The class of 2004 was as close as they come, as shown by this Jordan Lewis tribute to his "mate Roughy".

In the days leading up to the 2017 NAB AFL Draft, we'll be counting down Hawthorn's top 10 draft classes from the last 30 years, with one class revealed each day...

The 2004 National Draft class takes the cake as the Hawks’ ultimate crop of draftees.

With three picks inside the top ten, the pressure was well and truly on the Hawthorn recruiting team to deliver with this draft, and deliver they most certainly did, with the ’04 draftees raking in 11 premiership medallions, seven All-Australian awards and three Coleman Medals during their time in the brown and gold - not to mention an ongoing club captaincy.

Indeed, a strong argument could be made for 2001 being Hawthorn’s best draft year in history, but we’ve opted to prioritise the number of premiership medallions won by each...


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Draft class countdown: 2

AFL 2008 2nd Qualifying Final - Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs

The 2001 Superdraft delivered the Hawks four premiership players, including immortals Luke Hodge and Sam Mitchell.

In the days leading up to the 2017 NAB AFL Draft, we'll be counting down Hawthorn's top 10 draft classes from the last 30 years, with one class revealed each day...

The 2001 ‘Superdraft’ saw the Hawks holding the no. 1 pick after trading key position players Trent Croad and Luke McPharlin to Fremantle.

With it they took Luke Hodge, a Colac teenager from the Geelong Falcons, who would go on to become one of the Hawks’ all-time greats.

Hodge’s first season saw him receive a rising star nomination, before claiming the first of two Peter Crimmins Medals in 2005 after a season in which he was named in the All-Australian side on the halfback flank.  

In 2008 he was an integral performer as Hawthorn claimed their first premiership since 1991, winning the Norm Smith medal and...


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Draft class countdown: 2

AFL 2008 2nd Qualifying Final - Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs

The 2001 Superdraft delivered the Hawks four premiership players, including immortals Luke Hodge and Sam Mitchell.

In the days leading up to the 2017 NAB AFL Draft, we'll be counting down Hawthorn's top 10 draft classes from the last 30 years, with one class revealed each day...

The 2001 ‘Superdraft’ saw the Hawks holding the no. 1 pick after trading key position players Trent Croad and Luke McPharlin to Fremantle.

With it they took Luke Hodge, a Colac teenager from the Geelong Falcons, who would go on to become one of the Hawks’ all-time greats.

Hodge’s first season saw him receive a rising star nomination, before claiming the first of two Peter Crimmins Medals in 2005 after a season in which he was named in the All-Australian side on the halfback flank.  

In 2008 he was an integral performer as Hawthorn claimed their first premiership since 1991, winning the Norm Smith medal and...


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Young Hawks blitz time trial

Hawks tackle the 2.2 time trial The Hawks took on the annual pre-season time trial this morning with an expected time for each player as their main focus.

Hawthorn has completed its first time trial of the 2018 pre-season, with several young Hawks posting personal best results. 

The playing group was divided into two groups as Isaac Smith took out the 2.2km event for the sixth time in seven years, and Jaeger O’Meara won the aerobic repeat effort test in an impressive performance.

Director of High Performance Andrew Russell said that while strong results are important, it was the sheer weight of numbers on the track that set the club in good stead. 

“We had all but about six players out there running today,” said Russell.

“We’ve started our preparations with a really healthy list, so that’s a fantastic springboard for our 2018 campaign.

“Although it’s great that we had a lot of...


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Young Hawks blitz time trial

Hawks tackle the 2.2 time trial The Hawks took on the annual pre-season time trial this morning with an expected time for each player as their main focus.

Hawthorn has completed its first time trial of the 2018 pre-season, with several young Hawks posting personal best results. 

The playing group was divided into two groups as Isaac Smith took out the 2.2km event for the sixth time in seven years, and Jaeger O’Meara won the aerobic repeat effort test in an impressive performance.

Director of High Performance Andrew Russell said that while strong results are important, it was the sheer weight of numbers on the track that set the club in good stead. 

“We had all but about six players out there running today,” said Russell.

“We’ve started our preparations with a really healthy list, so that’s a fantastic springboard for our 2018 campaign.

“Although it’s great that we had a lot of...


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Draft class countdown: 3

Relive Stuart Dew's spine-tingling five minutes from the 2008 grand final.

In the days leading up to the 2017 NAB AFL Draft, we'll be counting down Hawthorn's top 10 draft classes from the last 30 years, with one class revealed each day...

 

The 2007 Draft crop made the ultimate impact for the Hawks with two of the club's three National Draft selections playing critical roles in a premiership side less than 12 months later.

Cyril Rioli was plucked with Hawthorn’s first selection (Pick 12) and made his debut immediately, playing Round 1 of 2008. The flashy young forward went to play every game of the season as well as collecting a Rising Star nomination.

The freakish forward was crucial in the Hawks’ grand final triumph, kicking two goals to be named among the side’s best as they secured the club’s first premiership in 17 years.

Rioli was also part of the Hawks’ losing grand final...


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Draft class countdown: 3

Relive Stuart Dew's spine-tingling five minutes from the 2008 grand final.

In the days leading up to the 2017 NAB AFL Draft, we'll be counting down Hawthorn's top 10 draft classes from the last 30 years, with one class revealed each day...

 

The 2007 Draft crop made the ultimate impact for the Hawks with two of the club's three National Draft selections playing critical roles in a premiership side less than 12 months later.

Cyril Rioli was plucked with Hawthorn’s first selection (Pick 12) and made his debut immediately, playing Round 1 of 2008. The flashy young forward went to play every game of the season as well as collecting a Rising Star nomination.

The freakish forward was crucial in the Hawks’ grand final triumph, kicking two goals to be named among the side’s best as they secured the club’s first premiership in 17 years.

Rioli was also part of the Hawks’ losing grand final...


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The opening bounce lives

AFL 2016 Rd 02 - Fremantle v Gold Coast

"The bounce is here to stay," confirms AFL officials.

The AFL has confirmed it will stick with tradition and that umpires will continue to bounce the ball at the start of quarters and to restart play after goals.

The bounce has been a long-standing part of League football, but its place in the game has been increasingly questioned in recent years, with some umpires concerned by the physical and mental toll the practice takes on them.

AFL Chairman Richard Goyder and football operations manager Steve Hocking announced on Tuesday afternoon the bounce would live on for the forseeable future. 

Goyder said the bounce was a "unique" and "iconic" part of AFL games and believed most fans would welcome its retention. 

"It's great that the bounce will kick off AFL football games. There's nothing like the roar of the crowd and the expectation that the bounce will start our great game," Goyder...


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The opening bounce lives

AFL 2016 Rd 02 - Fremantle v Gold Coast

"The bounce is here to stay," confirms AFL officials.

The AFL has confirmed it will stick with tradition and that umpires will continue to bounce the ball at the start of quarters and to restart play after goals.

The bounce has been a long-standing part of League football, but its place in the game has been increasingly questioned in recent years, with some umpires concerned by the physical and mental toll the practice takes on them.

AFL Chairman Richard Goyder and football operations manager Steve Hocking announced on Tuesday afternoon the bounce would live on for the forseeable future. 

Goyder said the bounce was a "unique" and "iconic" part of AFL games and believed most fans would welcome its retention. 

"It's great that the bounce will kick off AFL football games. There's nothing like the roar of the crowd and the expectation that the bounce will start our great game," Goyder...


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Hawthorn announce 2017 financial result

AFL 2017 Round 21 - Hawthorn v North Melbourne

"The support of our 9,550 Tasmanian members is critical to the club.”

Hawthorn Football Club has recorded a net operating profit of $2.11 million ($2,107,556) for the financial year ending 31 October 2017.  

Chief Operating Officer Tim Silvers attributed the strong financial result to the committed efforts of all involved at the Hawks.

“In a tough year on the field, the club is extremely fortunate to have the support of our loyal members, supporters and corporate partners” Silvers said. 

“It is testament to the club’s effective business model and dedicated administration that we could post such a strong financial result in a challenging year. 

“This year we broke the club’s membership record for the eleventh consecutive season, which is a significant achievement and reinforces the incredible support and passion we receive from our Hawthorn family.

“Our Tasmanian membership base grew...


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