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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

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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A letter to members

AFL 2012 Rd 19 - Hawthorn v Geelong

"I am happy to report the club made a surplus for the year of $2.1m which was a tremendous effort given we did not play in the finals series."

Hawthorn President Jeff Kennett penned the following letter to members.

 

Hi there Hawkers,

 

Well everything is back in full swing.

The full playing group resumed training yesterday for the start of the next lap in our history.

The coach tells me all the players are in good shape after the longest break they have had in years.

That occurs when you do not play in finals!

Our new CEO Justin Reeves has well and truly got his feet under his new desk, well in fact not quite. He has been spending a lot of time walking around our facility at Mulgrave, meeting and getting to know our staff.

He is impressed with what he has inherited and the quality of our people. Of course, everything is still in front of him.

The Board met last night and discussed...


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Hawks hit the track

Day 1: Roughy press conference Jarryd Roughead was in a jovial mood and glad to be back at pre-season training for the Hawks.

The Hawthorn playing group was reunited at the Ricoh Centre on Monday morning, as the senior players returned to kick off their 2018 pre-season.

With the 1-4 year Hawks already two weeks into their training program, Captain Jarryd Roughead said he and the senior players were itching to get back on the track with their younger teammates.

"We're back here today and everyone seems to be ready to go," said Roughead, who is heading into his 15th pre-season.

"The young kids are apparently training the house down so I'm looking forward to getting back out there."

Having played every game in 2017 after missing the previous season through illness, Roughead confirms his body is feeling good.

"[I've got] no worries. I've got a scan next week, which is just a normal...


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Hawks hit the track

Day 1: Roughy press conference Jarryd Roughead was in a jovial mood and glad to be back at pre-season training for the Hawks.

The Hawthorn playing group was reunited at the Ricoh Centre on Monday morning, as the senior players returned to kick off their 2018 pre-season.

With the 1-4 year Hawks already two weeks into their training program, Captain Jarryd Roughead said he and the senior players were itching to get back on the track with their younger teammates.

"We're back here today and everyone seems to be ready to go," said Roughead, who is heading into his 15th pre-season.

"The young kids are apparently training the house down so I'm looking forward to getting back out there."

Having played every game in 2017 after missing the previous season through illness, Roughead confirms his body is feeling good.

"[I've got] no worries. I've got a scan next week, which is just a normal...


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Silk leads International Rules Series sweep

2nd Test: Aus v Ire Highlights Action from the second International Rules Series Test in Perth.

International Rules Captain Shaun Burgoyne has led Australia to a clean-sweep series victory over Ireland after taking out the second Virgin Australia International Rules Test 53-50 at Domain Stadium on Saturday.

The Australians, who took out the first Test by 10 points, came from as much as 16 points down in the third quarter to secure a narrow three-point victory and claim their first series win in the two-test format since 2010.

Triple premiership Hawk Burgoyne was amongst 10 Australians to score an over and landed a crucial smother in the dying moments to halt Ireland’s last-ditch attempt to take away Australia’s lead, while fellow Hawthorn teammate Jack Gunston was again a key pillar in the defensive half.

Docker Nat Fyfe was awarded the Jim Stynes Medal as Australia’s player of...


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Silk leads International Rules Series sweep

2nd Test: Aus v Ire Highlights Action from the second International Rules Series Test in Perth.

International Rules Captain Shaun Burgoyne has led Australia to a clean-sweep series victory over Ireland after taking out the second Virgin Australia International Rules Test 53-50 at Domain Stadium on Saturday.

The Australians, who took out the first Test by 10 points, came from as much as 16 points down in the third quarter to secure a narrow three-point victory and claim their first series win in the two-test format since 2010.

Triple premiership Hawk Burgoyne was amongst 10 Australians to score an over and landed a crucial smother in the dying moments to halt Ireland’s last-ditch attempt to take away Australia’s lead, while fellow Hawthorn teammate Jack Gunston was again a key pillar in the defensive half.

Docker Nat Fyfe was awarded the Jim Stynes Medal as Australia’s player of...


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Roughead: "Footy comes second"

Day 1: Roughy press conference Jarryd Roughead was in a jovial mood and glad to be back at pre-season training for the Hawks.

Hawthorn hasn't put a start date on Cyril Rioli's pre-season as the champion forward helps his father convalesce from heart surgery.

Jarryd Roughead led pre-season training at Waverley for the AFL heavyweights on Monday without Rioli present.

Read: Hawks hit the track

The Hawks skipper said Rioli could take all the time he needed before returning.

"I don't think we should put a timeline on it," Roughead said.

"In situations like this footy becomes second.

"We've always been known as a family club and in situations like this you need to be with your family."

Rioli's father, also named Cyril, suffered a heart attack in Grand Final week.

Since then, the 28-year-old has cared for his father in Darwin, shifting south only last week for surgery in Adelaide.

Given...


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Roughead: "Footy comes second"

Day 1: Roughy press conference Jarryd Roughead was in a jovial mood and glad to be back at pre-season training for the Hawks.

Hawthorn hasn't put a start date on Cyril Rioli's pre-season as the champion forward helps his father convalesce from heart surgery.

Jarryd Roughead led pre-season training at Waverley for the AFL heavyweights on Monday without Rioli present.

Read: Hawks hit the track

The Hawks skipper said Rioli could take all the time he needed before returning.

"I don't think we should put a timeline on it," Roughead said.

"In situations like this footy becomes second.

"We've always been known as a family club and in situations like this you need to be with your family."

Rioli's father, also named Cyril, suffered a heart attack in Grand Final week.

Since then, the 28-year-old has cared for his father in Darwin, shifting south only last week for surgery in Adelaide.

Given...


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AFLX details revealed

AFL 2017 IRS Series - Australia v Ireland

Could the success of this year's International Rules Series carry across into the new AFLX competition?

Hawthorn fans will get their first taste of the new AFLX format in February next year, when the Hawks take on a pool of traditional Melbourne rivals.

Skipper Jarryd Roughead says that while he doesn't expect to play, he sees AFLX as an "exciting" venture for the league.

"It's probably not a game that suits a bigger forward like myself," Roughead joked.

"We'll have to see how it goes to start off with, but I think it'll be really exciting for the competition."

The modified game will be played in three cities across three nights, with six AFL clubs represented in each competition. 

Adelaide will host the first round-robin at Hindmarsh Stadium on a Thursday night, the week before the JLT Community Series begins. 

The Crows and Port Adelaide will be joined by Collingwood, West Coast,...


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AFLX details revealed

AFL 2017 IRS Series - Australia v Ireland

Could the success of this year's International Rules Series carry across into the new AFLX competition?

Hawthorn fans will get their first taste of the new AFLX format in February next year, when the Hawks take on a pool of traditional Melbourne rivals.

Skipper Jarryd Roughead says that while he doesn't expect to play, he sees AFLX as an "exciting" venture for the league.

"It's probably not a game that suits a bigger forward like myself," Roughead joked.

"We'll have to see how it goes to start off with, but I think it'll be really exciting for the competition."

The modified game will be played in three cities across three nights, with six AFL clubs represented in each competition. 

Adelaide will host the first round-robin at Hindmarsh Stadium on a Thursday night, the week before the JLT Community Series begins. 

The Crows and Port Adelaide will be joined by Collingwood, West Coast,...


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They came to visit

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The 1931 HFC team photo with Bert Ashby in centre row.

We never know who will come through the doors of the Hawks Museum. Our visitors come from near and far. They may have supported the Club from the time they were two, or they may be recent converts to the brown and gold. Some come in search of information of past players. Sometimes, we have great pleasure in welcoming the families of our former players. These relatives often have wonderful stories or memorabilia of their player. In fact, in a lovely surprise, we had family members of two former players visit on the one morning. The stories multiplied.

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Bev Boulter with the Hawthorn Players' Cricket Team Photo, her father was the Wicket Keeper.

The first was Bev Boulter, daughter of Bert Ashby, who played 25 games over eight seasons as a Maybloom, 1928-1935.  Bev told of her father’s time at Hawthorn as both a footballer and a...


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They came to visit

1931--HFC-Team-Photo.png

The 1931 HFC team photo with Bert Ashby in centre row.

We never know who will come through the doors of the Hawks Museum. Our visitors come from near and far. They may have supported the Club from the time they were two, or they may be recent converts to the brown and gold. Some come in search of information of past players. Sometimes, we have great pleasure in welcoming the families of our former players. These relatives often have wonderful stories or memorabilia of their player. In fact, in a lovely surprise, we had family members of two former players visit on the one morning. The stories multiplied.

Bev-Boulter-re-Bert-AshbyJPG.png

Bev Boulter with the Hawthorn Players' Cricket Team Photo, her father was the Wicket Keeper.

The first was Bev Boulter, daughter of Bert Ashby, who played 25 games over eight seasons as a Maybloom, 1928-1935.  Bev told of her father’s time at Hawthorn as both a footballer and a...


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Draft class countdown: 4

Trent Croad takes on the Hawks for the first time in Round 3 2002 after being traded to the Fremantle Dockers.

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...

Hawthorn’s eight picks at the 1997 National Draft saw them spring quality players with both early and late selections.

With their highest pick since the no.1 selection in 1988, the Hawks used Pick 3 to select Dandenong Stingrays teenager Trent Croad, a key position player who would go on to not only play a key role in Hawthorn’s 2008 premiership, but also help them acquire future four-time premiership players and captains Luke Hodge and Sam Mitchell.

Croad made an immediate impact for the Hawks, playing 17 games in his debut season between attack and defence.

However, after 84 games in the brown and gold,...


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Draft class countdown: 5

Birchall capitalises on shaky Eagles defence Terrific pressure by the Hawks and Grant Birchall pounces

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...

Grant Birchall headlines the 2005 draft class in which Hawthorn had five picks inside the top 22.

Birchall has played 245 games for the Hawks, which have included four premierships and an All Australian year in 2012. This year the Tasmanian is set to become just the 15th player in club history to play 250 games in a brown and gold jumper (a feat that would have come in 2017, if not for an unlucky run of injury).

Fellow premiership players Xavier Ellis (Pick 3) and Max Bailey (Pick 18) were also drafted in 2005. The pair both experienced injury-interrupted careers but were still able to get themselves a taste of the...


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Draft class countdown: 6

AFL 2011 Rd 08 - Hawthorn v St Kilda

Hawthorn turned Pick 34 in the 2008 National Draft, and Pick 47 in the 2008 Rookie Draft into a vice captain, a 300-goal player and six premiership medallions.

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...

Hawthorn’s selections at the 2008 National and Rookie Drafts saw them pick up four players who now combine to boast nine premiership medallions between them.

With their first selection of the 2008 Draft, the Hawks read out Ryan Schoenmakers’ name at Pick 16. The key-position South Australian has since played 112 games in the brown and gold and was a member of the 2015 premiership side.

With their next opportunity at Pick 34, the Hawks turned their attention to Liam Shiels who became the youngest player drafted that year. Now a vice-captain of the club, Shiels has...


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Inside 30: A history of Hawk picks

The gloves are on The boys sweated it out in a boxing session today as they prepare for a long tough pre-season.

Since the first VFL draft was held in 1981, Hawthorn has had 57 top 30 picks. These recruits have ranged from four-time premiership players to some who never got the opportunity to pull on a brown and gold jumper.

Fun facts: 

● The most popular draft picks the Hawks have held on draft night are 19, 22 and 25 - each of which the club has used four times.

● Hawthorn's last top 10 pick came 11 years ago in 2006, when it selected Mitch Thorp with Pick 6. Injury restricted the promising forward to just two games, and he was later delisted at the end of 2009.

● Hawthorn's most recent top 30 selection was youngster Ryan Burton, who was collected with Pick 19 in 2015.

● Hawthorn has never held picks four, nine or 27 on draft night. However, Pick 9 played an important role in...


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Inside 30: A history of Hawk picks

The gloves are on The boys sweated it out in a boxing session today as they prepare for a long tough pre-season.

Since the first VFL draft was held in 1981, Hawthorn has had 57 top 30 picks. These recruits have ranged from four-time premiership players to some who never got the opportunity to pull on a brown and gold jumper.

Fun facts: 

● The most popular draft picks the Hawks have held on draft night are 19, 22 and 25 - each of which the club has used four times.

● Hawthorn's last top 10 pick came 11 years ago in 2006, when it selected Mitch Thorp with Pick 6. Injury restricted the promising forward to just two games, and he was later delisted at the end of 2009.

● Hawthorn's most recent top 30 selection was youngster Ryan Burton, who was collected with Pick 19 in 2015.

● Hawthorn has never held picks four, nine or 27 on draft night. However, Pick 9 played an important role in...


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CEO "wasn't surprised" by Vickery decision

Wright on Vickery retirement List manager Graham Wright on the news that Ty Vickery has retired from football.

New Hawthorn CEO Justin Reeves has opened up about Ty Vickery’s recent retirement, saying he understands the decision. 

Despite the announcement coming as a shock to many, Reeves said he “wasn’t surprised” by Vickery’s decision to end his 125-game career, after seeing what the 27-year-old was going through. 

“I’ve known Ty privately as a friend of my family for a number of years, so it doesn’t surprise me because I know what Ty has been going through as a person,” Reeves told SEN on Friday morning. 

“I know that he wasn’t enjoying playing in the VFL.

“I haven’t been involved in the discussions at Hawthorn over the past few weeks, that’s been handled by the football department, but it doesn’t surprise me because I understand where Ty was.”

Vickery is currently overseas,...


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CEO "wasn't surprised" by Vickery decision

Wright on Vickery retirement List manager Graham Wright on the news that Ty Vickery has retired from football.

New Hawthorn CEO Justin Reeves has opened up about Ty Vickery’s recent retirement, saying he understands the decision. 

Despite the announcement coming as a shock to many, Reeves said he “wasn’t surprised” by Vickery’s decision to end his 125-game career, after seeing what the 27-year-old was going through. 

“I’ve known Ty privately as a friend of my family for a number of years, so it doesn’t surprise me because I know what Ty has been going through as a person,” Reeves told SEN on Friday morning. 

“I know that he wasn’t enjoying playing in the VFL.

“I haven’t been involved in the discussions at Hawthorn over the past few weeks, that’s been handled by the football department, but it doesn’t surprise me because I understand where Ty was.”

Vickery is currently overseas,...


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Draft class countdown: 8

His one and only goal Ben Stratton is famous for his defence therefore you would be forgiven for thinking he may have never ventured down forward for a kick at goal. But with a quick assist from Roughy, Stratts slotted his one and only goal.

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 2009 draft would turn out to be a critical one for the Hawks who netted a pair of key premiership defenders despite their first selection not coming until the third round.

With pick number 46, their second overall, the Hawthorn recruiting team selected 20-year-old East Perth defender Ben Stratton who was well-regarded for his versatility and pace.

Stratton made his debut in just Round 3 of the 2010 AFL season, receiving an AFL Rising Star nomination later that year as well as...


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