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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 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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It's easier to see what recruiters saw in Isaac Smith. Relive some of our VC's pre-Hawthorn highlights.

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 2010 crop of draftees was one of the Hawks’ best, delivering them a trio of premiership players with Isaac Smith, Paul Puopolo and Will Langford landing at the club.

Hawthorn used their first pick in the draft, no. 19, to net speedy wingman Smith from VFL side North Ballarat.

A mature recruit at the age of 21, Smith made an immediate impact, playing 16 games in his 2011 debut season. He quickly become a permanent fixture in the Hawks midfield, and was a vital cog in the club’s three successive premierships from 2013 to 2015. Smith was added to Hawthorn's leadership group in 2016, before being elevated to vice...


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Draft class countdown: 7

It's easier to see what recruiters saw in Isaac Smith. Relive some of our VC's pre-Hawthorn highlights.

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 2010 crop of draftees was one of the Hawks’ best, delivering them a trio of premiership players with Isaac Smith, Paul Puopolo and Will Langford landing at the club.

Hawthorn used their first pick in the draft, no. 19, to net speedy wingman Smith from VFL side North Ballarat.

A mature recruit at the age of 21, Smith made an immediate impact, playing 16 games in his 2011 debut season. He quickly become a permanent fixture in the Hawks midfield, and was a vital cog in the club’s three successive premierships from 2013 to 2015. Smith was added to Hawthorn's leadership group in 2016, before being elevated to vice...


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Draft class countdown: 9

AFL Round 3 - Kangaroos v Hawthorn

Taken at Pick 43, Mark Williams was arguably Hawthorn's best find in the 2000 draft pool.

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 National and Rookie Drafts in late 2000 saw the club collect a trio of players who would help the Hawks to their first premiership in 17 years.

Small forward Mark Williams was selected at pick number 43 from South Fremantle, making his debut in 2002.

By 2004 Williams had established himself in the Hawks’ 22 and was the club’s leading goalkicker in both 2005 and 2006, with tallies of 63 and 60 goals respectively.

Williams was one of Hawthorn’s best in their 2008 Grand Final win, kicking a match-leading three goals, before finishing his 111-game Hawthorn career at the end of 2009 when he was traded to...


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Vickery calls time

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

Ty Vickery has today announced his retirement from AFL football. 

Vickery, who came to Hawthorn during the 2016 free agency period, will depart the Hawks to explore other opportunities away from football. 

Hawthorn General Manager – Football Operations Jason Burt said while the club was disappointed it understood Vickery’s decision. 

“Ty came to us and we had a really open discussion about his future and the best decision for him going forward,” said Burt.

“Having spent the last two years playing predominantly at a VFL level, Ty’s passion for footy isn’t as strong as it once was. 

“The end of season break gave Ty an opportunity to think about where he was at and has solidified his desire to experience life away from footy. A big part of that is having more privacy and...


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Box Hill bolster VFLW coaching ranks

VFL 2016 Rd 04 - Box Hill Hawks v Frankston

Box Hill Women's Coach Patrick Hill says both of the new appointments will offer a varied skill set to the club.

Box Hill has added two experienced heads to its VFLW coaching line up, with David Carden and Brett Alexander jumping on board for the 2018 season.

The pair will assist Senior Coach Patrick Hill as they lead the Box Hill women’s side into its second season in the competition.

Carden joins the club following a year as an assistant coach for the Eastern Ranges’ inaugural women’s TAC Cup side, while Alexander, a former Dandenong Stingrays official, has spent the last two seasons as senior coach of the Seaford Tigerettes. 

Coach Hill says both of the new appointments will offer a varied skill set to the club. 

“We were really impressed by [Carden’s] enthusiasm and organisation,” said Hill. 

“He’s someone I identified early on as being really good for our...


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Who needs a big pre-season?

WHETHER they are stars or fringe players, there are plenty of AFL footballers who need to have a big pre-season – and to follow that up with an even bigger season proper – either to preserve or enhance their reputations, or to simply press a case for remaining on a club list.

AFL.com.au reporters take a look at each club and nominate the players who have the most at stake over the summer and beyond.

With rebounding defender Brodie Smith set to miss most of the season recovering from a torn ACL, there's an opportunity for Curtly Hampton to become a regular in the side. Hampton played the first nine games this year before an ankle injury forced him to spend three months on the sideline. He moved to the midfield, but showed during his time with Greater Western Sydney he can be effective across half-back. Hampton is off-contract at the end of 2018 and needs a big season to earn himself...


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Who needs a big pre-season?

WHETHER they are stars or fringe players, there are plenty of AFL footballers who need to have a big pre-season – and to follow that up with an even bigger season proper – either to preserve or enhance their reputations, or to simply press a case for remaining on a club list.

AFL.com.au reporters take a look at each club and nominate the players who have the most at stake over the summer and beyond.

With rebounding defender Brodie Smith set to miss most of the season recovering from a torn ACL, there's an opportunity for Curtly Hampton to become a regular in the side. Hampton played the first nine games this year before an ankle injury forced him to spend three months on the sideline. He moved to the midfield, but showed during his time with Greater Western Sydney he can be effective across half-back. Hampton is off-contract at the end of 2018 and needs a big season to earn himself...


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Silk leads Aussies to victory

Australia v Ireland: Match Highlights The Aussies came out on top, but the lead changed several times and the heat proved a testing element as the first of two International Rules matches was played in Adelaide.

International Rules Captain Shaun Burgoyne has led Australia to a 10-point victory over Ireland at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday.

Australia secured the upper hand in the two-match series with a 63-53 win, with Burgoyne part of one of the highlights of the match, setting up teammate Nat Fyfe for Australia’s first goal of the series in the third quarter.

Fellow premiership Hawk Jack Gunston also played a hand in the win as he made his round-ball debut, with the tall utility delivering the ball deep into Australia’s attacking half for West Coast midfielder Luke Shuey to then find the back of the net for the side’s second goal during the final quarter.

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Silk leads Aussies to victory

Australia v Ireland: Match Highlights The Aussies came out on top, but the lead changed several times and the heat proved a testing element as the first of two International Rules matches was played in Adelaide.

International Rules Captain Shaun Burgoyne has led Australia to a 10-point victory over Ireland at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday.

Australia secured the upper hand in the two-match series with a 63-53 win, with Burgoyne part of one of the highlights of the match, setting up teammate Nat Fyfe for Australia’s first goal of the series in the third quarter.

Fellow premiership Hawk Jack Gunston also played a hand in the win as he made his round-ball debut, with the tall utility delivering the ball deep into Australia’s attacking half for West Coast midfielder Luke Shuey to then find the back of the net for the side’s second goal during the final quarter.

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Draft class countdown: 10

AFL 2003 Rd 8 - Hawthorn v Essendon

Ben Dixon was arguably the Hawks' most valuable pick up in the 1994 National Draft at Pick 77.

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 1994 National Draft netted Hawthorn a trio of stalwarts from its six selections, with forward Ben Dixon arguably the Hawks’ best find at Pick 77.

Dixon, who was recruited from Assumption College, made his debut in 1997 and played 203 for the Hawks, kicking 282 goals to sit 12th on the club’s all-time list of goalkickers.

The skilful half-forward played in seven finals and was awarded life membership in 2005 before announcing his retirement at the end of the 2007 season at the age of 30.

Hawthorn’s first pick at the draft was used on tough midfielder Daniel Harford from the Northern U18 side.

Taken with the eighth...


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Draft class countdown: 10

AFL 2003 Rd 8 - Hawthorn v Essendon

Ben Dixon was arguably the Hawks' most valuable pick up in the 1994 National Draft at Pick 77.

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 1994 National Draft netted Hawthorn a trio of stalwarts from its six selections, with forward Ben Dixon arguably the Hawks’ best find at Pick 77.

Dixon, who was recruited from Assumption College, made his debut in 1997 and played 203 for the Hawks, kicking 282 goals to sit 12th on the club’s all-time list of goalkickers.

The skilful half-forward played in seven finals and was awarded life membership in 2005 before announcing his retirement at the end of the 2007 season at the age of 30.

Hawthorn’s first pick at the draft was used on tough midfielder Daniel Harford from the Northern U18 side.

Taken with the eighth...


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Lovell back in action

Burton set for tough pre-season Ryan Burton is expecting things to ramp up soon as the young players returned from break.

Kieran Lovell already has his sights set firmly on season 2018.

While many of his teammates were jet-setting around the world, Lovell led a more simple off-season itinerary.

The Tasmanian stayed close to home, splitting time between Melbourne and hanging out with family and friends in his home state.

Having endured an injury-interrupted 2017 season which saw him require a shoulder reconstruction, the 20-year old saw fit to get himself in prime condition ahead of the upcoming pre-season. 

“I didn’t have the season I would have liked to have had, as I was in rehab for most of the year,” Lovell said.

“I wasn’t really in desperate need of a break so I just focussed on keeping the rehab going the whole way through.”

On Thursday morning’s session, Lovell reached a...


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Hawks to climb Eureka

Ready to take on the Eureka Climb Some players and staff are teaming up for a challenge in the Eureka Stair climb event later this month. You can support them by donating to their team pages, details in the video.

Several Hawthorn players and football staff are preparing to take part in the annual Eureka Climb, to be held on November 19th. 

The event will see two Hawthorn teams pitted against each other, as they climb the 88 levels and 1642 steps of Melbourne Eureka Tower, in a bid to raise money for charity.

"We will have a bit of healthy competition between the two teams, both to see who can raise the most money and who can reach the top first,” said Hawks Development Coach Max Bailey. 

"If I were a betting man, I'd back team one."

Bailey will be joined in team one by players Mitchell Lewis and Conor Nash, and Box Hill Coach Chris Newman.

Team two consists of Kieran Lovell and...


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Burgoyne named IRS captain

AFL 2017 Round 10 - Sydney v Hawthorn

Burgoyne will captain Australia for the first time later this month.

Hawthorn veteran Shaun Burgoyne has been named captain of Australia’s International Rules squad for 2017.

The 35-year-old was chosen ahead of club captains Joel Selwood, Scott Pendlebury and Nat Fyfe.

The series, due to kick off on November 12th at Adelaide Oval, will mark Burgoyne’s second International Rules appearance, having played part in Australia’s 2008 side. 

After going down by a mere five points nine years ago, Burgoyne will be hoping for his first taste of international success. 

The four-time premiership star will be joined by other big names, including Patrick Dangerfield, Rory Sloane and teammate Jack Gunston, as Australia take on Ireland. 

International Rules uses a compromised set of rules, inspired by both Gaelic Football and Aussie rules. The teams kick a circular football, traditionally used in...


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Stratts Day: Top 3 games

Stratton spoils the party Ben Stratton lines up on the toughest forwards and delivers time and time again. It's #StrattsDay and we thought let's celebrate the punch that spoils the forwards party.

Forget Stakes Day, we're celebrating #StrattsDay - all things Ben Stratton, all day long.

As we honour our #24 today (for no other reason than that he deserves to be honoured!), we thought we would take a look at three of the best games of our trusty defender’s career…

 

Round 17, 2014 vs Adelaide

Having kicked 15 goals over the previous four weeks, the in-form Eddie Betts was preparing for his 200th game with supreme confidence. Against the Hawks and at his beloved Adelaide Oval, the stage was set for Betts to turn on one of his characteristic, magical displays at the venue. There was just one problem- Ben Stratton was intent on spoiling the dangerous goal kicker’s parade. As it...


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The coaches' degree of separation

With a few changes to the club’s coaching department ahead of the 2018 season, Hawthorn has welcomed three new faces to the fold.

Scott Burns and Darren Glass join the Hawks’ ranks as assistant coaches, while Sean Dempster has been employed into a strength and conditioning coaching role.

All three are former superstars of the competition with five All Australian honours, two premiership medallions, eight years of captaincy and over 750 games worth of experience between them.

But despite the trio being recently united in the brown and gold, a closer look into the history would show that each of these men, as well as several other members of Hawthorn’s coaching panel, have crossed paths before (in one way or another!).

You know that old theory about six degrees of separation? Well, it seems our coaching panel is a whole lot closer than that.

Here is a look into how these nine coaches...


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The coaches' degree of separation

With a few changes to the club’s coaching department ahead of the 2018 season, Hawthorn has welcomed three new faces to the fold.

Scott Burns and Darren Glass join the Hawks’ ranks as assistant coaches, while Sean Dempster has been employed into a strength and conditioning coaching role.

All three are former superstars of the competition with five All Australian honours, two premiership medallions, eight years of captaincy and over 750 games worth of experience between them.

But despite the trio being recently united in the brown and gold, a closer look into the history would show that each of these men, as well as several other members of Hawthorn’s coaching panel, have crossed paths before (in one way or another!).

You know that old theory about six degrees of separation? Well, it seems our coaching panel is a whole lot closer than that.

Here is a look into how these nine coaches...


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Read more: The coaches' degree of separation

The coaches' degree of separation

With a few changes to the club’s coaching department ahead of the 2018 season, Hawthorn has welcomed three new faces to the fold.

Scott Burns and Darren Glass join the Hawks’ ranks as assistant coaches, while Sean Dempster has been employed into a strength and conditioning coaching role.

All three are former superstars of the competition with five All Australian honours, two premiership medallions, eight years of captaincy and over 750 games worth of experience between them.

But despite the trio being recently united in the brown and gold, a closer look into the history would show that each of these men, as well as several other members of Hawthorn’s coaching panel, have crossed paths before (in one way or another!).

You know that old theory about six degrees of separation? Well, it seems our coaching panel is a whole lot closer than that.

Here is a look into how these nine coaches...


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Read more: The coaches' degree of separation

The 'staches' of Hawthorn

AFL 2014 Media - Hawthorn Family Day

Ben Stratton is part of a select group of Hawks to have donned a mean 'mo' at times during his AFL career.

With a few Hawthorn staff members floating around the office this month with moustaches in support of the fantastic Movember cause, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to reminisce on some of the best ‘mos’ in Hawk history... 

Leigh Matthews

Arguably the greatest player of all-time, Leigh Matthews also sports one of the most iconic moustaches the game has ever seen. The four-time premiership player and four-time premiership coach would be virtually unrecognisable without that thick tuft of hair lining his upper lip. This stache undoubtedly adds to the intimidating figure that is ‘Lethal’ Leigh.

Robert DiPierdomenico

If there was to be a question of any ‘flavour saver’ that would rival the fame of Matthews’, it would be the one that belongs to ‘Dipper’. That big, bushy...


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