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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

Who to back in September pt.2

2015 Toyota AFL Grand Final - Hawthorn v West Coast

Though we wish we could be cheering on the brown and gold this weekend, it's just not to be. So, which of the four remaining teams represent the least painful option?

It's a painful task, trying to choose a team to support that doesn't don the brown and gold. 

But, we're trying to make things easier by collating a few reasons why Hawks fans should despise some teams less than others.

You saw Part 1 of 'Who to back in September' ahead of the qualifying finals, now it's time for Part 2.

If you thought the Hawks’ 2011 Preliminary Final loss to Collingwood was hard to swallow (which it was), imagine how Giants coach Leon Cameron would reflect on his luck over the past 27 years he has been involved in the game.

This Saturday will be Cameron’s ninth attempt at preliminary final glory.

Of his previous eight, three as a player, four as an assistant coach and one as a senior coach, only...


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Who to back in September pt.2

2015 Toyota AFL Grand Final - Hawthorn v West Coast

Though we wish we could be cheering on the brown and gold this weekend, it's just not to be. So, which of the four remaining teams represent the least painful option?

It's a painful task, trying to choose a team to support that doesn't don the brown and gold. 

But, we're trying to make things easier by collating a few reasons why Hawks fans should despise some teams less than others.

You saw Part 1 of 'Who to back in September' ahead of the qualifying finals, now it's time for Part 2.

If you thought the Hawks’ 2011 Preliminary Final loss to Collingwood was hard to swallow (which it was), imagine how Giants coach Leon Cameron would reflect on his luck over the past 27 years he has been involved in the game.

This Saturday will be Cameron’s ninth attempt at preliminary final glory.

Of his previous eight, three as a player, four as an assistant coach and one as a senior coach, only...


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Hawks Museum best in the business

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Luke Hodge and family pose within the Hawks Museum following the former captain's retirement announcement.

With school holidays set to start this week, it’s the perfect time to come in and take a trip down memory lane at the Hawks Museum.

With its vast collection of memorabilia, media and historical documents, the museum tells a rich and detailed story of the Hawthorn Football Club and its players past and present. 

Recently, the Hawks Museum was valued as the best historical display for an Australian sporting club by one of Melbourne’s best known valuers in collectables and sporting memorabilia.

The valuation took into account the prices similar items have achieved recently in the open market, the amount of prospective collectors in the market for the items and the provenance, rarity, desirability and condition of each item in the museum.

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Season review: Ricky Henderson

R15: Fast hands leads to goal Roughy's quick hands and Breust's wide vision see Henderson get the ball inside 50 and run through for a goal.

The stats

AFL games: 18

Disposals per game: 21.6

Marks: 6.6

Kicks: 12.1

Tackles: 2.1    

Total goals: 13

 

Review

Having moved across from Adelaide after 90 games with the Crows, Henderson was recruited to the Hawks for his ability to play in any position on the ground.

The 28-year old found himself in a range of positions this year for the brown and gold.

Yet the utility remained consistent with his output this season, averaging 21.6 disposals a game to rank sixth highest at the Hawks.

In fact, Henderson gathered more disposals in 2017 than he did in any of his seven seasons at Crows, while also equalling his career-best season tally for goals kicked with 13.

His new teammates also recognised his ability to use the ball on the outside of the...


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Season review: Ricky Henderson

R15: Fast hands leads to goal Roughy's quick hands and Breust's wide vision see Henderson get the ball inside 50 and run through for a goal.

The stats

AFL games: 18

Disposals per game: 21.6

Marks: 6.6

Kicks: 12.1

Tackles: 2.1    

Total goals: 13

 

Review

Having moved across from Adelaide after 90 games with the Crows, Henderson was recruited to the Hawks for his ability to play in any position on the ground.

The 28-year old found himself in a range of positions this year for the brown and gold.

Yet the utility remained consistent with his output this season, averaging 21.6 disposals a game to rank sixth highest at the Hawks.

In fact, Henderson gathered more disposals in 2017 than he did in any of his seven seasons at Crows, while also equalling his career-best season tally for goals kicked with 13.

His new teammates also recognised his ability to use the ball on the outside of the...


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Read more: Season review: Ricky Henderson

Season review: Ty Vickery

2017 Season Wash Up See what AFL Media's thoughts are on the Hawks 2017 season.

The stats

AFL games: 6

Disposals per game: 10.2

Marks: 2.3

Kicks: 4.8

Tackles: 2.8

Total goals: 2

 

Review

Coming across from Richmond at the end of 2016 season, Ty Vickery played six games for Hawthorn in 2017.

His six appearances came in two three-week blocks, playing in the opening three games of the year and then earning a recall between Rounds 9 to 11.

When playing at senior level, Vickery mixed his time between the forward line and ruck, averaging 9.7 hit-outs per game.

The 27-year old showed some strong VFL form for Box Hill throughout the year, kicking 27 goals from his 15 games.

A word from: Adem Yze

“It was a bit tough for him at the start of the year. Our form wasn’t that good and that probably flowed into his form as an individual.

“He was just finding his way and working out how the...


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Season review: Ty Vickery

2017 Season Wash Up See what AFL Media's thoughts are on the Hawks 2017 season.

The stats

AFL games: 6

Disposals per game: 10.2

Marks: 2.3

Kicks: 4.8

Tackles: 2.8

Total goals: 2

 

Review

Coming across from Richmond at the end of 2016 season, Ty Vickery played six games for Hawthorn in 2017.

His six appearances came in two three-week blocks, playing in the opening three games of the year and then earning a recall between Rounds 9 to 11.

When playing at senior level, Vickery mixed his time between the forward line and ruck, averaging 9.7 hit-outs per game.

The 27-year old showed some strong VFL form for Box Hill throughout the year, kicking 27 goals from his 15 games.

A word from: Adem Yze

“It was a bit tough for him at the start of the year. Our form wasn’t that good and that probably flowed into his form as an individual.

“He was just finding his way and working out how the...


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Read more: Season review: Ty Vickery

Season review: Paul Puopolo

R23: Poppy goes skyward Paul Puopolo climbed and juggled to get this mark.

The stats

AFL games: 15

Disposals per game: 12.6

Marks: 1.8

Kicks: 6.5

Tackles: 5.8

Total goals: 19

 

Review

In his six previous years at the club, Paul Puopolo had never played less than 20 games.

But a midseason groin injury to the durable small forward in 2017, meant the 29-year old managed 15 games this year.

Puopolo set a new career-high average in tackles this year with 5.8 a game, almost one tackle more than his previous best.

While his goal kicking rate of 1.3 a game was the second best of his career, behind 2016’s average of 1.6.

‘Poppy’ was able to play the final two games of the year in a sign that he will be ready to attack another big preseason in 2018.

A word from: Adem Yze

“It was obviously a big loss when ‘Poppy’ went out of the team this year. Our tackling numbers clearly went down when he...


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September's silver lining

Clarko on Footy Classified Part One Watch Clarko discuss all things Hawthorn in this week's episode of Footy Classified.

The Hawks are not taking part in finals for the first time since 2009, and while it may be a bitter pill to swallow, Hawthorn Coach Alastair Clarkson believes the break will have its advantages for the playing group.

“It’s really difficult to stay at the top each year, particularly when you’re winning it and you’re the hunted,” Clarkson said during Footy Classified on Monday night.

“Our boys have played nearly a season of extra footy over the course of the last seven or eight years in the additional finals that they’ve played, and I think eventually it catches up with you.

“But we’re looking at the positives [of not being in finals]. We get an extended break, so hopefully we can recharge the batteries and get going again next year.” 

Read: Sam Mitchell returning...


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September's silver lining

Clarko on Footy Classified Part One Watch Clarko discuss all things Hawthorn in this week's episode of Footy Classified.

The Hawks are not taking part in finals for the first time since 2009, and while it may be a bitter pill to swallow, Hawthorn Coach Alastair Clarkson believes the break will have its advantages for the playing group.

“It’s really difficult to stay at the top each year, particularly when you’re winning it and you’re the hunted,” Clarkson said during Footy Classified on Monday night.

“Our boys have played nearly a season of extra footy over the course of the last seven or eight years in the additional finals that they’ve played, and I think eventually it catches up with you.

“But we’re looking at the positives [of not being in finals]. We get an extended break, so hopefully we can recharge the batteries and get going again next year.” 

Read: Sam Mitchell returning...


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September's silver lining

Clarko on Footy Classified Part One Watch Clarko discuss all things Hawthorn in this week's episode of Footy Classified.

The Hawks are not taking part in finals for the first time since 2009, and while it may be a bitter pill to swallow, Hawthorn Coach Alastair Clarkson believes the break will have its advantages for the playing group.

“It’s really difficult to stay at the top each year, particularly when you’re winning it and you’re the hunted,” Clarkson said during Footy Classified on Monday night.

“Our boys have played nearly a season of extra footy over the course of the last seven or eight years in the additional finals that they’ve played, and I think eventually it catches up with you.

“But we’re looking at the positives [of not being in finals]. We get an extended break, so hopefully we can recharge the batteries and get going again next year.” 

Read: Sam Mitchell returning...


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Season review: Jack Gunston

R18: Gunston goals early in the last Jack Gunston adds a goal to his 30+ possession match early in the fourth quarter.

The stats

AFL games: 22

Disposals per game: 18.9

Marks: 6

Kicks: 12.6

Tackles: 2.6

Total goals: 19

 

Review

Gunston was one of only six Hawks to play all 22 games this season.

Yet despite featuring in every game, the 25-year old endured an inconsistent year with his form wavering from week to week.

But a mid-season change of ends which saw Gunston playing as a defender, the goal kicker found a new way to make a positive influence for his side.

His ability in defence was highlighted in Round 18 against Fremantle, when he registered a career-high 35 disposals, eight marks, five inside 50s and a goal in the 52-point win.

Gunston averaged 23.9 disposals over the last seven rounds in his new role.

His ability to read the ball in the air and then kick start...


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Season review: Jack Gunston

R18: Gunston goals early in the last Jack Gunston adds a goal to his 30+ possession match early in the fourth quarter.

The stats

AFL games: 22

Disposals per game: 18.9

Marks: 6

Kicks: 12.6

Tackles: 2.6

Total goals: 19

 

Review

Gunston was one of only six Hawks to play all 22 games this season.

Yet despite featuring in every game, the 25-year old endured an inconsistent year with his form wavering from week to week.

But a mid-season change of ends which saw Gunston playing as a defender, the goal kicker found a new way to make a positive influence for his side.

His ability in defence was highlighted in Round 18 against Fremantle, when he registered a career-high 35 disposals, eight marks, five inside 50s and a goal in the 52-point win.

Gunston averaged 23.9 disposals over the last seven rounds in his new role.

His ability to read the ball in the air and then kick start...


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Read more: Season review: Jack Gunston

Season review: Luke Hodge

Hodge Mic'd Up Part 1 Luke Hodge wore a mic for Thursday nights clash with the Crows and gave the footy public a unique insight into how he helps the younger players stay on the plan.

The stats

AFL games: 19

Disposals per game: 23.2

Marks: 6.3

Kicks: 14.5

Tackles: 2.5

Total goals: 1

 

Review

Luke Hodge played his final season at Hawthorn in 2017.

The Hawk champion announced his intention to retire at season’s end in July.

The four-time premiership player showed no signs of slowing down this year, with his form still very strong throughout his final campaign.

The 33-year old played 19 games and averaged 23.2 disposals, which is ahead of his overall career average.

Interestingly, Hodge reached a new career-high in one-percenters per game this year, averaging 4.1 to top each of his previous 15 seasons’ marks.

Hodge’s final season had a theme of grooming the likes of James Sicily,...


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Season review: Luke Hodge

Hodge Mic'd Up Part 1 Luke Hodge wore a mic for Thursday nights clash with the Crows and gave the footy public a unique insight into how he helps the younger players stay on the plan.

The stats

AFL games: 19

Disposals per game: 23.2

Marks: 6.3

Kicks: 14.5

Tackles: 2.5

Total goals: 1

 

Review

Luke Hodge played his final season at Hawthorn in 2017.

The Hawk champion announced his intention to retire at season’s end in July.

The four-time premiership player showed no signs of slowing down this year, with his form still very strong throughout his final campaign.

The 33-year old played 19 games and averaged 23.2 disposals, which is ahead of his overall career average.

Interestingly, Hodge reached a new career-high in one-percenters per game this year, averaging 4.1 to top each of his previous 15 seasons’ marks.

Hodge’s final season had a theme of grooming the likes of James Sicily,...


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Read more: Season review: Luke Hodge

Our best chance for Charlie

Brownlow Medal 2017 looks like it could be a Dustin Martin coronation ceremony.

The Tiger superstar is an unbackable favourite to take home 'Charlie' for the first time, particularly with last year's winner, Patrick Dangerfield, ineligible.

But who could give Dusty a fright? Will it be another year of midfield domination? Could the ladder-leading Crows spring a shock?

The AFL.com.au Brownlow Predictor tallies our reporters' vote projections for every game - below is each club's best hope, the player likely to be quickest out of the blocks, and those one-vote wonders that every Brownlow count delivers.

Read: 2017 Brownlow Medal predictor

Vice-captain Rory Sloane and All Australian midfielder Matt Crouch are the Crows' best chances of polling strongly. As the minor premiers, the Crows should collect maximum votes for a number of games. Club great Mark Ricciuto is the club's only...


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Our best chance for Charlie

Brownlow Medal 2017 looks like it could be a Dustin Martin coronation ceremony.

The Tiger superstar is an unbackable favourite to take home 'Charlie' for the first time, particularly with last year's winner, Patrick Dangerfield, ineligible.

But who could give Dusty a fright? Will it be another year of midfield domination? Could the ladder-leading Crows spring a shock?

The AFL.com.au Brownlow Predictor tallies our reporters' vote projections for every game - below is each club's best hope, the player likely to be quickest out of the blocks, and those one-vote wonders that every Brownlow count delivers.

Read: 2017 Brownlow Medal predictor

Vice-captain Rory Sloane and All Australian midfielder Matt Crouch are the Crows' best chances of polling strongly. As the minor premiers, the Crows should collect maximum votes for a number of games. Club great Mark Ricciuto is the club's only...


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Hawthorn's list by numbers

Goals of the Year: The Top 5 And we have made it to the top 5! Who is going to take out the crown for Hawthorn Goal of the Year?

It's almost that time of year when each AFL list undergoes a mini-makeover, as retirements, delistings, trades, free agents and draft picks are finalised.

Hawthorn has already seen four players hang up the boots in 2017 (Luke Hodge, Josh Gibson, Jack Fitzpatrick and Luke Surman), which brings the remaining list down to 41 men (37 senior, four rookie).

To give you an idea on exactly how Hawthorn's list is placed as we start our 2018 preparations, we've dissected the playing list by age, experience and position.

Before reading, can you answer this pop quiz question?

Q. Which current Hawthorn player was the oldest when he made his AFL debut?

Answer below article.

 

The list: By age

Average age: 24

30-34 years of age

Shaun Burgoyne (34)
Jarryd Roughead...


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Hawthorn's list by numbers

Goals of the Year: The Top 5 And we have made it to the top 5! Who is going to take out the crown for Hawthorn Goal of the Year?

It's almost that time of year when each AFL list undergoes a mini-makeover, as retirements, delistings, trades, free agents and draft picks are finalised.

Hawthorn has already seen four players hang up the boots in 2017 (Luke Hodge, Josh Gibson, Jack Fitzpatrick and Luke Surman), which brings the remaining list down to 41 men (37 senior, four rookie).

To give you an idea on exactly how Hawthorn's list is placed as we start our 2018 preparations, we've dissected the playing list by age, experience and position.

Before reading, can you answer this pop quiz question?

Q. Which current Hawthorn player was the oldest when he made his AFL debut?

Answer below article.

 

The list: By age

Average age: 24

30-34 years of age

Shaun Burgoyne (34)
Jarryd Roughead...


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Season review: Brendan Whitecross

Trick Shot: Whitecross Brendan Whitecross casually threw down this long bomb trick shot.

The stats

AFL games: 8

Disposals per game: 13.5

Marks: 5

Kicks: 7.5

Tackles: 2.5

Total goals: 2

 

Review

Whitecross played eight senior games in 2017.

The 27-year old was a characteristically reliable option when selected, playing in a multitude of roles throughout his eight appearances.

When not playing seniors, Whitecross has been a valuable member of the Box Hill side, providing experience and leadership to the young group.

The Queenslander averaged 24 disposals, five marks and four tackles at VFL level this year.

A word from: Adem Yze

“It was good that he got the opportunity to play this year. 

“We know his capabilities, where he can play forward, wing or down back if we need him down there as well. He was pretty consistent throughout the year, he played his role each time he came...


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