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Law Hawks




Established in 2007, the Law Hawks are the Official In-House Lawyers’ Supporter Group of the Hawthorn Football Club.

The Law Hawks comprises passionate Hawthorn supporters involved in all areas of the legal profession.

The Law Hawks enables lawyers, their staff and others to interact and network through their common love of football and shared passion for the mighty Hawks. It also gives them the opportunity to entertain guests and clients in a relaxed setting.

Representatives of the Law Hawks include barristers, solicitors, corporate and academic lawyers, members of the judiciary, law students, members of the police force, legal executives, legal secretaries and others engaged in the legal profession.
 

Player Sponsorship

For the past two seasons the Law Hawks have been the official sponsor of star defender Josh “Gibbo” Gibson. Through this sponsorship we have great access to Josh, who attends and hosts all of our functions, and provides personalised memorabilia exclusively for the coterie.
 

What do we do

Each season the Law Hawks host a flagship drinks function where members are invited to meet past and present players, coaches, presidents and Club administrators. The Law Hawks have hosted such notables as:

Peter Knights (AFL Hall of Fame, Hawthorn Team of the Century, Peter Crimmins Medallist,
   Premiership Player)

Campbell Brown (Premiership Player, All-Australian)

Jeff Kennett AC (Immediate Past President)

Mark Evans (former Hawks General Manager – Football Operations)

Andrew Newbold (Hawthorn Football Club President)

Josh Gibson (current Hawthorn player)

In addition to these functions the Law Hawks also host annual tipping and supercoach competitions along with raffles and quizzes with the winners of these receiving autographed memorabilia and ‘money can’t buy’ experiences with the Club on game day.
 

How do I join?

You don't have to be legally qualified to join the Law Hawks although you do need to be connected with the legal profession.

We now have over 200 members, and these numbers continue to grow each season.

If you are eligible and, would like to mix with the like-minded and passionate Law Hawks, your free membership can be arranged by sending your completed membership application form to Andrew Denton at denton@vicbar.com.au 

Download the membership application form here.
 

How can you keep up-to-date?

Follow the Law Hawks on twitter and/or LinkedIn for easy access to all the latest information.

We also update members by e-mail throughout the season.
 

The Executives of the Law Hawks are:

Rebecca Denton, Norgate McLean Dolphin Lawyers - Co–Chairman
Andrew Denton, Victorian Bar – Co-Chairman
Doron Paluch, Burgess Paluch Legal Recruitment - Events
Peter Nankivell, Thomson Geer - Coterie Liaison
Timothy Byrne, Berry Family Law - Finance
Geoff Denton - Immediate Past Chairman
 

Law Hawks Contacts

Andrew Denton denton@vicbar.com.au 


 

The Hawkers

The Hawkers, comprised of social club members, commenced their monthly lunches at the Glenferrie Social Club.

At each lunch a special guest speaker was invited to entertain members and their guests.

Unfortunately Paul Keating came down on tax-claiming luncheons in 1987 which slowed the Hawkers somewhat until the format was re-started in the early 1990s.

With the closure of the social club, the Hawkers transferred to Hawthorn Receptions and now have moved to the Pavilion at the Box Hill Football ground.

The Pavilion
Box Hill Football Ground
City Oval, Corner Whitehorse and
Middleborough Road, Box Hill

The Hawkers meet at the Pavilion Box Hill on the first Friday of each month, and all football supporters are welcome.

You can register as a Hawker and receive a monthly initiation by contacting Jas on 0413 685 495.

The Luncheons are hosted by 1961 Premiership Captain Graham Arthur.   

Hawkers events

On the first Friday of each month, they meet for lunch, hosted by 1961 Premiership Captain Graham Arthur, at the Pavilion Box Hill City Oval.

Please contact Jasminka for bookings on 0413 685 495 and also register as a Hawker and receive a monthly invitation.

Hawkers Lunches 2018
March 2 - HFC President, Jeff Kennett Sold out
April 6 - HFC CEO, Justin Reeves
May 4 - Australian Journalist, Mike Sheahan
June 1
July 6
August 3
September 7
October 5
November 2
December 7

 

 

Talk Sport with Mort

Join Graham Arthur and past players along with like minded Hawks members for dinner. Get up close and personal with special guest interviews and more.

Join us
Talk Sport with Mort 2018
Held at the Glenferrie Hotel on the 3rd Thursday of each month.  
February 15 - Campbell Brown - sold out
March 15 - Paul Salmon
April 19
May 17
June 14
July 19
August 16
September 13
October 18
November 15

Cost: $30 per person including two-course dinner and guest speaker

Bookings are essential, contact Jasminka on 0413 685 495 for further information and bookings.

 

Thornbirds

The Thornbirds have been in existence for over 37 years and is a group of female Hawthorn FC members, supporters and friends. You do not have to be an HFC member to become a Thornbird!

We run various social and fundraising activities during the year – day, night, and weekends where possible so everyone is able to join us during the year.

The Thornbirds have a Glenferrie Gold membership with the Hawthorn museum; our own paver is under the John Kennedy statue and will do any other donating or fundraising as required by the club.

We raise funds for the football club through our sponsorship of three senior players – Jack Gunston, Marc Pittonet and Ricky Henderson.

In 2017 we committed to supporting our girl’s football team. Along with a donation to assist them with startup we also sponsored one player – this will be continued in 2018.

Also we support many worthwhile charities such as the Good Friday Appeal, Ovarian Cancer, Cancer Council and many others.

 

The Thornbirds are actively involved with:

Sponsorship of players: Marc Pittonet, Jack Gunston, Ricky Henderson and Monique Trusler

Contributions to charities as the needs occur.
 

MEMBERSHIP:

If you would like to join us please complete the attached membership form - $35 is the annual fee which includes discount to our functions, regular newsletters and other benefits.

You do not have to be a member to attend our activities but members do receive a discounted rate to attend functions.

Membership form >

COFFEE MORNINGS:

We meet regularly for morning coffee on the LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH (except public holidays) from March through to November at:

Box Hill Golf Club Bistro
202 Station Street
BoxHill 3128

Please feel free to join us at 10.15am - $10 for coffee and cake in a relaxed atmosphere.

Also once a month we venture to Forest Hill Shopping Centre, Canterbury Rd Forest Hill for Hahndorf’s coffee! (see calendar of events following!)

UPCOMING THORNBIRDS DATES FOR 2018

DATE

VENUE

March Fri 23rd

Coffee Morning at Box Hill Golf Club Easter Egg Raffle for RCH Good Friday Appeal. Tickets $5 each

MARCH 24 Saturday

FOOTY IS BACK 7.25 against Collingwood at the “G”.

April Wed 4h

April Fri 6th

Morning Coffee – 9.30am at Hahndorf’s Fine Chocolate, Forest Hill

April Tue 17th

April Friday 27th

Morning Coffee 10.15am at Box Hill Golf Club

May Tue 1st

Black Pepper morning for ovarian cancer at Knox City, details later.

Lyn Sutton

9877 4927 or 0409 863 211 (please leave a message)

Email suttonfam@bigpond.com
 

Newsletters for 2018

January Newsletter 

 

We All Support Hawthorn

We All Support Hawthorn (WASH) is a group of dedicated supporters drawn from all walks of life who share a passion for Hawthorn Football Club.

As well as attending match days together and participating in a number of social events throughout the year, we also work behind the scenes to help the Hawks achieve on-field success. Running raffles, working at Family Days, Cooking the bbq’s at Super Saturdays and organising Trivia Nights are some of the ways in which our members contribute to the Club.

Money raised by WASH is donated to the football department annually, where it is used to purchase a variety of equipment to enhance training and match day facilities.

If you are interested in doing just that little bit more for the Mighty Hawks and want to pitch in behind the scenes or socilaise with a group of like-minded people, then call Richard Stenton on 0423 762 063 or Scott Russell on 0419 153 665.