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.
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,
● 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 email@example.com
How can you keep up-to-date?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
No up coming lunches
Join Graham Arthur, past and present players along with like-minded Hawks members for dinner each Thursday at the Tower Hotel in Hawthorn. Get up close and personal with special guest interviews and more.
Where: Hawthorn Room Level 1, Tower Hotel 686 Burwood Road, East Hawthorn
When: Fortnightly - 6.00pm arrival for 6.30pm dinner
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.
Founded over 30 years ago, the Thornbirds is an in-house social group of female Hawthorn members and supporters and their friends.
Our aim is to keep costs down so everyone is able to attend and enjoy our functions. We raise modest amounts of money by way of our varied functions with money raide used to benefit Hawthorn Football Club, related projects and outside charities.
The Thornbirds are actively involved with:
Sponsorship of players: Marc Pittonet, Jack Gunston and Matt Spangher
Transferable Family Membership: Membership is to be used at the discretion of the Club
Contributions to charities as the needs occur.
The Thornbirds annual membership fee of $35 includes a discount to all functions and a bi-monthly newsletter (archived below).
Our monthly morning coffees provide good company and friendship at the price of a cup of coffee and cake.
Monthly Coffee details
Box Hill Golf Club
202 Station Street
10.15 am, last Friday of the month, March through to November.
Many lasting friendships have been forged as a result of these gatherings, all are warmly welcomed and encouraged to come along.
If you wish to become a member or are renewing your Thornbirds membership, please fill out a membership application form (.pdf)
9877 4927 or 0409 863 211 (please leave a message)
Newsletters for 2017
Summarised financial reports
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.