Hawthorn has a proud history, having won 13 VFL/AFL premierships since joining the VFL in 1925. The Hawks have tasted success in 1961, 1971, 1976, 1978, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2015.  

The Club has also won premierships at other levels, including the night/pre-season, 2nd 18/reserves, 3rd 18/under 19 and junior grades.  Premiership success was also achieved in the Club’s formative years prior to joining the VFL in 1925.


Hawthorn 16.11.107 d West Coast Eagles 8.13.61

Coach: Alastair Clarkson
Captain: Luke Hodge

Backs: Ben Stratton (24), Brian Lake (17), James Frawley (12)
Half-backs: Grant Birchall (14), Josh Gibson (6), Shaun Burgoyne (9)
Centres: Bradley Hill (10), Sam Mitchell (5), Jordan Lewis (3)
Half-forwards: Luke Breust (22), Ryan Schoenmakers (25), Isaac Smith (16)
Forwards: Paul Puopolo (28), Jarryd Roughead (2), Liam Shiels (26)
Followers: Ben McEvoy (7), Luke Hodge (15), Cyril Rioli (33)

Interchange: Taylor Duryea (8), Jack Gunston (19), David Hale (20), Matthew Suckling (4)
Substitute: Matt Suckling replaced David Hale during the third quarter

Goals: Gunston 4, Smith 3, Rioli 2, Birchall 1, Hill 1, Hodge 1, McEvoy 1, Roughead 1,
Schoenmakers 1, Suckling 1

Best Players: Burgoyne, Frawley, Gunston, Hodge, Mitchell, Rioli, Smith

Norm Smith Medal: Cyril Rioli

Umpires: Jeff Dalgleish, Brett Rosebury, Matt Stevic

Attendance: 98,633 (at MCG, Saturday, October 3, 2015)

Back-to-back-to-back. On the hottest Saturday in Grand Final history and before an audience of almost 99,000, Hawthorn truly affirmed its greatness. Hawthorn’s 46-point mauling of West Coast to complete 2103-14-15 Premiership trilogy - only the sixth League team to achieve such a feat in 118 years - made a mockery of much-anticipated contest.

Delivering on the famous mantra “Play Your Role”, Alastair Clarkson’s team were both inspired and inspirational. As one respected newspaper columnist noted: “The Hawks aren’t great because they keep on winning, they keep on winning because they are great”.

Everywhere you looked there was greatness – over there was Hodge, in there was Mitchell, back there was Lewis and up there was Rioli – the latter the Norm Smith Medallist in the grand traditions of uncles Maurice Rioli (Richmond) and Michael Long (Essendon).

On an afternoon in which the Eagles’ much-publicised “web defence” was torn asunder, James Frawley kept the Coleman Medallist Josh Kennedy goalless, and Brian Lake and David Hale went out as few could ever hope to do.

In truth, there were Hawthorn heroes on every line.


Hawthorn 21.11.137 d Sydney Swans 11.8.74

Coach: Alastair Clarkson
Captain: Luke Hodge

Backs: Josh Gibson (6), Brian Lake, Grant Birchall (14)
Half-backs: Sam Mitchell (5), Ben Stratton (24), Luke Hodge (15)
Centres: Bradley Hill (10), Will Langford (29), Isaac Smith (16)
Half-forwards: Luke Breust (22), Jack Gunston (19), Jordan Lewis (3)
Forwards: Paul Puopolo (28), Jarryd Roughead (2), Ben McEvoy (7)
Followers: David Hale, Liam Shiels (26), Shaun Burgoyne (9)

Interchange: Taylor Duryea (8), Cyril Rioli (33), Matt Spangher, Matthew Suckling

Goals: Roughead 5, Breust 3, Langford 3, Burgoyne 2, Gunston 2, Hodge 2, Hale 1, Hill 1, Puopolo 1, Suckling 1

Best Players: Burgoyne, Hill, Hodge, Lake, Langford, Lewis, Mitchell, Roughead

Norm Smith Medal: Luke Hodge

Umpires: Simon Meredith, Matthew Nichols, Matt Stevic

Attendance: 99,454 (at MCG, Saturday, September 27, 2014)

Hawthorn defied the odds in 2014 to win back-to-back premierships for just the second time in the Club's history.

on the Silver Anniversary of the first in 1988 and 1989.

After defeating Fremantle in 2013 decider, the Hawks faced a new challenger in minor premiers Sydney Swans on Grand Final day but proved too strong, playing their best game for the year on the last Saturday in September.

In a remarkable achievement, the Hawks overcame a number of challenges throughout the season to win the flag, including injuries to key players and Senior Coach Alastair Clarkson forced to sit out five weeks while recovering from the rare illness, Guillan-Barre Syndrome.

After qualifying for the finals in second position, the Hawks produced their best football during the finals series by defeating Geelong in the Qualifying Final and Port Adelaide in a nail-biting Preliminary Final.

But the side saved their best for last, dismantling Sydney with ferocious pressure and pin-point accuracy of disposal by hand and foot. Hawthorn's intensity proved too much for the Swans as Clarkson's team ran away with a stunning 63-point victory to claim the Club's twelfth premiership.

Skipper Luke Hodge was a deserving winner of the Norm Smith Medal, the second of his career, after an inspiring performance that saw him pick up 35 disposals, take 12 marks and kick two goals in the victory.


Hawthorn 11.11.77 d Fremantle 8.14.62

Coach: Alastair Clarkson
Captain: Luke Hodge

Backs: Ben Stratton (24), Brian Lake (17), Brent Guerra (18)
Half-backs: Shaun Burgoyne (9), Josh Gibson (6), Grant Birchall (14)
Centres: Isaac Smith (16), Sam Mitchell (5), Jordan Lewis (3)
Half-forwards: Luke Breust (22), Lance Franklin (23), Cyril Rioli (33)
Forwards: Paul Puopolo (28), Jarryd Roughead (2), David Hale (20)
Rucks: Max Bailey (39), Brad Sewell (12), Luke Hodge (15)
Interchange: Jack Gunston (19), Bradley Hill (10) Liam Shiels (26)
Substitute: Jonathan Simpkin (32)

Goals: Gunston 4, Roughead 2, Breust 1, Franklin 1, Hill 1, Rioli 1, Smith 1

Best Players: Birchall, Gunston, Hodge, Lake, Lewis, Rioli

Norm Smith Medal: Brian Lake

Umpires: Simon Meredith, Matthew Nicholls, Brett Rosebury

Attendance: 100,007 (at MCG, Saturday, September 28, 2013)

After finishing the season as minor premiers, Hawthorn capped off an outstanding season with the 2013 premiership. The Hawks lost just three games for the season and were regarded by all as the best side in the competition that year.
Following the disappointment of the 2012 Grand Final loss, the Hawks were hungry all season and determined to taste the ultimate success in 2013.
The Hawks faced and overcame Fremantle in the decider, who many believed were the best defensive side in the competition that year.  But it was Hawthorn who reigned supreme in the Grand Final, with Brian Lake and his defensive teammates proving an impenetrable force.  Jack Gunston led the way up forward with four goals while Jordan Lewis was outstanding in the midfield.
Lake, in his first season at the Club, was a deserving Norm Smith Medallist following his outstanding defensive performance on Fremantle Captain Matthew Pavlich and his ability to continuously thwart opposition attacks.


Hawthorn 18.7.115 d Geelong 11.23.89

Coach: Alastair Clarkson
Captain: Sam Mitchell

Backs: Stephen Gilham (27), Trent Croad (24), Brent Guerra (18)
Half-backs: Rick Ladson (4), Luke Hodge (15), Grant Birchall (14)
Centres: Chance Bateman (10), Sam Mitchell, (5) Jordan Lewis (3)
Half-forwards: Michael Osborne (7), Lance Franklin (23), Cyrl Rioli (33)
Forwards: Mark Williams (6), Jarryd Roughead (2), Campbell Brown (30)
Followers: Robert Campbell (39), Brad Sewell (12), Shane Crawford (9)

Interchange: Stuart Dew (31), Xavier Ellis (8), Brent Renouf (34), Clinton Young (11)

Goals: Williams 3, Dew 2, Franklin 2, Rioli 2, Roughead 2, Bateman 1, Brown 1, Ellis 1, Ladson 1, Hodge 1, Mitchell 1, Young 1

Best Players: Bateman, Crawford, Dew, Ellis, Hodge, Rioli, Sewell

Norm Smith Medal: Luke Hodge

Umpires: Scott McLaren, Shaun Ryan, Michael Vozzo

Attendance: 100,012 (at MCG, Saturday, September 27, 2008)

The Hawks appointed Alastair Clarkson as Coach in 2005.  Jason Dunstall, the heroic full forward from the golden era of the 1980s had returned to the Club as Football director with a mission to rebuild the Hawks.

The innovative and disciplined Clarkson oversaw the Hawks win their tenth premiership in 50 years, 17 years since its last, defeating hot favourites and minor premiers Geelong by 26 points for the 2008 Premiership.

Key defender Trent Croad was injured early but the Hawks stuck to their game plan and were locked in a mighty arm wrestle with the Catsuntil late in the third quarter, when the Hawks started to exert their dominance over the game with some magnificent creative play led by Cyril Rioli, Mark Williams and Stuart Dew kicking a number of match winning goals.

Indomitable Hawthorn workhorse, Luke Hodge was awarded the Norm Smith Medal for best on ground. The win gave veteran Shane Crawford a premiership in his 305th game, the second longest any player has waited for their first taste of VFL/AFL grand final action in history.


Hawthorn 20.19.139 d West Coast 13.8.86

Coach: Alan Joyce
Captain: Michael Tuck

Backs: James Morrissey (35), Chris Langford (24), Gary Ayres (7)
Half-backs: Ray Jencke (1), Chris Mew (2), Michael Tuck (17)
Centres: Darrin Pritchard (18), Ben Allan (15), Andrew Gowers (16)
Half-forwards: Tony Hall (6), Dermott Brereton (23), Paul Hudson (33)
Forwards: Paul Dear (13), Jason Dunstall (19), Darren Jarman (11)
Followers: Stephen Lawrence (12), Anthony Condon (3), John Platten (44)

Interchange: Dean Anderson (8), Andrew Collins (4)

Goals: Dunstall 6, Brereton 4, Dear 2, Pritchard 2, Hudson 2, Anderson 1, Condon 1, Hall 1

Best Players: Brereton, Condon, Dear, Lawrence, Morrissey, Platten

Norm Smith Medal: Paul Dear

Umpires: John Russo, Bryan Sheehan

Attendance: 75,230 (at Waverley Park, Saturday, September 28, 1991)

Grand Final day 1991 was an historic occasion. It was the only Grand Final played at Waverley Park and featured the first ever appearance by a non-Victorian team on the big day.

West Coast had dominated the home and away season but Hawthorn, written off by many early in the season, had slowly gathered momentum and had stunned the Eagles by winning the first ever Final played outside Victoria.
West Coast began the re-match kicking with the aid of a strong wind blowing down to the main scoreboard end and kicked the opening four goals. However, from that point the Hawks began to gain the ascendancy and, apart from inaccuracy in the second term, would have had a significant half time lead.

Against the wind in the third quarter the Hawks held their nerve, while in the final quarter the Hawks then slammed on 8.4 to 1.3 to win a fifth Flag in nine seasons.  Michael Tuck, Chris Mew, Gary Ayres and Dermott Brereton had played in all five.

A feature of the Hawks’ performance was that its two best players – Paul Dear and Stephen Lawrence - were from the team’s younger brigade.

It was to prove to be Michael Tuck’s last game and he bowed out with the League record for games 426, finals 39, Grand Finals 11 and Premierships 7 and led as Captain in four of the seven premierships.


Hawthorn 21.18.144 d Geelong 21.12.138

Coach: Allan Jeans
Captain: Michael Tuck

Backs: Andrew Collins (4), Chris Langford (24), Gary Ayres (7)
Half-backs: Scott Maginness (20), Chris Mew (2), John Kennedy Jnr (34)
Centres: Darrin Pritchard (18), Anthony Condon (3), Robert DiPierdomenico (9)
Half-forwards: Dean Anderson (8), Dermott Brereton (23), Gary Buckenara (11)
Forwards: Peter Curran (25), Jason Dunstall (19), Chris Wittman (10)
Followers: Greg Dear (14), Michael Tuck (17), John Platten (44)

Interchange: James Morrissey (35), Greg Madigan (31)

Goals: Anderson 4, Buckenara 4, Dunstall 4, Brereton 3, Curran 3, DiPierdomenico 1, Morrissey 1, Wittman 1

Best Players: Anderson, Buckenara, Curran, DiPierdomenico, Dunstall, Pritchard

Norm Smith Medal: Gary Ablett (Geelong)

Umpires: Peter Carey, Bryan Sheehan

Attendance: 94,796 (at MCG. Saturday, September 30, 1989)

Hawthorn finally achieved back-to-back Premierships, but only after receiving a major scare from the fast-finishing Geelong.

In a sensational start, Dermott Brereton was felled at the opening bounce.
Ignoring instructions to leave the field, moments later he took an inspirational mark that highlighted the brilliant opening term that saw the Hawks race to a 40-point quarter time lead.

After the first quarter, Geelong slowly pegged the Haws back with Gary Ablett starring at full forward booting 9 goals. In a war of attrition, the Hawks were down to having only a dozen fit players by the end of the game.  John Platten and Gary Ayres were on the bench unable to return, while Robert DiPierdomenico’s punctured lung was the most serious of the injuries afflicting the players remaining on the ground. Dermott Brereton, Michael Tuck, John Kennedy Jnr, James Morrissey, Scott Maginness and Darrin Pritchard struggled on regardless of their injuries.   

In the tension-filled last quarter, it was the coolness of the Hawks under pressure that finally got them home to hold on by six points in what many thought was the best Grand Final ever.

The team had truly followed coach, Allan Jeans, instructions to “pay the price”.


Hawthorn 22.20.152 d Melbourne 6.20.56

Coach: Alan Joyce
Captain: Michael Tuck

Backs: Andrew Collins (40), Chris Langford (24), Gary Ayres (7)
Half-backs: Scott Maginness (20). Chris Mew (2), Michael Tuck (17)
Centres: Tony Hall (6), Peter Schwab (30), Robert DiPierdomenico (9)
Half-forwards: Chris Wittman (10), Dermott Brereton (23), John Kennedy Jnr (34)
Forwards: Paul Abbott (39), Jason Dunstall (19), James Morrissey (35)
Followers: Greg Dear (14), Gary Buckenara (11), John Platten (44)

Interchange: R Greene (29), D Pritchard (18)

Goals: Dunstall 7, Abbott 6, Brereton 5, DiPierdomenico 1, Kennedy Jnr 1, Morrissey 1, Schwab 1

Best Players: Abbott, Ayres, Brereton, Dunstall, Platten, Schwab

Norm Smith Medal: Gary Ayres

Umpires: Peter Cameron Bryan Sheehan

Attendance: 93,754 (at MCG, Saturday, September 24, 1988)

Coach Allan Jeans had to take the year off due to ill health and was replaced by Alan Joyce. The 1988 Grand final was Hawthorn’s sixth straight and this time it was Melbourne, who had come from fifth position and was the sentimental favourite.

The 1988 Grand Final was over as a contest by early in the second term, when goals from the boundary from opposite pockets from Dermott Brereton and Robert DiPierdomenico showed it was the Hawks’ day.
In a remarkable passage of play later in that quarter, the Hawks moved the ball forward through the middle of the ground to score in a stoppable wave of dominance without any opposition player touching the ball.

The winning margin of 96 points broke the Hawks own record of 83 set in 1983. Jason Dunstall, Paul Abbott and Brereton kicked 18 goals between them, while Gary Ayres became the first player to win two Norm Smith Medals, brushing off a fractured cheekbone suffered in the first quarter.


Hawthorn 16.14.110 d Carlton 9.14.68

Coach: Allan Jeans
Captain: Michael Tuck

Backs: Peter Russo (4), Chris Mew (2), Paul Abbott (39)
Half-backs: Peter Schwab (30), Chris Langford (28), Michael Tuck (17)
Centres: Gary Ayres (7), Terry Wallace (16), Robert DiPierdomenico (9)
Half-forwards: Gary Buckenara (11), Dermott Brereton (23), Peter Curran (25)
Forwards: Russell Greene (29), Jason Dunstall (19), John Platten (44)
Followers: Greg Dear (14), Rodney Eade (26), Richard Loveridge (22)

Interchange: John Kennedy Jnr (34), Russell Morris (15)

Goals: Dunstall 6, Buckenara 4, Brereton 3, Ayres 1, Curran 1, Russo 1

Best Players: Ayres, Buckenara, Dunstall, Eade, Langford, Wallace

Norm Smith Medal: Gary Ayres

Umpires: Peter Cameron, John Russo

Attendance: 101,861 (at MCG, Saturday, September 27, 1986)

This was a changing of the guard. Champions such as Leigh Matthews and Peter Knights had retired, leading the experts to believe that Hawthorn was at the end of its successful road.  But a new breed was maturing.

Coach Allan Jeans retired from the police force to coach full-time and he was striving for a more flexible side, telling his young players to go with their selected opponent.

This new breed led by the evergreen Michael Tuck finished the home and away season on top of the ladder but was surprisingly outplayed by Carlton in the Second Semi Final’

The Hawks had returned to form with a 56-point thrashing of Fitzroy in the Preliminary Final, but had never previously won a Grand Final after losing the Second Semi.  

Hawthorn controlled the game all day, sealing it with a 7.1 to 2.2 third term in which Jason Dunstall booted 3 of his 6 goals for the game. A series of positional moves from coach, Allan Jeans, all worked well, completely blanketing Carlton’s chief play makers.

Gary Ayres, playing on the wing, won the Norm Smith Medal while Rodney Eade, controversially left out of the 1985 Grand Final side, cut his opponent out of the game and won many kicks himself.


Hawthorn 20.20.140 d Essendon 8.9.57

Coach: Allan Jeans
Captain: Leigh Matthews

Backs: Gary Ayres (7), Chris Mew (46), David O’Halloran (8)
Half-backs: Russell Greene (29), Michael McCarthy (20), John Kennedy Jnr (34)
Centres: Rodney Eade (26), Terry Wallace (16), Peter Schwab (30)
Half-forwards: Peter Knights (24), Dermott Brereton (23), Gary Buckenara (11)
Forwards: Leigh Matthews (3), Michael Byrne (21), Richard Loveridge (22)
Followers: Ian Paton (12), Michael Tuck (17), Colin Robertson (32)

Interchange: Ken Judge (1), Robert DiPierdomenico (9)

Goals: Matthews 6, Byrne 3, Greene 2, Judge 2, Kennedy Jnr 1, Knights 1, Loveridge 2, O’Halloran 1, Tuck 1, Wallace 1

Best Players: Greene, Kennedy Jnr, Knights, Matthews, Robertson, Tuck,

Norm Smith Medal: Colin Robertson

Umpires: Neville Nash, Kevin Smith (at MCG, Saturday, September 24, 1983)

Attendance: 110,332

Hawthorn and Essendon went into the game as equal favourites. The Hawks intensity was shown right from the start when Leigh Matthews and Peter Knights collided as they charged for the ball.

The Hawks suffered an early blow when forward Gary Buckenara went down with a serious knee injury but, fortunately there was a more than adequate replacement in Ken Judge on the bench.

Hawthorn dominated the first quarter but Essendon’s accuracy in front of goal saw the lead reduced to only two goals early in the second term, when the Dons kicked their fourth for the match. Between Essendon’s fourth and fifth goals Hawthorn added 13 in a brilliant display of running football.

By early in the final term, Hawthorn led by over 100 points and, despite allowing Essendon the consolation of some late goals, still won by a then-record Grand Final margin of 83 points, Leigh Matthews kicked 6 goals and was credited with the mark of the game and kicked the goal of the year.

Much to the ire of the Essendon fans Colin Robertson won the Norm Smith Medal; they were upset after a clash that Robertson had with their favourite son, Tim Watson early in the game.


Hawthorn 18.13.121 d North Melbourne 15.13.103

Coach: David Parkin
Captain: Don Scott

Backs: Alle de Wolde (27), Kelvin Moore (15), Ian Paton (42)
Half-backs: David Polkinghorne (10), Peter Knights (24), Robert Di Pierdomenico (9)
Centres: Rodney Eade (26), Terry Wallace (16), Geoff Ablett (2)
Half-forwards: John Hendrie (25), Alan Martello (14), Peter Murnane (43)
Forwards: Richard Walter (45), Michael Moncrieff (6), Peter Russo (47)
Followers: Don Scott (23), Michael Tuck (17), Leigh Matthews (3)

Reserves: Norm Goss (1), Michael McCarthy (20)

Goals: Matthews 4, Moncrieff 4, Scott 3, Knights 2, Ablett 1, Eade 1, Hendrie 1, Martello 1, Murnane 1

Best Players: DiPierdomenico, Eade, Knights, Matthews, Scott, Wallace

Umpires: Bill Deller, Ian Robinson

Attendance: 101,704 (at MCG, Saturday, September 30, 1978)

In one of the games great rivalries, Hawthorn and North Melbourne were met in their tenth final in five years and their third Grand Final in four years.

Hawthorn made a dream start when Michael Moncrieff marked on the lead twice in the opening minutes and goaled twice. The Hawks seemed well on top until a series of big marks and goals from Phil Baker dragged North back into the game by half time.

When the Kangaroos led by two goals early in the third term the situation looked ominous for Hawthorn. However, with Don Scott at his inspirational best and Leigh Matthews booting 3 goals for the term, the Hawks regained the ascendancy.

While Matthews gathered 10 kicks in the last quarter, Peter Knights provided the highlight when, after being knocked out in the backline, coach, David Parkin sent him to the forward pocket to recover but the champion didn’t need a breather.  He took a series of trademark spectacular marks and booted two magnificent goals. The Hawks had won their fourth premiership by three goals.


Hawthorn 13.22.100 d North Melbourne 10.10.70

Coach: John Kennedy Snr
Captain: Don Scott

Backs: Brian Douge (11), Kelvin Moore (15), Bernie Jones (31)
Half-backs: Ian Bremner (29), Peter Knights (24), David O’Halloran (8)
Centres: Rodney Eade (26), Barry Rowlings (22), Geoff Ablett (2)
Half-forwards: Kelvin Matthews (4), Alan Martello (14), David Polkinghorne (10)
Forwards: Allan Goad (19), John Hendrie (25), Michael Moncrieff (6)
Followers: Don Scott (23), Michael Tuck (17), Leigh Matthews (3)

Reserves: Leon Rice (13), Peter Murnane (43)

Goals: Moncrieff 3, Goad 2, Hendrie 2, Matthews 2, Rowlings 1, Scott 1

Best Players: Ablett, Douge, Hendrie, Knights, Moore, Rowlings

Umpires: Bill Deller, Kevin Smith

Attendance: 110,143 (at MCG, Saturday, September 25, 1976)

Hawthorn had two powerful motivations for winning the 1976 Grand Final. The first was that the club was seeking revenge for their humiliating loss to North Melbourne in the 1975 Grand Final.
The second was that their inspirational former captain, Peter Crimmins, was seriously ill with cancer. Crimmins was too ill to attend the game, but invoking the need to win for “the little fella” was all that coach Kennedy needed to say to inspire his players.

Hawthorn controlled the game for most of the day and while North had the better of the third term, the result was never really in doubt.  John Hendrie was generally acknowledged as best-on-ground; there would have been no argument except for his inaccuracy that saw him kick 2.7.

On Grand Final night, a group of Hawthorn players took the Premiership cup to the home of their dying former skipper.
One of the most iconic photographs in the history of the Hawthorn Football Club shows Crimmins surrounded by a group of his team mates, holding the Premiership Cup. He died three days later.

The 1976 Premiership is known to all fans of the Brown and Gold as Crimmo’s Cup.


Hawthorn 12.10.82 d St Kilda 11.9.75

Coach: John Kennedy Snr
Captain: David Parkin

Backs: David Parkin (27), Kelvin Moore (15), Les Hawkin (18)
Half-backs: Ian Bremner (20), Norm Bussell (16), Robert Day (12)
Centres: Leon Rice (13), Geoff Angus (33), Des Meagher (30)
Half-forwards: Michael Porter (9), Alan Martello (14), Robert Keddie (2)
Forwards: Leigh Matthews (32), Peter Hudson (26), Kevin Heath (8)
Followers: Don Scott (23), Bruce Stevenson (34), Peter Crimmins (5)

Reserves: Ken Beck (4), Ray Wilson (10)

Goals: Keddie 4, Hudson 3, Crimmins 2, Matthews 1, Rice 1, Scott 1

Best Players: Crimmins, Keddie, Moore, Parkin, Rice, Scott

Umpires: Peter Sheales

Attendance: 118,192 (at MCG, Saturday, September 25, 1971)

Two of the toughest sides ever to play the game faced off in the 1971 Grand Final, as John Kennedy’s Hawthorn took on Allan Jeans’ St Kilda. Played in the rain, it was a brutal, grinding clash. A typically uncompromising opening half saw the Hawks trail by two points at half time.
The third quarter was all St Kilda as they piled on the pressure. As the game was slipping away from the Hawk’s grasp, wingman Leon Rice raised the Hawks’ hopes when he scored the only goal of the term. It cut the margin to 20 points at three quarter time and set the scene for one of the great Grand Final comebacks.

In the three-quarter-time huddle, Captain Don Scott demanded ‘we can still win this game’. Inspired by Scott’s power play in the ruck and with Leigh Matthews literally throwing himself at the ball, Hawthorn come storming home, kicking 7.3, to win by 7 points. The star was Bob Keddie who booted 4 final quarter goals, having been shifted to full forward.

Earlier in the game, Hawthorn’s champion full-forward Peter Hudson had kicked 3 goals to equal Bob Pratt’s 1934 record of 150 goals in the season.
However, Hudson had been the recipient of some particularly heavy treatment and was groggy and not his usual potent force, hence the Keddie move to full-forward.

While Hudson did get opportunities in the final term, his attempts to break the record foundered as first he kicked into the man on the mark and then out on the full from 30 yards out.


Hawthorn 13.16.94 d Footscray 7.9.51

Coach: John Kennedy Snr
Captain: Graham Arthur

Backs: Reg Poole (29), Les Kaine (1), Graham Cooper (10)
Half-backs: Sted Hay (20), John McArthur (28), Cam McPherson (26)
Centres: Col Youren (30), Brendan Edwards (9), John Fisher (5)
Half-forwards: Ian Mort (14), Garry Young (31), Morton Browne (4)
Forwards: Malcolm Hill (11), John Peck (23), Jack Cunningham (19)
Followers: John Winneke (12), Graham Arthur (2), Ian Law (7)

Reserves: Ron Nalder (3), Phil Hay (22)

Goals: Browne 3, Law 2, Mort 2, Arthur 1, Cunningham 1, Edwards 1, Hill 1, Nalder 1,
Peck 1

Best Players: Edwards, Fisher, Hill, Law, Mort, Peck, Winneke

Umpire: Frank Schwab

Attendance: 107,935 (at MCG, Saturday, September 23, 1961)

Hawthorn’s first premiership after 37 years in the VFL/AFL was a turning point for the Club and the game itself. Coach John Kennedy Snr had developed a super-fit team through relentless training, with a team plan to play on at all costs.
As minor premiers, the Hawks had proved their worth by beating Melbourne who had won five of the previous six premierships in the Second Semi Final.
To the surprise of most, Footscray won the Preliminary Final to make the 1961 Grand Final a clash of two clubs that had joined the League in 1925. After a poor first half, the Hawks were lucky to only trail by nine points at the long interval.
However, they were revitalized in the third quarter, hitting the front within three minutes and slamming on 6.6 to 1.0 for the term. It remained one-way traffic in the last quarter as the super-fit Hawks ran away with the game, cruising home to win by 43 points to claim the Club’s first Premiership.
Brendan Edwards had 33 kicks in a best-on-ground performance with strong support from John Peck when he was moved into the ruck for the second half.


Night/Pre-season Premierships

Hawthorn has won nine night/pre-season premierships.

Introduced in 1956 till 1971, the night premierships was a consolation knock-out competition held in September, open to the clubs that missed the final four, with the games played at the Lakeside Oval, South Melbourne.

There was no official VFL night series held during the 1972 to 1976 seasons, however the National Football League (the national governing body at the time) held their own night series mid-week during the season known as the NFL Wills Cup. Hawthorn won this championship in 1976.

In 1977, the VFL revived their own night series, held mid-week during the season and televised on Channel 7 to rival the NFL series shown on Channel 10.  Whilst the 1977 series only featured the 12 VFL teams, between 1978 and 1986 a selection of teams from the SANFL, WAFL and representatives from the ACT, NSW, Queensland, and Tasmania also competed.
From 1988 to 2013, the competition was played in its entirety before the premiership season began for only the VFL or AFL Clubs.  The preseason competition was abandoned in 2014, and replaced with AFL programmed practice matches.

Hawthorn came runners-up in 1959, 1960,1962, 1968 before breaking through to win their first Night Premiership in 1968 and again in 1969.

1968 (Golden Fleece Cup)
Hawthorn 16.15.111 d North Melbourne 6.14.50

Coach: John Kennedy Snr
Captain: Graham Arthur

Backs: David Parkin (27), Ian Bremner (20), Ken Beck (4)
Half-backs: Rod Olsson (25), Terry Gay (28), Ross Growcott (12)
Centres: Des Meagher (30), Ray Wilson (10), Peter Chilton (3)
Half-forwards: Robert Keddie (33), Neil Ferguson (17), Gene Chiron (36)
Forwards: Geoff Angus (35), Peter Hudson (26), John Fisher (6)
Followers: Michael Blood (15), Graham Arthur (2), Peter Crimmins (5)
Reserves: Michael Francis (31), Geoff Smith (49)

Goals: Hudson 8, Arthur 2, Crimmins 2, Chilton 1, Keddie 1, Meagher 1, Parkin 1

Best Players: Beck, Crimmins, Hudson, Keddie, Meagher, Parkin, Wilson

Umpire: Don Jolley

Attendance: 11,650 (at Lakeside Oval, South Melbourne)

1969 (Golden Fleece Cup)

Hawthorn 10.17.77 d Melbourne 9.18.72

Coach: John Kennedy Snr
Captain: David Parkin

Backs: David Parkin (27), Ian Bremner (20), Michael Blood (15)
Half-backs: Ray Wilson (10), Norm Bussell (16), Gene Chiron (36)
Centres: Geoff Angus (33), Geoff Murphy (21), Des Meagher (30)
Half-forwards: Rod Olsson (25), Robert Keddie (2), Kevin Heath (8)
Forwards: Leigh Matthews (32), Peter Hudson (26), Peter Knights (24)
Followers: Ken Beck (4), Don Scott (23), Peter Crimmins (5)
Reserves: Lance Morton (37), Ian Law (7)

Goals: Hudson 3, Knights 3, Matthews 2, Chilton 1, Crimmins 1, Keddie 1,
Meagher 1, Parkin 1
Best Players: Beck, Crimmins, Knights, Matthews, Scott

Umpire: Ray Sleeth

Attendance: 21,067 (at Lakeside Oval, South Melbourne)

1976 (National Football League Champions)

Hawthorn 12.17.89 d North Melbourne 5.11.41

Coach: David Parkin (acting)
Captain: Don Scott

(Note: possible line-up from the newspapers)
Backs: Peter Welsh (12), Kelvin Moore (15), Bernie Jones (31)
Half-backs: Ian Bremner (20), David O’Halloran (8), Brian Douge (11)
Centres: Rodney Eade (26), Barry Rowlings (22), Geoff Ablett (2)
Half-forwards: Kelvin Matthews (4), Ian Paton (42), Peter Bennett (40)
Forwards: Jon Hendrie (25), Michael Moncrieff (6), Allan Goad (19)
Followers: Don Scott (23), Michael Tuck (17), Leigh Matthews (3)
Reserves: David Polkinghorne (10), Alle de Wolde (11), Peter Knights (4)

Goals: Moncrieff 4, Goad 3, G Ablett 2, Scott 2, Matthews 1

Best Players: Ablett, Bremner, Hendrie, Matthews, Moore, O’Halloran, Rowlings

Umpire: P Mead

Attendance: 7,374 (at Norwood, South Australia)

1977 (Amoco - Herald Cup)

Hawthorn 14.11.95 d Carlton 11.5.71

Coach: David Parkin
Captain: Don Scott

Backs: Peter Welsh (12), Michael Moncrieff (6), Kelvin Moore (15)
Half-backs: David Polkinghorne (10), David O’Halloran (8), Leon Rice (13)
Centres: Stuart Trott (28), Rodney Eade (26), Geoff Ablett (2)
Half-forwards: Kevin Ablett (35), Alan Martello (14), John Hendrie (25)
Forwards: Peter Bennett (16), Peter Hudson (1), Barry Rowlings (22)
Followers: Don Scott (23), Michael Tuck (17), Leigh Matthews (3)
Reserves: Kelvin Steele (33), Richard Walter (45)

Goals: Hudson 5, Martello 2, Rowlings 2, G Ablett 1, Bennett 1, Hendrie 1,
Matthews 1, Tuck 1

Best Players: G Ablett, Hudson, Moncrieff, Moore, Polkinghorne, Rowlings, Scott, Tuck

Umpires: Bill Deller, Ian Robinson

Attendance: 27,407 (at VFL Park, Waverley)

1985 (Foster’s Cup)
Hawthorn 11.11.77 d Essendon 10.8.66

Coach: Allan Jeans
Acting Captain: Michael Tuck

Backs: Gary Ayres (7), Chris Mew (2), Colin Robertson (32)
Half-backs: Russell Morris (15), Rod Lester-Smith (6), Peter Schwab (30)
Centres: Peter Russo (4), Terry Wallace (16), Robert DiPierdomenico (9)
Half-forwards: Peter Curran (25), Dermott Brereton (23), John Kennedy Jnr (34)
Forwards: Ken Judge (1), Jason Dunstall (19), Michael Tuck (17)
Followers: Greg Dear (14), Robert Handley (37), Richard Loveridge (22)
Interchange: Paul Abbott (39), Stephen Malaxos (10), Chris Wittman (43)

Goals: DiPierdomenico 3, Brereton 2, Kennedy Jnr 2, Handley 2, Loveridge 1, Schwab 1

Best Players: Brereton, DiPierdomenico, Handley, Kennedy Jnr, Loveridge Robertson, Wallace

Umpires: Peter Cameron, Glen James

Attendance: 24,812 (at VFL Park, Waverley)

1986 (Foster’s Cup)

Hawthorn 9.12.66 d Carlton 5.6.36

Coach: Allan Jeans
Captain: Michael Tuck

Backs: Gary Ayres (7), Chris Langford (28), Rod Lester-Smith (6)
Half-backs: Peter Schwab (30), Paul Abbott (39), Glen Howard (13)
Centres: Rodney Eade (26), Terry Wallace (16), Robert DiPierdomenico (9)
Half-forwards: Gary Buckenara (11), Dermott Brereton (23), John Kennedy Jnr (34)
Forwards: Peter Curran (25), Jason Dunstall (19), John Platten (44)
Followers: Greg Dear (14), Michael Tuck (17), Richard Loveridge (22)
Interchange: Michael McCarthy (20), Chris Wittman (31), Ken Judge (1)

Goals: Platten 3, Buckenara 2, Dunstall 2, Brereton 1, Eade 1

Best Players: John Platten, Terry Wallace, Gary Buckenara, Michael Tuck, Gary Ayres, Dermott Brereton

Umpires: Ross Castle, John Russo

Attendance: 19,627 (at VFL Park, Waverley)

1988 (Panasonic Cup)

Hawthorn 10.10.70 d Geelong 9.13.67

Coach: Alan Joyce
Captain: Michael Tuck

Backs: Paul Abbott (39), Chris Langford (24), Gary Ayres (7)
Half-backs: Russell Morris (15), Chris Mew (2), Jay Jencke (1)
Centres: James Morrissey (35), Peter Schwab (30), Robert DiPierdomenico (9)
Half-forwards: Dermott Brereton (23), Paul Dear (13), Gary Buckenara (9)
Forwards: Richard Loveridge (22), Jason Dunstall (19), Andrew Collins (40)
Followers: Paul Harding (21), Michael Tuck (17), John Platten (44)
Interchange: Robert Dickson (21), Russell Greene (29), Chris Wittman (10)

Goals: Dunstall 3, Ayres 1, Breton 1, Buckenara 1, Collins 1, Loveridge 1, Mew 1,
Wittman 1

Best Players: Ayres, Abbott, Harding, Loveridge, Morrissey

Umpires: Peter Cameron, Ian Clayton

Attendance: 35,803 (at VFL Park, Waverley)

1991 (Fosters Cup)

Hawthorn 14.19.103 d North Melbourne 7.12.54

Coach: Alan Jeans
Acting Captain: Gary Ayres

Backs: Andrew Collins (4), Chris Langford (24), Peter Schwab (30)
Half-backs: Ray Jencke (1), Paul Abbott (39), Gary Ayres (7)
Centres: Darrin Pritchard, Darren Jarman (11), James Morrissey (35)
Half-forwards: Dean Anderson (8), Dermott Brereton (23), Chris Wittman (10)
Forwards: Paul Dear (14), Jason Dunstall (19), Ben Allan (15)
Followers: Greg Dear (14), Anthony Condon (3), John Platten (44)
Interchange: Tony Hall (6), Paul Hudson (33), Stephen Lawrence (12), Alex McDonald (1)

Goals: Dunstall 3, Anderson 2, Brereton 2, Condon 2, Pritchard 2, Hall 1, Jarman 1, McDonald 1

Best Players: Brereton, Collins, Condon, Dunstall, Jarman, Langford, Platten, Pritchard

Umpires: Peter Carey, Bryan Sheehan

Attendance: 46,629 (at VFL Park, Waverley)

1992 (Fosters Cup)

Hawthorn 19.14.128 d Fitzroy 8.15.63

Coach: Alan Joyce
Captain: Gary Ayres

Backs: Andrew Collins (4), Chris Langford (24), Gary Ayres (7)
Half-backs: Ray Jencke (1), Chris Mew (39), James Morrissey (35)
Centres: Andy Gowers (16), Ben Allen (15), Darrin Pritchard (18)
Half-forwards: Dean Anderson (8), Tony Hall (6), Darren Jarman (11)
Forwards: Paul Dear (13), Jason Dunstall (19), Dermott Brereton (23)
Followers: Greg Dear (14), Paul Hudson (17), John Platten (44)
Interchange: Paul Cooper (26), Greg Madigan (1), Alex McDonald (28), Glenn Nugent (21)

Goals: Hudson 5, Hall 3, Jarman 3, Brereton 2 Allan 1, P Dear 1, Dunstall 1, Gowers 1, Madigan 1, Platten 1

Best Players: Anderson, Collins, Hall, Hudson, Jencke, Langford, Mew, Pritchard

Umpires: Gavin Dore, Chris Mitchell

Michael Tuck Medal: Paul Hudson

Attendance: 49,453 (at VFL Park, Waverley)

1999 (Ansett Cup)

Hawthorn 12.11.83 d Port Adelaide 5.6.36

Coach: Ken Judge
Captain: Shane Crawford

Backs: Ritchie Vandenberg (21), Jonathan Hay (3), Luke McCabe (7)
Half-backs: Trent Croad (24), Mark Graham (34), John Hassall (13)
Centres: Angelo Lekkas (37), Tony Woods (30), Shane Crawford (9)
Half-forwards: Daniel Chick (17), Jonathon Robran (10), Ben Dixon (19)
Forwards: Daniel Harford (5), Nick Holland (2), Aaron Lord (15)
Followers: Paul Salmon (4), Craig Treleven (8), Richard Taylor (6)
Interchange: Kris Barlow (33), Michael Collica (23), Adrian Cox (36),
Brad Lloyd (18), Chris Obst (31), Nathan Thompson (16)

Goals: Chick 2, Holland 2, Lord 2, Colica 1, Dixon 1, Graham 1, Salmon 1, Trelevan 1, Vandenberg 1

Best Players: Crawford, Croad, Hay, Holland, Lord, Salmon, Taylor Treleven

Michael Tuck Medal: Paul Salmon

Umpires: Gavin Dore, Hyden Kennedy, M Nash

Attendance: 49,874 (at VFL Park, Waverley)


2nd 18/Reserves Premierships

Hawthorn made 17 finals appearances, winning four premierships before AFL wound up the 2nd 18 / Reserves competition in 1999.  In 2000 the AFL and the VFA combined to form a second tier competition, the VFL with Hawthorn forming an alliance with Box Hill.  Known as the Box Hill Hawks, the Club has made 10 finals appearances to date (2015) winning 2 Premierships.


Hawthorn 7.11.53 d Collingwood 6.13.49

Coach: H S ‘Tubby’ Edmonds
Captain: Brian Kann

Backs: Brian Kann (22), Sted Hay (10), Dave Ritchie (39)
Half-backs: William Hay (43), John McArthur (28), Norm Maginness (35)
Centres: G Sampieri (15), Bill Shelton (7), John Fisher (5)
Half-forwards: Ron Cabble (6), Ron Nisbert (16), John Dineen (29)
Forwards: Kevin Northcote (19), Gary Young (31), Gary Rusmussen (37)
Followers: John Elward (34), Terry Ingersoll (20), Geoff Wilson (8)
Reserves: Malcolm Hill (9), R Foreman (41)

Goals: Young 2, Dineen 2, Hill 1, Fisher 1, Elward 1


Hawthorn 13.18.96 d Fitzroy 9.11.65

Coach: H S ‘Tubby’ Edmonds
Captain: Brian Kann

Backs: Brian Kann (22), Don Gent (26), Paul Sullivan (13)
Half-backs: John Dineen (29), Geoff Howells (25), Cam McPherson (45)
Centres: Barry Toy (49), Bill Shelton (7), John Fisher (5)
Half-forwards: Ron Cabble (6), Gary Rusmussen (37), John O’Mahony (3)
Forwards: Dave Ritchie (39), Phil Hay (52), Brian Coleman (35)
Followers: John Elward (34), John McArthur (28), Kevin Northcote (19)
Reserves: John Robertson (32), W Miller (44)

Goals: Elward 3, Hay 3, Coleman 2, Northcote 2, Cabble 1, Fisher 1, Ritchie 1


Hawthorn 13.10.88 d Melbourne 12.12.84

Coach: Roy Simmonds
Captain: Ken Beck

Backs: Brian Shinners (29), Michael Moncrieff (6), Ron Stubbs (1)
Half-backs: Mike Dehnert (41), Ross Johnson (19), Michael Tuck (17)
Centres: Brian Douge (11), Kelvin Matthews (28), Peter Walsh (32)
Half-forwards: Mike Porter (9), Gerald McCarthy (42), Allan Goad (40)
Forwards: Geoff Angus (33), Wayne Bevan (37), Ray Wilson (10)
Followers: Ken Beck (4), Gene Chiron (36), Geoff Smith (22)
Reserves: Terry Fitzgerald (39), D Fitzgerald (50)

Goals: Bevan 4, Goad 2, Porter 2, Smith 2, Angus 1, Matthews 1, T Fitzgerald 1


Hawthorn 18.16.124 d Carlton 16.12.108

Coach: Des Meagher
Captain: Rodney Eade

Backs: Chris Wittman (43), Glenn Howard (31), Michael Byrne (21)
Half-backs: James Morrissey (35), Paul Abbott (39), Colin Robertson (32)
Centres: Robert Teal (54), Rodney Eade (26), Paul Considine (36)
Half-forwards: Gary Buckenara (11), Peter Curran (25), David Sullivan (51)
Forwards: James Bennett (18), Peter Knights (24), Shane McGrath (27)
Followers: Greg Dear (14), Stephen Malaxos (10), David Flintoff (42)
Reserves: M Geurts (45), Roger Ellingworth (38), P Bailey (33)

Goals: Buckenara 8, Knights 4, Bennet 2, Abbott 1, Considine 1, Sullivan 1, Wittman 1

2001 (Box Hill Hawks)

Box Hill 13.13.91 d Werribee 7.12.54

Coach: Donald McDonald
Captain: Matt Brewer

Backs: Michael Osborne, Matthew Dent, Mark Williams
Half-backs: Chance Bateman, John Baird, Chris Obst
Centres: Billy Nicholls, Matt Brewer, Nick Ries
Half-forwards: Brett Johnson, Brett O’Farrell, Sam Mitchell
Forwards: Mark Passador, Aaron Lord, Anthony Rock
Followers: Robert Campbell, Matthew Ball, Lance Picioane
Interchange: Matthew Smith, Tim Hazell, Michael Georgiadis, Andrew Puglsey

Goals: O’Farrell 4, Passador 2, Puglsey 2, Rock 2, Lord 1, Picioane 1, Ries 1

Norm Goss Medal: John Baird

2013 (Box Hill Hawks)

Box Hill Hawks 14.15.99 d Geelong 11.12.78

Coach: Damian Carroll
Acting Captain: David Mirra (Daniel Pratt injured)

Backs: Angus Litherland, Matt Spangher, David Mirra
Half-backs: Derick Wanganeen, Kyle Cheny, Taylor Duryea
Centres: Marc Lock, Michael Osborne, Sam Iles
Half-forwards: Jed Anderson, Shane Savage, Jonathan Simpkin
Forwards: Jonathon Ceglar, Sam Grimley, Bryce Retzlaff
Followers: Luke Lowden, Mitch Hallahan, Will Langford
Interchange: Jordan Kelly, Tim O’Brien, Liam Tobin, Xavier Murphy, Ryan Exon

Goals: Grimley 3, Murphy 2, Osborne 2, Simpkin 2, Hallahan 1, Iles 1, Lowden 1, Retziaff 1 Savage 1

Norm Goss Medal: Jonathan Simpkin


3rd 18 / Under 19

The VFL / AFL introduced the under 19 competition in 1946 which continued to 1991.  Hawthorn made the finals on 11 occasions, but only won the premiership once, in 1972.

Hawthorn 13.23.101 d North Melbourne 13.20.98

Coach: Brian Coleman
Captain: Paul Gendre

Backs: Roger King (23), I Rimington (17), M Landy (4)
Half-backs: M Davies (6), Paul Gendre (9), G Wood (1)
Centres: Ian Scrimshaw (2), Michael Zemski (50), Kelvin Steel (3)
Half-forwards: P Howell (11), I Glenn (7), G Luff (13)
Forwards: Paul Oliver (19), Ron Beattie (10), David Hall (21)
Followers: Bernie Jones (18), Paul Reinmuth (8), K Hoult (5)
Reserves: R Aitken (44), A Pell (24)

Goals: Glenn 4, Beattie 2, Oliver 2, Hall 1, Hoult 1, Reinmuth 1, Steel 1, Zemski 1


Junior Premierships

Hawthorn entered a team in the Melbourne Boy’s League in 1938 that was a forerunner to the VFL under 19’s competition that was introduced in 1946. In this era till 1973, Hawthorn considered the under 17 competitions to be a major development area for future senior and reserve players.


Melbourne Boys’ League (Under 20 years)

1941 Premiers
Hawthorn d unknown

Coach: Ernest ‘Tich’ Utting
Captain: Jack Hester

Team List: B Amey, A Baines, A Bennett, W Boyes, J Brain, J Cole, H Coombs, K Cotter,
F Curran, J Duncan, R Duxson, R Forbes, O Fryer, R Harris, D Hassett, B Holmes, K Martin, J Mathisen, P McDonald, A Nash, B Nash, D Peterson, A Prior, J Reynolds, L Roberts,
D Ross, H Thatcher, W Uttings, C Worrall


Hawthorn Fourth 18 (under 17s) Melbourne Boys League

Club records are incomplete - the Hawks Museum seeks help with filling the gaps.

Premiers 1950
Hawthorn 10.7.67 d. Happy Valley 9.4.58

Coach: Jack Bromage
Captain: F Ryan

Team List:  J Bromage Jnr, J Crook, Alan Fanning, Don Gent, Les Gibb, J Gleeson,
W Hamilton, F Hart, Brian Kann, R Lacy, H Lewis, C Jenning, D Jenson, J Johnson,
F Newlain, W Seigle, N Stokes, L Wain, R Wain, M Webb, K White, W Yole

Premiers 1951

Hawthorn 6.9.45 d. Happy Valley 6.7.43

Coach: Len Manders

Premiers 1952

Hawthorn d unknown

Coach: Len Manders

Premiers 1953

Hawthorn 12.9.81 d Richmond Citizens 9.7.61

Coach: Len Manders
Captain: Jack Batt

Team List: (not complete) J Batt, C Douglas, P Elliot, K Freiberg, A Hansen, A Jensen,
J Johnson, B Kanthaus, J Lanning, F Miller, J Meridith, B Pebbles, O Roach, G Smith.

Premiers 1960

Hawthorn 8.8.56 d South Melbourne 4ths 2.3.15

Coach: Alan Fanning
Captain: Craig Chandler

Team List: David Albiston, Godfrey Baker, Wayne Bennett, Terry Clarke, Ian Cranage,
Tom Dixon, Roy Hahn, John Hayden, Frank Hayes, Ian Hurley, Barry Lynch, John Miller, Ken Mollison, Bob Piotrowski, Alan Piper, John Simon, Geoff Trennery, Ken Welsh,
John Wright

Premiers 1961

Hawthorn 7.11.53 d Melbourne 4ths 6.7.43

Coach: Alan Fanning
Captain: Wayne Bennett

Team List: Ross Albiston, Mick Clayton, Tom Dixon, Neil Ferguson, W Fisher, Brian Grace, John Grey, Neville Hogan, Brian Hudson, Ian Hurley, Barry Lynch, John Marshall, Malcolm Marshall, Graham McArthur, Ron Peck, Bob Piotrowski, Allan Piper, Greame Richardson, Doug Stevens, John Simon, Graham Sleeth, Doug Smith, Bob Stratton, Alan Stewart, Geoff Sturdy, Ken Sutherland, Warren Wilson, Ray Woolan

Premiers 1962

Hawthorn d unknown

Coach: John Elwood
Captain: Allan Stewert

Team List: Bob Adams, Ross Albiston, Robert Anderson, David Barker, David Barwell, Dennis Boyd, Len Boyd, Tom Dixon, Neil Ferguson, Jeff Freeman, George Gesplin, John Grey, Barry Henrickson, Ray Horkins, Ian Hurley, Bernie Jones, Brent Jones, Luke Kane, Barry Lynch, Malcolm Marshall, Bob Morrison, Ronald Peck, Robert Pickworth, Allan Rodda, Ken Sutherland, Warren Wilson, Ray Woolen

Premiers 1970

Hawthorn 17.14.116 d East Brighton 9.11.65

Coach: J Williams
Captain: P Reinmuth

Team List: P Aitken, W Armstrong, W Bevan, T Carroll, A Chiron, I Claessen, J Cock, D Cutting, B Deacon, A Groh, W Halbert, K Holden, M Hook, K Hoult (vice- captain), K Jackson, I Lakeland, B Jones, G Lowe, G Luff, P Reinmuth (captain), B Richardson, S Roberts, A Sevald

Premiers 1972

Hawthorn 20.21. d St Kilda City 6.8.44

Coach: John Williams
Captain: P Dakis

Team List: L Bianchi, N Cooney, P Cormick, D Crawley, P Da Rose, K Daly, G Deason,
A Grow, W Hughes, M Hudson, W Louden, G Luff, B Maxwell, B Meehan, D Meehan,
R Mitchell, R Neely, J Onley, P Rose, R Reynolds, P Ridgwell, S Sturrock, P Tyson,
G Taylor, J Yarwood.


Premierships won prior to joining the VFL in 1925

Victorian Football Association (VFA)
(2nd 18) Victorian Junior Football Association

Premiers 1924
Hawthorn Juniors 5.9.39 d North Melbourne Juniors 4.5.29

Captain: Leehane
Backs: May, Lynch, O’Callaghan
Half-backs: McLaren, P Keary, Pickford
Centres: Watson, E Glynn, McLaughlan
Half-forwards: Young, W Glynn, Roberts
Forwards: Wilson, F Keary, Scott
Followers: Leehane, Flynn
Rover: Owens
Emergency: Malone


Hawthorn Trades Team (Wednesday Competition)

Premiers: 1902

Eastern Suburban Junior Football Association


Premiers Hawthorn Rovers (2nd 18) 1903 and 1904