While the Brownlow Medal and Grand Final are soon set to catch the excitement of the broader football world, there are also several other key off-season dates for Hawks fans to look forward to.

Shortly after the premiership decider on 25 September, everyone will turn their attention to the season of player movement. 

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While dates are yet to be confirmed for the league's free agency period and the draft, the club's best and fairest, the Peter Crimmins Medal, will be held online on 16 September.

Meanwhile, with Hawthorn having three picks inside the top 50 for this year’s NAB AFL Draft (selections 5, 21 and 24) alongside further picks of 56 and 62, a string of new faces to the club are set to excite Hawks fans come November.

Check out the snapshot of the key off-season dates throughout the remainder of the year to mark in your calendars.

The key dates

9 September: Hawthorn VFLW Best and Fairest

16 September: Peter Crimmins Medal

23 September: VFL Box Hill Hawks Best and Fairest

29-30 September: NAB AFL Draft Combine

November (exact date TBC): NAB AFL Draft and NAB AFL Rookie Draft

22 November: First-to-fourth year players return for pre-season

6 December: All other players return for pre-season

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