Hawthorn's sequence of Saturday matches continues when the club takes on Richmond at the MCG this weekend.  

The Emergency Services Match will honour those across several organisations, especially in the past two years in their frontline response to the pandemic and the number of devastating natural disasters.   

The game is dedicated to supporting emergency services and thanking them for all their efforts, with a special performance by Vanessa Amorosi and plenty of activities to keep the family entertained on the day.

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Hawks fans will also be able to come along and cheer on Chad Wingard who will play his 200th match.   

The game will be a special opportunity to celebrate the 28-year-old's impressive career to date.  

After a dominating start to the season, booting 15 goals in the first five rounds, Mitch Lewis is set to be an exciting addition to the side this Saturday.   

Lewis will be returning after injuring his hamstring in the Hawks Easter Monday win over Geelong.  

The Hawks and Tigers have a history of intense matches, including a nail-biting draw in the final round of last year. 


WHO: Hawthorn v Richmond 

WHAT: Emergency Services Match 

WHEN: Saturday 14 May, 1.45pm    




What's On

The Emergency Services Match will include BankVic Fan Zone in Yarra Park (outside Gates 2 and 3) from 11am and a special pre-game ceremony and show on-ground from 1pm.

You can also donate to the Emergency Services Foundation here

The Inclusion Project will again be operating at all home games throughout the 2022 season. 


How to watch     

Thinking of going to the game? Tickets are still available via Ticketek. 

For those wanting to follow along at home, the game will be broadcast live on Fox Footy, and can be streamed through Kayo.    

Follow @hawthornfc on Instagram, Facebook and Twiter for updates throughout the game and join in on the conversation using the hashtag #AFLHawksTigers.



For just $50 for an adult, you can secure a reserved seat to the Emergency Services Match, plus access to another Hawks home or member access game of your choice. Junior and family memberships also available for $25 or $125. 

A portion of the proceeds of this membership will be donated to the Emergency Services Foundation. Join now!


Last time we met     

Hawthorn (83) drew Richmond (83) - Round 23, 2021 

The game began with a scrappy tussle with both sides struggling to get fluent ball movement.   

The Hawks led throughout the fourth quarter however a flurry of goals from the Tigers brought the margin back to a single goal.

Jack Riewoldt kicked a game-saving goal for Richmond in the intense dying moments of the game, with the match concluding in a draw.

It marked the first draw between the two sides since they began playing against each other in 1925.  

Hawthorn champion Shaun Burgoyne played his final AFL game, leaving him with the seventh-longest career in VFL/AFL history.  

Chad Wingard, Tom Mitchell, Jaeger O’Meara, Conor Nash and Ben McEvoy were all pivotal for the brown and gold in the match against the Tigers.   


Our last game    

Essendon (108) defeated Hawthorn (81)   

Hawthorn's first game at Marvel Stadium for the season had started off with a strong effort that saw it take control early.

The Hawks entered the main break having scored their highest first-half score of the season.  

But the fourth quarter saw a fateful turn for the Bombers who were able to capitalise on their domination of the ruck contests in the final term, scoring four straight goals.

Hawthorn's strong effort in the first half of the match was not enough to hold off Essendon, with the Bombers storming home to win by 27 points.

Jai Newcombe was prominent in the midfield for the Hawks with 28 disposals and five clearances. Jaeger O’Meara, Jack Scrimshaw, Will Day and Harry Morrison also featured among the Hawks best.