Hawthorn will face Sydney in its first Indigenous Round fixture of the season on Saturday afternoon at Henson Park, with the match kicking off at 3.05pm AEDT.

The Hawks will be wearing their 2023 Indigenous Guernsey for the first time, designed by Woi-Wurrung Wurundjeri and Yorta-Yorta artist Simone Thomson.

When the Hawks last met the Swans, they recorded their first-ever AFLW win, so the aim will be to go back-to-back come Saturday.

Hawthorn fans based in Sydney can catch the team in action at their Burra's Yama (Captain's Run) on Friday afternoon from 4-5pm AEDT at Henson Park, prior to Saturday's blockbuster.

Tickets for the game are $10 while kids go in free. Sign up here to become a Hawthorn AFLW member and secure your spot for the game. 


WHO: Sydney v Hawthorn

WHAT: Round 7 (Indigenous Round)

WHEN: Saturday 14 October

TIME: 3.05pm AEDT

WHERE: Henson Park 

BROADCAST: Fox Footy/ Kayo and the AFL/W Official Apps 

What's on 

Before the big game on Saturday, Hawks fans based in Sydney can catch their team in action during their Burra's Yama (Captain's Run) on Friday afternoon.

The session goes from 4-5pm AEDT at Henson Park. 

Then on Saturday, Hawthorn wll get to run out in its 2023 Indigenous Guernsey for the first time.

Designed by Woi-Wurrung Wurundjeri and Yorta-Yorta artist Simone Thomson, the guernsey is titled ‘Ballerrt Ngawan’ meaning strong sun. 

The full story of the guernsey can be found here.


Round 7 v Sydney is an away game for the Hawks.

All AFLW members will have access to this game.

For entry into matches, members must scan their digital membership card.

Visit https://membership.hawthornfc.com.au/digital-card for information on how to access your digital membership card.

How to watch

For those wanting to follow along at home, the game will be broadcast live on Fox Footy and Kayo as well as the AFL and AFLW Official Apps.

Follow @hawthornaflw on FacebookX, Threads and Instagram for behind-the-scenes access and all the best highlights, photos, stats and stories throughout the game.

Last time we met 

Sydney (31) defeated by Hawthorn (35) 

This match will forever be etched in the memories of Hawthorn fans, as it marked the team's first-ever AFLW win.

Staring down the barrel of defeat at quarter-time after the Swans kicked the first four goals of the game, the Hawks held the away team scoreless for the remainder of the match to record an epic comeback win.

The highlight of the game was undoubtedly Tahlia Fellows' one-handed pick-up leading to an electrifying Aileen Gilroy goal.

Fellows caused havoc for Sydney throughout the whole game, kicking three goals from her nine disposals.

The match also saw Hawthorn midfielder Jasmine Fleming receive her first Rising Star nomination off the back of 16 disposals, 10 tackles and four clearances.

Getting to Henson Park 

Via public transport 

There are plenty of options for public transport to and from Henson Park including busses and trains.

Petersham, Marrickville and Sydenham train stations are a 15 - 20 minute walk to Henson Park. Several bus routes run through Marrickville with bus stops a short walk from Henson Park.

M30 Sydenham-Taronga Zoo (prepay only): Victoria Rd near Chapel St
423 Kingsgrove-City: Victoria Rd near Chapel St
426 Dulwich Hill-City: Victoria Rd near Chapel St
428 Canterbury-City: Addison Rd near Illawarra Rd
412 Campsie-City: Livingstone Rd near Sydenham Rd

For timetables and up-to-date information on bus services, please go to the NSW transport information website. 

Via car 

It is strongly encouraged that attendees take public transport. If you have to drive, there is limited street parking around the area.


There will be an accessible seating marquee located at the Western side of the ground (near the light tower closest to Sydenham Road). Speak with a match-day staff member on the day if you need assistance.

Due to the nature of the venue, if you have any mobility concerns please enter via Sydenham Road gates rather than Woodland Street.

Things to note 

Camping chairs and BYO food is permitted.

Please note you CANNOT bring in:

- Dogs
- Cans or glass
- Alcohol
- Bikes