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Match preview: Pride on the line in final home game

Hawthorn will go head-to-head with Port Adelaide for the final time at Kinetic Stadium this season on Sunday from 5.05pm.

Hawthorn will aim to give its home fans something to cheer about in the final game at Kinetic Stadium this season on Sunday at 5.05pm against Port Adelaide.

This game is significant for a number of reasons, as the Hawks will be wearing their 2023 Pride Guernsey for the first time, Emily Bates will be running out for the 75th time and Akec Makur Chuot will be playing her final game at home. 

Hawks fans are encouraged to snap up a special two-for-one offer here. 

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WHO: Hawthorn v Port Adelaide 

WHAT: Round 9 

WHEN: Sunday 29 October

TIME: 5.05pm AEDT 

WHERE: Kinetic Stadium, Frankston 

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

What's on 

For one last time at Kinetic Stadium in 2023, enjoy a fantastic beachside afternoon of footy with dancers, a Hawks DJ, face painters, a visit from Hawka and Hawkette, hair styling, photo booth, inflatables and your favourite local food trucks.  

As mentioned above, Sunday's match will also be an opportunity for Hawks fans to get a glimpse of the team's incredible 2023 Pride Guernsey up close.

The Hawks will proudly wear the guernsey on Sunday and next Saturday when they face Geelong in the league's official Pride Round.

Fans can purchase their very own Pride Guernsey here or at the game on Sunday.

It's also the final home game for fan favourite Akec Makur Chuot, who announced on Thursday that she would be hanging up the boots at the end of the year after six seasons in the AFLW.

Finally, Hawks fans will get the chance to celebrate equal games record-holder and one of the first players to reach 75 AFLW games, Emily Bates.

Despite having only spent a small portion of her career so far at Hawthorn, the 28-year-old has already had a profound impact on the club, leading the team as co vice-captain with her professionalism, resilience and elite standards in everything she does.


Round 9 v Port Adelaide is a home game for the Hawks.

All AFLW members will have access to this game.

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

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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 Facebook, X, Threads and Instagram for behind-the-scenes access and all the best highlights, photos, stats and stories throughout the game.

Last time we met 

Hawthorn (29) defeated Port Adelaide (16) 

Hawthorn notched up its third win in club history at Kinetic Stadium in Round 7 last year.

Emerging ruck Lucy Wales was a standout on the night, with her 17 hit-outs, 10 disposals and five tackles earning her a NAB AFLW Rising Star nomination.

It was also a special night for Hawthorn Captain Tilly Lucas-Rodd, who notched up their 50th AFLW game.

The skipper had 19 disposals, laid nine tackles and kicked the sealer to cap off a memorable night.

Getting to Kinetic Stadium

Public Transport 

Frankston Train Station is approximately a 9 minute walk from Kinetic Stadium. With regular departures from various Metro Melbourne stations, it's an easy way to go get to and from the game. The route that will be the most direct if walking is via the Young Street exit, where you will turn left and follow the road along until you arrive at the Stadium.

By Car

Frankston is approx 45 min drive from the Melbourne. There is a wide variety of public car parks available, however, fees and restrictions may apply, so please check signage.

  • Frankston Arts Centre Car Park undercover car park ($2 for the first hour and $7.50 all day) – 5 minute walk to stadium  
  • Bayside Shopping Centre Entertainment Complex (fees apply) –11 minute walk to stadium  
  • Frankston Train Station – 9 minute walk to stadium  
  • High Street
  • Beauty Park
  • Nepean Highway

We recommend arriving early to get a good parking spot close to the game. 

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