Hawthorn will get is first taste of opposition ahead of the 2024 season when it takes on the Western Bulldogs in a match simulation at Whitten Oval on Friday.

There will be plenty of new talent for fans to observe across Friday’s match which will consist of a four-quarter AFL game, followed by a four-quarter VFL game.

The AFL game will kick off from 11am, with the Hawks naming a 31-player squad to take part.

James Sicily will lead his team out for the first time in 2024 as he embarks on his second year as skipper, joined by the likes of Jack Scrimshaw, Jarman Impey and Josh Weddle down back, while midfielders including Jai Newcombe and Conor Nash will lead the charge in the engine room.

There will be plenty of buzz in the forward half with lively draftee Nick Watson set to partake in his first pre-season hit-out, as are recruits Jack Ginnivan and Mabior Chol. 


The Hawks however will be without a few familiar faces for Friday's game, with Karl Amon and Luke Breust (managed) missing the clash, alongside several injured Hawks including Will Day (foot) and Dylan Moore (illness).

For those unable to make the trip to Whitten Oval, the match will be broadcast live on Fox Footy, available on Kayo Sports and Foxtel.

You can stay up to date with all the action from the day across hawthornfc.com.au and @hawthornfc on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.


1. Harry Morrison

2. Mitch Lewis

3. Jai Newcombe

4. Jarman Impey

5. James Worpel

6. James Sicily 

7. Ned Reeves

8. Sam Frost

11. Conor Nash

14. Jack Scrimshaw

15. Blake Hardwick

16. Massimo D'Ambrosio

17. Lloyd Meek

18. Mabior Chol

19. Jack Gunston

23. Josh Weddle

25. Josh Ward

26. Bodie Ryan

28. Cam Mackenzie

29. Jai Serong

30. Sam Butler

31. Connor Macdonald 

32. Finn Maginness

33. Jack Ginnivan

34. Nick Watson

35. Calsher Dear

37. Ethan Phillips 

38. Max Ramsden

41. Josh Bennetts 

44. Henry Hustwaite 

45. Clay Tucker