Hawthorn and Geelong will do battle in their traditional Easter Monday clash on Easter Monday, with the game commencing at 3.20pm AEDT at the MCG.

This match also serves as the annual Dare to Hope match, raising much-needed awareness and funds for the Dare to Hope: Paul Dear Pancreatic Cancer Fund.

As part of the celebrations, Blake Hardwick is set to play his 150th AFL match while Jarman Impey is in line for his 100th game with the Hawks. 

Before you get to the game, be sure to stop by Bunjil Bagora (Waverley Park) on Sunday from 10am for the club's annual Easter Open Training session.

There will be Easter egg hunts, a visit from Hawka and Hawkette, giveaways and sponsor activations! 


Who: Hawthorn v Geelong 

What: Round 3

When: Monday 1 April 

Time: 3.20pm AEDT 

Where: MCG 

Broadcast: Channel 7 


How to watch 

Want to watch the action at the ground? Purchase your tickets HERE.

Following along at home? The game will be broadcast on Channel 7 and can be streamed through 7plus or Kayo.

Don’t have Kayo? Click HERE to check out our Hawks on Demand membership and save on 12 months of Kayo.

Follow @hawthornfc on Instagram, X and Facebook to remain updated on the action.

Last time we met 

Geelong (127) def Hawthorn (45) in Round 4, 2023 

Unfortunately, it was a bit of a day to forget for the Hawks this time last year, suffering an 82-point loss at the hands of the Cats.

It was a positive start to the game for the brown and gold though, leading at quarter-time and within striking distance at the main break.

However, it was all Geelong from there, outscoring Hawthorn by 15 goals to one to take home a convincing win. 

Will Day claimed the Paul Dear Medal as the best Hawk afield with 22 disposals, eight tackles and four marks. 

Luke Breust led the way on the scoreboard with three majors. 

Our last game 

Hawthorn (38) defeated by Melbourne (93) 

It was a disappointing day for the Hawks, going down to the Dees by 55 points.

Midfielder James Worpel battled hard for his team with an equal team-high 27 disposals to go with six score involvements and four tackles.

Young defender Josh Weddle was a shining light, venturing up forward to kick a goal to complement his 21 disposals and 10 marks.

Nick Watson was also able to get on the scoreboard for his first AFL major. 

What's on?

Join us at the 'G when gates open from 1.30pm.

Before you get inside, visit the Bay of Hope outside between Gates 2 and 3 and purchase your Dare to Hope scarf from the MCG shop or online HERE. 

Be sure to also keep an eye out for your FREE Dare to Gope / Go Hawks clap banner!

Renowned MC Max Lynch is BACK to entertain you once you're in your seats, so be sure to get around him. 

Once you've watched a quarter of action on the field, cheer on the folks attempting to catch a footy in a KFC bucket while at half-time, you're the DJ - don't miss your chance to pick your favourite pump-up song for three-quarter-time.

There will also be a Skechers giveaway at the main break.

At three-quarter-time, get around the Hawks fans racing the LED in the iiNet LED race. 

Once the game finishes, grab your FREE Nature Valley muesli bar between Gates 3 and 4.

Tickets & Membership 

Tickets are available via Ticketek and on game day

Want to jump on board the Hawthorn family for 2024? Check out our membership options HERE to become part of the action this season.

The Hawthorn Club Hub will be located outside Gate 3 and will open at 1pm on Monday for any membership sales or enquiries.

Getting to the game 

Hawks fans are encouraged to plan their trip to the MCG and consider all available travel options to them.

Don’t miss the opening bounce! Check before you travel with multiple public transport and road disruptions over the weekend.

Visit bigbuild.vic.gov.au/disruptions/special-events to plan your journey ahead of time.


Shepparton Line 

Coaches replace trains between Seymour and Shepparton stations.

Footscray Road 

Lanes closed in both directions between Shepherd Bridge and Waterfront Way.