Hawthorn will battle it out against the Western Bulldogs at Marvel Stadium this Sunday. 

As announced by the club on Friday, Sunday's game will mark a special occasion with father-son selection Calsher Dear set to make his AFL debut.

In further excitement, lively forward Jack Ginnivan will also take to the field for his 50th career game. 



Who: Western Bulldogs v Hawthorn 
What: Round 8 
When: Sunday 5 April 
Time: 4pm 
Broadcast: Fox Footy 


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 Fox Footy and can be streamed through 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 all the behind-the-scenes action on game day. 


Last time we met

Hawthorn (67) defeated Western Bulldogs (64) in Round 22, 2023 

It was a close call for the Hawks, narrowly escaping with a three-point victory after the Bulldogs threatened to make a late surge in the final quarter.

While the lead was narrow, the Hawks led in disposals, kicks, handballs and inside 50’s for the match.

Dominant midfielder Jai Newcombe had a massive day, recording a career high 40 disposals and five clearances for the game.


Our last game

Sydney Swans (118) defeated Hawthorn (42)

It was a disappointing day for Hawthorn as it came up against an in-form Sydney side.

The Hawks matched the Swans intensity early in the first quarter, however, succumbed to a 76-point loss as the game progressed.

Despite the score deficit, the team showed promising signs in ball transition up the ground, but were unable to convert on inside 50’s.

A spark came from star forward Dylan Moore, finishing the match with 26 disposals and one goal.


Tickets and Membership 

Tickets are available via Ticketek.

Round 8 is an away game for the Hawks at Marvel Stadium.

All members with away game entitlements will have access to this game.

For more information on how to attend this game including how to access your digital membership card click HERE. 

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


Getting to the game 

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

Check before you travel to avoid public transport and road disruptions.

Find out more information at Special events – rail and road disruptions - Victoria’s Big Build. 

Mernda Line

Buses replace trains between Reservoir and Epping stations.

Belgrave and Lilydale lines

Buses replace trains between Burnley and Ringwood stations.

Alamein Line

Buses replace trains between Camberwell and Alamein stations.

Cranbourne and Pakenham Lines

Buses replace trains between Caulfield and Westall stations.

Sunbury Line

Buses replace trains between North Melbourne and Sunshine stations.

Gippsland Line

Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross and Traralgon/Bairnsdale stations.