Hawthorn returns to Tasmania for the first time in 2024 when it goes head-to-head with St Kilda on Saturday afternoon at University of Tasmania (UTAS) Stadium.

The Hawks will be aiming for back-to-back victories and to start their season at UTAS Stadium on a high note, having not had a losing Launceston season since 2005. 

The match also marks the annual Blue Ribbon Cup game between the Hawks and the Saints, with both clubs paying tribute to police officers who have fallen in the line of duty. 

As part of Hawthorn’s partnership with the Road Safety Advisory Council of Tasmania, the club is also supporting National Road Safety Week through Saturday’s game.

Rounding out the big day of footy will be a curtain raiser between Tasmania Devils and Dandenong Stingrays at 9.30am.


Who: Hawthorn v St Kilda 

What: Round 9

When: Saturday 11 May 

Time: 1.45pm AEST 

Broadcast: Fox Footy 

How to watch

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Last time we met 

Hawthorn (93) defeated by St Kilda (122) in Round 20, 2023 

The Saints were too good for the Hawks at Marvel Stadium, defeating them by 29 points.

St Kilda got off to a hot start with nine first-quarter goals before the Hawks won the next two quarters to get within 11 points at three-quarter time. 

The Saints then responded with five goals to two in the final term to take home the win.

Jarman Impey was one of the highest-rated Hawks on the ground with 31 disposals and 11 marks.

Luke Breust dominated in the forward line with six majors.

Our last game 

Western Bulldogs (91) defeated by Hawthorn (98) 

Hawthorn recorded its second win of the season against the Western Bulldogs last Sunday.

After the Bulldogs kicked the first three goals of the game, a special moment followed with Calsher Dear kicking his first AFL goal, honouring his father Paul's legacy.

The Hawks then took the lead by half-time and resisted a Bulldogs fightback in the second half to claim the seven-point victory.

Jarman Impey continued to build on his consistent season with 27 disposals and 12 marks while Connor Macdonald led the way on the scoresheet with three goals for the match.

What's on?

The Hawks are returning to Tasmania for the first time this season in what should be a wonderful weekend reuniting with the club's Tasmanian faithful. 

In what has become a tradition between Hawthorn and St Kilda, the two teams will play off for the Blue Ribbon Cup, which is played for in memory of two Victorian police officers who were killed in the line of duty at Moorabbin in 1998.

The Blue Ribbon Cup was established the following year, with Saturday's match marking the 25th anniversary of the tradition.

Hawthorn is also supporting National Road Safety Week on Saturday as part of its partnership with the Road Safety Advisory Council of Tasmania. 

Tasmania lost 34 people to preventable road crashes last year and 300 more were critically injured – Hawthorn wants to help bring those numbers down. RSAC will hold a pre-game activation outside UTAS Stadium, with an on-field Q&A also happening at half time with Peter Frazer OAM (founder of the Safer Australian Roads and Highways).

For Hawks fans keen to arrive early, a curtain raiser will be played between the Tasmania Devils and Dandenong Stingrays in the Coates Talent League Boys competition at 9.30am.

Tickets and Membership 

Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.

Round 9 is a home game for the Hawks at UTAS Stadium.

All members with home 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 

Public transport is recommended to get to the game. 

Visit Metro Tasmania for timetables.