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Four days to go: Preparation begins for Qualifying Final

Four days to go: Weights The boys prepare in the weights room for Friday night's Qualifying Final.
If you’re eager to know what the players and coaches are up to heading into each match this finals series, get daily updates via hawthornfc.com.au as we document how the players are tracking in their match preparation.

Our daily updates will count down the days until game day as part of our extensive coverage of all things Hawthorn this finals series.

With the smell of finals footy in the air as the calendar ticked over to 1 September, the Hawks launched its finals campaign for season 2014 on Monday morning.

Inspired by a speech delivered by Coach Alastair Clarkson ahead of last year's Preliminary Final against Geelong, it focuses on the moments that have combined to deliver the Hawks to this year's finals and played a role in Hawthorn qualifying in second position on the ladder.

#everymoment will be the hashtag used by the Club on Twitter and Instagram throughout the finals series and fans are encouraged to share their favourite moment of the season and to engage with the club through words and images by using the hashtag.


The #everymoment imagery reflects the number of defining moments that have led the Hawks to the finals.

After defeating Collingwood in the final home and away game before finals on Friday night, the Hawks spent most of Monday finishing their recovery in preparation for the Qualifying Final against Geelong.

The day began though, with a media conference to launch the 2014 Finals Series, with Coach Alastair Clarkson and Luke Hodge heading to Fox Sports studios to discuss Hawthorn's finals campaign. There, Hodge declared he is fit and ready to face the Cats on Friday night.

Back at the club from midday, Hodge joined his teammates for a weights session in the gym.

The players completed their tailored program in different groups as the music pumped in the weights room to get the boys motivated.


Taylor Duryea hits the weights after impressing against the Pies on Friday night.


After missing Friday night's game with injury, Ben Stratton hits the gym.


David Hale uses the medicine ball to do push-ups.


Everyone's favourite Hawk, Matt Spangher in action.


Look who's determined to make an impact again this September! Josh Gibson hits the weights.