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Three days to go: Hawks hit the track

Three days to go: Skills The boys hit the track ahead of Friday night's Qualifying Final against Geelong.
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Tuesday at the Ricoh Centre began with some good news, with young midfielder Alex Woodward winning the J.J. Liston Trophy on Monday night as the best and fairest player in the VFL this season.

After already enduring two knee reconstructions before playing a senior game, Woodward's victory is a story of perseverance, determination and committment.

A popular character amongst the playing group, there was a buzz around the playing group thanks to his victory.


Woodward with his J.J. Liston Trophy medal at the Ricoh Centre.

Attention turned quickly to preparing for Friday night's clash against the Cats, with the players heading out onto the oval mid-morning for a training session.

The group focused mostly on skills and transition from one end of the ground to the other before heading back inside for some lunch and a weights session.


Shaun Burgoyne rolls the footy across the ground during one of the drills.


If selected on Friday night, Brad Sewell will be playing his 200th career game.


Paul Puopolo in action during the session.


This man is so dangerous around goals, Jarryd Roughead looks to centre the ball during one of the drills.


Despite missing last week, the skipper is looking fit and ready to take on the Cats.


Grant Birchall keeps low as he gathers the footy and looks to dish off.


Josh Gibson v Luke Hodge.