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Two days to go: Fans flock to training

If you’re eager to know what the players and coaches are up to heading into Saturday's Grand Final, get daily updates via hawthornfc.com.au as we document how the players are tracking in their game preparation.

It was all systems go at the Ricoh Centre today as thousands of fans flocked to Waverley Park to see the Hawks go through their paces ahead of Saturday's Grand Final.

Fans arrived from 7.30am to get a good spot on the fence to watch the boys and cheer them on before they take on the Swans.

The players began their day like any other as they headed into a team meeting before warming up for the session.

They headed out onto the track at just after midday to the loud cheers of the faithful who were vocal throughout the session.

Out on the track for just over an hour, the players then signed some autographs before heading indoors to further prepare for the game.


Fans lined the fence decked out in their brown and gold to show their support for the boys.


There were plenty of signs around, including this one embracing #everymoment.


Ben McEvoy (left) lines up for goal, while Taylor Duryea (left) gets ready to dish off.


Some of the children of players and coaches were boundary side to see their dads train. Pick the Lake, Hodge, Burgoyne, Rath, Russell look-a-likes.


Put your hand up if you're playing in the Grand Final.


Luke Hodge (left) and Jordan Lewis (right) in action.


'Punky' Breust takes a quick breather.


Isaac Smith was having a blast training in front of thousands of fans.


Matt Suckling chooses to go by hand rather than his lethal left foot.


Will he or won't he? Cyril Rioli in action.


Gibson blocks Grant Birchall during one of the drills.


Paul Puopolo defends but keeps himself moving so he can be quick off the mark.


He might have a broken nose and black eye but Liam Shiels was still a happy man at training.


The skipper kicks long in front of fans who keep a watchful eye on his ahead of his 250th game.


Shaun Burgoyne waves to his three kids who were watching from the sidelines as training winds up.


A young fan proudly waves her flag as she soaks up the atmosphere.