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One day to go: All smiles at the Parade

Declan Fay at the GF Parade part 1 Declan Fay picks up the HawksTV mic and speaks to a few of the boys at the Grand Final parade.
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.

After going through their paces in front of thousands of fans at Waverley Park yesterday, the Hawks ventured into Melbourne's CBD for the annual Grand Final Parade.

Melbourne turned on the weather as the shone brightly, enabling the players to sit comfortably in the tray of the utes to soak up the atmosphere.


Senior Coach Alastair Clarkson gives the thumbs up to the parade.


Skipper Luke Hodge enjoys the moment with son, Cooper.


Try and wipe the smile off the faces of these two - Ben McEvoy wins his place back in the side and Taylor Duryea is about to play in his first Grand Final after missing out last year.


He might not have made the team, but veteran midfielder Brad Sewell (named as an emergency) enjoyed the parade with great mate Grant Birchall.



He will be out there on Saturday! Cyril Rioli with Liam Shiels.


Ben Stratton enjoying the moments in the sun.


Vice-captains Jordan Lewis and Jarryd Roughead soaking it up before the big day.


Best mates Matthew Suckling and Luke Breust all smiles.



Shaun Burgoyne enjoys the parade with son, Percy but how's the photobomb from Isaac Smith?!


Josh Gibson and Stratton soak it up.


May the best team win.

At the end of the parade, Clarkson and Hodge were joined by their Sydney Swans counterparts John Longmire and Kieren Jack for a joint press conference at the Old Treasury Building.

It was there that Clarkson expanded on the decision to include Rioli in Hawthorn's Grand Final team and will play his first game at senior level since Round 15.

He said in the end, it was an easy decision to pick the star Hawk.