Box Hill will face Werribee in an elimination final this Sunday after finishing the home and away season in eighth position.
The Hawks earned their spot after overcoming Collingwood by 19 points in a must-win clash on Saturday.
All eyes will now turn to the reigning premiers’ finals campaign, with 20 AFL-listed Hawks set to be eligible for finals action.
Although Box Hill is unlikely to see that level of AFL representation with four of these 20 players currently sidelines through injury.
Harry Morrison (jaw) and Harrison Jones (knee) have been ruled out for the season, while Conor Glass (ab) and Ryan Schoenmakers (calf) will be facing a race against the clock to be fit for Sunday.
In order to be eligible, each player must have played at least one AFL, VFL or Development game in 2019. If they have played an AFL home and away match after the 1st of July, they must have played at least six VFL games during the season to remain eligible.
Harry Morrison ^
Conor Glass ^
Ryan Schoenmakers ^
Harrison Jones ^
^ Currently on injured list
Rules for participation in VFL Finals Series matches
(a) A Player who has not played in at least one AFL or VFL Senior Grade Home and Away Match in the relevant season will be ineligible to play in the VFL Senior Grade Finals Series.
(b) A Player who has played in an AFL Home and Away Match after 1 July in the relevant season will be ineligible to play in VFL Senior Grade Finals Series Matches unless that Player has played in a combined total of at least six (6) VFL Senior Grade Home and Away Matches in the same season.
(c) Despite any other provision of this Rule 20, but subject to Rule 20(d), where a Club has both its AFL and VFL Senior Teams engaged on the same weekend, any Player may be selected to play in the VFL Senior Team so long as that Player has played in at least one AFL or VFL Senior Grade Home and Away Match in that relevant season.
(d) When an AFL Club is eliminated from the AFL Final Series on the same weekend as the VFL Grand Final, the selection of players in the VFL Senior Grade team shall be unrestricted, provided the player has participated in at least one (AFL or VFL) Senior Grade match in the relevant season.