Hawthorn Football Club is saddened to learn of the passing of Alfred Hughes, a past player and life member of the club.

Hughes played 107 games as a Hawk between the 1953 and 1959 seasons, winning the club best and fairest in 1957.

Originating from East Brunswick, Hughes made a name for himself as a top defender in the competition, earning himself a VFL representative game.

He was also a member of the club’s first final series in 1957.

After his playing career, Hughes spent time as a recruiter for the Hawks.

In 1969, Hughes was inducted as a life member of the club, acknowledging his services as a player, recruiter and member of the Past Players and Officials Association. 

Hawthorn would like to extend its sincerest condolences to Alf’s family and friends.