President Jeff Kennett has penned the following letter to members...


What an exciting weekend we have all enjoyed. Our teams have carried our colours proudly and we were victorious with our AFL, VFL and VFLW teams.

All are destined to play in the finals this year. With one more round to play, victories by each team might see them climb their respective ladders. On the other hand, a loss would see us slip down that slippery ladder pole.

So, I appeal to all members to attend games next weekend in support of our warriors.

Clarkson's warriors will be playing against the Swans in Sydney on Saturday night. A wonderful opportunity for our NSW members to get along and blow their gaskets at a game that is vitally important for both teams.

Many I know will travel to Sydney for the game. Thank you for making the effort. Our boys and their coaches will be lifted by your attendance.

For those not making the trip, and sadly that includes me because of a commitment I have here in Melbourne, there is another opportunity for us to be part of what I believe will be an exciting day for the club.

A double header at our Box Hill home ground.

Our VFLW team will be playing at 11.30am and our VFL team immediately after at 2pm.

To add some extra spice to the day, both teams are playing Geelong.

I will be there for both games, so please let’s make Saturday the 25th August, Hawthorn Football Club day. I would love to see 10,000 of our members there in their brown and gold. Our VFLW team have never played in front of those numbers, and they are serving us so well this year, so let's back them next Saturday.

Entry is free for Hawthorn members, and we can all have a great day supporting two of our teams playing their last home and away game.



Jeff Kennett