Hawthorn Football Club wishes to extend its sincere condolences to the family and friends of former player Brian Falconer, who passed away on Saturday aged 86.

A talented wingman, Falconer played 57 games for the Hawks between 1956-1960. He was an integral performer in Hawthorn’s first ever finals campaign in 1957, booting a goal in both the semi and preliminary final games. His efforts were recognised at the end of the season when he was named the club’s ‘Most Consistent Player’.

He remains the club record holder for the most games played in the number 36 guernsey.

Following his retirement, Falconer maintained close ties with Hawthorn. He served on the club’s board on two different occasions during the 1960s and 1990s. He also played an active role in preventing the 1996 proposed merger, before going on to head Hawthorn’s Membership Policy Committee and helping the club double its membership base in 12 months.

In 1997, Falconer was awarded Life Membership of the Hawthorn Football Club, in recognition of his wonderful contribution to the brown and gold.

Vale Brian Falconer.