The Hawthorn Football Club, nicknamed The Hawks was founded in 1902, and is the youngest of the Victorian-based teams in the AFL. Statistically, Hawthorn is the most successful club in the modern era, having won a Premiership in each of the last five decades with a total of 10 Premierships in 47 years, including the 2008 Premiership and playing in seven consecutive AFL Grand Finals between 1983 and 1989, a VFL/AFL record. They play in brown and gold vertically striped guernseys. The team’s motto is ‘spectemur agendo’ loosely translating to “let us be judged by our acts”.
The Hawks’ origins are in the inner-eastern Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn and also, at Glenferrie Oval, which is the club’s former administrative and training base and social club. Matches, however, have not been played there since 1973. In 2006, Hawthorn’s training and administration was relocated to Waverley Park, in the middle of the club’s major supporter base in Melbourne’s outer-eastern region. Since 2007 Hawthorn have played four games a year at their second ground of York Park in Launceston, Tasmania with the remaining games played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the club’s current playing home ground.
Hawthorn Hawks Football Club
Stadium Circuit Mulgrave VIC 3170
PO Box 829 Mt Waverley VIC 3149
Phone 03 9535 3000
Fax 03 9535 3050
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