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KEY FACTS

Official name
Hawthorn Football Club

Known as
Hawthorn

Nickname
Hawks (formerly Mayblooms)

Formed
1902

Colours
Brown and gold

Associated clubs
Box Hill; Boroondara; Hawthorn City Rovers; Hawthorn Reserves; Hawthorn WFC

Affiliation (Current)
Australian Football League (AFL) 1925–2022

Affiliations (Historical)
Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA) 1902–1913; Victorian Football Association (VFA) 1914–1924

Home Ground
M.C.G.

AFL Premierships
1991, 2008, 2013-14-15 (5 total)

VFL Premierships
1961, 1971, 1976, 1978, 1983, 1986, 1988-9 (8 total)

Senior Premierships
Championship of Australia - 1971 (1 total); NFL Championship - 1976 (1 total); VFL/AFL Night Series: 1968-9, 1977, 1985-6, 1988, 1991-2, 1999 (9 total); McClelland Trophy - 1961, 1971, 1984-5-6, 1988, 2012-13 (8 total)

Most Games
426 - Michael Tuck (1972-1991)

Most Goals
1254 - Jason Dunstall (1985-1998)

League Top Goalkickers
John Peck (75) 1963, (68) 1964 & (56) 1965; Peter Hudson (125) 1968, (146) 1970, (150) 1971 & (110) 1977; Leigh Matthews (68) 1975; Jason Dunstall (132) 1988, (138) 1989 & (145) 1992; Lance Franklin (113) 2008, (71) 2011 & (69 - joint winner) 2012; Jarryd Roughead (68) 2013 (6 winners/15 wins)

Brownlow Medalists
Col Austen 1949; Robert DiPierdomenico 1986; John Platten 1987; Shane Crawford 1999; Sam Mitchell 2012; Tom Mitchell 2018 (6 total)

Headquarters
Stadium Circuit, Mulgrave, VIC 3170

Postal Address
PO Box 829, Mt Waverley, VIC, 3149

Phone: (03) 9535 3000 

Email
hawthorn@hawthornfc.com.au

Website
hawthornfc.com.au

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"Under the gruelling commando-style regime, the players reached a pinnacle of physical fitness that had probably never previously achieved in the history of Australian football. There was no finesse about John Kennedy's approach, but no one could deny it was effective ... In terms of pure footballing ability Hawthorn's team in 1961 could only really be described as ordinary, but in spite of this they achieved the ultimate when, on grand final day, they comprehensively outplayed Footscray to the tune of 43 points..."

John Devaney charts the history of the mighty fighting Hawks, most successful V/AFL club over the past 40 years

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1956 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Hawthorn's 1956 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Hawthorn 3.46.76.108.17 65 LOST Collingwood 3.57.513.1014.13 97 -32 GLE Apr 14 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 A Hawthorn 2.16.59.516.10 106 WON Richmond 4.48.712.1212.13 85 21 PUN Apr 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H Hawthorn 3.08.312.615.10 100 LOST Geelong 4.59.912.1116.16 112 -12 GLE Apr 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A Hawthorn 1.14.85.108.11 59 WON South Melbourne 1.52.104.146.17 53 6 LAK May 5 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 A Hawthorn 3.43.74.106.12 48 WON St. Kilda 0.30.60.63.9 27 21 JUN May 12 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 H Hawthorn 5.27.68.810.14 74 WON Footscray 3.27.58.1110.11 71 3 GLE May 19 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 H Hawthorn 2.22.46.88.10 58 LOST Fitzroy 1.15.57.99.13 67 -9 GLE May 26 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 A Hawthorn 2.32.63.85.9 39 LOST Carlton 4.47.68.1010.13 73 -34 PRI Jun 2 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 H Hawthorn 2.44.56.107.13 55 WON North Melbourne 0.33.83.93.12 30 25 GLE Jun 9 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 A Hawthorn 5.27.59.1010.11 71 LOST Essendon 2.45.88.1412.20 92 -21 WIN Jun 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 H Hawthorn 3.43.75.105.12 42 LOST Melbourne 1.16.78.711.14 80 -38 GLE Jun 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A Hawthorn 2.22.54.78.10 58 LOST Collingwood 1.64.117.1611.18 84 -26 VIC Jul 7 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H Hawthorn 0.61.82.103.13 31 LOST Richmond 0.00.43.58.6 54 -23 GLE Jul 14 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A Hawthorn 1.56.107.1210.14 74 LOST Geelong 2.35.58.912.13 85 -11 KAR Jul 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H Hawthorn 3.67.99.1310.18 78 DRAW South Melbourne 4.08.011.312.6 78 0 GLE Jul 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 H Hawthorn 3.16.39.615.8 98 WON St. Kilda 5.18.310.412.9 81 17 GLE Aug 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 A Hawthorn 2.16.16.49.6 60 LOST Footscray 4.68.811.1115.13 103 -43 WES Aug 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 A Hawthorn 2.33.107.1710.17 77 WON Fitzroy 2.37.68.99.16 70 7 BWS Aug 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1956 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
2 Arthur, Graham 17                             10 0.6    
9 Barton, George 9                             0 0.0    
6 Coghlan, Kevin 13                             21 1.6    
28 Considine, Maurie 6                             0 0.0    
7 Considine, Frank 10                             0 0.0    
5 Cooper, John 16                             14 0.9    
38 Douglas, Don 1                             0 0.0    
29 Edwards, Brendan 9                             1 0.1    
32 Egerton, Ian 5                             0 0.0    
19 Elsworth, Bill 6                             3 0.5    
36 Falconer, Brian 7                             0 0.0    
26 Gent, Don 16                             0 0.0    
34 Hancock, George 5                             5 1.0    
11 Hinks, Ian 4                             0 0.0    
37 Horrocks, Rod 3                             0 0.0    
25 Howells, Geoff 5                             1 0.2    
12 Hughes, Alf 3                             0 0.0    
13 Jose, Max 12                             0 0.0    
1 Kaine, Les 13                             20 1.5    
18 Kanis, Peter 3                             2 0.7    
22 Kann, Brian 18                             0 0.0    
10 Kennedy Snr, John 10                             0 0.0    
35 Maginness, Norm 15                             0 0.0    
25 Northcote, Kevin 3                             0 0.0    
15 O'Brien, Phil 7                             7 1.0    
3 O'Mahoney, John 18                             4 0.2    
30 Pearson, Ian 5                             2 0.4    
23 Peck, John 18                             31 1.7    
27 Simmonds, Roy 16                             2 0.1    
20 Thompson, Clayton 18                             6 0.3    
17 Voigt, Noel 8                             3 0.4    
33 Waters, Bryan 3                             0 0.0    
16 Wilkinson, Lance 12                             2 0.2    
24 Woodley, Allan 17                             8 0.5    
21 Yeoman, Ray 17                             13 0.8    
31 Young, Garry 4                             8 2.0    
8 Young, Maurie 8                             0 0.0    
Totals 360                             163 0.5    
 

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.