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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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1961 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Hawthorn's 1961 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Hawthorn 3.63.86.137.14 56 LOST South Melbourne 2.05.58.911.15 81 -25 GLE Apr 15 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 A Hawthorn 3.14.58.811.10 76 WON Melbourne 2.53.104.135.14 44 32 MCG Apr 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H Hawthorn 2.46.610.1313.17 95 WON Fitzroy 2.34.86.810.9 69 26 GLE Apr 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A Hawthorn 3.34.59.1212.13 85 WON North Melbourne 2.14.35.48.7 55 30 ARD May 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H Hawthorn 1.56.98.149.21 75 LOST Essendon 2.16.18.312.4 76 -1 GLE May 13 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 A Hawthorn 2.26.48.412.9 81 LOST St. Kilda 4.35.512.1314.16 100 -19 JUN May 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 H Hawthorn 4.75.97.1110.13 73 WON Richmond 1.11.53.78.12 60 13 GLE Jun 3 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 A Hawthorn 5.37.511.1213.13 91 LOST Footscray 3.57.138.1714.19 103 -12 WES Jun 12 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
9 A Hawthorn 1.14.47.1010.10 70 WON Geelong 3.15.27.69.7 61 9 KAR Jun 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 H Hawthorn 5.28.211.412.6 78 WON Carlton 3.24.64.76.10 46 32 GLE Jun 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 H Hawthorn 2.33.710.1113.12 90 WON Collingwood 0.31.71.84.12 36 54 GLE Jul 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A Hawthorn 3.25.47.99.11 65 WON South Melbourne 0.33.45.47.7 49 16 LAK Jul 8 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H Hawthorn 3.25.57.68.10 58 WON Melbourne 0.12.33.85.10 40 18 GLE Jul 15 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A Hawthorn 3.38.911.1013.16 94 WON Fitzroy 5.36.59.1312.15 87 7 BWS Jul 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H Hawthorn 5.17.29.315.10 100 WON North Melbourne 0.25.55.106.11 47 53 GLE Aug 5 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A Hawthorn 5.47.610.911.13 79 WON Essendon 1.34.57.1010.12 72 7 WIN Aug 12 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 H Hawthorn 2.37.411.519.6 120 WON St. Kilda 4.18.411.514.7 91 29 GLE Aug 19 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 A Hawthorn 3.37.710.1011.15 81 WON Richmond 0.31.55.68.8 56 25 PUN Aug 26 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2SF H Hawthorn 2.16.49.812.8 80 WON Melbourne 5.27.49.511.7 73 7 MCG Sep 9 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF H Hawthorn 2.43.99.1513.16 94 WON Footscray 4.25.56.67.9 51 43 MCG Sep 23 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1961 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
16 Abbott, Charlie 3                             1 0.3    
2 Arthur, Graham 20 30 15.0         7 3.5         4 3 16 0.8    
25 Athorne, Wayne 1                             0 0.0    
4 Browne, Morton 18 31 15.5         9 4.5         1 5 29 1.6    
6 Cabble, Ron 5                             2 0.4    
32 Connell, Kevin 14 9 9.0         0 0.0         2 0 16 1.1    
10 Cooper, Graham 18 15 7.5         6 3.0         1 2 1 0.1    
19 Cunningham, Jack 7 16 16.0         1 1.0         2 3 11 1.6    
9 Edwards, Brendan 20 52 26.0         2 1.0         9 8 8 0.4    
5 Fisher, John 18 32 16.0         2 1.0         6 7 0 0.0    
18 Haslem, Graeme 3                             0 0.0    
20 Hay, Sted 20 15 7.5         5 2.5         4 2 0 0.0    
22 Hay, Phil 18 0 0.0         0 0.0         0 0 11 0.6    
11 Hill, Malcolm 16 13 6.5         5 2.5         1 4 5 0.3    
17 Joiner, Bill 8                             2 0.3    
49 Joyce, Alan 3                             1 0.3    
1 Kaine, Les 20 10 5.0         2 1.0         1 3 0 0.0    
7 Law, Ian 20 24 12.0         1 0.5         1 4 28 1.4    
28 McArthur, John 20 27 13.5         4 2.0         2 3 0 0.0    
24 McMahon, Max 1                             0 0.0    
26 McPherson, Cam 20 21 10.5         2 1.0         3 1 0 0.0    
14 Mort, Ian 18 24 12.0         2 1.0         4 4 14 0.8    
3 Nalder, Ron 14 14 7.0         3 1.5         0 3 7 0.5    
33 Parkin, David 1                             0 0.0    
23 Peck, John 18 16 8.0         6 3.0         3 4 49 2.7    
29 Poole, Reg 13 13 6.5         4 2.0         0 1 0 0.0    
27 Simmonds, Roy 8                             0 0.0    
12 Winneke, John 19 23 11.5         14 7.0         3 2 0 0.0    
31 Young, Garry 19 29 14.5         7 3.5         6 4 32 1.7    
30 Youren, Colin 17 30 15.0         5 2.5         4 4 0 0.0    
Totals 400                             233 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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