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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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1968 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Hawthorn's 1968 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Hawthorn 3.46.611.815.9 99 LOST Essendon 5.412.616.926.16 172 -73 WIN Apr 15 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
2 H Hawthorn 5.39.915.2017.24 126 DRAW South Melbourne 4.38.811.1019.12 126 0 GLE Apr 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 A Hawthorn 5.17.215.916.9 105 WON Footscray 2.07.69.714.10 94 11 WES Apr 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 H Hawthorn 3.05.55.811.11 77 LOST Carlton 7.38.315.715.10 100 -23 GLE May 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 A Hawthorn 4.27.710.1011.16 82 LOST Collingwood 5.310.714.817.11 113 -31 VIC May 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 H Hawthorn 3.05.68.810.11 71 LOST Geelong 3.25.49.712.10 82 -11 GLE May 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 A Hawthorn 3.26.711.1011.10 76 LOST Melbourne 4.75.116.1211.14 80 -4 MCG May 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 A Hawthorn 1.15.46.811.14 80 LOST Richmond 2.45.710.1111.15 81 -1 MCG Jun 10 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
9 H Hawthorn 5.312.617.1021.14 140 WON Fitzroy 6.411.712.1216.14 110 30 GLE Jun 15 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 A Hawthorn 1.93.108.1515.16 106 WON North Melbourne 0.23.76.78.14 62 44 ARD Jun 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 H Hawthorn 2.43.78.1115.11 101 LOST St. Kilda 2.17.510.517.9 111 -10 GLE Jun 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 H Hawthorn 5.66.119.1611.17 83 LOST Essendon 1.27.49.717.10 112 -29 GLE Jul 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 A Hawthorn 2.35.312.815.11 101 WON South Melbourne 4.35.99.1012.10 82 19 LAK Jul 13 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 H Hawthorn 5.210.619.724.8 152 WON Footscray 4.15.25.510.10 70 82 GLE Jul 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 A Hawthorn 1.24.67.911.15 81 WON Carlton 1.51.76.129.14 68 13 PRI Jul 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 H Hawthorn 6.28.79.715.11 101 WON Collingwood 2.35.78.1610.16 76 25 GLE Aug 3 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 A Hawthorn 3.25.86.87.9 51 LOST Geelong 3.15.310.510.7 67 -16 KAR Aug 10 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 H Hawthorn 5.49.912.1114.13 97 WON Melbourne 3.43.67.78.11 59 38 GLE Aug 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
19 H Hawthorn 3.45.810.811.13 79 LOST Richmond 4.67.1211.1711.22 88 -9 GLE Aug 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
20 A Hawthorn 4.88.1216.1618.18 126 WON Fitzroy 4.27.810.1017.14 116 10 PRI Aug 31 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1968 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
35 Angus, Geoff 17 280 16.5 51 3.0 331 19.5 41 2.4 1 0.1     35 29 15 0.9 11 101
2 Arthur, Graham 15 234 15.6 79 5.3 313 20.9 49 3.3 2 0.1     31 8 6 0.4 11 47
4 Beck, Ken 15 129 8.6 33 2.2 162 10.8 60 4.0 186 12.4     25 27 0 0.0 1 1
15 Blood, Michael 20 190 9.5 8 0.4 198 9.9 64 3.2 148 7.4     15 8 0 0.0 0 0
20 Bremner, Ian 18 203 11.3 13 0.7 216 12.0 84 4.7 0 0.0     29 29 1 0.1 2 8
16 Bussell, Norm 17 184 10.8 16 0.9 200 11.8 21 1.2 11 0.6     24 38 1 0.1 0 6
3 Chilton, Peter 14 137 9.8 26 1.9 163 11.6 18 1.3 1 0.1     15 27 3 0.2 4 22
5 Crimmins, Peter 20 385 19.3 47 2.4 432 21.6 36 1.8 2 0.1     29 23 27 1.4 26 188
22 Crowe, Vin 4 20 5.0 4 1.0 24 6.0 5 1.3 0 0.0     1 1 0 0.0 1 1
24 Devenish-Meares, Rochford 8 48 6.0 4 0.5 52 6.5 16 2.0 0 0.0     9 16 1 0.1 1 7
17 Ferguson, Neil 15 115 7.7 66 4.4 181 12.1 45 3.0 118 7.9     30 48 19 1.3 15 129
6 Fisher, John 13 138 10.6 10 0.8 148 11.4 13 1.0 0 0.0     15 20 4 0.3 7 31
31 Francis, Michael 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
14 Gardner, John 10 67 6.7 7 0.7 74 7.4 17 1.7 31 3.1     16 12 2 0.2 1 13
28 Gay, Terry 17 185 10.9 49 2.9 234 13.8 84 4.9 1 0.1     25 36 13 0.8 16 94
12 Growcott, Ross 6 56 9.3 16 2.7 72 12.0 13 2.2 1 0.2     6 6 0 0.0 0 0
34 Heath, Kevin 2 7 3.5 7 3.5 14 7.0 4 2.0 1 0.5     0 3 0 0.0 0 0
42 Horkings, Ray 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 0 0
26 Hudson, Peter 19 274 14.4 31 1.6 305 16.1 113 5.9 0 0.0     43 10 125 6.6 62 812
13 Jenkins, Dennis 4 26 6.5 1 0.3 27 6.8 8 2.0 0 0.0     5 8 0 0.0 1 1
19 Johnson, Ted 17 184 10.8 11 0.6 195 11.5 40 2.4 0 0.0     21 32 1 0.1 1 7
33 Keddie, Bob 19 265 13.9 77 4.1 342 18.0 92 4.8 1 0.1     45 29 26 1.4 29 185
7 Law, Ian 2 15 7.5 1 0.5 16 8.0 1 0.5 0 0.0     1 0 0 0.0 0 0
30 Meagher, Des 20 455 22.8 48 2.4 503 25.2 59 3.0 2 0.1     54 37 9 0.5 18 72
37 Morton, Lance 12 101 8.4 11 0.9 112 9.3 47 3.9 5 0.4     10 18 6 0.5 7 43
21 Murphy, Glenn 7 74 10.6 9 1.3 83 11.9 17 2.4 0 0.0     6 11 2 0.3 1 13
25 Olsson, Rod 19 274 14.4 63 3.3 337 17.7 51 2.7 2 0.1     39 24 7 0.4 7 49
27 Parkin, David 18 243 13.5 14 0.8 257 14.3 41 2.3 0 0.0     35 22 3 0.2 2 20
32 Pleitner, Bryan 1 12 12.0 0 0.0 12 12.0 4 4.0 0 0.0     1 0 0 0.0 0 0
29 Poole, Reg 5 49 9.8 8 1.6 57 11.4 4 0.8 1 0.2     7 8 0 0.0 0 0
23 Scott, Don 19 149 7.8 56 2.9 205 10.8 58 3.1 333 17.5     28 52 3 0.2 5 23
8 Smith, Jim 4 7 1.8 0 0.0 7 1.8 0 0.0 1 0.3     1 1 0 0.0 0 0
11 Tolson, Paul 4 25 6.3 3 0.8 28 7.0 3 0.8 0 0.0     1 7 0 0.0 1 1
10 Wilson, Ray 17 232 13.6 48 2.8 280 16.5 29 1.7 3 0.2     21 25 5 0.3 5 35
Totals 400 4763 11.9 817 2.0 5580 14.0 1137 2.8 851 2.1     623 616 279 0.7 235 1909
 

Footnotes

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