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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

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

CEO
Hopper, R.G; Moore, Ivan

President
Ryan, Phil

Hawthorn



"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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1978 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Hawthorn's 1978 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Hawthorn 3.67.1114.1122.15 147 WON Melbourne 2.44.56.109.14 68 79 PRI Apr 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Hawthorn 4.109.1515.2018.24 132 WON South Melbourne 3.08.112.516.8 104 28 LAK Apr 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Hawthorn 2.39.811.912.14 86 LOST North Melbourne 4.46.712.1216.15 111 -25 VFL Apr 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A Hawthorn 4.27.813.1115.15 105 WON Collingwood 4.58.913.1214.19 103 2 VIC Apr 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H Hawthorn 4.47.1111.1414.17 101 LOST Fitzroy 5.48.611.1015.12 102 -1 PRI Apr 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Hawthorn 3.410.515.1224.13 157 WON Carlton 2.49.714.1119.12 126 31 PRI May 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Hawthorn 5.39.1016.1227.15 177 WON Footscray 4.47.511.1313.13 91 86 PRI May 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Hawthorn 2.66.911.1314.15 99 WON Richmond 1.42.85.119.16 70 29 VFL May 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Hawthorn 1.14.56.913.19 97 WON St. Kilda 1.42.75.98.9 57 40 MOO May 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Hawthorn 1.42.144.2012.24 96 WON Geelong 4.64.78.118.13 61 35 PRI Jun 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Hawthorn 7.211.515.1219.19 133 WON Essendon 3.210.414.616.8 104 29 WIN Jun 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 A Hawthorn 7.410.915.1218.20 128 WON Melbourne 4.48.1011.1415.18 108 20 MCG Jun 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Hawthorn 2.59.815.1021.14 140 WON South Melbourne 3.69.613.718.11 119 21 PRI Jul 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Hawthorn 3.46.99.1310.14 74 LOST Collingwood 3.27.412.513.6 84 -10 VFL Jul 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Hawthorn 3.64.76.910.14 74 WON North Melbourne 1.33.65.127.13 55 19 PRI Jul 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Hawthorn 3.68.1014.1417.19 121 LOST Fitzroy 4.312.716.818.14 122 -1 JUN Jul 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Hawthorn 5.39.89.1213.17 95 LOST Carlton 4.18.515.918.11 119 -24 PRI Jul 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Hawthorn 5.97.1014.1417.16 118 WON Footscray 3.210.413.617.10 112 6 WES Aug 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Hawthorn 4.38.912.1218.19 127 WON Richmond 3.65.69.1010.10 70 57 PRI Aug 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H Hawthorn 2.83.87.1012.11 83 LOST St. Kilda 3.39.514.821.13 139 -56 VFL Aug 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Hawthorn 2.17.68.613.10 88 WON Geelong 4.18.210.713.8 86 2 KAR Aug 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Hawthorn 8.312.515.1017.16 118 WON Essendon 3.410.914.1216.13 109 9 PRI Sep 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
QF A Hawthorn 4.59.715.1123.16 154 WON Collingwood 3.15.69.1114.14 98 56 MCG Sep 9 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
2SF H Hawthorn 3.77.1110.1312.15 87 WON North Melbourne 0.34.47.1110.13 73 14 VFL Sep 16 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF H Hawthorn 5.37.414.1018.13 121 WON North Melbourne 2.27.810.1215.13 103 18 MCG Sep 30 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1978 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
2 Ablett, Geoff 25 354 14.2 91 3.6 445 17.8 62 2.5 0 0.0     35 47 15 0.6 21 111
33 Ayres, Gary 2 9 4.5 8 4.0 17 8.5 4 2.0 0 0.0     1 3 3 1.5 0 18
27 De Wolde, Alle 25 246 9.8 61 2.4 307 12.3 46 1.8 0 0.0     67 33 0 0.0 2 2
9 DiPierdomenico, Robert 21 179 8.5 75 3.6 254 12.1 32 1.5 0 0.0     44 54 1 0.0 2 8
26 Eade, Rodney 25 344 13.8 86 3.4 430 17.2 89 3.6 0 0.0     33 38 5 0.2 7 37
38 Emery, Steve 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1 Goss Jnr, Norm 23 402 17.5 104 4.5 506 22.0 66 2.9 0 0.0     67 63 38 1.7 31 259
25 Hendrie, John 22 273 12.4 80 3.6 353 16.0 125 5.7 1 0.0     31 56 31 1.4 32 218
30 King, Tony 7 42 6.0 10 1.4 52 7.4 17 2.4 0 0.0     8 5 4 0.6 4 28
24 Knights, Peter 22 329 15.0 105 4.8 434 19.7 142 6.5 7 0.3     53 43 8 0.4 10 58
29 Lee, Warren 6 70 11.7 24 4.0 94 15.7 18 3.0 0 0.0     9 6 2 0.3 4 16
14 Martello, Alan 20 277 13.9 70 3.5 347 17.4 75 3.8 70 3.5     37 76 18 0.9 27 135
4 Matthews, Kelvin 4 16 4.0 6 1.5 22 5.5 6 1.5 0 0.0     4 5 4 1.0 1 25
3 Matthews, Leigh 23 463 20.1 123 5.3 586 25.5 147 6.4 2 0.1     66 66 71 3.1 58 484
20 McCarthy, Michael 17 95 5.6 40 2.4 135 7.9 34 2.0 0 0.0     24 22 1 0.1 1 7
6 Moncrieff, Michael 23 176 7.7 23 1.0 199 8.7 95 4.1 0 0.0     24 57 90 3.9 33 573
15 Moore, Kelvin 24 242 10.1 45 1.9 287 12.0 83 3.5 0 0.0     44 24 4 0.2 5 29
43 Murnane, Peter 12 142 11.8 49 4.1 191 15.9 37 3.1 0 0.0     15 18 8 0.7 3 51
32 Murphy, Shane 5 9 1.8 3 0.6 12 2.4 3 0.6 0 0.0     1 5 3 0.6 3 21
37 Murray, Jeff 10 34 3.4 19 1.9 53 5.3 16 1.6 94 9.4     12 26 3 0.3 3 21
8 O'Halloran, David 24 193 8.0 124 5.2 317 13.2 95 4.0 0 0.0     35 36 5 0.2 3 33
42 Paton, Ian 20 131 6.6 62 3.1 193 9.7 69 3.5 27 1.4     24 44 14 0.7 10 94
10 Polkinghorne, David 24 223 9.3 130 5.4 353 14.7 69 2.9 0 0.0     34 43 1 0.0 6 12
13 Rice, Leon 4 5 1.3 2 0.5 7 1.8 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 2 0 0.0 0 0
22 Rowlings, Barry 13 165 12.7 60 4.6 225 17.3 29 2.2 1 0.1     13 25 15 1.2 13 103
4 Russo, Peter 11 124 11.3 38 3.5 162 14.7 27 2.5 0 0.0     23 32 13 1.2 13 91
23 Scott, Don 24 221 9.2 140 5.8 361 15.0 80 3.3 438 18.3     83 125 15 0.6 20 110
40 Scott, Mark 1 4 4.0 2 2.0 6 6.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     0 3 3 3.0 0 18
17 Tuck, Michael 25 490 19.6 134 5.4 624 25.0 89 3.6 18 0.7     77 89 18 0.7 25 133
16 Wallace, Terry 25 323 12.9 128 5.1 451 18.0 52 2.1 2 0.1     69 46 7 0.3 8 50
45 Walter, Richard 10 43 4.3 27 2.7 70 7.0 24 2.4 64 6.4     12 23 9 0.9 3 57
12 Welsh, Peter 1 2 2.0 1 1.0 3 3.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 1 1
21 Wilton, Nick 1 2 2.0 0 0.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 500 5628 11.3 1870 3.7 7498 15.0 1632 3.3 724 1.4     945 1115 409 0.8 349 2803
 

Footnotes

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