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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

CEO
Wanless, D.A; Becker, Peter

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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1979 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Hawthorn's 1979 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Hawthorn 3.48.911.1314.19 103 LOST St. Kilda 4.49.713.1119.14 128 -25 MOO Apr 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H Hawthorn 2.84.1211.1913.24 102 LOST Collingwood 3.49.1015.1319.18 132 -30 PRI Apr 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H Hawthorn 4.612.614.1318.15 123 WON Geelong 0.45.88.1411.17 83 40 PRI Apr 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Hawthorn 7.211.618.929.15 189 WON South Melbourne 5.18.412.515.5 95 94 VFL Apr 25 (Wed, 2:10) Scores
5 A Hawthorn 1.27.615.924.17 161 WON Richmond 4.46.710.1211.16 82 79 MCG May 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H Hawthorn 5.88.913.1016.12 108 LOST Carlton 4.19.718.1025.18 168 -60 PRI May 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A Hawthorn 0.80.147.1711.24 90 LOST Fitzroy 2.68.1312.1414.18 102 -12 JUN May 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H Hawthorn 7.210.613.1417.18 120 WON Melbourne 1.24.125.1410.17 77 43 PRI May 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Hawthorn 7.310.313.816.12 108 LOST Essendon 6.110.412.817.14 116 -8 PRI Jun 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A Hawthorn 3.28.617.1023.18 156 WON North Melbourne 5.210.512.716.9 105 51 SCG Jun 10 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
11 H Hawthorn 1.24.512.615.10 100 LOST Footscray 3.36.78.915.11 101 -1 PRI Jun 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 H Hawthorn 2.46.813.1319.18 132 WON St. Kilda 5.66.98.913.15 93 39 PRI Jun 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Hawthorn 1.12.34.138.16 64 LOST Collingwood 6.015.617.1325.19 169 -105 VIC Jun 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Hawthorn 3.46.810.1010.14 74 LOST South Melbourne 4.46.510.913.11 89 -15 LAK Jul 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A Hawthorn 3.44.59.1111.13 79 WON Geelong 4.29.610.1111.12 78 1 VFL Jul 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Hawthorn 5.38.610.1314.20 104 LOST Richmond 5.18.715.1018.11 119 -15 PRI Jul 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Hawthorn 2.35.510.712.11 83 LOST Carlton 3.34.1211.1715.21 111 -28 PRI Jul 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Hawthorn 4.68.612.1015.14 104 LOST Fitzroy 1.34.137.1715.25 115 -11 PRI Aug 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A Hawthorn 1.26.610.1014.11 95 WON Melbourne 6.57.107.188.25 73 22 VFL Aug 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Hawthorn 2.44.95.1210.14 74 WON Essendon 4.55.127.169.16 70 4 WIN Aug 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Hawthorn 3.73.114.137.18 60 LOST North Melbourne 2.68.1315.1924.21 165 -105 PRI Aug 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A Hawthorn 5.65.119.1614.19 103 WON Footscray 3.26.37.99.11 65 38 WES Sep 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1979 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
35 Ablett, Kevin 12 110 9.2 32 2.7 142 11.8 21 1.8 0 0.0     12 32 18 1.5 8 116
2 Ablett, Geoff 16 231 14.4 67 4.2 298 18.6 46 2.9 0 0.0     26 27 11 0.7 24 90
7 Ayres, Gary 10 72 7.2 26 2.6 98 9.8 19 1.9 1 0.1     7 15 11 1.1 12 78
27 De Wolde, Alle 21 227 10.8 79 3.8 306 14.6 37 1.8 0 0.0     50 28 1 0.0 1 7
9 DiPierdomenico, Robert 15 170 11.3 87 5.8 257 17.1 49 3.3 1 0.1     31 36 1 0.1 2 8
26 Eade, Rodney 21 317 15.1 70 3.3 387 18.4 48 2.3 0 0.0     39 32 9 0.4 6 60
38 Emery, Steve 5 39 7.8 24 4.8 63 12.6 15 3.0 0 0.0     4 3 0 0.0 0 0
19 Goad, Allan 12 108 9.0 49 4.1 157 13.1 20 1.7 1 0.1     11 27 11 0.9 12 78
1 Goss Jnr, Norm 18 280 15.6 110 6.1 390 21.7 36 2.0 1 0.1     47 48 29 1.6 15 189
25 Hendrie, John 19 246 12.9 72 3.8 318 16.7 108 5.7 0 0.0     29 50 23 1.2 31 169
39 Jones, Bernie 6 24 4.0 17 2.8 41 6.8 11 1.8 54 9.0     10 11 1 0.2 3 9
34 Kennedy Jnr, John 17 180 10.6 71 4.2 251 14.8 51 3.0 0 0.0     43 26 1 0.1 1 7
30 King, Tony 4 25 6.3 2 0.5 27 6.8 7 1.8 0 0.0     0 2 3 0.8 5 23
24 Knights, Peter 11 143 13.0 54 4.9 197 17.9 53 4.8 13 1.2     24 24 10 0.9 7 67
14 Martello, Alan 6 67 11.2 9 1.5 76 12.7 20 3.3 17 2.8     9 22 7 1.2 3 45
3 Matthews, Leigh 13 237 18.2 100 7.7 337 25.9 55 4.2 0 0.0     25 48 30 2.3 25 205
20 McCarthy, Michael 8 54 6.8 24 3.0 78 9.8 25 3.1 10 1.3     5 9 7 0.9 6 48
18 McFaull, Brendan 2 11 5.5 4 2.0 15 7.5 2 1.0 12 6.0     4 3 1 0.5 2 8
6 Moncrieff, Michael 15 122 8.1 28 1.9 150 10.0 61 4.1 5 0.3     24 39 45 3.0 35 305
33 Moore, Terry 14 120 8.6 34 2.4 154 11.0 53 3.8 169 12.1     26 22 8 0.6 8 56
15 Moore, Kelvin 22 265 12.0 48 2.2 313 14.2 103 4.7 0 0.0     39 39 7 0.3 7 49
43 Murnane, Peter 20 226 11.3 108 5.4 334 16.7 46 2.3 0 0.0     36 28 16 0.8 15 111
8 O'Halloran, David 18 174 9.7 92 5.1 266 14.8 77 4.3 1 0.1     27 27 6 0.3 4 40
42 Paton, Ian 15 130 8.7 46 3.1 176 11.7 65 4.3 21 1.4     24 27 3 0.2 4 22
11 Polkinghorne, Robert 4 20 5.0 8 2.0 28 7.0 4 1.0 0 0.0     6 5 0 0.0 1 1
10 Polkinghorne, David 20 188 9.4 111 5.6 299 15.0 48 2.4 1 0.1     37 35 3 0.2 4 22
13 Rice, Leon 1 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
4 Russo, Peter 12 121 10.1 55 4.6 176 14.7 17 1.4 0 0.0     25 23 12 1.0 10 82
23 Scott, Don 14 111 7.9 88 6.3 199 14.2 52 3.7 183 13.1     49 71 15 1.1 7 97
17 Tuck, Michael 22 419 19.0 126 5.7 545 24.8 68 3.1 17 0.8     80 81 20 0.9 27 147
44 Turner, Mark 9 122 13.6 45 5.0 167 18.6 21 2.3 0 0.0     25 22 2 0.2 5 17
16 Wallace, Terry 21 299 14.2 113 5.4 412 19.6 41 2.0 2 0.1     48 45 7 0.3 7 49
45 Walter, Richard 2 7 3.5 3 1.5 10 5.0 3 1.5 12 6.0     1 2 2 1.0 0 12
53 Wilkinson, Robert 6 36 6.0 20 3.3 56 9.3 14 2.3 26 4.3     12 10 4 0.7 2 26
21 Wilton, Nick 9 70 7.8 27 3.0 97 10.8 24 2.7 8 0.9     15 14 6 0.7 3 39
Totals 440 4972 11.3 1849 4.2 6821 15.5 1320 3.0 555 1.3     850 933 330 0.8 302 2282
 

Footnotes

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