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Key Facts

Full name
Frederick Hawking

Known as
Fred Hawking

Born
22 September 1909

Died
8 September 1988 (aged 78)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 221d
Last game: 31y 251d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 17

Fred Hawking

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
GeelongV/AFL1932-1938, 1941102180.1864%19.225.287
Total1932-1938, 1941102180.1864%19.225.287

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,872nd player to appear, 2,318th most games played, 3,818th most goals kickedGeelong: 369th player to appear, 163rd most games played, 310th most goals kicked

Tall, lithe and slim, Fred Hawking, who was recruited from Mooroopna, was a top ranking wingman or centreman for Geelong in 102 VFL games from 1932 to 1938, and in 1941. He was excellent overhead, extremely quick, and his low, raking drop kicks to team mates on the forward line were renowned features of his play. He won the Cats' best and fairest award in 1935 and, with 17 kicks, five marks and seven handballs, made a significant contribution to the 1937 Grand Final defeat of Collingwood. Hawking represented the VFL in the interstate arena on three occasions.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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