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Key Facts

Full name
Les Hawken

Known as
Les Hawken

Born
9 June 1949 (age 73)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 320d
Last game: 25y 76d

Height and weight
Height: 192 cm
Weight: 99 kg

Senior clubs
Hawthorn

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 18

Les Hawken

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
HawthornV/AFL1970-1972, 19746530.0568%10.881.743.941
Total1970-1972, 19746530.0568%10.881.743.941

AFL: 8,249th player to appear, 3,533rd most games played, 7,293rd most goals kickedHawthorn: 603rd player to appear, 220th most games played, 530th most goals kicked

Les Hawken was a tall (192cm), hefty (99kg) permanent back pocket who specialised in manning up on the opposing team’s resting ruckmen. He hailed from Trafalgar, and played 65 VFL games for Hawthorn from 1970 to 1974, kicking three goals. He lined up in his customary back pocket position for the Hawks in their 1971 grand final defeat of St Kilda. He rounded off his career in the NWFU with Cooee.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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