The Hawthorn Football Club, nicknamed the Hawks, is a professional Australian rules football club in the Australian Football League (AFL). The club, founded in 1902, is the youngest of the Victorian-based teams in the AFL. The team play in brown and gold vertically striped guernseys. The club’s Latin motto is spectemur agendo, the English translation being “By our deeds we shall be known”.
The Hawks’ origins are in the inner-eastern Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn and also at Glenferrie Oval, the club’s former administrative and training base and social club. Matches, however, have not been played there since 1973. In 2006, Hawthorn’s training and administration facilities were relocated to Waverley Park in the middle of the club’s major supporter base in Melbourne’s outer-eastern region. Since 2007 Hawthorn have played four games a year at their second ground of York Park in Launceston, Tasmania, with the remaining games played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the club’s current playing home ground.
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- ‘We want the physicality’: players AFL players say they are second-guessing themselves at contests and will scrap bumping from their games for fear of being suspended.
- Hawks re-sign Roughead HAWK Jarryd Roughead has inked a two-year contract extension to stay at the club until the end of 2016.
- Europe jaunt for winged Hawks HAWTHORN knee victims Matthew Suckling and Alex Woodward will continue their rehabilitation in Europe over the next month.
- We should be 7-0: Hodge HAWTHORN has survived the toughest opening draw in the AFL but skipper Luke Hodge says the Hawks’ could be even better placed.
- Hodge leads Hawks to victory ALASTAIR Clarkson said in the lead-up to last night’s Grand Final replay his players had expunged their pain in the fortnight or so after the loss.
- Rough night for Sydney Swans VIDEO: FORGET Grand Final redemption.That can only happen on the last Saturday in September.
- Evans turns up heat on goal review UPDATE: AFL football operations boss Mark Evans will seek a please explain from the umpiring department after the latest goal review blunder.
- LIVE: Saturday night footy FOLLOW all the action from tonight’s blockbusters featuring Hawthorn, Sydney, Collingwood and Fremantle.
- So why aren’t the Hawks sleepless? CAMERON Ling seemingly has the perfect life: three premierships, a young family, a TV commentary job. So why does the 2008 Grand Final still haunt him?
- History not on Hawks’ agenda tonight HAWTHORN insists tonight’s Grand Final rematch with Sydney won’t open old wounds.
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