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Want to go to the 2019 Toyota AFL Grand Final?

We’ve got TWO iincredible opportunities to WIN a money can’t buy experience at the 2019 Toyota AFL Grand Final!

To enter, share with us your most iincredible Hawthorn memory and tell us why you and your mates need to be at the 2019 Toyota AFL Grand Final. You can enter a picture, words, or both: however you rally behind our boys in brown and gold, we want to know!

This competition closes at 11:59PM AET on 16 September 2019, so don’t miss out! See T&C’s for more info.

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1. iiNet Limited (ABN 48 068 628 937) of 63-65 Waterloo Road Macquarie Park, Sydney NSW 2113 (“we” or “us”) are responsible for conducting the Hawthorn Grand Final Experience Competition” (“the Competition”).

2. By entering into this Competition you agree to these Terms and Conditions.

3. A copy of these Terms and Conditions can be read at https://blog.iinet.net.au/ hawks-grand-final-experience-competition/

Competition Period

4. The Competition commences at 00:01 AM AEST on Monday 26th August 2019 and closes at 11:59 PM AEST on Monday 16th September 2019 (“Competition Period”).

5. Entries must be received by us within the Competition Period.

Conditions of Entry

6. Entry is open to Australian residents aged eighteen (18) years old or over at the date of entry. Employees (and their immediate family) of iiNet Limited, Hawthorn Football Club and the TPG Telecom Group are ineligible to enter.

7. To enter the Competition you must comment on one of the Competition posts on iiNet’s Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page during the Competition Period and share with us your most iincredible Hawthorn memory and tell us why you and your mates need to be at the 2019 Toyota AFL Grand Final. (“Entry”).

8. You can enter as many times as you like during the Competition Period, just make sure your account settings allow us to see your post.

9. An Entrant may win a maximum of one Prize.

10. You agree to abide by Facebook’s, Instagram’s & Twitter’s terms of use. You can see the terms for Facebook at facebook.com/legal/terms, Instagram at https://help.instagram.com/478745558852511, & Twitter at https://twitter.com/tos/.

11. You warrant that each Entry is an original work created solely by you, that the Entry does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity and that no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the Entry.

12. We reserve the right to check the validity of all Entries and to disqualify you if we reasonably believe that your entry does not comply with these Terms and Conditions or the Entry process has been tampered with.

13. Entries that are considered, in our absolute discretion, to be incomplete, incomprehensible, unlawful, defamatory, abusive, obscene, sexist, racist or otherwise inappropriate will be deemed invalid and rejected. We reserve the right to provide law enforcement bodies with the objectionable Entry and the Entrant’s personal information.

How to Win

14. The Competition is a game of skill. Chance plays no part in determining the winner[s]. Each Entry will be judged according to its originality and creativity.

15. The top Entry (“First Prize Winner”) determined by us to be the most original and creative from the Entries received during the Competition Period will win six (6) Grand Final Experience tickets to the 2019 Toyota AFL Grand Final on the 28th September 2019, six (6) signed 2019 Hawthorn Football Club Guernseys, and a 2019 Cyril Rioli Career Tribute home Guernsey boxed Memorabilia (collectively “First Prize”). First Prize is valued at approximately $14,495 incl GST.

16. The Entry (“Second Prize Winner”) determined by us to be the next most original and creative (after the First Prize Winner) from the Entries received during the Competition Period will win four (4) Grand Final Experience tickets to the 2019 Toyota AFL Grand Final on the 28th September 2019 and one (1) Hawthorn Decade of Dominance 2008-2018 Facsimile Signed Lithograph (collectively “Second Prize”). Second Prize is valued at approximately $7,695 incl GST.

17. All the Winners will be determined at Level 1, 502 Hay Street Subiaco WA 6008 on Tuesday 17th September 2019 at 10am AEST.

18. The Winners will be notified on Tuesday 17th September 2019. A Winner must claim their Prize by 5pm AEST on the 23rd September 2019 or they will forfeit the Prize and will no longer be a Winner. The Entry judged by us to be the next best Entry will become the winner (“Replacement Winner”). If the Replacement Winner does not claim their Prize within two (2) business days of our notification, that Replacement Winner will forfeit their Prize.

19. If a Prize is forfeited by a winner (for whatever reason), we may conduct further judging until a Replacement Winner is successfully contacted by us and awarded the Prize.

20. Our decision on all aspects of this Competition is final and no discussion or review will be entered into.

The Prize

21. There is a total of two (2) Prizes. The total prize pool is valued at approximately $22,190 incl GST.

22. The Prizes do not include any other costs or expenses such as accommodation or transport to and from the match. The Winners must make their own arrangements to attend the match.

23. The Prizes are awarded “as is” and is not transferable or exchangeable for cash. Any unused or unclaimed portion of a Prize will be forfeited. If any element of a Prize becomes unavailable, we reserve the right to substitute that element with another prize of equal or similar value.

24. We may require that a Winner provide acceptable identification before awarding the Prize.

25. We are not responsible for any failure or inability on the part of any Winner to redeem their Prize.

Personal Information and Intellectual Property

26. By entering this Competition you agree to us collecting, using and/or disclosing your personal information for the purposes of the competition. We will handle your personal information in accordance with our privacy statement which is available at http:www.iinet.net.au/about/legal/competitionprivacy.html.

27. You agree to us publishing your name and entry (and, if requested, a photograph of you), free of charge, in any media (including social media) for the purpose of promoting this competition and/or our products.

28. We recognise that you retain ownership of the copyright in each of your entries. You grant us a perpetual, non-exclusive, irrevocable licence to use the entry in all media

Right to amend

29. We reserve the right to suspend, cancel or modify the Competition if necessary, due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control. We will take reasonable steps to notify you of any such change.

Release

30. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions limits, excludes or modifies the consumer guarantees provided under the Competition and Consumer Act (2010) or any other statutory rights that you have that cannot lawfully be excluded.

31. To the extent permitted by law, we exclude and you irrevocably release us and our employees and contractors from, all liability for any loss or injury suffered by you in connection with your participation in the Competition or any of your activities in connection with any prize that you win as a result of your participation in the Competition, except where such loss or injury is caused by our gross negligence.

32. We are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, either caused by promotional website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or use in this Competition, or by any technical error that may occur in the course of the administration of this Competition. We are not responsible for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to or alteration of Entries.

Governing Jurisdiction

33. These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of New South Wales.

76 comments

  1. Chris Jones says:

    On September 29 of this year I’ll be looking back and remembering how iincredible it was that I actually won this competition. It will be the most iincredible memory I’ll ever have regarding the mighty Hawks! Ohhhh what a feeling that would be!! :)

    • Erin Kavanagh says:

      Chris it appears you are looking into the future there!

      Be sure to comment on one of the competition posts on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram page to ensure that your entry is valid. You can enter here on Facebook – https://bit.ly/2NEFMMW.

      – Erin

  2. Bill Leaver says:

    2015 – My first Grand Final. A great experience and have good memories of the day and took some nice pics. Hopefully (but unlikely as I’m an Eagles supporter) I’ll win this and be there to see the same two teams but with a different result.

    • Erin Kavanagh says:

      Hi Bill,

      What a great Grand Final memory! To give yourself the best opportunity of being at this years Grand Final, be sure to comment on one of the competition posts on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram page to ensure that your entry is valid. You can enter here on Facebook – https://bit.ly/2NEFMMW. Good luck!

      – Erin

  3. Ivan Battista says:

    It was in Round 18 1988 that Dermott Brereton ran through the Essendon huddle.

    The margin in the Waverley encounter had been less than a goal at every change, but just before three-quarter time Jason Dunstall was about to shoot to give Hawthorn a 10-point lead. At the same time, Brereton was having a light-hearted tussle with Essendon’s Billy Duckworth, which somehow prompted the umpire to take the ball off Dunstall. Incensed, Brereton ran through the gathering Essendon huddle.

    His actions, and a stirring three-quarter time address from coach Alan Joyce, produced the desired result as Hawthorn kicked 5.5 to 2.1 in the last quarter to win by 26 points – 12.16.88 to 9.8.62.
    My son who is 12 years old and would love experience to see a Grand Final we have ever been to one

    • Erin Kavanagh says:

      Hi Ivan,

      This is a fantastic memory! We’d love for you to share it on one of the competition posts on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram page to ensure that your entry is valid. You can enter here on Facebook – https://bit.ly/2NEFMMW.

      – Erin

  4. alison fitzgerald says:

    Thats not fair, we go for the giants…. :(

  5. My first ever live Hawks game was the 2008 Grand Final (enough said), which as a Hawks fan was a water shed moment of the dynasty to come. My son just did first year of AusKick and I want to share a similar grand final experience with him.

    • Erin Kavanagh says:

      Hi Eason,

      What a great memory! Be sure to comment on one of the competition posts on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram page to ensure that your entry is valid. You can enter here on Facebook – https://bit.ly/2NEFMMW. Good luck!

      – Erin

  6. David Atkinson says:

    My first grand final was the 2008 which I attend with a mate. However I broke my wrist the night before. My mate was supposed to be working at the Singapore F1 but her called in sick for qualifying and caught a plane to Melbourne instead to attend the Grand final. We watch the whole game and he returned back to Singapore after the game in time to attend the Singapore F1 and I managed to get back to Sydney where I was living at the time to get my wrist plastered. Was still the best day of my life.
    I need to go back to share the experience with my mate as he got the tickets for us at the time and I have never been able to return the favour.

  7. Don Bolton says:

    The best memory I have are the Essendon Hawthorn Grand Finals in the eighties when Essendon won Go Bombers

  8. Brian Erskine says:

    In 2015 my son in law and his family, my son and his family and my second son in law and his family all came to my place to watch the Grand Final. Me being a St Kilda supporter had to watch the growing excitement of 6 adults and nine grandchildren, all Hawks supporters win the Grand Final.
    Wouldn’t it be great to take some of the family to a Grand Final!

  9. Huub Sanders says:

    GO EAGLES, WEST COAST EAGLES, WE FLYING HIGH

  10. vincent mennilli says:

    Dear iinet, thanks for this amazing lifetime opportunity. No money could pay for an experience like this with my son at the 2019 Grand final. My young son has been living away interstate for 2 years for work.It is hard to catch up and spend quality time. All he loves is his family and football. This would bring tears to my eyes.

  11. my most memorable moment is when Tom Hawkins kicked the winning goal after the siren on a Friday night against Hawthorn. Magic

  12. Michael Midson says:

    I have witnessed the hawks rising to grand finalists and winners over the last 10 years and supported them in Tasmania. Their tourist support and determination to help the Hawks expand has been exciting and shows what a legend this team has become in Tasmania. in the last e weeks the Hawks have set a standard by beating last years premiers by sheer determination and desire to project the Hawks desire to set a high standard.What a team that excites us all.

  13. peter rowlands says:

    The people I would take have not been to a grand final in they life

  14. Anthony says:

    My first finals experience was the 2008 run of glory we had. The mighty hawks.. I went to every home game that year and every final leading up to the big game, everyone told me I was crazy to think of the impossible that firstly we wouldn’t make the final, secondly if we did I wouldn’t be lucky enough to go and thirdly we weren’t going to win. I was so nervous because of how hard it would be to get a ticket. But somehow my dad got 2 and he single handily turned that into the best day of my life. The ferocious contests the passion the drama the crowd. All that mixed in with everyone’s love for the game made it the greatest moment of my life. Since then I have not been as so lucky to be apart of another grand final. Yes the hawks aren’t in it this year but it’s not the winning that I miss we have had a lot of success, it’s the finals experience that I’m longing for, and with your help you can get me to where I need to be.

  15. Jason Knights says:

    Best memory is the 2008 grand final, went with my Dad who is a cats man and were in the hawks cheer squad area behind the goals. It was his & mine first ever Grand final to attend and we were not expected to win.

  16. Derek Brill says:

    In 1976 at age 14, I attended my first grandfinal at the MCG. Peter Crimmons, former skipper,lay dying in hospital with cancer but held on for the premiership victory. Peter Knights, the legendary centre-half back, was a veritable wall in defence and remains my clearest memory of the game. Also recall that half the crowd refused to stand for the national anthem, given the double disolution, some months before.

  17. Michael Hynes says:

    The 1961 VFL Grand Final between the Footscray Football Club and Hawthorn Football Club on 23 September 1961. The match, attended by 107,935 spectators, was won by Hawthorn by a margin of 43 points, marking that club’s first premiership victory

  18. Robert Mulder says:

    Living in North Queensland i realy have not had a chance to experiance AFL live so winning this comp would be an absolute memory of a lifetime. Also being an older person of 66 years don`t think i will get many more chances. to get that Toyota Feeling along with iiNet.

  19. Ron Rooks says:

    I am 85 years old and for many reasons i have never had the opportunity to go to an AFL grand final. It would be the moment of a lifetime to go to the MCG with my son who despite living out of Victoria, attends as many Carlton games as he can, with his son.

    It would be just wonderful to go to just ond grandfinal. Her’s hoping.

  20. Graeme Reed says:

    I have been a hawks supporter since I was 7, living in the west, I unlike most of my friends didn’t jump onto the Eagles in 1986
    We have a running joke in our family that I was the one who came up with the nickname of the general for the legendary Luke Hodge
    We watched the 2008 season and just witnessed what he actually did in directing the back line
    My son knows that I was the first person to actually call him the general but just can’t admit it, it just keeps getting bigger each year

  21. Peter Zeitz says:

    Elimination final 2007 Hawthorn vs Adelaide
    A very close match all day.
    With only a minute or two from the final siren. Hawthorn need a goal to get back in front. Buddy Franklin takes a mark at fifty. He goes back and slots the goal with ease, and the TV shows a close up of the crowd on the outer side. When the goal is kicked the whole crowd goes up as one. It is enough to raise goose bumps on any football supporter. Pure Elation !!
    …..and Hawthorn win the Elimination final.
    An amazing finish.

  22. Alex Peacock says:

    It has been a dream since I was a kid to watch a grand final but i never got there. It would be a great experience and I would thank you so much if I got those tickets. Thanks

  23. Terry Feltham says:

    Hi Great Prizes. I’d like to have a shot at it for my cousin who as a Vietnam Vet (lost most of two legs and most of his right arm [DAvid Mackenzie] finds it almost impossible to venture to the MCG as his movement on this prosthetics is not strong. Best

    Terry Feltham

  24. A L C says:

    PETR HUDSON BEING KNOCKED SENSLESS IN FIRST QUARTER OF GRAND FINAL IN LATE SIXTIES AND AS A RESULT PLAYED THE REST OF GAME WITH SEVER CONCUSSION AND WAS UNABLE TO KICK ANY GOALS AND ALSO UNABLE TO BREAK SEASON GOALS KICKED
    WHAT A LEGEND, SPOKE TO HIM ONCE OR TWICE SOCIALLY AND HE WAS AN EVEN BETTER MAN THAN FOOTBALLER
    THE HAWKS BREED THEM GOOD!!

  25. Nat Frost says:

    Growing up in a very small country town four hours from the closest city in WA, we were always so far away and too small to warrant anyone famous coming to our town. Not so for two retired Hawthorn players – John Platen and Dipper. They came to visit our local footy team and then attend a community dinner. At dinner we learned so much about their days playing for Hawthorn and even though they were in strong West Coast Eagles territory by the end of the night I was not the only converted Hawthorn fan. What an amazing club that produces amazing players and amazing leaders.

  26. Carmen says:

    Just to see Johnny Platten at Waverley Oval was exciting & memorable…. Time has moved on and so has Hawthorn. An outstanding club that keeps on producing champions which stay together.

  27. Kim Riseley says:

    i have been a hawthorn supporter for the past 40 years and never had the pleasure of attending a grand final.

  28. Glenn says:

    I’ve got 2

    Leigh Matthews breaking Neville Bruns jaw. Changed football forever

    Dermott Brereton being hit by Mark Yeates in the first minute of the Grand Final and playing on for the rest of the game with broken ribs. (One tough mother)

  29. Nancy Wu says:

    I would like to watch this excellent match

  30. Daniel McCallion says:

    I get on to Facebook but where and how do I enter this competition.

  31. lee says:

    Whilst in the Navy, I was at sea during the 2012 GF. We were sailing right on the footprint of foxtel coverage and the game woas dropping in and out on the tv. I was shattered during the last quarter when eqch time the tv would drop out and come back, it was evident the swans were going to win. 2013 rolls around, I’m in holiday in the states doing everything I can to watch the finals series. We make the GF and I book tickets to melb to just be at fed square to watch. Morning of GF a mate calls me and asks if I want a ticket to the game. Bang. I’m there, 100,000 people and the Hawks get up in my first ever GF.

  32. Mick Masters says:

    The only good thing about Hawthorn is the number of ex Crows and Port players in the side

  33. Pastor John Timms. says:

    We have watched Grand finals for many years,
    but living in West Australia, have not had the privilege to attend one. Here is hoping. as time is running out!

  34. Stuart Gray says:

    I live in Perth and my son in-law is an eagles member and couldn’t go to the game last week at Optus so he gave me his seat . I wasn’t confident but put my hawks gear on and prepared to enter the Eagles members area surrounded by footballs finest experts in blue and yellow .
    Well from the first quarter the Hawks took the crowd out of the equation and they were left silent with me amongst them the only one cheering and smiling . On the train home all the other hawks supporters became visable and the eagles fans wore the defeat very well . Knowing they had done enough this season to get another chance .

  35. David JOHNS says:

    Quite a few years ago I had the pleasure of teaching Isaac Smith in Young, NSW. A beautiful, sincere young man who dreamed to one day play at the highest level in AFL. He achieved this and the look on his face – prior to kick off for his 1st Grand final – priceless! Joy, disbelief, pride and the realization that with confidence, motivation and surrounded by those who love and believe in you- anything is possible! What a role model – AFL can bring the very best out of anyone!!

  36. Mark says:

    I love the hawks so much my favourite moments are when they won four premiership in a row

  37. Sysipus says:

    Strewth! I hate to be a killjoy but AFL is not the game played by real men from
    Queensland. So I’m am not interested in the prize but if I win give my tickets to the Salvation Army to give to one of the needy.

  38. How do you pick a favourite moment, its like asking to pick a favourite child. Seeing the 3-peat with wife & children was excellent, but being at our home in Canberra (Manuka Oval) in the historic game in the snow this year watching that great win was up there too!!

  39. neville densley says:

    1989 Grand Final.

    Only one sentence needed.

    Hawthorn’s win under the weight of serious injuries to some players was the most courageous effort by an AFL/VFL team in history.

  40. john says:

    hi can I win this great prize please

  41. Warren Williams says:

    What a wonderful offer thank you iinet. I have used iinet for the past 2 years and have found the service to be excellent thank you. I would love to attend the AFL Grand Final as I have only been to the MCG once before and it is a fantastic venue. My fondest recollection of Hawthorn goes back to 1975 with John Kennedy’s famous speech “Do. Don’t think, Mick, don’t hope. Do. At least you can come off and say, ‘I did this, I shepherded, I played on. At least I did something for the sake of the side. Do. Act. Don’t think, act.”

  42. Kathryn Bellini says:

    Travelling to Launceston to see Hawthorn’s first home game in Tasmania.

  43. Ajwad Halimeh says:

    The most memorable moment or moments is when Hawthorne beats the Crows.

  44. Phil Davey says:

    Being a long time hawks fan has been a treat. And by far the best experience was the 13,14,15 premierships! Loved it

  45. Mitch says:

    Issac Smith 2017… just doing what hawthorn champions do

  46. Michael Hutchinson says:

    The best hawks memory I have is that unbelievable hodge goal from 2015 I remember sitting at home can in hand and when he kicked that off a step I covered myself in beer in amazement. All I’ve ever wanted was to go to the grand final just once in my life it’s everything I’ve ever dreamed of!

  47. Marj says:

    I’m a eagles support – hawthorn broke my heart when they beat the eagles on the 24th August- but they played better

  48. Anthony Ramsay says:

    I wood love to go

  49. Ryan Lloyd says:

    Would have to be at home watching 2008 grand final. After my daughter was born only few weeks earlier, who also now mad hawks fan lol. Seeing Crawford really enjoying his last game on the hallowed MCG, very special way to go out for an absolute champion of the hawthorn football club. #AlwaysHawthorn. That’s what I’m talking about!!!!!!

  50. Jody P says:

    Would love to soak up the atmosphere of a Grand Final

  51. Jaxon says:

    Never really been a huge fan of the sport but I certainly love a good atmosphere

  52. Brent Richmond says:

    Can I say my favourite Hawthorn memory is when Collingwood beat them in the 2011 preliminary final?!
    Much better memory than the following week when the pies were torn apart by Geelong :(

  53. Jamie says:

    Taking my son to his first hawthorn game watching Cyril kick 5 goals to come back from behind and beat Fremantle. :)

  54. James says:

    The AFL Grand Final 2015, was one of the greatest games i’ve ever watched. The defining moment for me was in the 3rd quarter, where Luke Hodge was given the ball where the 50 meets the boundary line, ( a really tight angle to kick a goal from) but that’s exactly what he did. Most perfect checkside kick i have ever seen. The ball curled into the goal and the crowd erupted. So did i.

  55. Went to the Sydney vs Bulldogs game fantastic win to see a side worked hard during the year and see History Made.

  56. Have been an HFC supporter/member for more than 50 years. Without doubt the most outstanding memory in all of this time was the 1989 Grand Final Vs Geelong. Brereton smashed at opening bounce by Yates. Dippers ribs broken/lung punctured by Ablett. Platten concussed in first quarter. Tucky split hand-open. Ablett kicked 9 goals/BOG and we still won! Nothing embodies Hawthorn Football Club spirit or desire more than that last day in September 1989. PS: How Does Yabbie Jeans compare with Clarko?

  57. Campbell Wilson says:

    My best hawthorn memory is my old football coach is a mad hawthorn supporter and when I went down to the 2012 grand final as a Sydney supporter he thought I was mad and said it was a waste of time that Sydney would never win. The look on his face when I saw him next was priceless.

  58. My best Hawthorn memory was the 2008 Grand Final where the Hawks beat Geelong. Shane Crawford finally won a much deserved premiership as a great captain and champion of the game. This topped off a wonderful career in football.

  59. Peter says:

    Buddy Franklin’s 2010 goal of the year; Buddy’s sublimely surreal read of the fall of the ball off the contest against Hooker to start the run, and his tight angle kick to finish was incredible

    Franklin’s recent goal involved a tinge of good fortune from the initial bounces of the ball before he gathered it, and the amount of his distance he carried in-between the bounces will always be a talking point.

  60. Peter Earl says:

    In 1972 l was working for Hawthorn FC in a voluntary position of Secretary/Manager of the Under 19’s and Under 17’s. The Under 17’s won the Premiership and were on an end of season trip to Bondi Beach in Sydney and l was up there and had to fly back to Essendon Airport for the Under 19 Grand Final. The game was played in front of 70,000 Richmond/Carlton fans who had a drawn game the previous week. We won the Premiership and partied hard in the MCG rooms before a taxi back to Essendon then flew to Sydney before the Senior game finished. Memories of 2 Premierships at one club within 3 weeks LASTS FOREVER..GO HAWKS

  61. Cody Lane says:

    Despite there being an enormous amount of memories and successes that this great club of ours created, for me it is undoubtedly when Lance Franklin kicked his 100th goal against Carlton at Docklands in 2008. I ran on the ground that day and it was great to celebrate an incredible milestone with Buddy and the rest of the Hawthorn faithful that day. It was history in the making as there hasn’t been a player kick 100 goals since and we may not see it again for a long time with the way modern football is played. I would love to go to the Grand Final as I have only ever been once and that was when we lost to Sydney in 2012 and it broke my heart. I couldn’t get tickets to any of our 3 flags and with mates of mine teams looking likely to be in the Grand Final, would love to ensure they don’t miss out either.

  62. Cam Perry says:

    My favourite Hawthorn memory came from our general – Luke Hodge. While he’s not a Hawthorn player anymore, he’ll go down as one of the best hawks to don the brown and gold.
    I’ve got two memories of Hodgey I cherish most – both finals. That’s the type of player Hodge was. He was a brilliant player, but he was made for finals.

    The first memory is the 2007 Adelaide v Hawthorn elimination final. Hodgey hurt himself and was limping around the ground. What else was he doing? You bet he was barking orders and getting to stoppages. Hodgey was the kind of player who could lift a team and that’s exactly what he was doing whilst playing on one leg. He was delivering leadership the HAWTHORN WAY – one for all and all for one.

    My next memory is the 2008 Grand Final. Hodge’s ribs were hurt from the previous final against St Kilda when Hodge; our general, again hurt himself.
    Hodge lined up against Matty Stokes of Geelong and straight away the small forward starting getting into Hodge’s ribs. What did Hodge do? The man lifted his arms and welcomed Stokes’ jabs. Hodge had come to play – and boy oh boy did he! Of course he won the Norm Smith – again by leading our team to victory with courage and brown and gold passion.

    Hodge may be gone but he is never forgotten.

  63. Love to take my wife to the GrandFinal as an indigenous man it’s great to see more culture at many games that’s I’m talking about it.

  64. Ross Bianco says:

    My greatest memory of hawthorn glory was the 1989 Grand Final no other Grand Final has come close since the heroic effort of Dermott in the open bounce being cleaned up by Yeates at the centre bounce , then to continue and kick some telling goals in the first qtr showed the pure tenacity of the side regardless what the cats threw at them despite kicking 9 goals it still wasn’t enough to stem the tied , also Dipper played with a punctured lung ???
    Absolutely amazing effort an amazing club!!!!
    That has gone from strength to strength with Clarkson and absolute genius , no Buddy they have achieved greatness winning a threpete !!!!
    Forget Brisbane in their prime with 3 brownlow medillists in their sides Clarko has made good ordinary players in the premiership champions that will be recognised through the ages !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  65. Jeff Fowler says:

    Watching Hawthorn beat Fremantle in the 2013 Grand Final.

    I just love being beaten by a superior side.

    Yes that’s right I just love being BEATEN that’s why I BARRACK for FREMANTLE.

    I need to take my FREO Mates (aka as the docker maniacs) to a Grand Final so that we can try and understand what all the fuss about winning one is really all about.

    Go the Dockers !!!

  66. Andrew Gillespie says:

    Last time I watched the Hawks win the GF I was in a dodgy bar in Zurich Switzerland 2013 at about 4:00am in the morning enjoying an ‘Aussie’ breakfast with a bunch of fun drunk foreigners. Time has now changed…now I would love to take my 9 year old footy obsessed son to the Mighty grand final for an amazing experience !!!!!

  67. Alysia says:

    I would love to go to the 2019 grand final so hubby who is tigers can experience the day. And it’s good fun to dress up.

  68. Brendan Devlin says:

    Those trips down to Geelong and coming home victors; a Dunstall-less hawks holding on in 1995, watching Harford’s late snap from behind him in the outer in 1999 and the seeing the boys come of age in 2006 when we last had the pleasure of venturing down the highway. The feeling of hawthorn winning when in the minority crowd wise is amazing and certainly up there in as good as experiences I’ve had at the footy.

  69. Losing Hawthorn Grand Finals is my FRUSTRATION:
    Seeing 7 flags live, most notably the 1989 premiership win was my SALVATION;
    Being President of the Hawthorn Cheer Squad in 1989, the club’s first back to back flags was total Hawthorn DOMINATION;
    Tucky, Ayres, Platten and the injured Dipper – what an INSPIRATION;
    Reliving this special day in my Hawks memorabilia room at home – total JUBILATION;
    Many other great memories include my kids signed up as Hawthorn members at 1 week old, the “Operation Payback ” where we squashed the proposed merger with Melbourne, and Dad taking me to Princess Park to see the Hawks in the late 70s and early 80s – a major CELEBRATION;
    The 2019 Grand Final will be my family and friends ultimate iiNet sporting DESTINATION!!

  70. Adelaide Kosovich says:

    2014, the year my son was born and the year hawks went back to back. Would love to experience GF at the MCG it would be a another dream come true.

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