2016 Hawthorn Football Club season

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Hawthorn Football Club
2016 season
PresidentAndrew Newbold
(until 2 February 2016)
Richard Garvey
(from 2 February 2016)
CoachAlastair Clarkson
Captain(s)Luke Hodge
Home groundMelbourne Cricket Ground
Aurora Stadium
AFL season17–5 (3rd)
Finals seriesSemi-finals
(Lost to Western Bulldogs 84–107)
Best and FairestSam Mitchell
Leading goalkickerJack Gunston (51)
Highest home attendance87,823 (Semi-final vs. Western Bulldogs)
Lowest home attendance10,121 (Round 14 vs. Gold Coast
Average home attendance41,065

The 2016 season was the Hawthorn Football Club's 92nd season in the Australian Football League and 115th overall, the 17th season playing home games at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the 16th season playing home games at Aurora Stadium, the 12th season under head coach Alastair Clarkson, and the 6th season with Luke Hodge as club captain. Hawthorn entered the season as the three-time defending AFL premiers, having won back-to-back-to-back AFL premierships.

Hawthorn improved on its 16–6 record in 2015, finishing in 3rd with a 17–5 record. The 19 point win over Carlton in round 19 clinched a finals series appearance for the 7th consecutive season. The 1 point win over Collingwood in round 23 clinched a double chance for the 6th consecutive season.

Hawthorn were defeated by Geelong 83–85 in the qualifying final. Isaac Smith had the chance to win the game with a goal after the siren but hooked the kick right of the goal. This ended a three-game finals winning streak. It was also the second consecutive season Hawthorn were defeated in the Qualifying final. Hawthorn were eliminated from the finals by the eventual premiers Western Bulldogs 84–107 in the semi-final, ending their chances of a four-peat, the second four-peat in VFL/AFL history after Collingwood (19271930), and the first four-peat in the AFL era. Hawthorn became the 6th team since the introduction of the AFL final eight system to be eliminated in straight-sets, joining Port Adelaide (2001), West Coast (2007), Geelong and Fremantle (2014), and Sydney (2015). This was the first time since 2010 Hawthorn didn't win a final, the first time since 2010 Hawthorn didn't advance to the preliminary final, and the first time since 2011 Hawthorn didn't advance to the AFL Grand Final.

Club summary[edit]

The 2016 AFL season is the 120th season of the VFL/AFL competition since its inception in 1897; having entered the competition in 1925, it was the 92nd season contested by the Hawthorn Football Club. Tasmania and iiNet continued as the club's two major sponsors, as they had done since 2006 and 2013 respectively,[1][2] while Adidas continued to manufacture the club's on-and-off field apparel, as they had done since 2013.[3] Hawthorn continued its alignment with the Box Hill Hawks Football Club in the Victorian Football League, allowing Hawthorn-listed players to play with the Box Hill Hawks when not selected in AFL matches.

Senior personnel[edit]

Alastair Clarkson continued as the club's head coach for the twelfth consecutive season, while Luke Hodge continued as the club's captain for the sixth consecutive season. Both have held their respective positions since 2005[4] and 2011,[5] respectively.

There were several changes to the coaching panel following the end of last season, the most notable of which was Brendon Bolton's departure from the club towards the end of the season to become the head coach of the Carlton Football Club.[6] On 20 October 2015, recent Richmond retiree Chris Newman joined the club as a development coach, replacing Damian Carroll who was promoted to assistant coach alongside Alastair Clarkson.[7]

On 2 February 2016, Andrew Newbold stepped down as the club's president, and was replaced in the role by vice-captain Richard Garvey.[8]

Playing list changes[edit]

The following lists all player changes between the conclusion of the 2015 season and the beginning of the 2016 season.

Trades[edit]

16 October 2015 To Hawthorn
Pick 15, 2015 AFL draft
Pick 55, 2015 AFL draft
To North Melbourne
Jed Anderson
Pick 38, 2015 AFL draft
Pick 40, 2015 AFL draft
[9]
21 October 2015 To Hawthorn
Jack Fitzpatrick
To Melbourne
Pick 94, 2015 AFL draft
22 October 2015 To Hawthorn
Pick 48, 2015 AFL draft
To Greater Western Sydney
Pick 55, 2015 AFL draft
Pick 58, 2015 AFL draft

Free Agency[edit]

Departures[edit]

Date Player Type 2016 team Deal Compensation Ref
10 October 2015 Matt Suckling UFA Western Bulldogs Signed 3-year deal End of 2nd round pick, 2015 AFL draft

Draft[edit]

AFL draft[edit]

Round Overall pick Player Recruited from ref
1 19 Ryan Burton North Adelaide
1 22 Kieran Lovell Tigers FC
3 44 Blake Hardwick Eastern Ranges

Rookie draft[edit]

Round Overall pick Player Recruited from ref
1 18 Luke Surman Norwood
2 36 Kade Stewart South Fremantle
3 52 Alex Woodward[note 1] Hawthorn
4 62 Conor Glass Derry GAA
  1. ^ Woodward was originally delisted by Hawthorn on 8 October 2015 but was re-drafted as a rookie

Retirements and delistings[edit]

Date Player 2016 team Reason Ref
6 October 2015 Brian Lake N/A Retired [10]
6 October 2015 David Hale N/A Retired [10]
8 October 2015 Sam Grimley Essendon Delisted [11]
8 October 2015 Jared Hardisty N/A Delisted [11]
8 October 2015 Jonathan Simpkin Essendon Delisted [11]

2016 player squad[edit]

2016 Hawthorn Football Club squad
Senior list Rookie list Coaching staff

Head coach

Assistant coaches


Legend:
  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice captain(s)
  • Cruz Roja.svg Long-term injury list
  • Arrow-up.png Upgraded rookie(s)
  • (vet) Veteran's list
  • (ret) Retired
  • (B) Category B rookie

Updated: 28 July 2016
Source(s): HFC Website; Coaches

Season summary[edit]

Pre-season matches[edit]

The club played three practice matches as part of the 2016 NAB Challenge, and will be played under modified pre-season rules, including nine-point goals. They finished the NAB Challenge with a record of 2–1, defeating Carlton and North Melbourne on either side of a heavy loss to Richmond.

Rd Date and local time Opponent Scores (Hawthorn's scores indicated in bold) Venue
Home Away Result
1 Thursday, 18 February (7:10 pm) Carlton 0.8.5 (53) 0.4.8 (32) Won by 21 points Aurora Stadium (H)
2 Saturday, 27 February (4:40 pm) Richmond 1.15.5 (104) 0.4.9 (33) Lost by 71 points Holm Park Recreation Reserve (A)
3 Saturday, 12 March (7:10 pm) North Melbourne 2.16.11 (125) 0.12.8 (80) Won by 45 points Etihad Stadium (H)
Source

Premiership season[edit]

Fixture summary[edit]

The full fixture was announced on 29 October 2015.[12] The Melbourne Cricket Ground once again acted as Hawthorn's primary home ground, hosting seven of the club's eleven home games, while four games were played at their secondary home ground, Aurora Stadium, in Launceston.[13] The club's four games at Aurora Stadium were against St Kilda, Fremantle, Gold Coast and Carlton in rounds 4, 8, 14 and 19 respectively,[13] while the club played the West Coast Eagles, North Melbourne, Sydney, Richmond and Melbourne twice during the regular season.[14]

For the second consecutive year, and the third in the past four years, the club opened its season with an Easter Monday clash against Geelong at the Melbourne Cricket Ground; it was also be the first time since 2011 in which it started a season with an away match,[15] and, due to the weighted rule, it was the only time the two teams met during the regular season.[16] Its first home game came the following round, when they faced the West Coast Eagles at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the 2015 AFL Grand Final rematch. Their match against Greater Western Sydney, scheduled for Round 6, was once again played at Spotless Stadium in Sydney,[17] while the club travelled to the Gabba for the first time since 2008 to take on the Brisbane Lions in the AFL's Indigenous Round.[18] In addition, the club also played consecutive Thursday night away matches against Port Adelaide and Sydney in Rounds 16 and 17 respectively, and played six Friday night matches throughout the regular season, the equal most of any club.[13][14]

Fixture[edit]

Rd Date and local time Opponent Scores (Hawthorn's scores indicated in bold) Venue Record Report
Home Away Result
1 Monday, 28 March (3:20 pm) Geelong 18.8 (116) 12.14 (86) Lost by 30 points Melbourne Cricket Ground (A) 0–1 Report
2 Sunday, 3 April (3:20 pm) West Coast 14.15 (99) 7.11 (53) Won by 46 points Melbourne Cricket Ground (H) 1–1 Report
3 Sunday, 10 April (3:20 pm) Western Bulldogs 13.12 (90) 14.9 (93) Won by 3 points Etihad Stadium (A) 2–1 Report
4 Saturday, 16 April (2:10 pm) St Kilda 13.9 (87) 13.6 (84) Won by 3 points Aurora Stadium (H) 3–1 Report
5 Friday, 22 April (7:50 pm) Adelaide 17.10 (112) 17.7 (109) Won by 3 points Melbourne Cricket Ground (H) 4–1 Report
6 Saturday, 30 April (4:35 pm) Greater Western Sydney 24.14 (158) 12.11 (83) Lost by 75 points Spotless Stadium (A) 4–2 Report
7 Friday, 6 May (7:50 pm) Richmond 13.12 (90) 21.10 (136) Won by 46 points Melbourne Cricket Ground (A) 5–2 Report
8 Saturday, 14 May (2:10 pm) Fremantle 17.14 (116) 11.9 (75) Won by 41 points Aurora Stadium (H) 6–2 Report
9 Friday, 20 May (7:50 pm) Sydney 7.13 (55) 10.9 (69) Lost by 14 points Melbourne Cricket Ground (H) 6–3 Report
10 Saturday, May 28 (1:45 pm) Brisbane Lions 13.9 (87) 21.9 (135) Won by 48 points The Gabba (A) 7–3 Report
11 Saturday, 4 June (1:45 pm) Melbourne 11.16 (82) 10.4 (64) Won by 18 points Melbourne Cricket Ground (H) 8–3 Report
12 Friday, 10 June (7:50 pm) Essendon 6.7 (43) 23.13 (151) Won by 108 points Etihad Stadium (A) 9–3 Report
13 Friday, 17 June (7:50 pm) North Melbourne 11.18 (84) 14.9 (93) Won by 9 points Etihad Stadium (A) 10–3 Report
14 Sunday, 26 June (3:20 pm) Gold Coast 12.14 (86) 8.12 (60) Won by 26 points Aurora Stadium (H) 11–3 Report
15 Bye
16 Thursday, 7 July (7:20 pm) Port Adelaide 12.7 (79) 15.11 (101) Won by 22 points Adelaide Oval (A) 12–3 Report
17 Thursday, 14 July (7:20 pm) Sydney 10.10 (70) 11.9 (75) Won by 5 points Sydney Cricket Ground (A) 13–3 Report
18 Sunday, 24 July (3:20 pm) Richmond 16.18 (114) 5.14 (44) Won by 70 points Melbourne Cricket Ground (H) 14–3 Report
19 Saturday, 30 July (2:10 pm) Carlton 10.14 (74) 7.13 (55) Won by 19 points Aurora Stadium (H) 15–3 Report
20 Saturday, 6 August (2:10 pm) Melbourne 17.8 (110) 11.15 (81) Lost by 29 points Melbourne Cricket Ground (A) 15–4 Report
21 Saturday, 13 August (2:10 pm) North Melbourne 14.12 (96) 8.9 (57) Won by 39 points Melbourne Cricket Ground (H) 16–4 Report
22 Friday, 19 August (6:10 pm) West Coast 13.14 (92) 10.7 (67) Lost by 25 points Domain Stadium (A) 16–5 Report
23 Sunday, 28 August (3:20 pm) Collingwood 17.10 (112) 17.9 (111) Won by 1 point Melbourne Cricket Ground (H) 17–5 Report
Source

Ladder[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L D PF PA % Pts Qualification
1 Sydney 22 17 5 0 2221 1469 151.2 68 2016 finals
2 Geelong 22 17 5 0 2235 1554 143.8 68
3 Hawthorn 22 17 5 0 2134 1800 118.6 68
4 Greater Western Sydney 22 16 6 0 2380 1663 143.1 64
5 Adelaide 22 16 6 0 2483 1795 138.3 64
6 West Coast 22 16 6 0 2181 1678 130.0 64
7 Western Bulldogs (P) 22 15 7 0 1857 1609 115.4 60
8 North Melbourne 22 12 10 0 1956 1859 105.2 48
9 St Kilda 22 12 10 0 1953 2041 95.7 48
10 Port Adelaide 22 10 12 0 2055 1939 106.0 40
11 Melbourne 22 10 12 0 1944 1991 97.6 40
12 Collingwood 22 9 13 0 1910 1998 95.6 36
13 Richmond 22 8 14 0 1713 2155 79.5 32
14 Carlton 22 7 15 0 1568 1978 79.3 28
15 Gold Coast 22 6 16 0 1778 2273 78.2 24
16 Fremantle 22 4 18 0 1574 2119 74.3 16
17 Brisbane Lions 22 3 19 0 1770 2872 61.6 12
18 Essendon 22 3 19 0 1437 2356 61.0 12
Source: AFL
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) percentage; 3) number of points for.

Finals[edit]

Rd Date and local time Opponent Scores (Hawthorn's scores indicated in bold) Venue Recap
Home Away Result
Qualifying final Friday, 9 September (7:50 pm) Geelong 12.13 (85) 12.11 (83) Lost by 2 points Melbourne Cricket Ground (A) Recap
Semi-final Friday, 16 September (7:50 pm) Western Bulldogs 12.12 (84) 16.11 (107) Lost by 23 points Melbourne Cricket Ground (H) Recap

Awards, records and milestones[edit]

Awards[edit]

Records[edit]

  • Round 11:
    • Hawthorn made 109 tackles in its win over Melbourne, which is the highest number of tackles it has ever recorded in an AFL premiership match.[19]
  • Round 20:
    • Hawthorn's 29-point loss to Melbourne ended a 13-game winning streak against that club dating back to Round 2, 2007.

Milestones[edit]

Brownlow Medal[edit]

Results[edit]

Round 1 vote 2 votes 3 votes
1 Sam Mitchell (Hawthorn) Joel Selwood (Geelong) Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong)
2 Cyril Rioli (Hawthorn) Sam Mitchell (Hawthorn) Josh Gibson (Hawthorn)
3 Sam Mitchell (Hawthorn) Marcus Adams (Western Bulldogs) Luke Dahlhaus (Western Bulldogs)
4 Nick Riewoldt (St Kilda David Armitage (St Kilda) Sam Mitchell (Hawthorn)
5 Cyril Rioli (Hawthorn) Scott Thompson (Adelaide) Paul Puopolo (Hawthorn)
6 Steve Johnson (Greater Western Sydney) Callan Ward (Greater Western Sydney) Rory Lobb (Greater Western Sydney)
7 Luke Breust (Hawthorn) Jack Gunston (Hawthorn) Jordan Lewis (Hawthorn)
8 Josh Gibson (Hawthorn) Isaac Smith (Hawthorn) Lachie Neale (Fremantle)
9 Jack Gunston (Hawthorn) Luke Parker (Sydney) Dan Hannebery (Sydney)
10 Josh Gibson (Hawthorn) Cyril Rioli (Hawthorn) Jordan Lewis (Hawthorn)
11 Nathan Jones (Melbourne) Josh Gibson (Hawthorn) Bernie Vince (Melbourne)
12 Jack Gunston (Hawthorn) Grant Birchall (Hawthorn) Jordan Lewis (Hawthorn)
13 Jordan Lewis (Hawthorn) Daniel Wells (North Melbourne) James Sicily (Hawthorn)
14 Tom Lynch (Gold Coast) Sam Mitchell (Hawthorn) Gary Ablett, Jr. (Gold Coast)
15 Bye
16 Robbie Gray (Port Adelaide) Cyril Rioli (Hawthorn) Luke Hodge (Hawthorn)
17 Josh Kennedy (Sydney) Sam Mitchell (Hawthorn) Shaun Burgoyne (Hawthorn)
18 Dustin Martin (Richmond) Sam Mitchell (Hawthorn) Josh Gibson (Hawthorn)
19 Jordan Lewis (Hawthorn) Patrick Cripps (Carlton) Shaun Burgoyne (Hawthorn)
20 Cyril Rioli (Hawthorn) Max Gawn (Melbourne) Jack Viney (Melbourne)
21 Andrew Swallow (North Melbourne) Isaac Smith (Hawthorn) Sam Mitchell (Hawthorn)
22 Jeremy McGovern (West Coast) Josh Kennedy (West Coast) Andrew Gaff (West Coast)
23 Cyril Rioli (Hawthorn) Shaun Burgoyne (Hawthorn) Adam Treloar (Collingwood)

Brownlow Medal tally[edit]

Player 1 vote games 2 vote games 3 vote games Total votes
Sam Mitchell 3 2 3 16
Jordan Lewis 1 1 3 11
Josh Gibson 3 1 1 10
Shaun Burgoyne 0 2 2 8
Cyril Rioli 4 2 0 8
Jack Gunston 2 1 0 4
Isaac Smith 0 2 0 4
Luke Hodge 0 0 1 3
Paul Puopolo 0 0 1 3
James Sicily 0 0 1 3
Grant Birchall 0 1 0 2
Luke Breust 1 0 0 1
Total 14 12 12 73
  • italics denotes ineligible player

Tribunal cases[edit]

Player Round Charge category Verdict Result Victim Club Ref(s)
Ben Stratton 1 Striking Not Guilty Cleared Cory Gregson Geelong [20]
Grant Birchall 3 Rough conduct Guilty Fine Jordan Roughead Western Bulldogs [21]
Ben Stratton 6 Rough Conduct Not Guilty Cleared Nathan Wilson Greater Western Sydney [22]
Luke Hodge 6 Rough Conduct Not Guilty Cleared Nathan Wilson Greater Western Sydney [22]
Taylor Duryea 8 Striking Guilty Fine Hayden Ballantyne Fremantle [23]
Sam Mitchell 9 Striking Not Guilty Cleared Dan Hannebery Sydney
Jordan Lewis 10 High Contact Not Guilty Cleared Nick Robertson Brisbane Lions
Jonathon Ceglar 11 Striking Guilty 1 week Jesse Hogan Melbourne [24]
Bradley Hill 13 Melee Guilty Fine North Melbourne [25]
Paul Puopolo 13 Melee Guilty Fine North Melbourne [25]
Isaac Smith 13 Wrestling Guilty Fine Michael Firrito North Melbourne [25]
Daniel Howe 13 Striking Guilty Fine Drew Petrie North Melbourne [25]
Luke Hodge 17 Rough conduct Guilty Fine Callum Sinclair Sydney [26]
Cyril Rioli 20 Rough conduct Guilty Fine Clayton Oliver Melbourne [27]
James Sicily 20 Striking Guilty 1 week Bernie Vince Melbourne [27]
Sam Mitchell 20 Striking Not Guilty Cleared Jack Watts Melbourne [27]
Luke Hodge 21 Wrestling Guilty Fine Michael Firrito North Melbourne
Jordan Lewis 22 Striking Not Guilty Cleared Scott Lycett West Coast
Josh Gibson 23 High Contact Not Guilty Cleared Levi Greenwood Collingwood
Jordan Lewis Qualifying final Striking Not Guilty Cleared Joel Selwood Geelong
Luke Hodge Qualifying final Striking Not Guilty Cleared Joel Selwood Geelong
Cyril Rioli Semi final Melee Guilty Fine Western Bulldogs
James Sicily Semi final Melee Guilty Fine Western Bulldogs

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