Hawthorn Hawks

New laws nothing to drone about, say Hawks

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Jon Pierik   Hawthorn are confident one of the weapons which has enabled them to remain ahead of the AFL pack will not be hampered by a crackdown by authorities.

Collingwood use Tassie trip to recruit apple Pies

Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury. The Magpies on Wednesday unveiled what they labelled a 'special membership package for Tasmanian supporters'.

Jon Pierik   Collingwood are hopeful of a bigger paid-up membership this season on the back of their NAB Challenge foray into Tasmania. The Magpies will open the pre-season campaign against Hawthorn in Launceston on February 26.

Cats to remain in premiership mix, data suggests

Jackson Thurlow.

Jon Pierik   While there have been predictions of doom for Geelong, official analysis of the Cats' list suggests they should remain firmly in the premiership mix this season.

Hocking, White suffer injury setbacks but Maric on the rise

A little bit sore: Jesse White.

Jon Pierik   Collingwood is dealing with another injury concern, after forward Jesse White was sent for scans on an ankle.

Can your team's AFL veterans keep on kicking?

Dustin Fletcher (right), preparing for a remarkable 23rd season, is still seen as a vital piece in defence, while the clever Jason Winderlich (left) had a strong 2014 and made the right call to play on.

Jon Pierik and Matt Murnane   As the pre-season summer slog resumes and the intensity of training rises, many of the game's elder statesmen may be beginning to wonder whether this is their last campaign - either through receiving the dreaded post-season nudge from their coaches, or through their own volition.

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Why Hawthorn is on track for three-peat

Could Luke Hodge be holding the premiership cup aloft again?

Jake Niall   Only one club has completed what has become known, in borrowed American lexicon, as "the three-peat" since the 1950s. Even Hawthorn's fabled 1980s teams couldn't manage a treble of flags.

Roughead to remain a Hawk for life

Jarryd Roughead looks set to remain a Hawk for life.

Ronny Lerner   Triple-premiership Hawthorn big man Jarryd Roughead has signed a two-year contract extension that will tie him to the Hawks until 2018.

Hawks call for footy cap discount on officials

Alastair Clarkson.

Jake Niall   Hawthorn's hierarchy have suggested that clubs be allowed a veteran's allowance for long-serving officials such as Alastair Clarkson, which would mean that coach or official would have part of his salary exempt from the cap on football spending.

A giving family gets something unexpected back

Peter Hanlon

Peter Hanlon   The Melicans live across the street. Lewis, the youngest of Damian and Sue's three, flew to the Gold Coast for schoolies last week, came home a Sydney footballer, and headed north again without his head even touching the pillow.

New club, new allegiances for Hawthorn draftees

Hawk draftees (from left): Teia Miles, Marc Pittonet and Daniel Howe.

Rohan Connolly   Three Hawthorn draftees ponder the beginning of an AFL career and the end of some old emotional attachments.

Marsh declares AFL players are underpaid

Jon Pierik

Jon Pierik   While the football year may be winding down, but when it comes to club finances and player earnings, there's rarely a dull moment.

Neitz forced to leave tribunal

David Neitz will work at Hawthorn.

Daniel Cherny   David Neitz will be forced to leave the AFL tribunal after signing on as a part-time coach at Hawthorn.

Newbold: Free agency won't 'break down' Hawthorn

Hawks president Andrew Newbold.

Ronny Lerner   Hawthorn president Andrew Newbold has ruled out any chance of his club ever offering unusually long contracts to free agents from rival clubs.

Johnson set to entertain in international rules match

Steve Johnson in action during the international rules practice match between Australia and the NSW Gaelic Football team.

Brad Elborough   Geelong's mercurial Johnson has been accused (an applauded) in the past of being a little unorthodox.

Chris Connolly linked to top Saints job

Danny Frawley is returning to St Kilda.

Jon Pierik   Former Melbourne football chief Chris Connolly has emerged as a candidate to head up St Kilda's football operations.

Danny Frawley spurns Hawks, will join St Kilda

Returning to his home club: Danny Frawley.

Jon Pierik   St Kilda great Danny Frawley has turned his back on an offer from Hawthorn and will join St Kilda as a part-time coach working with the team's defenders.

Coaching twist as Danny Frawley weighs up Saints role

Where to now for Danny Frawley?

Jon Pierik   Confusion now surrounds Hawthorn's announcement on Friday that Danny Frawley would join the club, with the popular media commentator now contemplating a move to St Kilda.

Friendship mended, Danny Frawley returns to Hawthorn

Alastair Clarkson and Danny Frawley will be reunited at Hawthorn in 2015.

Jon Pierik   Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson and good friend Danny Frawley have banished the memories of a turbulent year, with Frawley rejoining the Hawks as a part-time coach.

Ex-AFL player from WA Dayle Garlett sentenced in Perth court

Once one of the most promising football talents in the state, Dayle Garlett was sentenced in court in Perth on Wednesday.

Aleisha Orr   Fallen AFL recruit Dayle Garlett escaped a jail sentence on Wednesday when he was sentenced in Perth Magistrates Court over a crime spree he admitted taking part in earlier this year.

Who needs a big pre-season at your AFL club?

Adelaide captain Nathan van Berlo.

Jon Pierik   Who from your club needs a big pre-season?