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Prepare for inner-sanctum access like you’ve never had before. Each fortnight, our host Mark Howard will be joined by the big players of Hawthorn to keep you informed and entertained while the AFL season is suspended. President Jeff Kennett, Coach Alastair Clarkson and CEO Justin Reeves will be regular contributors with all the current club news, and you’ll also hear in-depth interviews with several iconic Hawthorn names.

Hawthorn's Heavy Hitters AFL

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Prepare for inner-sanctum access like you’ve never had before. Each fortnight, our host Mark Howard will be joined by the big players of Hawthorn to keep you informed and entertained while the AFL season is suspended. President Jeff Kennett, Coach Alastair Clarkson and CEO Justin Reeves will be regular contributors with all the current club news, and you’ll also hear in-depth interviews with several iconic Hawthorn names.

    The Board, the Boss and the Bec

    The Board, the Boss and the Bec

    On this week's episode, Howie chats with Hawthorn board member and former player Richie Vandenberg as well as our VFLW coach (who just happens to be an AFLW premiership coach if you don't mind!) as well as CEO Justin Reeves.
    The mood of the team after a couple of weeks in ISO training and a push for an AFLW licence are just a couple of the topics covered by the hard hitting trio.
    But as always, there is a special guest and this week, Howie speaks with 377 game superstar Shaun Burgoyne, if I had to list his achievements here it would take a while... ok ok! I will!
    373 games, four premierships, leading Indigenous games record holder (breath), All Australian, Showdown medallist, Indigenous All Star, Australia representative (International Rules), father of four, nice guy, proud Indigenous man. There is probably more, so let me know what I have missed.
    Shaun chats about the importance of Reconciliation Week, his family, his two favourite players and more. Tune in, enjoy the episode and chuck us a review if you like it.

    • 1 hr 42 min
    The coach, the captain and the boss

    The coach, the captain and the boss

    On this episode of Hawthorn's Heavy Hitters we have three of the leaders of the club together in one podcast! The captain Ben Stratton, the club CEO Justin Reeves and the coach Alastair Clarkson jumps on the line with Howie for a lengthy chat covering everything from football to life and also the future of footy. Don't miss this episode!

    • 1 hr 22 min
    What could the 'hubs' mean for footy?

    What could the 'hubs' mean for footy?

    On the second episode of Hawthorn's Heavy Hitters, Howie chats with Graham Wright and Justin Reeves about the potential of the proposed 'hubs', before sitting down with club champion Shane Crawford for an extensive chat about his career, private life and what the club means to him.

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Riding the bumps with a grin

    Riding the bumps with a grin

    As star-studded a Hawthorn cast as they come! In Part 1 Episode 1 of 'Hawthorn's Heavy Hitters', your host Mark 'Howie' Howard is joined by the Hawks' three biggest off-field players - Coach Alastair Clarkson, CEO Justin Reeves and, of course, President Jeff Kennett. The trio give a detailed insight into the bizarre state of the game, and share how the club is going to survive (and thrive) despite facing the suspended AFL season. In Part 2, Howie is joined by club champion Sam Mitchell to do a deep dive into his playing and coaching career. You'll hear how he fought (harder than most) to get his place on an AFL list, and why he doesn't believe he was the best captain to his teammates. Listen in!

    • 1 hr 24 min

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