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The Confreres, the Coterie Support Group of Hawthorn Football Club, was founded in 1961 by a small, keen group of Hawthorn members, including Sir Henry Winneke, former Governor of Victoria, who became the first President of the Confreres. Today, the Confreres is one of the league’s longest established coterie groups with a history of strong financial support of the Club.

The Confreres is a group of mostly business and professional people brought together by a great love for the Hawthorn Football Club and a desire to be more involved with the Club. The only real qualification for membership is to be a one-eyed Hawthorn supporter who enjoys the company of like-minded people and is prepared to spend a bit of money for the cause.

Initially one of the Confreres’ key roles was to find jobs for players. While this no longer applies for senior Hawthorn players, the Confreres continue to provide assistance in this area to the Box Hill Hawks and to the partners of players recruited from interstate.

Fundraising is an important aspect of the Confreres’ role in support of Hawthorn Football Club. In addition to providing a sizable annual financial contribution to the Club, the Confreres have donated various items of equipment to the Football Department over the years as well as sponsoring the Players’ Room at the Ricoh Centre, at Waverley Park. Once again, through the Club’s fundraising partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation (ASF), donations are tax deductible.

Confrere members enjoy regular access to players, officials and administrators as well as a close relationship with these areas of the Club. They provide strong support for various Club functions as well as running several events of their own. These include the annual Players’ Parents’ Day and the annual Confreres’ Player Auction.

Enjoy watching the Hawks in luxury, with fine dining and drinks in a corporate function room. Package this with principal reserved seating, there is absolutely no better way to enjoy the game.

With a range of 5, 10 & 20 game packages to select from, this is an opportunity to get on board with a successful, enjoyable, Coterie group. "The Confreres".


Please contact any of the below for further information.

Ed Sill M: 0418 348 723

Laurie Anderson M: 0413 381 872

Greg Crawford M: 0417 535 817

Paul Brown M: 0428 351 684