Doug Hawkins

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His list of accomplishments includes:

  • Best & Fairest 1985 
  • Representing Victoria 5 times 
  • Captain 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 Footscray Football Club 
  • Record games holder of 329 games 
  • Has a wing named after him at Western Oval & Etihad Stadium 
  • Vice Captain for the Footscray Team of Century 
  • He played his final year at Fitzroy believing he had another year left in him, he proved himself correct playing 21 of 22 games, picking up 6 brownlow votes at the age of 35. 
  • AFL Hall of Fame inductee 2004 
  • 2010 Western Bulldogs Hall of Fame 

He has honours outside of football:

  • Father of the Year 1998 
  • Olympic Torch Carrier 2000 
  • EJ Whitten Ambassador 
  • Juvenile Diabetes Ambassador 
  • Australia Day Ambassador 
  • Author - Manure - Doug Hawkins Joke Book. 
  • Produced a CD – Leatherheads with best mate Russell Gilbert 
  • Gold Logie Recipient – Footy Show 

His loveable Larrikin Personality made him a natural and public favourite with him being picked up by the original Footy Show on Channel 9 after he retired from football. Doug was then courted to Channel 7 to launch the new program Live & Kicking. Some of his more recent work includes:

  • Triple M Radio morning show called Dougie & Dunstall  
  • K-Rock Radio match game boundary reporter 
  • Fox Footy’s “Grumpy Old Men” 
  • Adelaide regular FM 102.3 
  • Brisbane Radio TAB 87.6 regular 
  • 2011 Grandfinal Coach of Bacchus Marsh Under 16 Football Team 

 Doug Hawkins is now an accomplished public speaker, spending many hours on the road entertaining corporate crowds and sports fans all over Australia. He often tours with other sporting legends including Merv Hughes, Dean Jones, John Platten and Kerry O’Keefe. 



Football Legend Doug Hawkins
Marngrook Footy Show


Doug Hawkins on the Footy Show
The Footy Show AFL (1997) - The English Patient starring Doug Hawkins