The Hawks' origins are in the inner-eastern Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn, based at Glenferrie Oval.
let us be judged by our acts
We're a happy team at Hawthorn
We're the Mighty Fighting Hawks.
We love our Club, and we play to win,
Riding the bumps with a grin
Come what may, you'll find us striving
Team work is the thing that talks,
One for all and all for one
Is the way we play at Hawthorn.
We are the Mighty Fighting Hawks!
To the tune of
The Yankee Doodle Boy
Hawthorn Football Club has had four mainstay home grounds (Glenferrie Oval, Princes Park, Waverley Park and the MCG).
As a Melbourne Cricket Ground tenant, Hawthorn is among the top 5 crowd drawing clubs in the league.
Since 2007 Hawthorn have played four games a year at their second ground of York Park in Launceston, Tasmania.