|Number of Bids||17|
|Starting Date||23-Mar-2019 7:00 PM|
|Ending Date||03-Apr-2019 8:30 PM|
2019 sees the introduction of the clubs 'Legends' series commemorative guernsey that will be worn on-field when we play away from the MCG and first seen during our Round 1 clash with the Adelaide Crows at Adelaide Oval on Saturday, March 23rd.
Inspired from a guernsey worn by the club in 1933, this reproduction captures the essence and symbolic heritage of Hawthorn in this vintage guernsey that pays homage to our admission to the Victorian Football League (VFL) in 1925.
The design is a modernised version of the predominantly gold with brown chevron and acknowledges the club logo used in this era on the rear.
The motif proudly worn on the left high chest has been re-digitised to honour the 'Legends' of the Hawthorn Football Club.
In 2019, we celebrate John Kennedy Snr who is honoured with his signature below the chevron in addition to statistical information and a digitised photo on the back neck collar of the guernsey summarising his irrepressible career accolades.
John 'Kanga' Kennedy played 164 games for the Hawthorn Football Club in 1950–59 (Captain 1955-59), including its first ever finals appearance in 1957 and was awarded club Best and Fairest awards four times (in 1950, 1951, 1952 and 1954).
In 1960, aged just 31 Kennedy became coach and began transforming Hawthorn and led the club to its first three premierships in 1961, 1971 and 1976.
John was announced as AFL Hall of Fame Coach in 1996, named as Hawthorn's coach of the century in 2001 and elevated to a club legend in 2003.
Kennedy's team became known as 'Kennedy's Commandos'. Wearing his trademark overcoat, his booming voice and stirring words inspired generations of Hawthorn players, taking them from easy beats to the most respected and revered club in the League.
He epitomised and taught all the values and attitudes that the club cherishes and has been passed from generation to generation through the indoctrination of John Kennedy Snr.
These were overwhelmingly a sense of TEAM, DISCIPLINE, INTEGRITY and HUMILITY. These are now core values, part of the club's nucleus and as we compete in the 21st century, this legacy as defined by John Kennedy Snr will never be forgotten.
All guernseys are match worn*, unwashed, featuring a sublimated player number with authentic individual signed signature in permanent black marker front and back.
In a new initiative recently adopted by the club, each club player issued guernsey now carries the full name of the player and his unique club debut number within the neckline adding to its authenticity and collectability (see attached images). This is the 1st time this commemorative Legends guernsey will be worn.
All match worn* guernseys will come presented in a collectible tin* with an outer decal to mark the occasion and each accompanied by a ‘Certificate of Authenticity’ provided by the AFL Players Association and fully licensed by the AFL.
Don’t miss this chance to purchase a piece of Hawthorn history with this extremely rare & unique collectable.
Edition 1 of 1.
Manufactured under license by our on-field partner adidas, the 2019 Legends Guernsey consists of:-
• Authentic player fabrication in durable double-knit
• Classic V-neck collar construction
• Individual player number sublimated onto rear of garment
• Individual and personalised full name of player and his unique club debut number within the back neckline above GPS pouch
• Sublimated major sponsors Tasmania and iiNet featured on the front and back respectively
• Player Authentic Fit – very tight
• Fully sublimated design
• 100% performance polyester
• Seldom available to the general public
Featuring adidas Climachill technology which is a revolution in active cooling apparel technology. The line incorporates innovative fabric woven with titanium and industry-first 3D aluminium cooling spheres. A micro fibre fabric allows the apparel to act like mesh and moves excess moisture away from your skin.
• Wash and iron inside out
• Do not use fabric softener
• Cold machine wash
• Do not bleach
• Do not tumble dry
• Cool iron
The image used is for illustration purposes only, it will not be 100% reflective of the final product.
*Only players that represented the club on Saturday 23rd March (22 players) will be auctioned off as a part of this program.
Successful bidders should expect to receive their auction item in late April 2019.
Customers who request collection will be contacted by phone when their item is ready.
Please contact HawksNest for further information.