AFL Premiers visit Historic Site

February 3, 2009

Port Arthur Historic Site welcomed recent AFL Premiership team, the Hawks, today. The team is in Tasmania hosting a series of community-based events ahead of the upcoming AFL season.

The Hawthorn Community Camp is designed to benefit as many different regional communities as possible, to build on the excitement of winning the 2008 Premiership, and to prepare for the season ahead.

Visiting team members of the Hawthorn team included captain Sam Mitchell as well as Jordan Lewis and Xavier Ellis. They brought with them the Premiership Cup.

After kicking a ball and playing a game of cricket with some young local supporters, they signed autographs for Peninsula fans and joined in a free barbecue held to celebrate the visit.

The AFL Premiers played cricket with young local supporters

The AFL Premiers played cricket with young local supporters

A possible future Hawks recruit gets some tips

A possible future Hawks recruit gets some tips

Captain Sam Mitchell signs autographs for a fan

Captain Sam Mitchell signs autographs for a fan

PAHSMA CEO Stephen Large, a passionate Hawks supporter, pictured with the visiting players

PAHSMA CEO Stephen Large, a passionate Hawks supporter, pictured with the visiting players