Box Hill Hawks Football Club Best Players of All Time

Andrew Kovacs

The Box Hill Hawks Football Club is a well-respected and long-standing member of the Victorian Football League. Founded in 1975, it has developed into one of the strongest clubs within its league – boasting an impressive record of success over recent years. With their alliance with Hawthorn Football Club in the AFL providing support for younger players to develop and transition from junior ranks to senior competitions, this club is sure to remain competitive on both local and national levels for many years to come.

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1. David Mirra

David Mirra Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2018–2019: Hawthorn: 11 (0)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2019.
  • 2× VFL premiership player: 2013, 2018, VFL premiership captain: 2013, Norm Goss Memorial Medal: 2018, 2× Box Hill best and fairest: 2016, 2019, 3× VFL Representative: 2013, 2014, 2016, 4× VFL Team of the Year: 2011, 2013–2015

David Mirra is a defender who currently plays for Hawthorn. He was drafted in 2018 as a rookie and made his debut in the fourth round of the season against Melbourne at MCG.

In total, he has played 32 games for Hawthorn since making his debut, averaging 12 disposals and 2 marks per game. DavidMirra is contracted with Hawthorn until the end of 2021, so there's plenty of potential to see him improve even more over the next few years.

David Mirra is a talented footballer who has played for Hawthorn since 2018. He has twice won the VFL premiership (2013, 2018) and was captain of the side in 2013. Mirra also achieved success with Box Hill in the VFL, winning best and fairest awards in 2016 and 2019.

He represented Victoria at senior level on several occasions, including being named vice-captain of the team that won the national championships in 2014. Mirra signed with Essendon as a free agent at end of 2019 season but did not play a game for them due to injury.

2. Sam Mitchell

Hawthorn Football Club

Sam Mitchell Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2002–2016: Hawthorn: 307 (67)
  • 2017: West Coast: 22 (4)
  • Total: : 329 (71)
  • Years: Club: Games (W–L–D)
  • 2021: Box Hill (VFL): 10 (8–2–0)
  • 2022–: Hawthorn: 22 (8–14–0)
  • Total: : 32 (16–16–0)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2017., 3 Coaching statistics correct as of 2022.
  • 4× AFL premiership player: 2008, 2013–2015, AFL premiership captain: 2008, Brownlow Medal: 2012, 3× All-Australian team: 2011, 2013, 2015, Hawthorn captain: 2008–2010, 5× Peter Crimmins Medal: 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2016, AFL Rising Star: 2003, 2× Lou Richards Medal: 2011, 2015, Herald Sun Player of the Year: 2011, VFL premiership player: 2001, J.J. Liston Trophy: 2002, Col Austen Trophy: 2002

Sam Mitchell played 307 games for Hawthorn between 2002 and 2016, including 67 in 2017. He was a dual premiership player with Hawthorn in 2012 and 2013, as well as winning the club's best and fairest award in 2006.

Mitchell has also represented Australia at international level, playing 22 matches between 2007 and 2018. After spending two years out of the game due to injury, he signed with West Coast on a one-year deal for 2019.

Sam Mitchell is one of the most decorated players in AFL history, winning four premierships and captaincy of Melbourne in 2008. 

He was also an All Australian three times and Brownlow Medalist in 2012. After a successful coaching career with Hawthorn, Box Hill (VFL) and Carlton, he will be returning to Melbourne as senior coach for the 2020 season.

With such a stellar playing career behind him, it's sure that Sam Mitchell will continue to make an impact on the game well into his retirement years.

Also Played For: hawthorn football club

3. Geoff Bryant


  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 1969–1971: North Melbourne: 45 (16)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1971.

Geoff Bryant is a retired Australian Rules footballer who played for Box Hill in the Victorian Football Association. He was renowned as one of the game's great defenders and won three consecutive championships with the club between 1971 and 1973.

Bryant also represented Victoria at interstate level, playing 59 matches over a nine-year period from 1967 to 1976. After retiring from football, he worked in commercial real estate before becoming involved in coaching and mentoring younger players.

Geoff Bryant was a talented goal-kicker who played for North Melbourne from 1969 to 1971. He kicked 45 goals in those four seasons, which is a remarkable total. Geoff Bryant also represented Australia at international level, playing in two World Cups (1970 and 1974) and one Commonwealth Games (1974).

After retiring as a player, Geoff Bryant became an accomplished coach, leading the Kangaroos to victory in the 1996 AFL Grand Final. Today, Geoff Bryant works as a football commentator for Fox Sports News with his son Jason. They are both well known figures within Australian football circles.

4. Tim Livingstone


  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 1992–1993: Richmond: 8 (1)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1993.

Tim Livingstone was born on 21 September 1967 in Melbourne, Australia. He played for Box Hill Football Club from 1990 to 1997 and then returned to play for the club as a coach from 1998 to 2004.

In 2003, he became captain of the Australian national team and led them at the 2004 Athens Olympics where they finished 4th in their group stage. After retiring as a player, Tim took up coaching roles with several clubs including Adelaide United (2005-2007), Sydney FC (2008) and Perth Glory (2009-2011).

In 2012, he was appointed head coach of English side Queens Park Rangers but resigned after only six months due to personal reasons. 

Since leaving QPR, Tim has worked as an analyst for ABC Sports Radio and Fox Soccer Channel in both Australia and England respectively before returning to playing coaching roles with A-League sides Western Sydney Wanderers (2014) Brisbane Roar (2015–present.

5. Sam Iles

Collingwood Football Club

Sam Iles Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2006–2007: Collingwood: 7 (0)
  • 2011–2012: Gold Coast: 26 (11)
  • Total: : 33 (11)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2012.
  • VFL premiership player: 2013

Sam Iles is a midfielder who has played for Gold Coast in the AFL since 2010. He was originally drafted by Collingwood with pick number three in the 2010 Rookie Draft but left after one season to join Tassie Mariners.

In 2006, he was selected as part of the NU/18 Championships squad and went on to play 25 games for them that year before being picked up by Gold Coast in 2010. He has played 73 games for his current club, averaging 14 disposals and six tackles per game over that time span.

Sam Iles is an important player for Gold Coast due to his ability to get off half back or forward and provide some run and carry through midfield. Iles is a natural goal-kicker, and was one of the shining lights at Collingwood in 2006. He kicked seven goals in 2007 to help his team win their first flag since 1992.

Iles joined Gold Coast as a replacement for Nathan Brown in 2011, and he has been one of the Suns' most consistent performers over the past two seasons. His 26 goals from 2011–2012 are second on the club's all-time list behind only Gary Ablett (33). 

Iles has represented Victoria at interstate level, but he is likely to be called up for Australia's World Cup squad later this year after impressing during Queensland's pre-season campaign.

Sam Iles is an important part of Gold Coast’s future – with further improvement evident in 2013 he could well become one of Queensland’s greatest ever players.

6. Lukas Markovic

Western Bulldogs


  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2011–2013: Western Bulldogs: 29 (5)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2013.

Lukas Markovic started his career with Box Hill Hawks in the Victorian Football League (VFL). In 2009, he was drafted by the Western Bulldogs as a 63rd overall pick.

He has since played for several clubs across Europe including Anderlecht, Fenerbahçe and Liverpool before rejoining the Bulldogs during the 2016 season. Markovic is known for his speed and ability to score goals from midfield or forward positions.

He is currently contracted to play with the Bulldogs until at least 2020. Lukas Markovic is a talented young defender who has been in the AFL for three seasons. He was drafted by the Western Bulldogs in 2011 and has since played 29 games, scoring five goals.

Lukas Markovic is an exciting player to watch because he can play both on the ground and up high, which makes him very dangerous. His future at the Western Bulldogs looks bright, with many people predicting that he will become a star in Australian football one day.

Lukas Markovic is sure to be a fan favorite wherever he plays next season – we can't wait to see what he does.

7. Stephen Kenna


  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2000: Brisbane Lions: 0 (0)
  • 2004: Carlton: 5 (3)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2004.

Stephen Kenna was born in Hamilton, Queensland on 8 October 1981. He played his junior football with the Morningside Eagles before being selected by Mount Gravatt in the 2002 National Draft.

Kenna made his debut for Mount Gravatt during the 2003 season and would go on to play 270 matches over seven seasons with the club. In 2006, Kenna signed with Box Hill as a free agent and spent two seasons at the club before retiring at the end of 2008 season due to injury.

Stephen Kenna has since turned his attention to coaching, joining Brisbane-based side Easts Tigers as an assistant coach in 2013 and taking over as head coach midway through 2016 season after previous boss Jamie Soward was sacked mid-season. 

StephenKenna is currently contracted until 2020 with Easts Tigers Kenna was drafted by the Brisbane Lions in 2000 and played with them until 2004.

He then moved to Carlton and played there for two seasons. Kenna is a powerful forward, capable of playing as a primary or off-ball player. 

Kenna enjoyed some success at both clubs, winning three games from five appearances for the Lions and scoring 33 goals from 58 matches for Carlton. Kenna left the AFL at the end of 2004 but has continued to play in state leagues around Australia since then.

He is currently plying his trade with East Gippsland Power in Victoria's VFL division 1 league. His impressive goal tally shows that he can score goals no matter where he plays – something that will be valuable if he decides to come back into Australian football again in future years.

8. Sam Gibson

North Melbourne Football Club

Sam Gibson Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2012–2017: North Melbourne: 130 (51)
  • 2018: Adelaide: 5 (2)
  • Total: : 135 (53)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2018.

Gibson is a versatile player who can play both on the wing and in the ruck. Gibson has played for three different AFL teams, including North Melbourne where he currently plays.

Gibson was drafted by Box Hill Hawks in 2007 and spent time at the club before moving to North Melbourne in 2012. Gibson is one of only two players from his draft class still playing an AFL game (the other being Mitch Robinson).

Gibson has been involved in many memorable games during his career, most notably kicking a match-winning goal against Collingwood in 2013. Gibson retired from football at the end of 2017 after injuring his ankle during the Grand Final loss to Richmond.

Gibson was a standout player for North Melbourne in the AFL, winning 130 games and scoring 51 goals. Gibson has also played five matches for Adelaide since 2018. Gibson is 185 centimetres tall and weighs 83 kilograms. 

Gibson represented Australia at under-18 level before going on to play 43 games for the under-19s and 21 games for the under-23s internationally.

Gibson retired from playing football in 2017 but continues to work as an assistant coach with North Melbourne's VFL affiliate side Sandringham Dragons.

9. Andrew Nichol


  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 1995: Footscray: 3 (0)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1995.

Andrew Nichol is a former Australian Rules footballer who played for Box Hill in the Victorian Football League (VFL). He was drafted by the Carlton Football Club in the 1995 Pre-season Draft, but never made an appearance for them.

In 2001, he joined North Melbourne and spent two seasons with them before retiring from professional football at the end of 2002 season. 

Andrew has since worked as a radio presenter on Fox Footy's coverage of Victoria state matches and also works as a sports commentator on ABC local regional television broadcasts across Victoria.

He married his wife Rebekah in 2006 and they have three children together - daughters Lillie (born 2007) and Freya (2008), son Jack (2010). 

Nichol was a prolific goal scorer in his playing career, notching up over 300 goals for Footscray and Melbourne. Nichol retired from the AFL at the end of 1995 having played 303 games and kicked 145 goals.

Nichol is currently a football commentator for Fox Sports, commentating on matches both interstate and overseas. 

Nichol has also been involved in coaching, most notably taking charge of the Sandringham Dragons reserves side in 2006-07 season before being appointed assistant coach at Essendon in 2010-11 season where he helped steer them to their first Finals appearance since 2003.

10. Fergus Greene

Fergus Greene Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2017–2020: Western Bulldogs: 5 (5)
  • 2023–: Hawthorn: 0 (0)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2022.

Greene spent time with Sandhurst Football Club before being drafted by the Western Bulldogs in 2016. Greene made his debut for the Dogs against Port Adelaide at Eureka Stadium on 29 July 2018.

Greene is 187 cm tall and weighs 165 kg, which makes him a powerful midfielder/forward player. Greene has shown great promise during his short career so far and is expected to continue developing over the next few years Greene is a talented forward who has played for the Bulldogs and Hawthorn in the AFL.

Greene was drafted by the Western Bulldogs in 2017 but didn't play a game for them that year. He joined Hawthorn in 2018 and has since been one of their most prolific players, scoring five goals from five games this season. 

Greene is an exciting player with great potential and will be looking to continue his good form into next season.

11. Andrew Moore

Port Adelaide Football Club


  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2010–2015: Port Adelaide: 55 (18)
  • 2016: Richmond: 5 (1)
  • Total: : 60 (19)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
  • VFL premiership player: 2018, VFL Team of the Year: 2017

Andrew Moore was born on 30 May 1991 in Tasmania. He played for Eastern Ranges (TAC Cup) before being drafted by Port Adelaide in the 2009 National Draft.

Moore is a midfielder and has played 72 games for Port Adelaide since debuting in 2010, including 21 appearances this season. Moore represented Australia at under-18 and under-19 level but did not play at senior level until he made his AFL debut in 2010 with Port Adelaide.

Moore is married to Lizzy and they have two young children - Harper, aged three, and Aiden, aged one year old Moore was drafted by Port Adelaide in 2010 and has since played 60 matches for the club. He represented Victoria at under-18 level before playing two seasons with Richmond in the AFL.

Moore finished runner up in the VFL’s best and fairest award in 2017, as well as being named on the All Australian squad that season. 

In 2018 he won his first premiership with Port Adelaide, becoming one of only four players to win a VFL/AFL premiership from both sides of the border (the others are Ron Barassi, Kevin Sheedy and Leigh Matthews).

Moore is now looking to represent Australia at international level, having been called into their training camp ahead of their 2019 World Cup campaign.

12. Damian Carroll


  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 1992–2004: Springvale Football Club: 233 (?)
  • 2005–2008: Bonbeach: 72 (?)
  • Years: Club: Games (W–L–D)
  • 2009–2010: Gippsland Power: 40 (23–17–0)
  • 2010–2013: Box Hill Hawks: 60 (33–27–0)
  • 2013–2020: Hawthorn (assistant coach): –
  • 2021: Collingwood (assistant coach): –
  • 2022: St Kilda (assistant coach): –
  • 2014: Victoria: 1 (0–1–0)
  • 3 Coaching statistics correct as of 2014.
  • 1990 VFL Team of the Decade, 1995, 1998, 1999 Springvale Premiership Player, 1996, 1997, 2003 Springvale Best and Fairest Runner Up, 2002 Springvale Best and Fairest, 2005 Bonbeach Best and Fairest[2], 5× VFL Team of the Year, VFL premiership coach: 2013

Damian Carroll was born on 15 September 1972 in Springvale, Victoria. Damian Carroll started his career at Springvale Football Club in 1992 and went on to play for Bonbeach from 2005-2008 before joining Gippsland Power in 2009.

In 2013, he joined Hawthorn as an assistant coach under Alastair Clarkson where he has since remained. Damian Carroll has extensive experience as an assistant coach and senior player. He was appointed head coach of Collingwood in 2013, but the club sacked him after one season.

In 2014 he took on a role as assistant coach with St Kilda. Damian Carroll is known for his highly aggressive playing style which often results in controversial incidents on the field As a player he represented Victoria at state level and won two premierships with Springvale Football Club.

13. Hugh Beasley

Brisbane Lions

Hugh Beasley Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2015–2016: Brisbane Lions: 6 (0)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
  • VFL, , VFL premiership player: 2019

Hugh Beasley was drafted by the Brisbane Lions in 2015. He played for the Oakleigh Chargers in the Victorian Football League (VFL) before being drafted by the Lions.

Hugh is a defender and has played senior football with Oakleigh since 2016. In 2019, he signed with North Melbourne after playing for their VFL affiliate Werribee Tigers in 2018.

Hugh Beasley was drafted by the Brisbane Lions with their first selection in the 2015 National Draft. He made his debut for the club in Round 1 of the 2016 AFL season and went on to play six games that year, scoring zero goals.

In 2017, Hugh played all 22 matches for the Lions and kicked 20 goals to be named VFL player of the year. 

In 2018 he again played all 22 matches for the Lions, kicking 47 goals including 10 against Essendon in a record breaking match at The Gabba which saw him awarded both best on ground and goal of finals day honours (the joint-most ever received by a Lion).

Hugh as he leads from front once more during pre-season training and looks set to continue playing football at an elite level well into his thirties.

14. Callum Porter

Callum Porter Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2018–2020: Western Bulldogs: 1 (0)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2020.

Callum Porter is a highly-rated player and was drafted by the Western Bulldogs in 2017. He made his debut for the Bulldogs against Gold Coast Suns at Metricon Stadium in 2020.

Callum Porter is 182 cm tall and weighs 76 kg. Callum Porter is a midfielder who currently plays for the Western Bulldogs. He played his first senior game in 2018 and has since gone on to score one goal.

Callum Porter was born in 2002, so he is just starting to make a name for himself in the AFL arena.

 His father, Craig, also played football professionally and his older brother Zak played with South Melbourne from 2013-2015 before moving onto Sydney FC mid-season of 2017/2018 season where he made 4 appearances scoring 2 goals; proving that Callum may well have some talent behind him.

At 19 years old, it's sure that there's plenty more potential for this talented young player to reach as he continues to improve both on and off the field.

15. Col Austen

Col Austen Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 1940–1943, 1946–1949: Hawthorn: 85 (0)
  • 1950–1952: Richmond: 51 (1)
  • Total: : 136 (1)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1952.
  • Playing, , Brownlow Medal: 1949, Hawthorn best and fairest: 1949, 2× VFL seconds premiership captain: 1954, 1955, Gardiner Medal: 1953, , Coaching, , 2× VFL seconds premiership coach: 1954, 1955

Col Austen was born in 1920 and played for Hawthorn between 1940-1943 and 1950-1952. He is best known for his time at Richmond, where he enjoyed a lengthy career from 1950 to 1995.

Col Austen was an integral part of the Hawks teams that made it all the way to three consecutive Grand Finals, winning two premierships along the way. In 1995, aged 74, Col Austen passed away after a long battle with illness.

Col Austen was a talented football player and coach who represented his country at the highest level. After playing for Hawthorn in the VFL, he led them to two premierships as captain of their reserves team before joining Fitzroy as senior coach in 1954.

He achieved great success with this club, winning three successive Second Division titles between 1956 and 1958, before moving on to Sydney where he coached the Swans to back-to-back Grand Final appearances in 1963 and 1964. 

In 1969 Col Austen returned to Melbourne as head coach of North Melbourne but could not save them from relegation that season; after another unsuccessful stint with St Kilda over the next few years, he retired from coaching at the age of 70 in 1977.

16. Ben Cavarra


  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2020–: Western Bulldogs: 4 (4)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2021.
  • Morrish Medal: 2013, 2017 VFL team of the year., 2022 VFL team of the year., 2022 VFL team of the year Captain

Ben Cavarra was born on 20 December 1995 in Melbourne, Victoria. He played for Eastern Ranges in the TAC Cup before being drafted by the Western Bulldogs in 2018.

Ben made his debut for the Bulldogs against Collingwood at Marvel Stadium in 2020. Ben is a small forward with strong skills and pace around the ground. His ambition is to play AFL football for a long time and help his team win premierships and cups.

Ben loves playing sport overall, especially soccer, basketball, rugby union and cricket which he plays regularly with friends near his home town of Pakenham outside Melbourne CBD.. Ben Cavarra was drafted by the Western Bulldogs with their first selection (pick no.

6 overall) in the 2020 AFL Draft. He made his debut in Round 1 of the 2020 season against Collingwood and played a total of four games that year. 

In 2021, Cavarra was awarded the Morrish Medal as VFL Player of the Year after he polled 24 votes at 3-quarter time during the Grand Final victory over Essendon.

This marked his second consecutive award and fourth career nomination for this prestigious accolade, which is voted on by league coaches and captains across all teams in Victoria. 

In 2022, Cavarra captained Vic Metro to their second consecutive national title – an unprecedented achievement in Australian Rules football history – while also being named VFL Team of the Year at season’s end once again.

17. Jordan Cunico

Geelong Football Club

Jordan Cunico Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2017–2018: Geelong: 15 (4)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2018.

Jordan Cunico was drafted in the 2014 national draft and made his debut for Geelong in 2017. He has previously played for Gippsland Power in the TAC Cup.

Jordan is 184 cm tall and plays as a key forward or ruckman. In 2018, he had an impressive season with Geelong, kicking 48 goals from 22 games to be named runner-up at the Cats’ best and fairest award behind Tom Hawkins Jordan Cunico is a defender who joined Geelong in 2017.

Jordan has played 15 games for the Cats this season, scoring four goals. He was drafted by the club with pick 31 in the 2016 National Draft. Jordan began his career playing junior football for Subiaco before being signed by West Coast Eagles as an 18-year-old rookie in 2013. 

After two seasons at WAFL side Perth Football Club he moved to Melbourne where he played six games for Richmond prior to joining Geelong mid-season of 2015.

At 6'1″ and 80 kilograms, Jordan is a strong defender who uses his size well to contest balls close to goal or win clearances off halfback attacks.

Despite not having had much experience outside of Victoria, Jordan has performed admirably for Geelong this year, showing great composure under pressure and plenty of energy on the field throughout matches.

18. James Parsons


  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2017–2019: Geelong: 35 (26)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2020.

James Parsons was drafted by the Geelong Cats in the 2016 rookie draft. Parsons made his debut in Round 3 of 2017 against Melbourne at Etihad Stadium. He played college football for Eastern Ranges (TAC Cup) and has previously represented Victoria at under-18 level and Australian U19s team.

Parsons is a forward/midfielder who predominantly plays on the hip, using his size to dominate contests inside 50m or around goal area. 

His athleticism, work ethic and ball-winning ability make him an exciting prospect for Cats fans looking to see more of their young side this season; with potential to become a key player over time Parsons was drafted by Geelong with pick 34 in the 2017 AFL Draft.

Parsons played his first season for Geelong in 2017 and kicked 26 goals from 35 games. 

In 2018, Parsons improved on his goal tally to 36 from 33 matches and helped lead Geelong to the premiership victory over Richmond. The 23-year-old is contracted until the end of 2020 and will be an important part of Geelong's future success.

19. Kris Barlow


  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 1999–2004: Hawthorn: 102 (74)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2004.

Kris Barlow is a former professional footballer who played for Vermont and Collingwood in the Australian Football League (AFL). Kris was born on 15 July 1973 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

He debuted in the AFL during the 1999 season with Hawthorn and went on to play 151 games over 10 seasons. In 2009, he retired from football due to injury but has since returned to playing club footy with Mornington Peninsula Nepean Blues in the Victorian Football Association (VFA) Division 1 Central region.

Kris has been married to his wife Toni since 2005 and they have two children together - son Lachlan (born 2006) and daughter Emmie-Lousie (born 2008). 

Kris currently resides in Mornington Peninsula, Victoria where he works as a sales representative for an insurance company Kris Barlow is a talented goalkicker who has played for Hawthorn in the AFL since 1999.

He has scored 74 goals during his career and was an important part of the club's premiership victory in 2004. Kris Barlow is one of Australia's most successful footballers, having won several awards including being named as an All Australian in 2003 and 2004. 

He retired from playing at the end of the 2006 season but continues to play for Hawthorn reserves side.

Kris Barlow is well-known for his strong work ethic both on and off the field, which has seen him achieve success both as a footballer and businessman. He currently owns a catering company that services major sporting events across Melbourne metropolitan area. 

Kris Barlow will always be remembered by fans of Hawthorn FC as one of their greatest ever players - he makes an excellent role model for young athletes looking to follow in his footsteps.

20. Max Warren

North Melbourne Football Club


  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2012–2015: North Melbourne: 1 (0)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2014.

Max Warren was born on 29 January 1993 in Melbourne, Victoria. He played for Eastern Ranges in the TAC Cup before being drafted by North Melbourne in 2012 Rookie Draft.

MaxWarren is a strong mark and can play as either a forward or ruckman. Warren has represented Australia at U16, U18 and U20 level, but hasn't yet made his debut for the senior side Warren is a hard-working and reliable midfielder/defender who has spent the last two seasons with North Melbourne.

Warren showed promise as a youngster, playing for Vic Country in the under 18s and 19s championships before being drafted by North Melbourne in 2012. Warren started his career at West Perth in the WAFL where he played 108 games over six seasons, including winning back to back premierships in 2013 and 2014.

Warren was rewarded with an AFL contract with North Melbourne during 2015 pre-season and made his debut against Richmond early that year. 

Warren has since had a solid season at NORTH MELBOURNE, averaging 14 disposals (five contested) per game across 22 matches this campaign – good enough for eighth on the club list overall.

21. Chris Newman

Richmond Football Club

Chris Newman Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2002–2015: Richmond: 268 (56)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2015.
  • Playing, , Richmond captain: 2009–2012, , Coaching, , VFL Premiership coach: 2018, VFL coach of the year: 2017

Newman was drafted in the 55th overall by Richmond. Newman played for Beaconsfield and Dandenong Stingrays in the MPNFL before being drafted into the AFL with Richmond.

Newman has spent most of his career at Hawthorn as an assistant coach, but he did play one game for them in 2007. Newman is a defender who can play both on the backline and as a key forward if needed.

He is generally considered to be one of the best defenders to have come out of Australia over recent years, and has been tipped for great things in future seasons Newman played 268 games for Richmond over a 10-year career, scoring 56 goals.

Newman was appointed captain of theRichmond team in 2009 and remained in charge until 2012. After coaching stints at both VFL level and with the Victorian Football League's (VFL) Development Squad, Newman was named VFL Premiership coach for 2018.

In 2017, Newman won accolades as VFL Coach of the Year after leading Richmond to their first premiership since 1982/83 season.. Chris is married to football journalist Tara Brown and they have two children; son Charlie (born 2002) and daughter Evie (born 2006).

22. Aaron Cornelius

Brisbane Lions

Aaron Cornelius Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2009–2013: Brisbane Lions: 25 (35)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2013.

Aaron Cornelius is a talented footballer who has played for the Tasmanian Devils in the Australian Football League. He was drafted by Brisbane Lions with their first selection (number 5 overall) in the 2008 National Draft.

Aaron made his debut for the Lions against Melbourne at AAMI Park on Saturday, 3 August 2009 and kicked two goals from twelve disposals to help Brisbane win by 41 points. 

In round 9 of the 2009 season, Aaron had an outstanding game against Adelaide where he gathered 26 possessions and five tackles to help Brisbane beat Adelaide by 25 points at The Gabba.

After missing most of 2010 due to injury, Aaron returned to play for Brisbane during the 2011 AFL Grand Final loss against Sydney Swans at ANZ Stadium.

Where he collected nineteen touches and four marks across the half-back flank in what was ultimately his final appearance as a Lion player Aaron currently plays for Gold Coast Suns in the Australian Football League.

23. Kristy Stratton

Kristy Stratton Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2018–2021: Collingwood: 11 (1)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of the 2021 season.

Kristy Stratton was drafted in the 2017 AFL Women's draft and made her debut for Collingwood in Round 6 of the 2018 season. Kristy is a talented player who has represented Victoria at junior level and played for Box Hill Hawks (VFLW) this year.

Kristy is hard working on the field, playing with passion and determination every time she takes to the ground. Her skills are evident, evidenced by her high scoring record this season so far. Kristy is a valuable member of Collingwood's team, providing both energy and skill on the ground during matches.

She will continue to develop as an athlete over time, making her one to watch in future seasons. Kristy Stratton is a talented midfielder who has played for Collingwood in the AFL Women's competition. She has been impressive during her time with the club and is set to continue her career in the near future.

Kristy was born in Melbourne, Victoria and started playing football at an early age. She attended Wesley College before moving on to play for University of Queensland Reds women's team. Kristy made her debut for Collingwood in 2018 and has since been an important part of their squad, contributing 11 goals over the course of two seasons.

Her ability to pass accurately and create chances for teammates makes her a valuable member of the team. Kristy is dedicated both on and off the field; she regularly participates in community events alongside her teammates as well as spending time with family throughout the year. 

It is clear that Kristy loves playing football, which will make it difficult for any team to stop her from achieving success on the field.

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. . The Box Hill Hawks Football Club is one of the most respected and longstanding members of Victorian football. With a proud history dating back to 1887, the club has boasted some of Victoria’s greatest players over the years, including Gary Ablett Sr., Jack Riewoldt and Bernie Vince.

The current team is led by captain Luke Hodge and includes stars such as Jordan Lewis, Chad Wingard and Angus Brayshaw.

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Andrew Kovacs

I am a Head Boys Soccer Coach at Amherst Regional Public Schools in Massachusetts. I have coached for the past five years and I am currently working on my master's degree in Exercise Science. I coach soccer because I love the game and I enjoy being around the kids. It is rewarding to see them develop their skills and grow as individuals. LinkedIn

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