He's been a Western Bulldogs game record holder, made it into the AFL Hall of Fame, had a wing at Whitten Oval named after him, and carved out a TV career at channels 9 and 7.
Braybrook boy Doug Hawkins is one of the all-time favourite sons of the West. He claims a special spot in the heart of all football lovers regardless of their club allegiance. His knockabout sense of humour and his capacity to laugh at himself ensures a unique experience for your clients and guests.
Former star Footballer, TV co-host and junior football coach in his local league, Doug Hawkins is one of the real characters of Australian Rules Football.
A games record holder, he played his 329th game with the Bulldogs in his final season, beating the club games record of his boyhood hero, the immortal Ted Whitten.
After retiring from football Doug turned his talents to the small screen and radio where he channelled the love of the people and carved out a niche as the perfect self-effacing co-host and well-informed specialist commentator.
Search the dictionary for “larrikin” and there is a big chance there will be a picture of “The Hawk”.
His honesty and frank account of life in the AFL are legendary. His ‘pull no punches’ approach to speaking will keep your guests entertained.
A veteran of the sportsman’s night circuit, as well as presentations for some of the biggest companies in Australia, Doug’s finely honed routine, covers more than two decades of intimate involvement in the game. His ability to take you behind the scenes and into the locker room for a privileged and comical perspective is quite simply unique.