1956 Hawthorn Football Club season

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Hawthorn Football Club
1956 season
President Dr. A.S. Ferguson
Coach Jack Hale
Captain(s) John Kennedy Sr.
Home ground Glenferrie Oval
Night series 1st round
VFL season 7–10–1 (7th)
Finals series Did not qualify
Best and fairest Roy Simmonds
Leading goalkicker John Peck (31)
Highest home attendance 24,000 (Round 1 vs. Collingwood)
Lowest home attendance 11,000 (Round 9 vs. North Melbourne)
Average home attendance 16,778

The 1956 season was the Hawthorn Football Club's 32nd season in the Victorian Football League and 55th overall.

Fixture

Night Series Cup

The night series cup was a knockout tournament contested by the teams who didn't qualify for the finals.

Rd Date Opponent Scores (Hawthorn's scores indicated in bold) Venue Attendance
Home Away Result
1 Thursday, 30 August Richmond 12.10 (82) 9.19 (73) Lost by 9 points Lake Oval (A) 15,200

Premiership Season

Rd Date and local time Opponent Scores (Hawthorn's scores indicated in bold) Venue Attendance Record
Home Away Result
1 Saturday, 14 April (2:15 pm) Collingwood 8.17 (65) 14.13 (97) Lost by 32 points Glenferrie Oval (H) 24,000 0–1
2 Saturday, 21 April (2:15 pm) Richmond 12.13 (85) 16.10 (106) Won by 21 points Punt Road Oval (A) 16,000 1–1
3 Saturday, 28 April (2:15 pm) Geelong 15.10 (100) 16.16 (112) Lost by 12 points Glenferrie Oval (H) 20,000 1–2
4 Saturday, 5 May (2:15 pm) South Melbourne 6.17 (53) 8.11 (59) Won by 6 points Lake Oval (A) 18,500 2–2
5 Saturday, 12 May (2:15 pm) St Kilda 3.9 (27) 6.12 (48) Won by 21 points Junction Oval (A) 12,250 3–2
6 Saturday, 19 May (2:15 pm) Footscray 10.14 (74) 10.11 (71) Won by 3 points Glenferrie Oval (H) 22,000 4–2
7 Saturday, 26 May (2:15 pm) Fitzroy 8.10 (58) 9.13 (67) Lost by 9 points Glenferrie Oval (H) 18,000 4–3
8 Saturday, 2 June (2:15 pm) Carlton 10.13 (73) 5.9 (39) Lost by 34 points Princes Park (A) 33,557 4–4
9 Saturday, 9 June (2:15 pm) North Melbourne 7.13 (55) 3.12 (30) Won by 25 points Glenferrie Oval (H) 11,000 5–4
10 Saturday, 23 June (2:15 pm) Essendon 12.20 (92) 10.11 (71) Lost by 21 points Windy Hill (A) 17,000 5–5
11 Saturday, 30 June (2:15 pm) Melbourne 5.12 (42) 11.14 (80) Lost by 38 points Glenferrie Oval (H) 15,500 5–6
12 Saturday, 7 July (2:15 pm) Collingwood 11.18 (84) 8.10 (58) Lost by 26 points Victoria Park (A) 17,150 5–7
13 Saturday, 14 July (2:15 pm) Richmond 3.13 (31) 8.6 (54) Lost by 23 points Glenferrie Oval (H) 13,000 5–8
14 Saturday, 21 July (2:15 pm) Geelong 12.13 (85) 10.14 (74) Lost by 11 points Kardinia Park (A) 13,373 5–9
15 Saturday, 28 July (2:15 pm) South Melbourne 10.18 (78) 12.6 (78) Draw Glenferrie Oval (H) 12,500 5–9–1
16 Saturday, 4 August (2:15 pm) St Kilda 15.8 (98) 12.9 (81) Won by 17 points Glenferrie Oval (H) 15,000 6–9–1
17 Saturday, 11 August (2:15 pm) Footscray 15.13 (103) 9.6 (60) Lost by 43 points Western Oval (A) 16,492 6–10–1
18 Saturday, 18 August (2:15 pm) Fitzroy 9.16 (70) 10.17 (77) Won by 7 points Brunswick Street Oval (A) 7,500 7–10–1
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Ladder

1956 VFL Ladder
Team P W L D PF PA % Pts
1 Melbourne (P) 18 16 2 0 1429 979 145.97 64
2 Collingwood 18 13 5 0 1420 1128 125.89 52
3 Geelong 18 13 5 0 1427 1171 121.86 52
4 Footscray 18 11 7 0 1323 1159 114.15 44
5 Carlton 18 10 7 1 1304 1147 113.69 42
6 Essendon 18 10 8 0 1308 1365 95.82 40
7 Hawthorn 18 7 10 1 1193 1342 88.90 30
8 Fitzroy 18 7 11 0 1190 1332 89.34 28
9 South Melbourne 18 6 11 1 1210 1374 88.06 26
10 Richmond 18 6 12 0 1277 1471 86.81 24
11 St Kilda 18 4 13 1 1170 1330 87.97 18
12 North Melbourne 18 3 15 0 1038 1491 69.62 12
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points for, PA = Points against

References

  1. ^ "AFL Tables - 1956 Season Scores". afltables.com. Retrieved 13 September 2016.


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