Cheersquad Guidelines

The Hawthorn Cheersquad have an important role to play, to ensure our brown and gold army are loud and proud each week! Browse our cheersquad memberships here.

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

At all times, Hawthorn Cheersquad members are representing the club and must abide by AFL, club and stadium management regulations.

The Hawthorn Football Club has the right to suspend or expel Cheersquad members that do not abide by the rules and regulations outlined in this booklet, or who are believed to provide a poor representation of the club.

AFL GUIDELINES

The following guidelines are set by the AFL to ensure everyone is aware of acceptable behaviour.

  • Abusive, insulting and threatening language will not be tolerated, and offenders will be evicted
  • No anti-social behaviour
  • No alcohol in the designated Cheersquad Area
  • No offensive or derogatory banners or signs
  • No standing on the seat
  • The minimum age of Cheersquad members who have stadium ground access is 16 years of age

HAWTHORN CHEERSQUAD TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • All Hawthorn Cheersquad members must be financial members of the Hawthorn Football Club.
  • All members who wish to access a ticket to an interstate match or finals match must have a Hawthorn Football Club home game membership at a minimum.
  • Members who wish to attend an away game in Melbourne and do not hold a Home and Away game membership will be required to upgrade their membership. As a cheersquad member it is your responsibility to encourage our team to great heights by cheering the team on until the final siren, win, lose or draw.
  • Hawthorn Football Club will not be liable for any personal belongings lost, damaged or stolen.
  • All Cheersquad members must abide by the Hawthorn Football Club Member code of conduct list on the next page.
  • Discriminatory, abusive, insulting, threatening and hurtful remarks posted on any social media platform, whether it is your own personal social media, Hawthorn supporter pages or the Cheersquad Social media page is not permitted.
  • All Hawthorn Cheersquad members must abide by the AFL guidelines listed above.
  • The above rules and regulations will be enforced on a ‘no tolerance’ basis. Any breach will be followed up by the club and could lead to suspension or termination of your Cheersquad and Hawthorn Football Club membership.

As a Hawthorn Football Club member, you must abide our member terms and conditions and code of conduct.

MATCH DAYS

Due to current circumstances, ticketing procedures are subject to change on a regular basis. All eligible club members will receive relevant information regarding any upcoming matches. Please ensure that your email address and mobile number are up to date so that your club communication is received.

If cheersquad equipment can be used, cheersquad members are encouraged to use any equipment that has been laid out by our committee prior to the match. If any equipment is damaged, please report this to the cheersquad committee so that it can be fixed.

TICKETING PROCEDURES

Ticketing procedures are subject to change in 2021 and members will be sent communication on how to attend games.

BANNER MAKING

Due to current circumstances, the regulations around banner making is yet to be confirmed. If banner making sessions are organized in 2021, cheersquad members are encouraged to participate as it forms an important part of each match day.

YOUR 2021 COMMITTEE

  • Shane Purss
  • Theresa Dobbie
  • Sandra Kupsch
  • Ken Perkins
  • Justin Barnes
  • Maddie Sheppard

Should you have any enquiries on a matchday please speak to one of the committee members.

For any enquiries regarding the cheersquad, please contact the Membership Department.

Phone: 1 3000 HAWKS (42957)

Email: cheersquad@hawthornfc.com.au