Code of conduct

The Hawthorn Football Club has a strong set of values, led by the ‘Family Club’ mantra. When signing up as a member of the Hawthorn Football Club, the Hawthorn Football Club expects its members to respect and adopt these values.  

The Hawthorn Football Club is committed to fostering and maintaining an environment which promotes understanding, accepts the unique differences of all persons affiliated with or interestedin the Hawthorn Football Club and recognises the need to prohibit certain discriminatory or vilifying conduct.  

All members, supporters, patrons, officials, venue staff, club personnel and players attending a Hawthorn Football Club match day or event should expect a safe, inclusive, enjoyable and family-friendly environment and be treated fairly by all. 

The Hawthorn Football Club Member Code of Conduct is in place to benefit its members, supporters and the wider AFL community. Members are bound by the following Member Code of Conduct. 

As a member of the Hawthorn Football Club: 

I will refrain from engaging in harassing, intimidating, disruptive and/or violent behaviour inclusive of foul and abusive language or offensive gestures 

I will not engage in or endorse any form of vilification based on  

  • Race; 
  • Gender; 
  • Religion; 
  • Sexual preference, orientation or identity 
  • Ethnicity; 
  • Personal circumstance; 
  • Disability; or 
  • Age;

I will comply with the terms and conditions of entry at all AFL venues, club matches and club events and conduct myself in a manner that does not damage (or have the potential to damage) the reputation of the Hawthorn Football Club.  

I will not engage in conduct that could bring the Hawthorn Football Club or the game of Australian Rules Football into disrepute. 

Across all forms of media including social media or general media, I will not engage in conduct that could result in bringing Hawthorn Football Club or the game of Australian Rules Football into disrepute 

The Hawthorn Football Club works closely with the AFL and its venues to identify and act upon anti-social behaviour in accordance with the AFL’s National Vilification and Discrimination Policy andMember Protection Policy.  

The Hawthorn Football Club appreciates your support of the Member Code of Conduct and encourages everyone to call-out anti-social behaviour by reporting offences via the most appropriate channel.