2015 Premiers: The Hawks

The 2015 AFL Grand Final was contested between the Hawthorn Football Club and the West Coast Eagles at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 3 October 2015. It was the 119th annual Grand Final of the AFL. The match, attended by 98,632 spectators, was won by Hawthorn by a margin of 46 points, marking the club’s third consecutive premiership and thirteenth VFL/AFL premiership victory overall.

Hawthorn’s Cyril Rioli was awarded the Norm Smith Medal as the best player on the ground. 

The three-peat equaled Carlton (1927-30). Melbourne (1939-41 and 1955-57) and the Brisbane Lions (2001-03). Collingwood is the only team to win 4 in a row (1927-30).

Seven Hawks players became four-time premiership winners: Rioli, Lewis, Mitchell, Roughead, Birchall and Hodge all with Hawthorn, and Burgoyne adding a third Hawthorn premiership medallion to his premiership won with Port Adelaide in 2004. Alistair Clarkson also won his fourth premiership as coach of Hawthorn, making him the 12th four-time VFL/AFL premiership coach.

The stamp on the cover is the same as the Premiership souvenir stamp sheet. The postmark is dated 9 November 2015. Again it is the seasonal postmark with the same design since 2012 when Sydney won the flag. Only the jumper and socks design is changed to be relevant to the winning team. (Hawthorns colours make it very difficult to extract the postmark design from the premiership cover. Australia Post does not include the image in the Bulletin unlike other FDI and temporary or permanent commemorative issues.)

The stamp on the cover is the same as the Premiership souvenir stamp sheet. The postmark is dated 9 November 2015. Again it is the seasonal postmark with the same design since 2012 when Sydney won the flag. Only the jumper and socks design is changed to be relevant to the winning team. (Hawthorns colours make it very difficult to extract the postmark design from the premiership cover. Australia Post does not include the image in the Bulletin unlike other FDI and temporary or permanent commemorative issues.)