Ghost of Punt Road said:
easy said:heres an interesting fact.
in 2008, Cyril was nominated for the rising star, along with bachar houli, shaun grigg, jack reiwodlt and trent cotchin.
of course Rhys Palmer was judged superior.
The family club…
Family separations and pregnancy termination: Hawthorn racism review reveals shock allegations against former coaches — ABC NewsAn external review commissioned by the Hawthorn Football Club will reveal allegations that key figures at the AFL club demanded the separation of young First Nations players from their partners, and pressured one couple to terminate a pregnancy for the sake of the player's career.apple.news
Horrifying news today, but not entirely surprising.A close family member of mine worked at Hawthorn for a couple of years about a decade ago.
She was a member of the off-field staff. A mid-level administrator. Worked at Waverley Park in an open-plan office. On occasion, the coaches would walk through this space.
By her account, it was an awful place to work because the senior coach would give a massive public bake to any member of staff who might be laughing or engaged in a non-football conversation whenever he was in this area. His standard line was every person had a role in winning premierships and, if they weren't 100% committed, they could '*smile* off'.
It contributed to terrible morale. My family member described Clarkson, at the time, to be 'out of control' and incredibly aggressive. Even the people she reported to were intimidated by him.
It's always seemed to me that Hawthorn has an unusually high turnover of people—particularly coaches but also administrators.
I don't know what it's like now, but it was certainly an incredibly intense place to be back then.