Doug Hawkins - Son of the Scray

A favourite son of the Footscray Football Club, Doug Hawkins carried the hopes of the Western suburbs for the best part of 17 seasons. Blessed with balance and poise Dougie dazzled around opponents becoming one of the competitions most exciting wingmen during the 1980s and early 1990s. Quick, strong and tenacious Hawkins owned the outer wing of the Western Oval during 329 games at the Bulldogs and 21 at Fitzroy.

In this episode Hawkins opens up about his mental health struggles early in his career, the rival clubs who attempted to lure his services and his sackings from both Footscray and Fitzroy.

Lifeline Australia - 13 11 14 - Crisis Support. Suicide Prevention.


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