Geelong champion Tom Hawkins goes nuts at the Cats Swans MCG AFL finals celebrations

Geelong champion Tom Hawkins walks through the big graduation ceremonies – as his wife asks a fan carrying 105kg on his shoulders ‘How’s your neck?’

  • The celebrations continued throughout the weekend following the Cats’ tenure
  • Players supported the Saturday parties on Sunday with a Social Club feature
  • While some players were worse off, forward Tom Hawkins was in fine form
  • He was filmed singing and dancing on the shoulders of a Cats supporter

While many Geelong supporters will have headaches today after the rollicking celebrations following the big AFL Finals triumph, one will have some very sore shoulders – from carrying star forward Tom Hawkins.

The party started after Saturday’s 81-point win over the Sydney Swans and continued throughout the rest of the weekend, spilling over to the Geelong Social Club where the drinks were flowing and the music was pumping.

Hawkins, who scored three goals in the memorable win, was filmed singing and dancing while riding on the shoulders of a fan at the club.

He enthusiastically partied to the tune of the tritonal track Hey Mamama, based on the 1980s classic Sunchyme by Dario G.

The supporter did well not to buckle under the weight of the 105kg striker, who was in full party mode despite two straight days celebrating the club’s memorable debut.

Hawkins celebrates after winning the 2022 AFL Grand Final between Geelong and Sydney

Hawkins celebrates after winning the 2022 AFL Grand Final between Geelong and Sydney

Hawkins’ wife later revealed the man was below her husband Tom Veale, Starbucks head of property.

“How’s the neck this morning @tommyveale?” She posted after the party.

While Hawkins is certainly garnering votes for best party animal after the Premiership, the striker said the honor went to Jeremy Cameron, according to team-mate Tom Atkins.

Hawkins sings and dances on the shoulders of a strong and loyal Cats fan

Hawkins sings and dances on the shoulders of a strong and loyal Cats fan

Cameron was famously caught on film chasing a cow wearing his Premiership medal in the early hours of the morning and only got 30 minutes of sleep before plunging into Social Club to get started.

“I think ‘Jezza’ was the best, I don’t know if you Instagram him, but the medal on the cow was pretty funny,” Atkins said.

“To be honest I expected everyone to look a lot worse than they did this morning.

“We all knew today was going to be a great day so we ended it pretty early. I was in bed around 3am, not that bad.’

Cameron revealed a friend brought the cows onto his property the night before the grand finale after getting stuck nearby.

“I don’t know who came up with the idea,” Cameron said as he placed the medal on the cow.

“We thought it was funny at the time when the cow actually came out of the pen and into the open paddock, and then it got a little funny.

“I had enough buddies there to deny it and get it back.

“The only thing I learned overnight is not to give your medal to a cow at 5am.

“Easy to put on the cow, hard to get back…no cows were hurt.”

Meanwhile, veteran superstar Joel Selwood received zero votes in the party stakes, opting to prioritize recreation over wild celebrations.

“I’m an older and wiser guy, so I got a lot of sleep, I left that to the boys to go and do what they had to do,” Selwood said.

‘What a day. [It’s] just amazing to be honest everything went according to plan and better yet it was absolutely perfect.

“I woke up pretty early and ate well and we drove up from Barwon Heads not knowing what to expect today. We heard it was going to be big but that’s amazing.”

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