Career : 1989 - 1991
Debut : Round 1, 1989 vs Footscray, aged 28 years, 15 days
Carlton Player No. 955
Games : 27
Goals : 26
Last Game : Round 17, 1991 vs Adelaide, aged 30 years, 117 days
Guernsey No. 11
Height : 185 cm (6 ft. 1 in.)
Weight : 83 kg (13 stone, 1 lb.)
DOB : 17 March, 1961
Hailing originally from Kaniva, Glenn Hawker was one of Essendon’s prime movers throughout the Bombers’ string of finals appearances from 1981 to 1986. A hard-running ball magnet with excellent disposal skills, his fine career at Windy Hill brought him two Premiership medals, three Victorian state team appearances, and Essendon’s Best and Fairest award in 1986.
In 1988, after 200 games and 172 goals for the Bombers, Hawker was traded to Carlton for our National Draft selection numbers 12 and 26. Essendon used these picks to draft Brad Fox (who subsequently played 12 senior games) and David Regan (who wasn’t selected at senior level).
Hawker spent his final three seasons of elite level football at Carlton, playing 27 games and scoring 26 goals at a time when the Blues languished on the lower rungs of the competition ladder. These numbers alone show that Carlton had the better of this particular deal, but there can also be little doubt that Hawker’s professional attitude set a fine example for future stars like Brett Ratten, Fraser Brown, Michael Sexton and Ang Christou – all of whom were recruited to the Blues during Hawker’s time at Princes Park.
Career Highlights1991 3rd Reserves Best & Fairest
FootnoteOf all the Carlton players in history, Glenn Hawker was selected by the club as a 'test case' for the Blueseum during the official radio launch on July 4, 2006.
LinksArticles: That First Pick...Players taken with Carlton's first pick in the draft
Blueseum: A summary of Hawker's Carlton career | Hawker's Blueseum Image Gallery