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Meet a bequestor - Bruce Stevenson

Updated: Aug 20, 2021

How long have you been a member of Hawthorn Football Club?

I first became a Junior Member of the Hawks in 1960, when I was attending Kew Primary School.

Tell us how you came to support the Hawks.

My father had always supported Hawthorn as did his father before him. So I had no choice but to follow the Brown and Gold. My first guernsey number as a boy was “9”, Brendan Edwards.

What are your fondest memories of following the Hawks?

My greatest Hawthorn memories are our first premiership in 1961 which I attended with my family. 1971 was the greatest memory however as I was lucky enough to be one of the twenty players who played that day at the MCG in front of 118,000 people and win the Premiership. The 1989 Grand Final was another fantastic day.

What made you decide to recognise your lifelong passion for the Hawks through the Always Hawthorn Bequest Club?

My decision to become involved with the Always Hawthorn Bequest Club was easy. I looked upon it as a responsibility for my family and myself, after all the things the Club had done for me. I truly have Hawthorn DNA within my body.

What does leaving a bequest to the club mean to you and your family?

Making a bequest to the Club is very personal and rewarding to the Stevenson family. We hope our bequest and others like it, help to set an example for other great Hawthorn people to follow in the future.

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