Geelong champion Tom Hawkins goes berserk at AFL grand final celebrations Cats Swans MCG

Geelong champion Tom Hawkins goes BERSERK at grand final celebrations – as his wife asks fan who carried 105kg forward on his shoulders, ‘How’s your neck?’

  • Celebrations carried on throughout the weekend after the Cats premiership
  • Players backed up the Saturday parties with a social club function on Sunday 
  • While some players were worse for wear, 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 be nursing sore heads today after raucous celebrations following the AFL grand final triumph, one will be sporting some very sore shoulders – from carrying star forward Tom Hawkins.

The partying kicked off after the 81-point win over the Sydney Swans on Saturday and continued over the rest of the weekend, spilling into the Geelong social club where the drinks were flowing and the music pumping.

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

He was enthusiastically celebrating to the tune of the Tritonal track Hey Mamama which samples the classic 1980s tune Sunchyme by Dario G.

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

Hawkins celebrates after winning the 2022 AFL grand final between Geelong and Sydney

Hawkins’ wife later revealed the man under her husband was Starbucks Head of Property Tom Veale.

‘How’s the neck this morning @tommyveale?’ she posted after the party.

While Hawkins certainly collects votes for the best party animal in the wake of the premiership, the forward said that honour went to Jeremy Cameron, according to teammate Tom Atkins.

Hawkins is pictured singing and dancing on the shoulders of a strong and loyal Cats fan

Hawkins is pictured singing and dancing on the shoulders of a strong and loyal Cats fan

Cameron was famously filmed chasing a cow wearing his premiership medal in the early hours of the morning and only got 30 minutes sleep before lobbing up to the social club to kick on. 

‘I think ‘Jezza’ was best-on, I don’t know if you have got him on Instagram 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 wrapped it up pretty early. I was in bed by about 3am, not too bad.’

Cameron revealed a friend had dropped the cows to his property the night before the grand final after becoming bogged nearby.  

‘I don’t know who came up with the idea,’ Cameron said of putting the medal on the cow.

‘We thought it was funny at the time then the cow actually got out of the pen and went into the open paddock and that’s when things got a bit funny.

‘I had enough mates there to wrangle it off and get it back.

‘The one thing that I have 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 harmed in the process.’

Meanwhile veteran superstar Joel Selwood polled zero votes in the party stakes, choosing to prioritise rest over wild celebrations. 

‘I’m an older and wiser guy, so I got plenty of sleep, I left that to the young ones to go and do what they needed to do,’ Selwood said.

‘What a day. [It’s] just unbelievable, to be honest, it all went to plan and even better, it was absolutely perfect.

‘I woke up quite early and got a good feed into me and we drove in from Barwon Heads and didn’t know what to expect today, we heard it was going to be big, but this is unbelievable.’