This is the official autobiography of one of the AFL's most respected and celebrated players, and one of the greatest leaders the sport has ever seen. Football books don't come much bigger than this.
The name Luke Hodge is synonymous with moments of grandeur and triumph, leadership and courage, skill and passion. In Round 17, Hodge became only the 8th Hawthorn player to join the 300 club and joins names such as Tuck, Matthews, Crawford, Mitchell, Moore, Scott and Langford. These 300 games has seen Luke Hodge build one of the greatest CV's in the AFL; 4-time Premiership player, 2-time Norm Smith Medallist and 3-time Premiership captain. This 'once in a generation player' as lauded by coach Clarkson, embodies the traits required to not only star at the top level, but also lead his troops to AFL’s ultimate glory. Along the way, he has twice been awarded the Peter Crimmins Medal as Hawthorn’s Best & Fairest and a 3-time All Australian, paying further tribute to his standing at our proud club.
While it is only the best that ever get the opportunity to represent the Hawks on the biggest stage, it takes someone special to lead them – one who has the perfect blend of talent, commitment, relentlessness and determination. One who inspires, leads by example, and only ever looks back to help his comrades join overcome adversity and join him in shared excellence. One who shows a willingness to carry his soldiers in times of trouble, yet shows humility in his successes.
As Luke Hodge draws a close to his most coveted career, HawksNest, in conjunction with Penguin Books is proud to release ‘THE GENERAL - AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY BY LUKE HODGE' – a tribute that recognises not just the man himself but also his stunning list of accolades.
This is a Hawthorn Football Club special commemorative hard cover edition and limited to 2,017 units, so secure yours now to avoid disappointment.
This Hawthorn Football Club special commemorative edition features include :-
- Special and premium gold foil outer jacket and inner case with 'Hawthorn Football Club - Commemorative Edition'
- Inner case with a gold foil Luke Hodge lithograph signature
- A letter from Luke Hodge to fans features within book
- A special foreword by Alastair Clarkson
- A list of every player that Luke Hodge has played with in his career on the end pages of book (from his debut in 2002 until his final game)
- This club edition is strictly limited to only 2017 units
- approx. 330 pages
ABOUT THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY
‘When the Hawks devoted the first choice in the 2001 NAB AFL National Draft to Luke Hodge, they got not just a great player but a great leader, too.’ - Leigh Matthews
Known as ‘The General’ for his exceptional leadership on and off the field, Luke Hodge is the four-time Premiership player and three-time Premiership captain of arguably the greatest football team of the modern era. With two Norm Smith Medals, All-Australian captaincy and two best and fairest awards to his name, Hodge is one of the most celebrated modern footballers, but all that is just part of the inspiring journey of this Hawthorn champion.
From growing up in Colac, Victoria, the rise of Luke Hodge to the title of the most respected warrior in the game is nothing short of extraordinary. In this revealing autobiography, Hodge explains his own transformation and that of his mighty football club, giving unique insight into the incredibly successful era he has been part of under renowned coach Alastair Clarkson.
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