Hawthorn supporters get chance to hold cup

``IT'S heavy,'' was Olivia Street's reaction in Launceston yesterday to holding the 2013 AFL Premiership Cup won by Hawthorn.

The cup is on tour across the country and has been in the state since Sunday.

It is the second time the Hawks have brought the cup to Tasmania after it visited Hobart, Launceston and Devonport on the Monday following its grand final win over Fremantle.

About 100 people attended Aurora Stadium yesterday to get their hands on the cup.

Olivia, 12, said she had come with her dad to see the cup after the grand final, but this time was better as she actually got to touch it.

She said she had been a Hawthorn supporter since she was born, following in the footsteps of her dad, Neil.

``You follow your team and hope that they win the premiership every year,'' Mr Street said.

``So to get your hands [on the cup] is what it's all about.''

Tasmanian-born Hawthorn legend Peter Hudson was at the event and will also attend Hobart's cup showing today.

``It's a cup, but when you think of the amount of manpower that goes behind getting it, it's a big deal,'' Hudson said.

The cup will be at the Moonah McDonald's, Hobart, today from 3pm to 5pm, Pipers Brook Vineyard on Friday between 3pm and 5pm and at The Beachfront at Bicheno on Saturday from 11am to 1pm.

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