Hawks pick Launceston to show premiership flag

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HAWTHORN has detailed how it plans to continue celebrating its premiership in Tasmania.

The club will stay on in the state after tonight's NAB Challenge match at Aurora Stadium for three days of community camps and has been given approval by the AFL to unveil its premiership flag for the first time in Launceston.

The flag will be presented to Hawks president Andrew Newbold at the AFL season launch in Adelaide on March 5, meaning its first public viewing will be at the club's round 1 encounter with Brisbane in Launceston 17 days later.

The club hopes to parade it through the city during the customary Hawk Walk to Aurora, unveil it before the match and have it on display afterwards for fans to be photographed with.

The club will hold another unveiling ceremony for its home fans before the round 3 clash with beaten finalist Fremantle back at the MCG.

Hawks CEO Stuart Fox said the club was keen to celebrate with its Tasmanian audience.

"We wanted to provide our Tasmanian market with a bit of a treat given what they've done for us," he said.

The club's camps involve 11 groups in 21 towns supporting 17 charities and community groups, 18 schools and eight football clubs.

Activities will be taking place from Strahan to Scamander and Burnie to Port Arthur.

In Launceston they include helping Guide Dogs Tasmania in the Brisbane Street Mall at 1pm tomorrow, joining a fitness fun day in Royal Park at 4pm on Sunday and assisting Australia Post on Monday.

A Launceston Football Club clinic will also be held at Windsor Park, Riverside, at 1.30pm tomorrow.

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