Jett's big day out with the Hawks

Eight-year-old Jett Hill stands triumphant on the grounds of the MCG yesterday, where he watched his mighty Hawks take down Collingwood. Picture: Pat Scala, The Age

Eight-year-old Jett Hill stands triumphant on the grounds of the MCG yesterday, where he watched his mighty Hawks take down Collingwood. Picture: Pat Scala, The Age

``I GOT to high-five Cyril and shake his hand’’ - Jett Hill reflected on his dream weekend in Melbourne.

The Perth eight-year-old was Hawthorn’s No. 1 fan yesterday as his beloved Hawks defeated Collingwood in front of 70,495 fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

``I liked that Cyril Rioli got a goal and they [Hawthorn] won,’’ Jett said.

``It was really fun down in the rooms because I got to see what they do when they warm up.

``It was crazy [at the match] - there were 70,500 people here.’’

Hawthorn flew the Sacred Heart Primary School pupil and his family to Melbourne after the sudden death of his father, Adam, earlier this year.

In his first ever trip to Victoria, Jett got to see the working of the club and meet his idol Cyril Rioli. 

However: ``The coach [Brendon Bolton] said he needed to clean up his locker because it’s full of rubbish,’’ Jett said.

On Friday, Jett was the water boy at the Hawks’ training session where he received his number one fan guernsey and had it signed.

Yesterday he had lunch at the home of footy - the MCG. He went down to the change rooms before the game, went on ground to watch the players prepare and then sat in the stands to watch his team win - all with his sister Amber, 6, and mother, Lyndal, by his side.

Jett was close with his prediction of a Hawthorn win by 39 points - Collingwood went down by 29 points. 

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