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Calsher to Debut for hawks

Congratulations to former BFC player Calsher Dear who will make is senior debut for Hawthorn on the weekend.

Hawthorn will unveil Calsher, the son of late premiership hero Paul Dear, in its clash against the Western Bulldogs on Sunday.

The 18-year-old key forward will play his first AFL game after he was taken as a father-son selection with pick 56 in last year’s draft.

Dear’s father Paul, who won the 1991 Norm Smith medal in Hawthorn’s grand final win over West Coast, died aged 55 after a battle with pancreatic cancer in July 2022.

Hawthorn premiership hero Paul Dear (see pic) flies for a mark with Dermott Brereton in the 1991 grand final between Hawthorn and West Coast. Dear’s son Calsher will debut on Sunday for the Hawks against the Western Bulldogs.

Hawthorn football boss Rob McCartney said Dear’s debut would be a “truly special moment”.

This weekend Calsher gets to experience this wonderful emotion as he pulls on the brown and gold for the first time just as his father, Paul did in 1987,” McCartney said.

Calsher Dear, 18, will play after kicking nine goals in his five VFL appearances this season. Picture: Hawthorn FC

“Calsher has strung together some impressive games for Box Hill in the first five games of the season, displaying his unique aerial skills in attack, while consistently hitting the scoreboard.

“As an 18-year-old key-position player we know Calsher is a developing talent and while we need to be patient, we’re excited to see him take his first step at AFL level.”

Calsher played 129 games for the Beaumaris Football Club at Junior, Under19s and Senior level.

Well done Calsh and good luck!

The Beauy Footy Club is very proud of you.

Go Sharks!

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