Hawthorn Football Club is set to exceed 70,000 members for the first time. 

The ever successful Melbourne based AFL club believe they can pass Collingwood as competition leaders, with the Magpies currently having the most members at 70,005.

Hawthorn have just passed Richmond, making the new order; Collingwood, Hawthorn, Richmond then Port Adelaide in fourth. 

The Hawks membership tally has grown every year since 2007, with a huge fan base in Tasmania. 

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