Hawthorn training base: Dream home for diehard Hawks fans


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A good spot to watch Shaun ‘Silk’ Burgoyne ooze class.

Watch Hawthorn train from your balcony or kitchen table with this rare Mulgrave opportunity.

One of 45 homes built around the Hawks’ training base, 40 Waverley Park Drive has views of the oval from three balconies and most rooms.

But with the powerhouse club planning to move into a state-of-the-art $130 million Dingley facility by the end of 2022, there’s only a few years left to see stars like Jaeger O’Meara and Tom Mitchell in action.

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Three balconies overlook Waverley Park.

Essendon v Carlton at Waverley Park. Michael Long gets away from Brett Ratten.

The four-bedroom property is listed with a price guide of $900,000-$990,000.

Barry Plant Glen Waverley agent Julie Guiqian Wells, who used to live in one of the Waverley Park pads, said the homes were especially popular with families with young kids.

“That was the best ten years we had there — the boys were little and they were on the oval all the time,” she said.

Most rooms also have views onto the ground.

Jarryd Roughead during training at Waverley Park on May 3. Image: AAP/David Crosling

“We use to say hello to ‘Buddy’ Franklin out on our balcony, Luke Hodge — all of them.”

“We’re Carlton supporters — when Hawthorn got into the finals we had a Carlton flag flying over the balcony.”

Ms Wells said the properties never stayed on the market for long, with one selling “before the for sale sign was put up”.

“When it was brand new, a lot of the buyers were Asian buyers, people who came from overseas.”

The home is listed with a price guide of $900,000-$990,000.

James Worpel of the Hawks (L) and Liam Shiels competes for the ball during an intraclub match at Waverley Park on February 13, 2019. Image: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

West Australian native Jaeger O’Meara at Waverley Park. Image: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

“When it resells, the majority are snapped up by Aussies — not necessarily Hawthorn supporters, but they all love their footy. Once you go in there it has a really good community feeling.”

Ms Wells said the vendors were moving closer to their sons’ high school.

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