Playing to Win reveals the intimate story of how Hawthorn, Australia’s most successful football club over the past 60 years, won its 11th premiership.
Award-winning author Michael Gordon takes the reader inside the room at the key moments during the highs and lows of Hawthorn’s five-year journey, from an unexpected flag in 2008 to redemption in 2013 after a narrow defeat in 2012. He exposes how the ‘Kennett Curse’ was overcome, and Alastair Clarkson’s formula for transforming his players when they cross the white line. Based on unparalleled access and frank interviews with all the key figures, this book is compulsory reading for anyone who wants to understand how to succeed in sport.
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st April 2014
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.3 x 15.4