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Hawthorn's Karl Amon to celebrate 150th AFL game

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Hawthorn utility Karl Amon will celebrate his 150th AFL game on Saturday night against the Gold Coast at People First Stadium.

The 28-year-old is in his second season at the Hawks after playing 124 games across nine seasons with his former club Port Adelaide.

The Noonuccal man joined the Hawks via free agency at the end of the 2022 season signing a four-year deal that will see him remain in brown and gold colours until at least the end of the 2026 season.

Amon told SEN Radio that  it was always his wish to play in Victoria.

"Melbourne is the home of footy and I always wanted to play football in Melbourne at some stage in my career,” Amon told SEN during the week.

“I spent nine years at Port Adelaide, which I really enjoyed, if I didn’t come back at the end of that I was probably going to be over there for the rest of my career.

“Coming home to friends and family and be able to play football in Melbourne, at Hawthorn, is something I’m thoroughly enjoying.”

The Melbourne-born Amon was drafted to the Power with selection 68 in the 2013 AFL National Draft.

Karl Amon will play his 150th AFL game tomorrow night against the Gold Coast Suns. (Image: AFL)

He made his debut against the Brisbane Lions during the 2015 season but despite showing strong form at SANFL level, Amon struggled to solidify his place in Port Adelaide’s senior line up.

“It took that 40-50 game mark for me to really feel like I belong at AFL level - from there I haven’t missed too many games, ” Amon said.

“It’s an exciting time, I still think I’ve got plenty of footy left in me, so we’ll be doing a big celebration for 200 games if I get there.

“It’s certainly something I’ll look back on and be extremely proud of.”

Amon’s last three seasons at AFL level have been his best and he finished top-ten in the best-and-fairest in his first season at Hawthorn.

In other milestone news, Western Bulldogs key forward Jamarra Ugle-Hagan will play his 50th game for the Western Bulldogs on Friday night.

Ugle-Hagan has kicked 66 goals in his 49 games for the Bulldogs since being drafted with the first overall selection in the 2020 AFL National Draft.

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