HAWTHORN’S visit to Temora has been hailed a great success by hometown hero Luke Breust.
Hundreds of footy fans flocked to the re-opening of the Temora Hotel on Saturday where 10 Hawks stars made special appearances.
Breust, who is a partner in the Hotel, organised a Hawthorn sportsmen’s afternoon that attracted more than 100 guests to the function. The Hawks players then conducted a signing session and spent the night mixing it with locals.
Breust said there is a possibility it could become an annual event after the success of the inaugural function.
“It was awesome, everyone had a great afternoon,” Breust said.
“We were happy with it, we might even make it an annual event. We’ll wait and see.”
Breust was joined by Cootamundra’s Isaac Smith, James Frawley, Liam Shiels, Tom Mitchell, Taylor Duryea, Ryan Schoenmakers, Jonathon Ceglar, Brian Lake and Matt Spangher.
Breust said his Hawks teammates enjoyed the trip.
“They loved it. They couldn’t get over how friendly and polite the people were,” Breust said.
“Even the kids, in the city they get to see players all of the time but for these kids it was probably the first time they had more than one player at the one place at the one time.
“The guys couldn’t get over how polite the kids were. They thought Temora was neat and tidy and a great country town.”
For Bruest, he will return to Melbourne this week for the start of the Hawks pre-season training on Monday.