Another week, another Social Talk segment looking back at the week that was in the AFL.

Here's what made news on the socials this week:

Hawks And Clarkson Part Ways Early

In a succession plan that was set to see Sam Mitchell take over super coach Alastair Clarkson as Hawthorn coach in 2023, it looks like that may be happening sooner than expected.

On Friday morning, news circulated that Hawthorn and Clarkson were set to part ways at the end of the season and potentially even sooner.

The news almost certainly broke the AFL social media feeds.

Beveridge Takes Aim At AFL Over Boxing Training Ban

After the AFL banned sparring and combat boxing exercises in clubs this week, Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge hit back at the AFL, saying that the AFL shouldn't be telling clubs how they can and can't train, he will continue to do boxing sessions until there was more clarification from the AFL.

Fair to say there were some mixed emotions.

Ben Cunnington's Battle With Testicular Tumour

After scans revealed a testicular tumour on Monday, quick and swift action was taken by North Melbourne and Ben Cunnington to safely remove the tumour on Tuesday, which gave Cunnington the best chance to successfully recover.

We wish Cunnington all the best and a speedy recovery.

Note: Remember men, testicular health is important!

Charlie Is Back!

After over two years on the sidelines as a result of knee injuries, Carlton fan favourite Charlie Curnow is set to make his long awaited return to football this week when the Blues take on St Kilda.

It will be the first time Charlie Curnow and Harry McKay have been in the same forward line since 2019 and just their 24th out of a possible 124 times since both have been at the club.

The addition of Curnow is a massive boost for the club and it's fans after a disappointing showing last week against North Melbourne.

The Blues fans were certainly up and about upon the return of Charlie!

Buddy Franklin Gets Reprieved

After initially receiving a one-week suspension and opting to challenge, Lance Franklin successfully won the appeal and will be free to play this week against Essendon.

Given the nature of the incident, there was plenty of backlash about Franklin's initial decision being overturned.

AFLW Draft

In what is a special night for many young women that have worked tirelessly to fulfill their dream of playing in the AFL, the AFLW held it's annual draft this week which saw some of the best young talent drafted by each club.

Headlining the draft was Charlie Rowbottom, who was selected by the Gold Coast Suns with the number one pick.

We wish all draftees every bit of success!

Olympic Fever

The Olympics are in full swing and Australians around the country are cheering on their beloved athletes all the way to a hopeful gold medal, or any medal for that matter.

The Demons players cheering on Ariarne Titmus all the way to winning a swimming gold medal is absolutely wholesome!

How's These For Goal Celebrations

Tik Toker @cooperhamilton provided us with some quality fun this week, showing off some brilliant and hilarious goal celebrations.

Could you see these being used in a game at some point?