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Young Hawks sign on

Glass' future is clear Conor Glass has extended his contract with the Hawks until 2019 and he spoke with HawksTV about his 2017 breakthrough season.

The future at Hawthorn is looking bright, with three young Hawks signing contract extensions this week.

Conor Glass, James Cousins and Oliver Hanrahan have secured their future at Hawthorn, after showing positive signs throughout 2017.

Cousins (Pick 46) and Hanrahan (Pick 14) joined the club via last year’s Rookie Draft. Glass was listed as an international rookie in late 2015, before officially relocating to Australia in July last year.

“We’re thrilled that each of these guys have extended their contracts,” said Recruiting and List Manager Graham Wright.

“Being on the rookie list, these boys are obviously still developing as footy players, but we’re really pleased with the steps they have taken since joining the club.”

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James Cousins

Two-year Rookie extension 

“James has really impressed us this year. He’s great at winning the contested ball and thrives on the contest. He managed three solid AFL games this season, but unfortunately had to have shoulder surgery which has prematurely ended his season. He’s an exciting player, and we’re really looking forward to see what he can produce upon return.” GW

Oliver Hanrahan

One-year Rookie extension  

“Despite a few niggling injuries throughout the season, Ollie has shown some really positive signs while playing for Box Hill this year. He’s very creative with the football and has the ability to play both forward and on-ball. He is showing development with each game he plays.” GW

 

Conor Glass

Two-year Rookie/Primary extension 

“Conor made his AFL debut just two weeks ago and has shown he is comfortable at the level. He is a great mark, displays great intent, and has shown great skills on either side of his body. He will remain on Hawthorn’s Rookie list in 2018, with the promise of an elevation to Hawthorn’s senior list the following year.” GW

 

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