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Scully joins the Hawks

Hawthorn has secured the signature of former number one draft pick Tom Scully, with the star midfielder committing to the club. 

Seven years since becoming a foundation player for the GWS Giants, Scully requested a trade back to his home state, choosing Hawthorn as his club of choice. 

In exchange for the midfielder, GWS will receive Hawthorn’s future fourth round draft pick they received earlier today from the Gold Coast Suns.

GM - Football Graham Wright believes the 27-year old will add plenty to the Hawks midfield. 

“We’re thrilled to have negotiated a trade with GWS to bring Tom to Waverley,” Wright said.

“He’s an exceptional player and his endurance and work rate is second to none. Tom will help to boost our midfield stocks, offering the depth and versatility we were looking to add.

“We understand Tom has been suffering with an ankle injury, however we are fully confident our medical team will help get him back to full fitness.” 

Read: Scrimshaw heads to Waverley

A talented junior footballer, Scully was named in the Under 18 All Australian team in 2008 and 2009, before being picked up by Melbourne with the first selection in the 2009 National Draft. 

After seeing out his two-year deal with the Demons, Scully headed north to join the expansion club.

He quickly matured to become one of the competition’s elite wingers, twice named in the All Australian 40-man squad (2016, 2017).

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