Despite having a quieter start to the trade period compared to some other clubs, there remains plenty of action happening behind the scenes within Hawthorn's recruiting team.

Speaking on the second episode of Hawthorn’s ‘Unpacking Trade’ podcast, Hawks National Recruiting Manager Mark McKenzie outlines the pros and cons between an earlier trade versus one that is completed on the deadline.

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Hawthorn’s Recruitment Administration Officer Mitchell Cashion also gives a behind the scenes look into the four walls of Waverley Park, detailing the work that is behind done when looking to recruit an opposition player

‘Unpacking Trade’ is Hawthorn's new podcast, providing fans with exclusive access to brown and gold-focused trade news and updates throughout the Continental Tyres AFL Trade Period.

Sponsored by Dawson’s Moving & Storage, ‘Unpacking Trade’ is your go-to stop for the all the news emerging from the 2021 AFL Trade Period, told through a Hawthorn lens and direct from Waverley Park.

The 10-day trade period officially started on Monday and will conclude on Wednesday October 13, while the free agency period - which opened last week - closes on Friday October 8.

Episodes of ‘Unpacking Trade’ will be released every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Listen below, or visit Spotify or Apple Podcasts.