Hawthorn has selected Josh Ward with Pick 7 in the 2021 NAB AFL National Draft.

A lifelong Hawthorn fan, Ward joins the Hawks with huge potential.

The 181cm midfielder is a ball-getter who accumulates the footy, makes it hurt with his disposal and then boasts the aerobic capacity to go in again. 

A product of the Northern Knights, the hard-working on-baller skippered the Vic Metro Under 19 side in 2021 and was named captain of the Team of the Year at the recent NAB League awards.

Boasting elite running capacity, the youngster finished the 2km time trial in 5:57 minutes at this year’s draft combine – the second-best time trial nationally.

A classy player capable of consistently winning mountains of possessions, Ward poses as an exciting prospect for the Hawks in the years to come.

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Hawthorn select Josh Ward with pick 7!

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·       Endurance

·       Consistency

·       Durability

·       Clean skills

·       Decision making


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