While their time is predominantly taken over by football, an array of Hawks stars are also keeping busy off the field.

Here’s a look at some of our players lives outside of footy, including those who are making waves in the business world.

Tom Mitchell – Ball Magnets

When he's not accumulating the ball on the field, Mitchell is on a mission to help others to follow in his footsteps. 

The former Brownlow Medalist is the founder of Ball Magnets - a training and fitness app built for aspiring AFL players to improve their skills by training with the competition’s best players.

Since launching in 2021, the app which includes insights from AFL's biggest names including Lachie Neale and Patrick Cripps now has more than 10,000 subscribers.

Liam Shiels – Cuzzie Performance

Shiels has been putting his football knowledge to good use in his side-business Cuzzie Performance.

In 2017, the three-time premiership star teamed up with his cousins to open a physiotherapy and sports performance centre in Melbourne’s outer east.

Having been involved in AFL for more than a decade, Shiels arguably knows better than anyone what it means to train and recover at the elite level.

Tom Phillips – Superboost

Phillips is behind a new business - Superboost - a natural healthy hydration beverage built for super performance.

After almost two years in the works, the 25-year-old is preparing to share his venture with the world, sharing a behind-the-scenes look of its production to Instagram this week.

Superboost aims to "transform the next generation of performance beverages" through premium, eco-friendly, purposeful and intentionally different products.

Ben McEvoy – Farming

Away from the football field you're sure to catch a busy McEvoy out on his farm.

The ruckman's farm comprises 2100 acres across two locations.

Farm life is not a stranger to McEvoy, he grew up on a farm five hours away at Dederang, 50km south of Wodonga, before embarking on his decade-plus-long AFL career.

The 32-year-old also completed an online business degree in 2019 – after a 10-year journey – but is likely to turn to farming full-time post-footy.