Rising midfielder Finn Maginness has put pen to paper on a new two-year deal, keeping him in the brown and gold until at least the end of 2025.
Maginness has made a name for himself as arguably the league’s best shut-down specialist, with the 22-year-old limiting the impact of some of the competition's most damaging players.
Along with nullifying the opposition's best ball-winner, Maginness has still been able to find the footy himself, averaging 10.6 disposals and 2.1 tackles per game this year.
Arriving at the club as a father-son selection at Pick 29 in the 2019 national draft, the endurance machine has played 31 AFL games across his first four seasons as a Hawk.
Last year Maginness played 16 out of a possible 22 games, finishing 8th in the Peter Crimmins Medal, before adding a further 12 games to his resume so far during his 2023 campaign.
Maginness has since cemented his spot in Hawthorn's midfield in the later part of the season, making the leap to being a regular starter having played every game since Round 16.
Hawthorn National List and Recruiting Manager Mark McKenzie said Maginness has laid the foundations for an exciting future in the brown and gold.
“Finn is a really self-driven athlete, he's incredibly hard-working and is super diligent in improving his craft," McKenzie said.
"A much-loved and trusted teammate within the four walls of Hawthorn, Finn is highly respected by both our players and coaches.
"He has been able to execute several important roles for us this year and has made a big impact in the early stages of his career with his strengths of endurance running and clean hands coming to the fore.
"Finn continues to make great progression, and we're looking forward to seeing him evolve and add further layers to his game in the years ahead."