Hawthorn has swooped on premiership forward Jack Ginnivan, after striking a trade deal with Collingwood on the final day of the Continental AFL Tyres Trade Period.
Along with gaining Ginnivan, the Hawks receive the Pies’ 2023 second-round draft selection (pick No. 39), in addition to their future second-round and future fourth-round selections.
In exchange, Hawthorn has sent back its 2023 second-round draft selection (pick No. 33), and its future second-round and future third-round selections.
20-year-old Ginnivan has emerged as one of the league’s most exciting small forwards through 42 games, averaging better than a goal per outing.
His breakout performance coming in just his 10th appearance at the top level, where the talented youngster bagged a memorable five-goal haul on ANZAC Day at MCG, earning the best-on-ground medal.
Fresh from playing a pivotal role in Collingwood’s 2023 premiership season, Ginnivan now gets the opportunity to further his career at Hawthorn – the club he has supported his whole life.
Hawthorn National List and Recruiting Manager Mark McKenzie said a player of Ginnivan’s age and talent shapes as valuable addition.
“We couldn’t be happier that Jack wanted to come to Hawthorn – a club he’s loved since he was a kid,” McKenzie said.
“We love the way he goes about his footy, he’s a clever forward that hits the scoreboard and generates a lot of energy on the field.
“Having just won a premiership at 20 years of age, we believe he’s only scratched the surface of his potential, and we can’t wait to see just how high he can elevate his game at Hawthorn in the years to come.”