Hawthorn speedster Bailey Macdonald has put pen to paper on a new two-year deal, keeping him in the brown and gold until at least the end of 2026.

The contract extension comes amid Macdonald’s second year as a Hawk, after joining the club through the 2022 national draft.

Macdonald showed promising signs during his debut year last season, leading to his first AFL game against Port Adelaide in Round 12.

Hawthorn National List and Recruiting Manager Mark McKenzie was buoyant about Macdonald’s future with the brown and gold.

“With elite speed and line-breaking ability, we’ve seen some exciting flashes from Bailey in his short career so far and we’re really excited about what he can provide our football club in the years ahead,” McKenzie said.

“Prior to his recent leg injury, we saw rapid improvement from Bailey over the pre-season, and once fit again, no doubt he will be eager to make his mark at senior level when his next opportunity arises.”

“On top of Bailey being a genuine competitor who has a real willingness to put in the work, we’re confident he has a bright future ahead with the Hawks.