Just seven games after joining the brown and gold, Jack Ginnivan is now set to celebrate his first major milestone with Hawthorn, the club he grew up supporting as a kid.

It comes after Ginnivan made the move to the club during last year’s trade period off the back of three seasons at Collingwood.

But the crafty small forward has always been a Hawk at heart, which will make his 50th game milestone against the Western Bulldogs on Sunday even more memorable.

Speaking recently with Triple M's Rush Hour, Ginnivan said he has been enjoying his time at his second club. 

“It’s been a crazy six months transitioning houses, clubs, making new friends and all these things, but I’m loving it to bits," Ginnivan reflected.

“(On his first win in new colours against North Melbourne) It felt really weird, I was standing next to Jack Gunston who I always used to watch sing the song – so there were a few little butterflies.

“It was nice to sing the song (for the first time) – childhood dream complete.”

Despite being just 21 years old, Ginnivan has already reached some significant achievements in his four-year career so far.

After being drafted to Collingwood with Pick 13 in the 2021 rookie draft, Ginnivan made his AFL debut against Port Adelaide in Round 19 that same year, before going on to boot six goals across the last five games of the season. 

The 21-year-old stepped it up further in 2022, where in only his tenth career game, he was awarded the ANZAC Day Medal after kicking five goals during the match against Essendon.

At the conclusion of his break-out season, Ginnivan was named in the AFLPA’s 22under22 Team, finishing with a career-high 40 goals for the season and averaging 9.7 disposals per game.

Then in 2023, Ginnivan became a premiership star in the black and white.

But now, he is now an important part of the brown and gold future. 

Since his move across clubs, the youngster has become a mainstay in the Hawks attack so far this season.

He is currently averaging a career-high 13.7 disposals, nine kicks and four marks per game and is sitting at the third-highest goal scorer in 2024, booting eight goals so far this season.

Ginnivan is already making waves in his new colours, giving Hawks fans plenty to be excited about in the years ahead. 

If his impressive start is anything to go by, all signs point to a promising career in the brown and gold.