Hawthorn has locked away in-form defender Jack Scrimshaw for the next three seasons, ensuring he remains in the brown and gold until at least the end of 2027.

Now in his sixth season with the Hawks, the 25-year-old is playing a pivotal role in a rejuvenated defensive group this year, particularly over the past month, where Hawthorn has recorded three wins from four games.

Along with being the Hawks’ best ball-user this season (going at 84.38% disposal efficiency), Scrimshaw is averaging a career-high 8.2 intercept possessions per game in 2024, ranking him in ‘elite’ for his position.

Hawthorn National Recruiting and List Manager Mark McKenzie said Scrimshaw’s signature signified an exciting few years ahead for the club.

“Having been a former top-10 draft pick, Scrim’s talent has been obvious since walking through the doors of our club, but his continued growth and development has been fantastic to witness especially most recently.” McKenzie said.

“Off the back of a career-best pre-season, we’ve seen Scrim build towards some really strong form in the early stages of 2024, which we’re confident he can continue.

“No doubt Scrim is an important piece of what we are building here at Hawthorn, and I’m sure the brown and gold faithful will be delighted to see his talents locked away for three more years.”