Hawks defender Blake Hardwick said improving his running capacity is his key focus of the summer.

The ever-reliable youngster has played 65 consecutive senior games in a row, which is good for seventh among all active players in the competition, but says there is still room for improvement in the way he runs out games.

"I'm looking to improve my endurance," the 22-year-old said.

"Running is probably not my strong suit so that's a big one for me."