Hawthorn’s 2021 list is taking shape with the club locking in the services of Jack Scrimshaw, Harry Morrison and Oliver Hanrahan as the trio recently put pen to paper on contract extensions.
Scrimshaw has signed on for a further two years, keeping him in the brown and gold until at least the end of 2022 while Morrison and Hanrahan have each committed to another year with the Hawks.
Chief of Football Graham Wright said the club was pleased to lock away the talented trio.
“Jack, Harry and Ollie are a big part of the promising cohort we have coming up through the ranks at Hawthorn,” said Wright.
“It was really pleasing to see them feature in the senior side this year and make the most of their opportunities.
“They all have the potential to become consistent AFL players for our club and we look forward to seeing their continued development over the coming years.”
Scrimshaw arrived at the Hawks in 2019 after two seasons with the Gold Coast Suns. The tall defender impressed in 2020 and was a consistent performer in his 13 call ups to the senior side.
Scrimshaw’s development in 2020 proved he is building his capacity to play a critical role in the Hawks defensive line. His efforts were rewarded at the clubs Peter Crimmins Medal count where he was awarded Most Improved.
Morrison was drafted to Hawthorn at Pick 74 in the 2016 National Draft and had a break-out year in 2018 which included a Rising Star nomination in Round 20.
In 2020 Morrison pushed his case for selection in the senior side and improved his fortunes from the previous season playing 11 of a possible 17 games.
The medium-sized defender possesses impressive versatility, ball-use and endurance.
In just his second year at the elite level Hanrahan made seven appearances in the brown and gold in 2020. Hanrahan began to find consistency in the back-half of the season and used the exposure at senior level to improve his game.
The crafty small forward is seen as an important piece of the Hawks forward structure of the future.