His career to this point:
Taken with the 14th pick in the 2016 rookie draft, Hanrahan's junior sporting days saw him excel in both cricket and footy. Weighing in at 70kg at the time of the draft, his early years at the club saw him forced to build his body to an AFL-ready level. Playing in Box Hill's VFL premiership in 2018, onlookers could see the confidence the small forward was gaining in his body and ability by the end of his second year on the Hawks list. This experience, coupled with a third summer in the gym and on the track, saw Hanrahan make his senior debut in Round 15 of the 2019 season. Kicking a goal in his first game, the youngster continued to impress throughout the remainder of the campaign and managed to play out the season with the senior side to finish with nine games to his name.
Not dissimilar to the club's as a whole, Hanrahan's 2020 campaign was a bit of a rollercoaster. The opening fortnight of the season showed plenty of promise for Hanrahan, averaging 14.5 touches and a goal per game. But a failure to hit the scoreboard in the next two games led to the youngster being left out of the senior side in the Hawks’ Round 5 match-up with GWS. Hanrahan didn’t appear at senior level again until Round 13. He managed to string three games together before body troubles curtailed the final few weeks of the 2020 campaign.
A look towards 2021:
Playing one of the more challenging positions on the football field, Hanrahan has now etched out 16 games over the past two seasons. His game has undergone a lot of development since his arrival at the club, and he will be hoping he can prove that in 2021 as he enters his fifth year in the brown and gold.