The promise of Hawthorn's future continues to grow.
The Hawks have secured the services of two young key forwards with Jacob Koschitzke and Emerson Jeka both agreeing to extend their time in the brown and gold.
Having had their first taste of senior football in 2021 - Koschitzke debuting in Round 1 and Jeka in Round 7 - the pair have both put their hands up to be key parts of the club's future plans this year.
Koschitzke has now featured in 17 senior games this year, booting 22 goals across the campaign as he has proven a key part of the Hawks forward line functioning.
The best game of the 21-year-old's campaign to date came against Adelaide in Round 6 in a five-goal performance that saw him earn a Rising Star nomination.
He has taken more marks inside forward 50 than any other Hawk this year, while also sitting third in the club's current goal kicking tally.
Jeka has made four appearances at senior level for a return of two goals and has also proven one of the VFL's most potent spearheads, recording 19 goals from seven outings at the state-league level.
His aerial presence and strong foot skills for a man of his size have gained consistent praise from coaches over the course of the season.
National Recruitment and List Manager Mark McKenzie said it was an important step for the club to lock away the promising pair.
"Jacob and Emerson are two exciting, young players who we’re thrilled to have had commit to the club,” McKenzie said.
“Kosi has made a really strong impression in his first season playing at senior level, after making the switch from backline to forwardline over the summer.
"He has shown a willingness to be a physical presence in our forward end and has also proven to be a strong scoring source for us this year as well.
"Jeks has also made some great improvement in his game over the past 12 months and it's been pleasing to see him also get his opportunity at senior level this year.
“We're hopeful that both of these boys play integral roles in our future as the club moves into its next generation.”
The contract extensions will see Jeka locked in until the end of the 2022 and Koschitzke until 2023 as the club continues to solidify its list.
Koschitzke was originally selected by the Hawks with Pick 52 in the 2018 National Draft, while Jeka was taken at Pick 9 in the 2019 Rookie Draft.