Tom Mitchell of the Swans handballs whilst being tackled Jacob Hopper of the Giants during the AFL 1st Qualifying Final match between the Sydney Swans and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at ANZ Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Tom Mitchell officially joins the Hawks

Sydney midfielder Tom Mitchell has officially joined Hawthorn.

The two clubs agreed to a deal in principle for the onballer earlier in the week, with the official paperwork lodged on Friday.

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The Hawks have traded picks 14 and 52 to Sydney for Mitchell and pick 57.

“We are pleased the deal could be finalised and Tom is able to join the Hawks,” Hawthorn Recruiting and List Manager Graham Wright said.

“Tom has had a terrific year at the Swans and we look forward to welcoming him to the Hawks.

“We would like to thank Sydney for their professional approach in getting this deal done.”

Mitchell joined the Swans via a father-son selection (pick No.21) in the 2011 National Draft an played 63 games in the harbour city.

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50 COMMENTS

  1. Good luck getting o’meara now…
    they don’t have the picks to offer and I don’t see Gold Coast waiting for future first round picks.
    Hawks will be lucky to get a late first round for Mitchell if he crosses.

  2. Absolute bargain. Cant believe they didn’t swindle future picks or anything out of that??? Hes worth at least 1st + 2nd rounder. Hes one of the best youngsters in the comp and hes the type that will perform on the big games which is massive.

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