MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 06: Kaiden Brand of the Hawks in action during the 2016 AFL Round 20 match between the Melbourne Demons and the Hawthorn Hawks at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on August 06, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Hawthorn key defender Kaiden Brand could seek fresh start

Young Hawthorn key defender Kaiden Brand could find himself at a new club this trade period, according to, with contract negotiations stalling with the Hawks.

The 22-year-old key defender is out of contract and has reportedly been unable to come to an agreement on a new deal with the Hawks.

“Industry sources believe the South Australian is sitting on an offer from a rival club given the strong demand for key defenders this year,” the reports claims. reports that Lions, Saints, Kangaroos, Bulldogs, Demons and Dockers are among the clubs that may be interested in the defender.

Brand played 11 games this season, after making his debut in Round 7 against Richmond after four years on the Hawks’ list without a senior game. He was recruited with pick No.66 in the 2012 National Draft.

The 198cm key position player is not the only defender who could be out the door at Waverley Park, with Angus Litherland and Matt Spangher both yet to be re-signed by the club.


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