MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 31: Jaeger O'Meara of the Hawks clears the ball out of the centre during the round two AFL match between the Hawthorn hawks and the Western Bulldogs at Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 31, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Hawthorn midfielder Jaeger O’Meara has penned a four-year extension with the Hawks, which will see him remain at the club until at least the end of the 2023 season.

O’Meara has impressed so far during his 30 games for the club, and has started the 2019 season off with a bang, recording 28.7 disposals in his first three games.

The 25-year-old missed the Hawks’ clash with St Kilda on Sunday through injury.

“We’re thrilled to have Jaeger recommit for another four seasons,” Hawthorn’s GM of Football Graham Wright told hawthornfc.com.au.

“It was a relatively easy decision from both parties. Both Jaeger and his management TLA made it a really smooth process, and it’s pleasing to have it sorted so early in the season.

“He’s become such an important player for us, not only through his on-field performance but also from a leadership sense as well.

“He sets a great example for his teammates with his professionalism and work ethic.

“We’re excited to watch his continued development over the coming years.”