AFL Rd 11 - Fremantle v Hawthorn
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 10: Will Day of the Hawks in action during the round 11 AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Hawthorn Hawks at Optus Stadium on August 10, 2020 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/AFL Photos/via Getty Images)

First-year Hawk Will Day has recommitted to the club until at least the end of 2023.

The impressive youngster has been a solid contributor down back since making his debut earlier this year in Round 6, averaging 14.8 disposals and 5.2 marks per contest.

Day has since remained in the side, earning the respect of both his Hawthorn teammates and supporters of the club.

Not afraid to put his body on the line or one to shy away from a contest, Day has been voted the team’s MVP on two occasions this year by Hawks fans.

While the on-field performance of Hawthorn has been disappointing so far this season, the emergence of Day has been a shining light for the club and their fans.

Hawks GM of Football Graham Wright said the club is thrilled to have secured the promising youngster until at least the end of 2023.

“Will has had a fantastic start to his career, he’s only 6 games in but he’s already a really important player for us,” Wright told the club website.

“2020 has been a season like no other, but Will has taken it in his stride and adapted to AFL level and all that comes with it really quickly.

“He has settled into the club nicely and is well respected among his peers, the broader playing group and coaches. Will’s a mature young man and a real asset to the club.

“We’re really pleased that Will has chosen to extend his tenure at the Hawks and I can’t wait to see what he can produce for the brown and gold in years to come.”

Day was taken by Hawthorn at Pick 13 in the 2019 National Draft.

He is the grandson of 1971 Hawthorn Premiership player Robert Day.