Hawthorn have confirmed four players will not be offered contracts for 2023, with Daniel Howe, Tom Phillips, Connor Downie and Jackson Callow set to depart the club.

Phillips moves on from the club after just two seasons and 26 games after making the move from Collingwood ahead of the 2021 season.

The 26-year-old struggled for consistent game time this season, with just four games to his name, averaging 9.3 disposals and 3.3 tackles.

Howe joins Phillips as another experienced name heading for the exit, having played 97 games across eight seasons with the club.

Originally drafted with pick 31 in the 2014 national draft, Howe made his debut in 2015, going on to have a career best season in 2021.

Downie managed just two games for the Hawks throughout his time on the list, selected with pick 35 in the 2020 national draft. After his debut in 2021, the young midfielder didn't play a senior game in 2022.

2021 mid-season draftee Callow made his debut for the club in Round 7 this season and departs after three senior games. The 20-year-old key forward impressed plenty with his VFL form prior to his stint at AFL level.

Hawthorn National Recruiting and List Manager Mark McKenzie thanked the quartet for their time at the club.

“Daniel, Tom, Connor and Jackson have all made a great contribution to Hawthorn and displayed excellent character throughout their time at the club,” McKenzie said.

“While these list changes have to be made at the conclusion of the season, it’s always a difficult time for everyone involved.

“We thank each of these players for everything they have given to the club and would like to wish them all the best for their future endeavours.

“Further announcements will be made in the coming weeks as the club looks to finalise its list in the lead-up to trade period.”