MELBOURNE, VICTORIA - SEPTEMBER 06: Tom Mitchell of the Hawks runs with the ball from Dion Prestia of the Tigers during the AFL First Qualifying Final match between the Richmond Tigers and the Hawthorn Hawks at Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 6, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Tom Mitchell has signed on to be a Hawk for another two years on top of his contract, with the deal announced on Tuesday seeing him through until at least the end of 2023.

The re-signing is a huge bonus for the Hawks who are currently mid-table with an outside chance of finals footy.

Mitchell capped off a stellar season last year taking home ‘Charlie’ in 2018 before breaking his leg and missing the 2019 season.

The news comes off a big win over rivals Geelong as well as Mitch Lewis receiving the Rising star award. Hawks General Manager Graham Wright expressed his delight at the extension and the promise for the future of the football club.

“We’re really pleased to have Tom re-commit to the club for the long-term,” Wright told the club’s website.

“He’s such a valuable player for us, and we see him playing an important role for a long time to come.

“His work around the stoppages and his ability to accumulate high disposal numbers is second to none.

“Tom has been attacking his rehab program with great intent over the past few months, and we’re really looking forward to having him back out on the park.”

Mitchell has thrived since moving from the Swans and if his leg recovers well next season he will likely play apart in another Hawthorn title tilt with their host of young talent coming through.

A midfield of James Worpel, Jaeger O’Meara and Mitchell sounds a treat in 2020 for the new Hawks whose new generation looks right at home taking the baton off Jarryd Roughead and the old premiership heroes.