MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 17: Jacob Koschitzke of the Hawks (L) celebrates a goal during the round 18 AFL match between Melbourne Demons and Hawthorn Hawks at Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 17, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/AFL Photos/via Getty Images)

Hawthorn have announced the re-signings of forward pair Emerson Jeka and Jacob Koschitzke to the end of the 2022 and 2023 seasons respectively.

The duo are among an extensive list of Hawks players to make their debuts in 2021, with Koschitzke having played 17 out of a possible 18 matches this year.

Jeka made his debut in Round 7 against St Kilda, and has since returned to Alastair Clarkson's side - featuring in their past two matches.

Speaking via the club's website, Hawthorn list manager Mark McKenzie lauded the pair's impressive starts to their careers in brown and gold.

"Jacob and Emerson are two exciting, young players who we’re thrilled to have had commit to the club,” McKenzie said.

β€œ'Kosi' has made a really strong impression in his first season playing at senior level, after making the switch from backline to forward line over the summer.

"He has shown a willingness to be a physical presence in our forward end and has also proven to be a strong scoring source for us this year as well.

"'Jeks' has also made some great improvement in his game over the past 12 months and it's been pleasing to see him also get his opportunity at senior level this year.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16: Emerson Jeka of Box Hill celebrates his goal during the round five VFL match between Box Hill and North Melbourne at Box Hill City Oval on May 16, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Kelly Defina/AFL Photos/via Getty Images)

β€œWe're hopeful that both of these boys play integral roles in our future as the club moves into its next generation.”

The pair are among eight Hawks players to make their debuts in 2021, joining Lachie Bramble, Ned Reeves, Denver Grainger-Barras, Tyler Brockman, Jai Newcombe and Connor Downie*.