Kaiden Brand

Hawthorn has shown faith in injured Hawk Kaiden Brand, signing the young defender to a one-year deal.

Brand, who dislocated his shoulder in the NAB Challenge opener against Collingwood, admitted he has gained confidence throughout his recovery due to the new contract offer.

“It’s a lot less stressful knowing that I’ll be at the Hawks next year,” Brand said.

“I had confidence that I had done enough in the pre-season to warrant some extra time and I was happy to hear that the club still wanted me.”

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