PERTH, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 24: Paul Puopolo of the Hawks celebrates with fans after winning the round 23 match between the West Coast Eagles and the Hawthorn Hawks at Optus Stadium on August 24, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Veteran Hawk Paul Puopolo has signed on with the Hawks for the 2020 season with a one-year contract extension.

Hawthorn general manager of football was pleased to see the triple-premiership forward extend his career.

“We’ve had open conversations with Paul and his management throughout the trade period, and all parties understood a few things still needed to play out before a decision could be made,” Wright told hawthornfc.com.au. 

“We’re really pleased that we’re able to retain Paul’s services for at least another year.

“He’s a champion of our football club and still has plenty of good football left in him.

“His on-field work rate is exemplary and we know he’ll continue to set an extremely high standard for both himself and his teammates.”

The 31-year old was drafted to the club with Pick 66 in the 2010 National Draft and has gone on to play 190 games and booted 181 goals.