Tom Mitchell says he is ready to get down to business after being traded to Collingwood following six seasons at Hawthorn.
"I think my trade went through with three minutes to go and you need the paperwork to happen and things like that. But once it went through it was a massive feeling of elation; I haven't felt that feeling of excitement about something for a long time. I was with two of my good mates at the time and we all jumped up and were pretty pumped," Mitchell said.
Tom Mitchell will be a Collingwood player in 2023, Oliver Henry will join brother Jack at Geelong, and Cooper Stephens has joined the Hawks from the Cats in a three-way deal finalised in the dying minutes of the 2022 AFL Trade Period.
The Magpies have also received pick No.25 from Geelong in the exchange, with Hawthorn landing picks No.41 and 50 from Collingwood in the deal.
Tom Mitchell makes it a three-peat of Peter Crimmins Medals, capping a prolific 2021 season with his third Hawks best and fairest award.
Mitchell added to his collection of 2017 and 2018 victories following a season in which he averaged 34.3 disposals per game, comfortably claiming the honour ahead of reliable defender Blake Hardwick and star midfielder Jaeger O'Meara.
Jack Gunston wins his first Peter Crimmins Medal as Hawthorn's club champion after a consistent 2020 season.
The 28-year-old was crowned night in a virtual awards ceremony, polling in every game and 102 votes overall to edge out Brownlow medallist Tom Mitchell (96) and Chad Wingard (73).
"To earn both an All-Australian nomination and third place in the Coleman Medal, in what was a disappointing season for our club, is testament to the character and talent of Jack," Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson said.
"He tackled the challenges of this season with a great attitude and he stepped up for us on countless occasions throughout the season and was the side's most consistent performer."
Tom Mitchell gets through his first serious AFL hitout in more than 500 days unscathed.
Mitchell returned in a 21-point Marsh Community Series defeat to St Kilda after missing the entire 2019 season with a broken leg, racking up a team-high 21 disposals to three-quarter time before sitting out the final term on the bench.
"I was a little bit rusty with my hands and things like that, but the body's fine and pulled up really well," Mitchell said post-match.
"I hit a few bodies and pulled up fine from a few big collisions and got through the game unscathed, that's the main thing."
Ben Stratton will captain the Hawthorn Football Club for a second-straight season in 2020, with six other players making up the rest of the leadership group.
Tom Mitchell and Jaeger O'Meara have been named co-vice captains, with Mitchell joining the leadership group for the first time.
Jack Gunston was the sole vice-captain last year, but has chosen to relinquish his title. Gunston has remained in the leadership group however, with Isaac Smith, Liam Shiels, Ben McEvoy rounding out the group.
"It's been a big 12 months of development, both for us as leaders and for the wider playing group," Stratton said.
"I'm confident the experience and lessons learned will only strengthen my leadership going forward, and I'm excited to see what 2020 brings."
Tom Mitchell on track to return for the Hawks' season opener for 2020 after missing the entire 2019 season with a broken leg.
"The plan at this point is that he'll be ready to play some time in the pre-season games and be ready for round one," Hawthorn assistant coach Sam Mitchell said.
"He's in good spirits. He's started to do some match play stuff, but he still dons the blue (non-contact) hat to make sure that no one cannons into him too much. He's started to be the normal Tommy that we're used to."
Tom Mitchell says he is continuing his recovery from a broken leg, sustained 12 months ago, with caution.
"I'm running, kicking and changing direction, so everything I'm going to need to be able to do to play, I've started doing it, just at a lower level (of intensity)," Mitchell said.
"I've got to be a little bit realistic and train smarter rather than harder. I have to pick sessions to train with some intensity and then know when to bring it down so my body can adjust to the training loads.
"I would definitely like to get back to the standard I was playing at, but I'm not sure how long that's going to take coming off a big injury."
Tom Mitchell faces a delayed start to pre-season this summer as he continues his long road to recovery from a broken leg, but remains optimistic he will take his place in the Hawks' round one team in 2020.
"I've started some running and things like that, so I'm looking forward to next season," he said.
"There might be a slight delay (to pre-season), but I'm still hoping to play early next year. I hope I'm right for round one. That's the plan."
Tom Mitchell returns to the training track for the first time since breaking his leg earlier in January.
"It's still quite early, the incident was only two and a half weeks ago now. (I'm) still waiting for swelling to get out of my leg and just doing little things like walking, putting weight through my leg again," Mitchell said.
Tom Mitchell stays positive as he recovers from surgery to his broken leg.
Mitchell posted a series of photos on his Instagram account, with the main picture showing him in a hospital bed following the operation that was needed to repair the broken tibia and fibula bones in his left leg.
"I am overwhelmed by the amount of visitors and kind messages I have received. I am grateful for all of the support I have around me. My partner, my family and friends, my teammates, the medical team, the football club and our supporters," Mitchell wrote.
"The highs and lows can change in a second but I am up for another challenge and will be back out there in no time."
Tom Mitchell wins the 2018 Brownlow Medal with 28 votes ahead of Steele Sidebottom (24 votes) and Angus Brayshaw (21 votes).
"I remember watching these events as a young kid and seeing some of my favourite players … I idolised Gary Ablett and Sam Mitchell and they were two players that received this medal. It's a surreal feeling to be in the same position," Mitchell said.
Tom Mitchell says he isn't looking beyond playing his part as a Swan in the 2016 Grand Final and will leave discussions about his future until the end of the season.
The out-of-contract Mitchell has been strongly linked with a move to Hawthorn, with reports this week the Hawks could on-trade the second-round pick they are likely to obtain from Fremantle for Bradley Hill.
"My focus is solely on the finals so far and the game tomorrow," he said.
"I love Sydney and I love playing with a great bunch of blokes.
"We've come a long way this year and we just have to do whatever we can to get the job done."
Ted Richards says Swans teammate Tom Mitchell is set for a big year in 2015.
"Someone I've noticed who's really pushing themselves and I think will have a big year is Tommy Mitchell," Richards told 3AW radio.
"I think Tommy was pretty frustrated with his year last year and a lot of it was due to injuries and not being able to get on the park as much as he wanted, but Tommy's a guy I think will be very important for us this year."
Tom Mitchell says dealing with injuries in 2014 was a frustrating experience.
"I suppose the main factor [the Swans coaches] wanted me to work on was my fitness, but it was kind of hard to work on since I had injuries. I couldn't run at times and couldn't really do training, and it's hard to get fit obviously when you can't train," he said.
"So that was very frustrating and added to the frustration of the whole year."
Mitchell says his body is sound going into this year's pre-season.
"I'm rapt to be injury-free and am really looking forward to getting a lot of training under my belt," Mitchell said.
"I feel pretty fit and the medical staff and the coaching staff are reasonably happy with the shape I've returned in.
"I'm just hoping to get fitter each session, so I can get as fit as I can before the games start and hopefully cement a spot next season."
Carlton has confirmed its interest in Sydney Swans midfielder Tom Mitchell and revealed it has spoken to Mitchell's family.
Mitchell - whose father, Barry, played for the Swans, Blues and Collingwood – has struggled to break into the Swans' powerful line-up this season.
The 21-year-old, who has battled injuries this year but dominated in the NEAFL when fit, has played just six senior matches.
"I think certainly the Mitchell family understands that we would be interested if Tom did decide to leave," Carlton football operations manager Andrew McKay said.
"We're not actively trying to pull him out of Sydney by any stretch of the imagination, but Tom's obviously a very, very good player in a very, very good club so he's in and out of the team quite often.
"We haven't been active, but certainly the Mitchells understand our stance there."
Tom Mitchell breaks the state league possession record in the NEAFL.
His disposal tally of 64 (23 contested, 41 uncontested) is the highest ever recorded by Champion Data in a state league or under-18 competition since the company began recording statistics in the TAC Cup in 2006.
The 20-year-old's stats sheet consisted of 28 kicks, 36 handballs, four goals, five tackles, 14 marks, 12 clearances, 27 handball receives and 16 hardball gets.
Jaeger O'Meara has capped off an outstanding debut season by winning this year's NAB AFL Rising Star Award from Adelaide's Brad Crouch, with Port Adelaide's Oliver Wines finishing third.
O'Meara polled 44 of a possible 45 votes to win by 13 votes from Crouch, with Wines finishing on 26 votes ahead of North Melbourne's Aaron Mullett and Sydney Swan Tom Mitchell who tied on 11 votes in equal fourth.
Swans coach John Longmire says he is impressed with youngster Tom Mitchell's defensive abilities.
"Ultimately he's got talent but he's a real competitor," Longmire said.
"He's a fantastic tackler and he's terrific on his one on ones. The ability to do that and tackle so well means he's able to step up to in senior company and feel comfortable."
Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Tom Mitchell earns the round 11 NAB Rising Star nomination after a stellar performance in Sydney's triumph over Adelaide where he tallied 31 touches, including 14 contested, and 10 tackles.
"Tommy is certainly a talented player, but most importantly he is hard at the football and a really strong competitor," Sydney coach John Longmire said.
"He did a good job for us in his first game coming in as the sub, and he was a good contributor again for us against Adelaide, particularly with his 10 tackles."
Saturday, 1 June 2013
Tom Mitchell makes his AFL debut for Sydney at the SCG with 18 disposals (12 kicks and 6 handballs), 6 marks, 6 tackles and a goal in a 44-point win over Essendon.
Playing in his first AFL game as a substitute, Tom Mitchell is subbed in just 10 minutes into the second quarter and finishes with 18 possessions, six marks, six tackles and a goal on debut in a 44-point win against Essendon.
"I just wanted to get out there and play my role and contribute," Mitchell said.
"I just followed the direction from the senior players who were great the whole game just positioning me where they wanted me to be.
"I'm not sure if it's really soaked in yet, but I'm really happy to be part of a great win against a quality side like Essendon."