Hawthorn has lured emerging Gaelic football star Conor Glass into the AFL system, signing the 18-year-old as an international category B rookie.
Glass visited the Hawks' Waverley base three times for blocks of training, helping the lean 189cm prospect adapt to the foreign game.
"The kicking's come fine, and all the attributes like the running and the tackling, but it's just more the style of the football," Glass said.
"It's getting used to the type of the play and the stoppages. Gaelic's more free-flowing, but AFL's more stop-start, with clearances and stuff like that so that's probably the most different bit about it.
"The first couple of years I just want to fit in and experience the life of an AFL footballer.
"Hopefully I can play VFL and play consistent football and keep on improving on my skills. Hopefully I get an alright contract extension
I really want to be a consistent AFL player."