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Shaun Burgoyne headed to Hawks

By Sam Lienert 08/10/2009 11:37:39 PM Comments (0)

Hawthorn have needed an incredibly complicated four-club deal to finally land gun Port Adelaide AFL midfielder Shaun Burgoyne.

Burgoyne will join the Hawks as part of a swap which also involves the move of Hawthorn premiership forward Mark Williams to Essendon and the Bombers' Jay Nash to the Power.

Geelong have also played a part, through the moving around of draft picks.

Along with Nash, the Power receive two first-round draft picks, the Hawks' No.9 as well as No.16 from the Bombers.

Essendon acquired that pick in an unrelated deal earlier in the week which sent Andrew Lovett to St Kilda.

But the Power had to give up three lower order picks, one to the Bombers and two to Geelong.

Essendon also received a draft selection from the Cats, as well as the pick from Port, along with Williams.

Hawthorn player personnel manager Chris Pelchen was delighted to achieve his club's aim of landing Burgoyne, which the midfielder had stated as his desired destination soon after announcing last week he was leaving Port.

"Shaun is a quality player of outstanding character and we welcome him to our club," Pelchen said.

"He offers us a another highly talented option in our midfield and we look forward to seeing him in the brown and gold next year."

Power football manager Peter Rohde was also content.

"This leaves us with picks 8, 9 and 16 in the National Draft, which is a terrific position," Rohde said.

He said the club had also rated South Australian Nash highly since he was drafted.

The Power and Hawks took the rare step of entering mediation to broker the deal after their relationship became frosty following a thwarted attempt to resolve a trade on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Hawthorn have also traded away youngster Josh Kennedy and fringe player Ben McGlynn to Sydney.

The Swans handed over draft pick 39 for Kennedy and selections 46 and 70 for McGlynn.

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