The first Irishman to represent Hawthorn at AFL level, Conor Glass made his way to the club ahead of the 2017 season through the Rookie Draft, as an International Selection. Prior to being injected into the AFL system, Glass was a Gaelic footballer who represented Derry.
Glass began his AFL career in the VFL with Hawthorn’s affiliate, Box Hill. Glass was very impressive, showcasing great speed, endurance and intensity. He played a total of 13 games for the reserves side, averaging 15 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles. Ahead of Round 18 Glass made his AFL debut, holding his position for the remainder of the season.
He capped off his debut season winning Hawthorn’s Best First Year Player, and in 2018 was part of the VFL Premiership winning side with Box Hill Hawks. As Glass spends more time in the system, his skills and ability to read the play have grown to match his natural athleticism, as he runs out of the half back line creating play.