Luke Hodge has informed Hawthorn of his desire to play for Brisbane next season.
Hodge, who has been in discussions with the Lions over the last few weeks about potentially playing on, has now made it official.
Alastair Clarkson thanked Hodge for a long and distinguished career in brown and gold.
“Luke has been an incredible servant of Hawthorn Football Club and we will support him and his family in the next step of their journey,” he said on the club's website.
“We respect Luke’s decision to take up this new opportunity presented by the Lions and understand the personal development opportunities it provides.
“Luke, Lauren, Cooper, Chase and Leo will always be welcome at Hawthorn and remain an integral part of our family.
“We look forward to celebrating Luke’s decorated career in the brown and gold at the Peter Crimmins Medal on Saturday night.”
More to come