With the pre season in full swing, the Hawthorn footy club are well on the way towards achieving their goals going into the 2017 AFL season.

With eight new players added to the Hawks list, Kokatha superstar Shaun Burgoyne (pictured)  says the clubs annual training camp has been invaluable, not just for getting those all important kilometres into the players legs but also to allow the new talent to bond with their teammates.

The club has gone as far as South Africa in recent years and Burgoyne says the time spent on the sunshine coast will stand the side in good stead when the footy starts in just over a months time.