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Collingwood show interest in delisted Hawk Chad Wingard

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Reigning premiers Collingwood have shown interest in Chad Wingard, despite Hawthorn committing to re-drafting him later this month.

The Hawks delisted the former All-Australian forward on Thursday, however they have committed to selecting him in the AFL Rookie Draft set for November 22.

"The changes will allow the club to utilise all selections acquired prior and during the recent trade period leading into this month's AFL national draft," the club said in a statement.

Complicating matters for Hawthorn is the interest shown in Wingard by Collingwood.

The 30-year-old Kaurna and Ngarrandjerri man met with the Magpies and undertook a medical examination just one day after his delisting.

In a similar scenario recently, Gold Coat lost midfielder Hugh Greenwood when he decided to take up an offer from North Melbourne, despite receiving promises that he would be re-listed with the Suns.

The Magpies added small forward Lachie Schultz during this year's AFL Trade Period but lost enigmatic small forward Jack Ginnivan to the Hawks.

Collingwood have shown interest in Chad Wingard. (Image: Getty Images/AFL Photos)

Wingard is currently rehabilitating a serious Achilles injury he suffered against the Western Bulldogs in August of this year.

Before his injury, he was returning to strong form after posting consecutive 26-disposal performances against St Kilda and Collingwood.

Wingard is aiming to make a return is expected to be fit to play in June next year after undergoing going surgery a couple of months ago.

However, despite the Magpies' interest, it is reported that Wingard's intention is to remain at the Hawks.

Wingard has played 218 games and kicked 300 goals since beginning his career with Port Adelaide in 2012.

In other news, Hawthorn have also delisted Tiwi, Yolgnu and Iwaidja woman Janet Baird after two seasons with the club.

The 23-year-old played one game for the Hawks after registering three games over two seasons with the Suns.

AFLW cult figure Sarah Perkins was also delisted from the Hawks, with the club's AFLW list manager Mitchell Cashion acknowledging both women's contributions.

"We thank Sarah and Janet for their contribution to our football club across the past two seasons," Cashion said.

"They will always be inaugural Hawks and we wish them all the best for what comes next."

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