Collingwood has added exciting small forward Bobby Hill from the GWS Giants.

The 22-year-old has committed himself to a future with the Magpies in exchange for a future second round selection in the upcoming AFL national draft. Collingwood will also receive pick 40 in exchange for pick 43.

Hill expressed interest in a move to Victoria last year to be closer to family.

Hill played 41 games across four seasons with the Giants after being drafted in the second round of the 2018 national draft.

In May this year, Hill took indefinite leave away from the game following his diagnosis with testicular cancer. The lively midfielder took to the field in all 11 rounds of the Giants contests prior to his diagnosis.

In August, Hill remarkably made his football return during the Giants VFL side’s final game of the season.

Hill thanked the Giants for his time at Sydney Olympic Park.

“The Giants gave me my first AFL opportunity and I’ll be forever grateful for that,” Hill said.

“I have a lot of friends and people at the Giants who have supported me through a very difficult period of my life, I thank the club for their overarching support and care they gave me and my family.

“Those who know me understand that Collingwood is the right place for me to take my career. There is a special dynamic with this group, and I am really looking forward to meeting the boys and being guided by Craig and his coaching side.”

Collingwood GM of Football, Graham Wright, welcomed Hill to the AIA Centre.

“We identified a need in our group and Bobby complements what we already have in the forward/mid area of the ground,” Wright said.

“We feel he has scope to play other positions and is committed to working on his game in all areas to get the most out of his career going forward.

“I am confident Bobby will add great value to our squad. We are really pleased to welcome him and his family to our club.”