Central defender Hand is now in the second year of his academy scholarship.
Hand previously played for Park Villa in his native Ireland, before moving to Dundalk.
It was from there that he signed for Chesterfield, impressing youth coach Darren Molloy during his first U16 Ireland trial.
Since joining the setup at Chesterfield, Hand has gone to become a regular in both the reserve and youth teams.
His stand out moment for the youth team so far was scoring a brilliant free-kick in the FA Youth Cup against Carlisle United last season.