Essendon has delisted youngster Jason Ashby.
The 22-year-old played 12 games with the club after being recruited with pick No.34 in the 2012 National Draft.
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“Jason is a terrific young man, and an extremely popular member of the playing group,” general manager of football Rob Kerr said.
“Competition for spots as a defender has been tough, but Jason’s resilience and hard work over the journey saw him rewarded with several opportunities to perform at senior level.
“Jason also fought his way back from injury this season to play against quality opposition in GWS and West Coast. To pull on the Essendon Guernsey is a great honour and Jason should be proud of how he developed as a player and a person during his time at the Club.
“Jason will always be welcome at Essendon, and on behalf of everyone at the Club we wish him all the very best for his future, both on and off the field.”
Essendon Bombers 2017 Player Movements
|2017 Gains: None|
|2017 Losses: Jason Ashby (delisted), Adam Cooney (retired), Yestin Eades (delisted), James Gwilt (delisted), Michael Hibberd (Melbourne Demons), Nick Kommer (delisted), Tayte Pears (retired), Tom Wallis (delisted)|
|Re-Signed: Patrick Ambrose (2017), Tom Bellchambers (2018), Travis Colyer (2019), Matt Dea (2018), Aaron Francis (2019), Martin Gleeson (2018), Brendon Goddard (2017), Michael Hartley (2018), Heath Hocking (2017), Cale Hooker (2021), Ben Howlett (2017), Michael Hurley (2022), James Kelly (2017), Kyle Langford (2018), Jayden Laverde (2018), Jake Long (2017), Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (2019), Conor McKenna (2017), Zach Merrett (2021), David Myers (2019), Brent Stanton (2017)|
|Off Contract 2016: Craig Bird, Ryan Crowley, Courtenay Dempsey, Shaun Edwards, Nathan Grima, Sam Grimley, Mark Jamar, Shaun McKernan, Sam Michael, James Polkinghorne, Jonathan Simpkin, Mathew Stokes|
|2017 Coach: John Worsfield|