MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 20: Jared Polec of the Kangaroos poses during a North Melbourne Kangaroos AFL media opportunity at Arden Street Ground on November 20, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)

Former three-club AFL midfielder Jared Polec has opted to play local football in 2023, joining Western Region Football League side Yarraville-Seddon following his departure from North Melbourne.

Polec was stunningly delisted by the Kangaroos with one year remaining on his lucrative contract at Arden Street, seeing his tenure in the blue and white come to an end after four seasons.

The 30-year-old is now set to play at the grassroots level next season, remaining in Victoria and heading west to link up with the Eagles.

Yarraville-Seddon confirmed Polec's signature this week, adding the midfielder to their list for 2023.

"The Yarraville-Seddon Eagles are thrilled to announce the arrival of Jared Polec to the Nest," a club post reads.

"The former number 5 draft pick, who has played 148 games of AFL, will be a playing assistant for the Eagles in 2023.

"We are looking forward to the experience and professionalism Jared will bring to our playing group.

"We welcome Jared, Alison and Riley to the Eagles."

Polec joins two-time AFL premiership player Travis Varcoe in joining Yarraville-Seddon for next year.



The South Australian had joined North Melbourne from Port Adelaide at the end of 2018 on a five-year contract understood to be worth in the vicinity of $700,000 per season.

Polec failed to reach the career-best form he conjured during his time at Port Melbourne, adding to a frustrating period for the Roos.

His recent culling saw an end to his 148-game, 12-year career in the AFL, which began in 2011 with Brisbane.

Polec was drafted to the Lions with the fifth overall pick in the 2010 National Draft, with the Woodville-West Torrens product playing just 16 games for Brisbane before leaving for the Power.