Essendon Bombers Training Session & Media Opportunity
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 02: Mitch Hibberd of the Bombers poses for a photo during an Essendon Bombers pre-season AFL training session at The Hangar on December 2, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Martin Keep/Getty Images)

Delisted Essendon onballer Mitch Hibberd is hoping to find a spot on a third AFL club and believes he hasn’t been able to showcase his full potential.

Hibberd, 24, was delisted by the Kangaroos in 2018 and was handed a lifeline by the Bombers for the 2020 season.

The inside midfielder was delisted by Essendon in September and is now hoping for a third chance.

“I feel like I’ve got plenty more to offer an AFL team,” Hibberd told SEN Mornings.

“I don’t think anyone has seen what I can do as such and seen me use my strengths just yet. I still feel like I’ve got plenty of AFL footy left in me.”

Hibberd believes the Bombers failed to use him to the best of his abilities.

“To be honest with you, not at all. It doesn’t really sit that well with me either,” he said.

“I just feel like I never got the best out of myself. I went back and did it the hard way and got drafted a second time as a big-bodied mid.

“Went to the Bombers and there probably wasn’t really a spot there for that and then I just ended up playing on a wing and half-forward.

“Hopefully other clubs can see what I was able to do at VFL level and what I was able to do at AFL level this year – albeit out of position and not really using my strengths.

“There’s so much untapped potential with me that if a team were willing to give me a chance, I think I could surprise a lot of people.”

Hibberd played five games in the red sash this season, taking his career tally to nine games.