MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 30: Umpire Jordan Bannister shouts instructions during the round 22 AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Sydney Swans at Etihad Stadium on August 30, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Former Carlton and Essendon player, Jordan Bannister, has announced his retirement from AFL umpiring.

Bannister has quit the profession due to increasing work commitments outside of umpiring.

The 34-year-old played 14 games for Essendon and 53 for Carlton during a nine year AFL career.

He then worked his way up the ranks of the umpiring system, becoming a VFL umpire in 2010, before earning promotion to AFL level in 2012, where he has be a field umpire for the past four seasons.