The club confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that the 19-year old wanted to return to his home state South Australia.
Giants General Manager Football Jason McCartney said the club will now explore trade options for the young midfielder.
“Jackson has informed the club of his hope to return to South Australia so we will now investigate trade options with a view to getting the best possible outcome for the Giants,” McCartney told gwsgiants.com.au.
Jackson Hately has made a decision on where he sees his playing future.
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