Posted: 16 September, 2016 by Footy Newsroom

Ashby Cut By Bombers

Young defender delisted by Essendon after four years

Tags: AFL, Essendon Bombers, Bombers

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Essendon have delisted small defender Jason Ashby after four years with the club. 

Ashby, who was taken at pick No.34 in the 2012 draft, struggled for opportunities and only played 12 games in his time with the Bombers.

Essendon football manager Rob Kerr was full of praise for the 22-year-old.

“Jason is a terrific young man, and an extremely popular member of the playing group,” 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.” 

Ashby joins retirees Adam Cooney, Mathew Stokes and Tayte Pears as departures from the club along with James Gwilt who was delisted.

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Tags: AFL, Essendon Bombers, Bombers

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