Posted: 9 November, 2016
by Footy Newsroom
Jaden McGrath Steps Away From Football
Quits the game
Lions youngster Jaden McGrath has stepped away from the game, the club has confirmed.
According to the club website:
The 20-year-old this week signed a formal release from his contract, which ran until the end of the 2018 season.
McGrath, from Kerang in country Victoria, said a combination of injury and loss of motivation had led to his decision.
“It’s a difficult choice to make but I want to be honest with myself and with the Club – and I just don’t have the desire to continue at the elite level,” said McGrath.
“Football is something I love and I want to get back to a place where I can enjoy the game again.
“I’d like to thank my family and friends for all their support, and the Club for giving me an opportunity to have a crack at AFL footy.”
McGrath was drafted with Pick 73 in the 2014 AFL Draft and played the first 3 games of the 2015 season.
Injuries limited him to only two NEAFL games in a frustrating season this year.