Posted: 9 November, 2016 by Footy Newsroom

Jaden McGrath Steps Away From Football

Quits the game

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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.

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