Essendon Football Club has today made a further change to its list ahead of the AFL’s list lodgement deadline.  

Ben McNiece has been offered a one-year deal as a Category B rookie.

The defender was recruited by Essendon as a Category B rookie through the Next Generation Academy in November 2016, and has played 10 games in the red and black.

GM List and Recruiting Adrian Dodoro said McNiece has displayed promising signs since arriving at The Hangar.

"With injury hampering his progress in his first season, it has no doubt been frustrating for Ben," Dodoro said.

“Despite the setback, Ben has shown great determination throughout his two years on the list.

“He is a quality young man and we are excited to see what he can achieve in 2019.”

Under AFL rules, a Category B rookie can be promoted to the senior list if a player from the club suffers a long-term injury.

The Club has now made the following changes to its list:

Delisted – Brendon Goddard, Jackson Merrett and Josh Green

Traded – Travis Colyer (Fremantle)

Recruited – Dylan Shiel 

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