Essendon Football Club is delighted to announce Patrick Ambrose has extended his contract with the Bombers for a further two years.

The new deal will see Ambrose don the sash until at least the end of 2021.

The 27-year-old has played 80 games in the red and black, first joining the Bombers with pick 26 in the 2014 AFL rooke draft.

Across the league, Ambrose has statistically been rated the No.1 lockdown defender so far in 2019.


The defender said he was pleased to extend his time at The Hangar.

“I’m thrilled to extend my contract for a further two years. I love playing at this club,” Ambrose said.

“We have a great mix of developing talent coming through, and an experienced group of leaders so we are building towards something special.

“Ultimately, we want to continue to improve as a team and I believe this group is capable of success in the coming years.”

Paddy Ambrose is in career-best form. (Photo: AFL Media)

GM of list and recruiting Adrian Dodoro said Ambrose was a crucial member of the Bombers’ backline.

“Paddy has become a key pillar in what is a solid defensive unit and is widely recognised as an elite lockdown defender,” Dodoro said.

“He is a highly respected person at the club and we are thrilled to continue to see him thrive both on and off the field.”

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