Export chases fresh start

The family of Otway Districts export Dean Towers remain hopeful that another AFL club will throw him a lifeline after the Sydney Swans delisted him this week.

The family of Otway Districts export Dean Towers remain hopeful that another AFL club will throw him a lifeline after the Sydney Swans delisted him this week.

Sydney announced on Tuesday that Towers, 28, was among four Swans who would not receive contracts for season 2019, along with Jordan Foote, Angus Styles and Jake Brown.

His father Neville said Dean hoped to extend his AFL career during the AFL delisted player free agency period, which starts on November 1.

“If another opportunity comes up then yes, he’ll take it,” he said.

“We really hope he does, but it’s such a hard industry sometimes.

“In the next couple of weeks we’ll know more about what’s going on.”

Towers has spent the past six seasons with Sydney after the club selected him with pick 22 in the 2012 national draft.

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