Adelaide defender Jake Kelly has informed the Club of his decision to return home to Victoria next season.

The 26-year-old met with Senior Coach Matthew Nicks this morning and expressed his desire to exercise his options as an unrestricted free agent. 

Kelly joined the Crows with Pick No.40 in the rookie draft ahead of the 2014 season and has played 110 AFL games.

Crows Head of Football Adam Kelly said the Club respected Jake’s decision and reasoning. 

“Jake has made a great contribution to our Club over the past eight seasons,” Kelly said.

“He has consistently set high standards on and off the field with his training and preparation.

“We thank him for his service and wish him all the best as he embarks on the next stage of his career."