THE Carlton Football Club can confirm it has been having ongoing discussions with Tom Williamson since he undertook a leave of absence from the Club in early June.

As a result of these discussions, it has been mutually decided that Williamson will step away from AFL football for 2022 and depart the football club.

The Club will continue to work with Williamson, the AFLPA and Williamson’s management to ensure he continues to receive the necessary support he needs moving forward.

Williamson played 44 games for the Club after being drafted in the fourth round of the 2016 NAB AFL Draft (No.61 overall).