CARLTON Football Club and Jarrod Pickett have today made the mutual decision to part ways this week.

The Club and Pickett have held ongoing discussions over a period of time regarding his motivation to continue playing the game at the highest level.

This has led to the decision that it would be in the best interests of both the Club and Pickett to part ways.

The Club will continue to support the 22-year-old through his rehabilitation from the knee injury he sustained late last year and will assist him with the immediate transition back home to Western Australia to be closer to his family.

“Both parties have made the decision to part ways now in order to allow Jarrod to get back home to his family,” Carlton GM of List Management and Strategy Stephen Silvagni said.

“We will provide Jarrod with the necessary assistance he requires to begin the next chapter of his life and we wish him all the best for the future.”