Andrew Raines has been granted immediate release from his contract to seek opportunity at another AFL club.
Brisbane Lions have granted midfielder Andrew Raines an immediate release from the club.
Raines, off contract at the end of the season, indicated his desire to play on beyond 2014 and will depart the club to seek opportunity at another AFL club.
The 28-year-old played just four senior games for the Lions this season, and leaves with the clubs best wishes.
Lions football manager Dean Warren said Raines had been a valuable asset to the club, and set a fine example to the club’s young list.
“Rainsey has been a fantastic member of the Lions family since coming on board back in 2009,” Warren said.
“He has consistently set a fantastic example to our younger players of just what it takes to be a professional AFL player, and we wish him all the very best for whatever his future holds.”
Raines was drafted by Richmond with pick no.76 in the 2003 National Draft, and joined the Lions during the 2009 trade period.