Liam Jones’ unlikely homecoming is complete.
The 31-year-old returns to the Western Bulldogs eight years after the last of his 66 games for the club, agreeing to a three-year deal as an unrestricted free agent.
Jones was a talented but erratic forward in his previous life as a Bulldog – kicking 68 goals – but this time will be a key addition down the other end, where he resurrected his career for Carlton in 2017 before stepping away from the AFL after refusing to abide by the league’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate.
“I’m just so grateful to have the opportunity to play at the highest level again,” Jones said.
“This Club gave me a chance all those years ago and I’m excited by the prospect of returning and helping this group continue to strive for success.”