Patrick Ambrose was selected by the Essendon Football Club with the 26th pick in the 2013 AFL Rookie Draft. Ambrose is a key role model for those that have missed out on the draft as an 18 year old as he persisted for 5 years to reach his dream. Consistent performances in the VAFA with old Xavier saw Ambrose be invited to join the Essendon VFL List where he showed his class and work ethic throughout the 2013 season.
After being drafted as a rookie and then upgraded to the AFL list Ambrose made his debut in Round 1 2014 against North Melbourne and went on to play 16 games in his debut season.
Ambrose showed his durability and versatility over the next two seasons playing both 16 and 18 games in a mixture of different roles in defense and across half forward.
2017 was a mixed season for Ambrose who only played 10 games but managed to play in his first finals series and also win the Adam Ramanauskas award for most courageous at the Essendon Football Club Best and Fairest.
A frustrating 2018 season which saw only seven AFL appearances will have Ambrose as hungry as ever for the 2019 season.