DELISTED Fremantle midfielder Jacob Ballard is pushing for a second AFL opportunity after being squeezed off the Dockers' rookie list after two seasons.

Fresh from winning WAFL club Peel Thunder's best and fairest award, Ballard was reluctantly let go by Fremantle because the club couldn't see him forcing his way past its long list of midfielder's in 2016.

He had a positive exit meeting and is understood to have piqued the interest of a number of clubs late in the season once it became clear he could be available.

One recruiter said the tireless onballer would be a readymade player for a team that required midfield depth.  

"Jacob's had a solid two years and he's just now learnt the consistency of AFL football and he wants another opportunity," Ballard's manager Tim Hazell told

"The conversation Jacob and Fremantle had was more about opportunities.

"Looking at Fremantle's midfield for the next two to three years, it's so gun loaded with good midfielders that they felt they needed to free up some spots on their list.

"It was a really positive exit meeting and Fremantle hope he gets an opportunity and kicks on his AFL career."

Ballard averaged 26 possessions in the WAFL this season and has continued to develop as a leader, but his ball use and speed from hand to foot are the two aspects he needs to improve, according to recruiters.

Hazell said the midfielder would remain in Perth to continue training, making his next step based on interest from AFL clubs.

"He'll have conversations with us and AFL clubs that have shown some interest and see where it ends up for him," Hazell said. 

"He'd move anywhere to get his AFL career up and going, and he's still young enough to hop on a rookie list and make the most of it.

"He's a natural leader, he's a hard trainer and he's really well regarded by everyone at Fremantle.

"He's just a complete role model and someone worth taking a chance on."