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Patrick Ambrose

Last played for Essendon Bombers in 2021
Games: 88     Born: September 1, 1991     Origin: Old Xaverians
Playing Height: 191cm     Playing Weight: 92kg     Position: Defender
Drafted: Round 2, Pick #26 2013 Rookie Draft by Essendon Bombers
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Patrick Ambrose Biography

Tuesday, 25 June 2019
Patrick Ambrose signs a new two-year deal to remain at Essendon until the end of 2021.

"I'm thrilled to extend my contract for a further two years. I love playing at this club," Ambrose said.

"We have a great mix of developing talent coming through, and an experienced group of leaders so we are building towards something special."

Monday, 9 July 2018
Patrick Ambrose's 2018 season is effectively over after damaging his hamstring tendon in the Bombers' loss to Essendon.

"Pat Ambrose has a hamstring strain and the tendon is impacted, but it will not require surgery," Bombers physical performance manager Justin Crow said.

"Early estimations suggest this is a 10-week injury."

Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Patrick Ambrose will miss a month of football after breaking his wrist at training. The 26-year-old is scheduled to undergo surgery on his fractured scaphoid bone.
Wednesday, 7 June 2017
A training mishap has ended Essendon defender Patrick Ambrose's hopes of returning to the senior side.

"We were in our last training session before he was due to return to play," high performance manager Justin Crow said.

"He was punching a ball and felt his quad again. There is really no option now but to take our medicine and take another six weeks to get that right.

"It's disappointing news for Paddy there is a bit of a fresh bleed in the quad, so well reload him and build him back up from here."

Friday, 2 June 2017
A recurrence of a quad injury will see Patrick Ambrose spend more time on the sidelines.
Thursday, 25 May 2017
Patrick Ambrose signs a new two-year deal to remain at Essendon until end of 2019 season.

"Paddy's highly respected by his teammates, and his seamless transition into the backline is great reward for his hard work," Essendon coach John Worsfold said.

"He is an exceptional athlete and I know hes really driven to become a more attacking defender over the coming seasons."

Wednesday, 10 August 2016
Patrick Ambrose signs a one-year contract with Essendon to remain at the club in 2017.

"We have a clear vision at the club and will continue to challenge ourselves as we strive for sustained success. I am really excited about what we can achieve together," Ambrose told the club's website.

"I'm enjoying playing my football under (coach John Worsfold), the playing group is working hard and demanding elite standards of each other, and I'm really excited about what we can achieve together over the coming seasons."

Friday, 29 August 2014
Patrick Ambrose's breakout season in Essendon's forward line has been rewarded with a two-year contract extension.
Sunday, 3 August 2014
Patrick Ambrose has had surgery on his broken jaw and will be sidelined for the next 1-2 weeks.

The 22-year-old fractured his jaw during Friday night's loss to the Sydney Swans at the SCG and had an operation on Sunday morning to repair the damage.

"Paddy had scans yesterday and they revealed he had an undisplaced fracture in his jaw," Essendon club doctor Bruce Reid said.

"He underwent surgery this morning, it was a straight forward procedure and I would expect Paddy to miss between 1-2 weeks."

Saturday, 22 March 2014
Paul Chapman stars in his first match as a Bomber, collecting 21 disposals and kicking 4 goals.

"You're only as good as your teammates let you be. It was my turn tonight to kick the goals," Chapman said.

"I thought Patty Ambrose was amazing in his first game. He took a lot of hits, did the hard stuff, set up a couple of goals.

"I was lucky to get on the end of a few and hopefully it will be his turn next week, and that's the way footy works."

Friday, 21 March 2014
Patrick Ambrose makes his AFL debut for Essendon at Docklands Stadium with 10 disposals (4 kicks and 6 handballs), 3 marks and 6 tackles in a 39-point win over North Melbourne.
Thursday, 20 March 2014
Essenon elevate forward Patrick Ambrose to its senior list, with the 22-year-old becoming a surprise inclusion in the side to face North Melbourne in their 2014 season opener at Etihad Stadium.

"We could not have been more pleased with the way Patrick has applied himself at training since we drafted him in the rookie draft," Essendon's acting general manager of football Steve Alessio said.

"He is a great athlete with both endurance and strength and we think his elevation to the senior list is a great reward for all of his hard work."

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