At Carlton : 2016 - 2018 & 2022.
Debut : N/A
Carlton Player No. N/A
Games : Nil
Goals : Nil
Guernsey Nos. 47 (2016) & 40 (2017 - 2018)
Height : 196 cm ( 6 ft. 5 in.)
Weight : 95 kg ( 14 stone, 13 lbs.)
DOB : January 3, 1997
West Australian Jesse Glass-McCasker was still just 18 when he was selected as the Blues’ number one pick in the 2015 AFL Rookie Draft. A tall key defender from Swan Districts, he had showcased his potential at full-back for WA during that year’s Under-18 National Championships when he blanketed the future number 2 draft selection, Josh Schache, during the match between Vic Metro and WA.
At Carlton, McCasker accepted guernsey number 47 and was taken under the wing of the Blues’ incumbent full-back Michael Jamison. Embarking on a steep learning curve, he played 14 VFL games for the Northern Blues in his first year, without ever really pressing for senior selection.
Then, when Jamison retired at season’s end, “JGM” requested a change to the number 40 that “Jamo” had carried with distinction through 150 games. The club was happy to comply, and some strong performances in the 2's saw him retained for a further year on the Rookie List in 2018. Given this commitment the pressure will be on for Glass-McCasker to step up to senior football.
At the conclusion of the 2018 season was delisted by the Blues, Glass-McCasker did not manage a senior appearance for the Blues since arriving at the Club through the 2016 AFL Rookie Draft at selection No.1. At the end of the season he would head back home to Western Australia and play with his original WAFL team Swan Districts. Glass-McCasker would nominate for the 2019 Mid-Season Rookie Draft in hope to rekindle his AFL career.
Jesse Glass-McCasker would sign with Western Bulldogs VFL affiliated team the Footscray Bulldogs in 2020.
Glass-McCasker's junior football clubs were Bassendean JFC and Guildford Grammar.
Jesse Glass-McCasker would head back to Carlton to play with its VFL team for the 2022 season.
A few trips back and forth from Melbourne, Jesse’s back home in Perth and is back at Swan Districts in teh WAFL. Jesse was selected as Carlton’s number one pick in the 2015 AFL Rookie Draft. After playing 3 seasons for Carlton in the VFL he returned to Swans in 2019 to play a full season. Not giving up on his AFL career, Jesse moved back to Melbourne to play for the Bulldogs in the VFL. However, unfortunately due to COVID, in 2020 no games were played in the VFL competition. With COVID still in the mix, 2021 saw Jesse’s played a short season of 10 games with the undefeated Bulldogs, averaging 10 disposals and 14 hitouts. In 2022 Jesse returned to Carlton as its VFL team’s Captain, playing 18 games including finals. Jesse decided to make the move back to Swans for the 2023 season.
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