MELBOURNEhas delisted defender Alex Georgiou after one season with the club.

The mature-age rookie played seven AFL matches.

“Alex wanted to challengehimself at the highest level after winning two premierships at Norwood,”manager of football operations Josh Mahoney said.

“He made personal andfinancial sacrifices, leaving a successful career and moving interstate.

"He leaves the club having played seven AFL games and knowing that he hasmade a lasting impression on players and coaches with his attitude 'to make themost of your AFL opportunity'.”

The 24-year-old was selected at No.35 in last year’s NAB AFL Rookie Draft.

Georgiou made his AFL debut against St Kilda in round one and played everymatch until round seven.

His last appearance was against Adelaide in Melbourne’s thrilling win over theCrows at Adelaide Oval.

The close-checking backman came to the club after playing in Norwood’s 2012premiership. 

Meanwhile, Melbourne has upgraded defender Neville Jetta back onto the seniorlist, after a season on the rookie list.

"Neville Jetta has adopted this same attitude [to making the mostof his opportunities] and has earned an upgrade to the primary list for thenext two years, following an excellent 2014 season," Mahoney said.

Meanwhile, midfielder James Harmes and ruckman Max King have been retained assecond year rookies.

"James Harmes and Max King have both developed through 2014 and haveaccepted contracts to remain on the rookie list for the 2015 season,"Mahoney said.