GWS ruck stalwart Shane Mumford has determined to finish his AFL profession for a second time.
Mumford had been weighing up his future for the reason that Giants’ finals exit in September.
It was anticipated the 35-year-old would name it quits however delayed the announcement till Friday.
Mumford, who began his AFL profession at Geelong in 2008, grew to become probably the most constant, bodily and intimidating large males within the recreation.
He bows out after 216 video games with the Cats, Sydney Swans and the Giants, after initially retiring in 2017 because of a critical foot damage.
After a yr as GWS’ ruck coach in 2018, the place he additionally began knowledgeable boxing profession, Mumford felt match sufficient to return to the sphere in 2019.
“Over 200 AFL games in the physical manner and the position in which Shane played is a wonderful achievement,” GWS soccer boss Jason McCartney mentioned.
“From the rookie list to 13 seasons at the elite level, including a premiership, Shane has achieved a lot in his career.
“He arrived at our club in just our third season, and he has had a monumental impact on our club.”
Mumford will revert again to his function as a ruck coach on the Giants subsequent season.
He says he’ll cherish taking part in within the Swans’ memorable 2012 grand ultimate conquer Hawthorn.
“My time on the football field has come to an end for now,” Mumford mentioned.
“I’m incredibly proud of all that I’ve achieved across my career in the game including winning the ultimate, a premiership, in 2012.”
Despite taking part in by important ache throughout his three-season comeback and struggling to play each week, Mumford will now depart an enormous gap within the Giants’ group.
GWS are hopeful Braydon Preuss can overcome his damage battles after arriving from Melbourne forward of final season.
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