Jarryd Roughead set to finish his career at Hawthorn

After a glittering career in the brown and gold, Hawthorn superstar Jarryd Roughead has announced he will retire from the Hawks at season's end.
Jarryd Roughead
Hawthorn champion Jarryd Roughead has announced his retirement
Hawthorn spearhead Jarryd Roughead has announced he will retire at the end of the 2019 AFL season, bringing an end to discussions around the champion's career.

The four-time premiership player will get the farewell match that the fans demanded against the Gold Coast Suns this week after there was conjecture over whether Hawks coach Alastair Clarkson would give the popular clubman a sendoff.

Recruited from Leongatha at number 2 in the 2004 AFL National Draft, Roughead won the 2013 Coleman Medal as well as gaining All-Australian selection in 2013 and 2014.

The 32-year-old retires as one of the most popular figures in the game. 

Roughead told hawthornfc.com.au he is content in his decision.

“I’ve had an amazing 15-year journey with the Hawthorn Football Club,” Roughead said. 

“I am content with everything I have achieved in my career to date and I know it’s the right time for myself, my family and the club.

“To play this great game for such a long time and to have experienced success like we have is something I’ll never take for granted.

“I want to thank everyone at the Hawthorn Football Club for supporting me through all the highs and lows. The bonds and friendships I’ve made will last a lifetime. 

“And lastly, a big thank you to the Hawthorn members and supporters. It’s been an incredibly humbling experience playing in front of you for all these years.”

Roughead retires having played 282 senior AFL games, kicking 572 goals.

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