PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JULY 15: Michael Barlow of the Dockers looks to handball against Joel Selwood of the Cats during the round 17 AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Geelong Cats at Domain Stadium on July 15, 2016 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Barlow, Dockers part ways

Fremantle midfielder Michael Barlow has announced that hisΒ time at the Dockers has come to an end.

Barlow, who was not offered a contrct extension by the club, made the announcement on social media on Monday, after 126 games in seven seasons at Fremantle.

The Dockers later confirmed the news on Monday after afternoon.

β€œIt’s always a pretty special achievement for a player to come to a club via the rookie list and play 100-plus games,” General manager of football operations Chris Bond said.

β€œMichael achieved that and more. He inspired his team mates with his resilience and determination to get back to playing as soon as possible after recovering from a setback or injury.

β€œMichael’s upbeat nature and the way he went about his footy ensured his strong standing in the playing group, and also guaranteed his popularity with our members and supporters.

β€œWe thank Michael for his commitment and contribution to the club and wish him all the best for the future.”

He is sure to attract some interest in the pre-season draft, after averaging 24.5 disposals, 3.5 marks and 6.1 tackles in season 2016.

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