Cameron Wood announces retirement, as Blues cut two

Carlton and former Collingwood and Brisbane ruckman Cameron Wood has announced his retirement from AFL football.

Wood, who was the No.18 selection in the 2004 National Draft,  played 16 games with the Lions, before joining Collingwood, where he played 48 games from 2008 to 2012.

After playing for Williamstown in the VFL in 2013, he was recruited by Carlton via the rookie draft in 2013, before playing 24 games with the Blues.

Meanwhile, Matthew Dick and Jayden Foster have been informed by the club that their contracts will not be renewed.

“Both Matthew and Jayden were consistent in the VFL this year and should be commended for their dedication and professionalism over the past couple of years at Carlton,” Carlton head of football, Andrew McKay, said.

“We also wish Cameron well following his decision to hang up the boots. He managed 88 senior games over his career at Brisbane, Collingwood and Carlton and we thank him for his contribution to the Blues since he arrived at the end of 2013.

“We sincerely wish Cameron, Matthew and Jayden every success for their future endeavours.”