Cora Staunton has announced her retirement after six seasons in the AFLW, calling time on an illustrious career at the Giants.

The AFLW and Gaelic Football superstar is the Giants' all-time leading goalkicker and games holder, while the 41-year-old also won four All-Ireland Finals.

Staunton was recently named a life member of the club, having topped the goalkicking tally at the Giants on four different occasions.

The Giants' Head of Women's Football Briana Harvey thanked Staunton for her time at the club and her legacy in the AFLW.

“I congratulate Cora on not only everything she has achieved in our game of Aussie Rules, but throughout her entire sporting career,” Harvey said.

“While not a foundation player, she has been with us through our highest highs and lowest lows and helped to build and shape the foundations and standards within our club.

“Cora will not only leave a legacy as a successful cross-code player and leading goal scorer, but I would imagine that one of her proudest legacies she leaves us with is the establishment of the weekly Jacinda Barclay Fearless Award.

“Cora has formed life-long friendships with players and staff across her time at the club and her presence will be missed.

“On behalf of the club, I would like to thank Cora for her contribution over the past six seasons and wish her all the best in the next chapter of her life.”