Hale says he will sit down with the club in the coming days after celebrations for a third straight premiership have died down and discuss his future.
“I’ll give it a couple of days but this is a pretty good feeling. If it is the end, it’s a good way to go out,’’ Hale said.
“I’ll sit down with the club, family and friends and see what happens after that.
“It could go either way but this is a pretty good feeling right now.
“It comes down to whether or not I can get through another pre-season. The body isn’t getting any quicker.’
“I’ve been here five years and we’ve played in four grand finals and a prelim. I couldn’t ask for more than that.
“It’s a great club and a great bunch of blokes.
“It’s a good culture, you are expected to play on the big stage and win. Success breeds success.’’
Hale has played 237 games with Hawthorn and North Melbourne.