Marred by injury in 2019 after tearing her ACL in a pre-season match, the ruck would go on to play 11 games after her comeback, including 2021's grand final loss. Metcalfe, is part of the Australian Defence Force, was placed on the inactive list during the 2022 season due to work commitments.
Metcalfe thanked the club and said she was looking forward to life after football.
“The people were influential, the (2017) victory was euphoric, and the journey was phenomenal,” Metcalfe said.
“Now, I have further dreams and aspirations that my heart and mind are ready for. It’s time for that new chapter.
“It’s over to the next generation of footballers to inspire, succeed and love the game as I do.
“I am eternally grateful for my time with the Adelaide Football Club.”
— Adelaide Crows AFLW (@CrowsAFLW) June 17, 2022
Adelaide Head of Women’s Football Phil Harper praised Metcalfe's work as a leader at the club and wished her the best going forward.
“Rhi is a much-loved person and player at the Adelaide Football Club,” Harper said.
“She helped to establish the culture of our women’s program from day one and also had a big presence on the field – every one walked taller with Rhi by their side.
“We are sad to see Rhi go, but we understand and respect her decision to move onto the next chapter of her life.
“Rhi will always be a Crow and we know she will continue to cheer her friends and former teammates on, just as she did on Grand Final day this year.”