GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JULY 26: Jarrod Harbrow during a Gold Coast Suns AFL training session at Metricon Stadium on July 26, 2016 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Jason O'Brien/Getty Images)

Jarrod Harbrow has joined the growing list of retirements in the AFL in 2021 with the Gold coast defender set to call time at the end of the season.

Harbrow will play this week in a farewell game before calling time on his career. The 33-year-old has been at the Suns for their entire journey after joining from the Western Bulldogs and will go down as a legend of the football club.

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 31: Jarrod Harbrow of the Suns kicks during the round two AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Fremantle Dockers at Metricon Stadium on March 31, 2019 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

The small defender let teammates know on Tuesday that he wouldn't be pulling on the boots again in 2022.

“I’ve been really lucky that the game of AFL football has given me this opportunity to live out a dream and helped me set up my family with a great start to life,” Harbrow said.

“I’m appreciative of everyone that has played a big part in my career.

“I’d like to thank my family, mum and dad, my brothers and all my family up in Cairns and down in Mooroopna in country Victoria.

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JULY 02: Jarrod Harbrow of the suns in action during the round 15 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the St Kilda Saints at Metricon Stadium on July 2, 2016 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Jason O'Brien/Getty Images)

“All my junior coaches, representative coaches, the Western Bulldogs club and players and the Gold Coast Suns club and players and anyone that has been a part of my journey.

“The main thing I wanted to do was run out in the Suns colours and represent my family, the football club and the supporters on the Gold Coast with pride.

“I’ll be forever thankful to the Gold Coast Suns for allowing me to play football up here and I certainly will be a supporter for the club for a very long time and will have their back forever.”

Harbrow was the first person to be inducted into the Gold Coast Hall of Fame in 2018. He retires having played 191 games for the Suns and 70 for the Western Bulldogs.