MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 03: Ryan Schoenmakers of the Hawks celebrates with the trophy after winning during the 2015 AFL Grand Final match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the West Coast Eagles at Melbourne Cricket Ground on October 3, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Premiership Hawk Ryan Schoenmakers has hung up the boots.

The swingman was restricted to just six games this season after being hampered by injuries, leading to his decision.

He thanked the club for his opportunity to play at the top level, originally being drafted with Pick 16 in the 2008 draft and going on to play 121 AFL games.

“I have spent almost half my life at this football club and have made some incredible friendships along the way,” Schoenmakers told the club website.

“I am so grateful for all the opportunities the club has given me.

“My football journey hasn’t been without its challenges, but each hurdle has helped shape me into the person I am today.

“The last 12 months in particular have been difficult on the injury front, which has helped me come to the decision that it’s time to pursue the next step in my career.

“I feel privileged that I can hang up the boots as a one-club player and a life member of the Hawthorn Football Club.”