Hawthorn forward Jarryd Roughead will retire at season’s end, after 15 years at the Hawks.
The four-time premiership player will play his final game for the club this weekend, with the Hawks confirming he’ll play a farewell game.
“I’ve had an amazing 15-year journey with the Hawthorn Football Club,” Roughead told the club’s website.
“I am content with everything I have achieved in my career to date and I know it’s the right time for myself, my family and the club.
“To play this great game for such a long time and to have experienced success like we have is something I’ll never take for granted.
“I want to thank everyone at the Hawthorn Football Club for supporting me through all the highs and lows. The bonds and friendships I’ve made will last a lifetime.
“And lastly, a big thank you to the Hawthorn members and supporters. It’s been an incredibly humbling experience playing in front of you for all these years.”
Roughead is a two-time All-Australian and won the Coleman Medal in 2013, with coach Alastair Clarkson paying tribute to his star forward.
“Rough has been an outstanding custodian of the brown and gold for such a long time,” Clarkson said.
“His football smarts, resilience and intensely competitive spirit are what make him one of those rare, special players that don’t come along too often.
“Like any player who plays for a long period of time, Rough has had to endure both the highs and the lows that life can sometimes present, while playing footy at the elite level. In these times, he has always demonstrated courage, humility and dignity.
“We are lucky to have witnessed such an extraordinary career.
“I’d like to thank Rough, wife Sarah and daughter Pippa for the wonderful impact they have had on our footy club.
“We wish them all the best for their next adventure and they will always be part of the Hawthorn family.”