Brandon Ellis of the Tigers is tackled by Corey Gault of the Magpies during the round two AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Richmond Tigers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 1, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Pies youngster calls time on career

Collingwood youngster Corey Gault has announced his retirement from AFL football after just six games.

The 24-year-old spent five seasons at the Pies after being selected with pick 65 in the 2011 National Draft, however, injuries forced him to spend lengthy stints on the sidelines.

“Corey is an upstanding young man who persisted through injuries and setbacks to earn his opportunities at senior level,” Collingwood general manager of list management Derek Hine said.

“We are understanding of his decision to return home to family and friends, and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”