Premiership Eagle announces retirement
Eagles premiership midfielder Jack Redden has announced his retirement from senior football.
Redden arrived at the West Coast Eagles in 2016 after seven seasons at the Brisbane Lions and was integral after making the move in the 2018 premiership.
The 31-year-old's decision surprised many at the club who had taken time post the conclusion of the season to decide on his future.
Redden said he felt content with the decision and believed now was the right time with a club going through a rebuild.
“I am really content with the decision,”
“I will be eternally grateful for the opportunities given to me and that I have been able to play 14 seasons at the highest level.
“To play in the 2018 premiership is obviously a highlight, but I have also had the chance to create some lifelong friendships.
“I thought about it for a few weeks after the season and it just feels like it is the right time, both personally and for the club which is going through a rebuild.
“I have learnt so much and developed both as a player and as a person in the last seven years. I have enjoyed every minute of it, especially playing in front of our home fans at Optus Stadium.”