Three-time Premiership player Josh Gibson has today called time on his AFL career.
The 33-year-old informed the playing group this morning.
“I’ve probably known for most of the year that this would be my last season,” Gibson said.
“I still love coming to the club every day, but as we’ve seen over the past couple of months there are several young guys ready to take over the reins in the back end and I’m more than happy to step aside for them.”
“Since getting injured in Round 12 I’ve been working really hard in my rehabilitation but I’m only back to around 75 percent fitness and given the development of our young defenders, I’m content with the fact that I won’t play another game of AFL footy.
“While I’d love to run out in the brown and gold one more time, I’d never do so at the expense of a young player with their whole career ahead of them. I’m satisfied knowing that I’ll leave the club with nothing left in the tank and with memories and friendships that’ll last a lifetime.