Dale Thomas Announces His Retirement
"I have no regrets whatsoever."
Dale Thomas will officially retire from the game.
Thomas was not offered a contract from Carlton beyond this season, as reported by Triple M's Tom Browne on Wednesday morning, and officially made the decision to hang up the boots as a result.
The 32-year-old will be farewelled as he plays his 100th game for Carlton this weekend, having played 256 games across both the Blues and Magpies.
“While this is something I didn’t want to hear, I was realistic that it was a chance to have happened. I also understand the direction the Club is going, and I certainly understand that decisions have to be made,” he said on Carlton's website.
“I have experienced so much in my career since walking in as a blond-haired kid from Drouin back in 2005.
“The opportunity to live out my boyhood dream for the last 14 years has been incredible, I am proud of everything I’ve been able to achieve.
“While the end has come quickly, I have no regrets whatsoever and am looking forward to these last two weeks, especially playing at the ‘G for the last time in front of our fans.”