Dale Thomas Announces His Retirement

"I have no regrets whatsoever."


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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.”

Ethan Meldrum

15 August 2019

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