Tommy Sheridan has announced that 2020 will be his final season in the AFL after nine years in the competition.
Sheridan, 26, was taken by Fremantle at pick 16 in the 2011 draft and played 83 games for the Dockers and GIANTS.
The midfielder added two games to his career tally with the GIANTS across two injury-impacted seasons.
Sheridan informed his teammates at Sanctuary Cove today.
“It’s been a tough couple of years here at a special club like the GIANTS but the time is right and I’m looking forward to what’s to come next,” said Sheridan.
“It’s been a great journey but I’ve been dealt a pretty horrendous deck of cards in the last couple of years with injury and COVID and a few other things.
“I’m looking forward to the future and am extremely grateful for the opportunities I’ve had.”
Sheridan, who’s never taken himself too seriously, is the first to acknowledge he had hoped to achieve more in his time as a GIANT.
“I’ve probably run more FIFA tournaments than played games and that’s a fact,” admitted Sheridan with a trademark smile.
“I thoroughly enjoy making people laugh and having a good time as footy can be a pretty stressful environment.
“I will certainly miss the lads in the locker room as I’ve created some life long friendships at both clubs and will definitely stay connected.”
GIANTS General Manager of Football Jason McCartney was full of praise for Sheridan.
“Unfortunately Tommy hasn’t been able to get a clear run with his body in recent years but his character and enthusiasm around the club has never waned,” McCartney said.
“He quickly became a very popular member of our playing group and we thank him for his service over the past 24 months.
“Anyone who knows Tommy knows that he gives his all to every endeavour on and off the field and I have no doubt that there are big things ahead for Tommy in the future.”
The GIANTS play St Kilda on Friday night at the Gabba on Friday night. The match will be shown on the Seven Network and Fox Footy.