After 11 years in the game, Tom Scully has announced his retirement, effective immediately.

Scully was an integral part of building the GIANTS, joining the club for their inaugural 2012 season and playing 121 games in the orange and charcoal.

GIANTS Chief Executive Officer David Matthews acknowledged Scully’s announcement today.

“Tom joined the GIANTS at our inception and had a significant influence helping build our club to where it is today," Mr Matthews said.

"His contribution to the development of our team on-field and growing the game off-field was outstanding.

“As someone who will always be a part of the GIANTS we wish Tom the best in the next chapter of his life.”

The 29-year-old began his career as the number one draft pick, selected by the Melbourne Football Club and was later traded to the GIANTS before finishing his career at Hawthorn.

Scully played 189 games over his 11 seasons in the game.