Melbourne captain and trailblazer Daisy Pearce has introduced she’s going to cling up the boots after 55 AFLW video games and a fairytale premiership win.
An emotional Pearce fronted the media alongside Melbourne coach Mick Stinear on Wednesday morning to announce her retirement, thanking Stinear, her teammates and membership employees.
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Pearce helped lead the Demons to their first AFLW premiership, placing the cherry on prime of her phenomenal profession.
She walks away from the sport after making three All-Australian groups, successful 4 greatest captain awards and three membership greatest and fairests.
The 34-year-old captured 10 premierships and 6 league greatest and fairests at Darebin earlier than the AFLW competitors commenced.
An emotional Pearce confirmed the information of her retirement to the media as she fought again tears.
“I wasn’t conscious that I’ d really must announce it myself … I’ll be making my retirement,” she mentioned.
“Closing the chapter on my taking part in profession with a really full coronary heart, not simply because we ticked the premiership field within the season simply gone, however due to a profession I’ve beloved and cherished.
“I really feel prefer it’s the correct choice and it most likely largely got here all the way down to this sense of contentedness inside me which is new as a soccer participant.”
Pearce has turn into a star behind the microphone at Channel 7 and her submit soccer profession can even embrace teaching after securing a job with the Geelong Cats.
“That chapter of my life is a full one and I’ll take away some superb relationships and I’ve an actual pleasure and optimism about what’s subsequent,” she mentioned.