St Kilda veteran announces second retirement

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St Kilda defender James Frawley has announced his status from the crippled for a 2nd time, drafting his tremendous 241-match AFL vocation to a close.

Frawley retired astatine the completion of the 2020 play pursuing 139 games implicit six seasons with Hawthorn, but helium past amazed the AFL satellite erstwhile helium emerged from status to motion with St Kilda conscionable a period later.

The 32-year-old's clip astatine St Kilda was plagued by injury, with the seasoned managing conscionable 2 games this season.

Frawley began his AFL vocation with Melbourne, wherever helium played 100 games implicit 8 seasons and earned All-Australian selection successful 2010, earlier joining Hawthorn up of play 2015 and winning a premiership with the Hawks.

James Frawley during his clip astatine St Kilda. (Getty)

"I've loved my clip astatine St Kilda, albeit I spent much clip connected the sidelines than I would person liked," Frawley told St Kilda's website.

"It's a nine afloat of large radical who each truly embraced my household and I.

"I convey (St Kilda caput coach) Brett Ratten, (head of database management) James Gallagher and (assistant coach) Jarryd Roughead for the opportunity, and my household for allowing maine to person 1 past crack.

"Now I'm looking guardant to status and spending much clip with the radical I love."

Gallagher said Frawley's interaction connected the nine was immense contempt his constricted clip connected the field.

"We'd similar to congratulate James connected his accomplished vocation and convey him for his publication to the club," Gallagher said.

"Despite lone lining up successful Saints colours twice, the power and acquisition he's provided our young backline had been immense.

"'Chip' has achieved everything astir everything imaginable arsenic an AFL footballer, and we privation him each the champion successful his well-deserved retirement.

"Our doorway volition stay unfastened for James, Kasey and Sonny present and good into the future."

James Frawley successful enactment for Hawthorn. (AFL Photos/Getty Images)

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