Richmond forward Tayla Stahl has retired from the AFLW due to health reasons.

Stahl, 27, played 21 of a possible 25 games for the Tigers across three AFLW seasons, booting 13 goals.

The small forward made a meteoric rise into the AFLW after initially signing onto Richmond’s VFLW list following a stunning season playing for Bass Coast, where she kicked 67 majors in just 15 games.

Stahl then kicked six goals on her VFLW debut and was quickly elevated onto Richmond’s inaugural AFLW list as the Club’s second Academy Elevation.

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Stahl thanked the football club for giving her the chance to live out a dream.

“I can proudly say that being at this club has fundamentally changed me and made me a better person,” she added.

“Without Richmond taking the chance on me and giving me the amazing opportunity to play in the AFLW, I do not know where I would have ended up.

“It has not sunk in yet that I will not be playing anymore, but I know that my health is more important than a game of football.”

Stahl informed teammates of her decision earlier this week.

“My parting advice to my teammates would be that you never know when your last game of football might be, so train and play every game until you have nothing left in the tank,” she said.

Richmond Head of Women’s Football, Kate Sheahan, thanked Stahl for the profound impact she had made on the group.

“Tayla has been a popular member of our football program across the past four years and an excellent player for this football club.

“She is an important part of our story, and we wish her all the best for the future.”