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Grigg calls time

Grigg announces retirement Shaun Grigg announces his retirement to the playing group.

Richmond premiership player, Shaun Grigg has announced his retirement from AFL, effective immediately. 
 
Grigg finishes his career as a 2017 premiership player and Richmond Life Member, having played 214 AFL games, kicked 96 goals - and had 148 hit outs - with both Richmond and Carlton. 
 
The 31-year-old midfielder played 43 games for Carlton (2007 - 2010) before crossing over to the Tigers, where he went on to play 171 games in the Yellow and Black. 
 
Grigg’s versatility saw him re-invent himself as a pinch-hitting ruckman, providing a reliable ruck option for the Tigers in the Club’s premiership year.
 
Recent knee and hip injuries have prevented Grigg from playing in season 2019.

“It’s been amazing to play 13 seasons of league football with two great clubs,” Grigg said.
 
“I’ve loved my football journey, and feel incredibly grateful for the opportunity to play this great game.
 
“Although it’s difficult to make the decision to call time on my own career, it may give the Club a chance to provide someone else an opportunity.”


Richmond General Manager – Football, Neil Balme said Grigg has been a class-act throughout his career. 
 
“Shaun has been a wonderful contributor to our football club on and off the field,” he said. 
 
“We’ve loved the way he’s gone about his football – always bringing a team-first attitude to the roles we’ve asked him to play.
 
“He brings a lot of fun to the Club, and has built great connections to his teammates, staff and coaches, and we will miss him.
 
“We wish Shaun, his wife Sarah, and their two boys Sonny and Spencer all the best in their next chapter, and they’ll always be part of the Richmond family.”
 
Grigg will continue to work closely with the club both on and off-field as he prepares for the next chapter in the AFL industry.