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Veteran backman hangs up boots after 11 seasons and stints at two AFL clubs

Veteran backman hangs up boots after 11 seasons and stints at two AFL clubs

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Blues Defender Lachie Plowman Announces Retirement After 11 Seasons and Two Clubs


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Australian Rules Football League (AFL) player Lachie Plowman has officially announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 29. Plowman, who spent 11 seasons in the AFL and played for both Greater Western Sydney Giants and Carlton Blues, leaves behind a commendable career that saw him participate in 145 games.

A Notable Journey

Plowman embarked on his AFL career when he was drafted by the Greater Western Sydney Giants with pick No.3 in the 2012 national draft. After spending three seasons with the Giants, where he played 20 matches, he was later traded to the Carlton Blues at the end of 2015. During his time with the Blues, Plowman made 125 appearances, and in 2019, he had an outstanding season, finishing third in Carlton’s best and fairest count.

“I could not have asked for much more than to have been part of the AFL for such a significant period of my life,” Plowman expressed. “The club has been the best environment to come to work every day, and I wouldn’t trade the challenging moments and the winning ones for anything. I am thankful to all my coaches, teammates, and everyone at the Blues for their belief in me and their unwavering support. I am also grateful to my family and partner, who have been with me every step of the way. One of the best parts of my career was sharing it with all of you.”

Coach’s Praise and Club Gratitude

Carlton Blues’ coach, Michael Voss, commended Plowman for his selflessness and dedication throughout his more than a decade-long career at the club. Voss highlighted the rarity of a player representing the Carlton Football Club for such an extended period and playing over 10 years of AFL football. Voss also spoke highly of Plowman’s reliability and the trust he earned from his teammates.

“Lachie departs our club with our best wishes and sincere gratitude for his contributions in the navy blue,” Voss stated. “His departure will be felt deeply within our walls, as he brought an energy that was highly valued by the team. Lachie was not only a skilled player but also an incredibly thoughtful person. We will miss him at Ikon Park.”

Plowman joins Ed Curnow as one of the retirees from the Carlton Blues this season, marking the end of an era for these notable players.

Keywords: Football, AFL, Retirement, Lachie Plowman, Carlton Blues, Greater Western Sydney Giants


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