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AFL onballer Hasleby calls it quits

23/08/2010 03:58:21 PM Comments (0)

Fremantle midfielder Paul Hasleby has announced his AFL retirement.

Hasleby, 29, has told Dockers officials he won't go on next season, but will be available for selection for the rest of 2010.

The 207-game veteran was a late withdrawal from the Dockers' heavy defeat by Hawthorn last weekend with swelling in the knee.

But fitness permitting, he will continue to play for the remainder of the year - though he remains in doubt for Fremantle's finals-shaping clash with Carlton at Subiaco Oval on Friday night.

Hasleby won All Australian selection in 2003, was the AFL Rising Star in 2000, and won four Ross Glendenning Medals for best on ground in WA derbies against West Coast.

Hasleby said it was the right time for him to move on to the next chapter in his life.

"When you walk around this football club there is such an abundance of talent and youth - all with the eye of the tiger ready to take on the challenge of an AFL career," he said.

"That more than anything probably signified to me that it was time to stand aside for the young guys to come in and do their bit."

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