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Port's Brogan to retire at season's end

Steve Larkin 28/06/2011 01:50:41 PM Comments (0)

Port Adelaide ruckman Dean Brogan says he'll quit at the end of the AFL season.

The 32-year-old will retire as the only sportsman to win premiership medals in the AFL and National Basketball League (NBL).

Brogan was a member of Port's 2004 premiership team, six years after winning a NBL championship with the Adelaide 36ers.

The Power stalwart said on Tuesday he would play out the remainder of the season and then retire.

"I have had 11 fantastic years, but it's definitely the correct call in everyone's interests," Brogan said.

"I have been weighing it up in recent weeks, but I'm really comfortable with the decision.

"I'm 33 in December and while there are times I think I could go around for another year, it's the best thing for everyone."

Brogan, who missed Port's loss to North Melbourne on Sunday with a hamstring strain, has played 173 AFL games since elevation from the rookie list in 2001.

"As recently as last week, I jagged a hamstring at training, I think the body is telling me something," he said.

The uncompromising 201cm tall ruckman is keen to coach.

"While I've still got plenty to learn, I believe I have the right knowledge, experience and drive to make an impact perhaps in an assistant or specialist coaching role," Brogan said.

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