AFL legend Dustin Fletcher has called time on a career spanning more than 20 years and 400 games after a groin injury denied him the chance to play a farewell game this weekend.
“It’s been a huge honour to play at the same club as my dad and the team you supported as a kid, and to pull on the jumper for more than twenty-years is something that I’m very proud of,” Fletcher said.
“I’d like to thank my wife Suzie, my boys Max and Mason and my family and friends for their support over my career, it’s been great to celebrate the success with them and they’ve always been there for me after a win or a loss.
“I’d also like to thank the members and supporters for the way they’ve treated me and my family over the years. Celebrating with them after winning the flags in ’93 and 2000 was really enjoyable and their support, especially over the past three years, is something that I won’t forget.
“I’d like to especially thank Kevin Sheedy, James Hird and Doc Reid for their support and friendships over the whole journey. I can walk away knowing I gave everything I could for this Club.”
Fletcher retires as one of the most watched AFL players in the game's history & holds Essendon's games record (400).
Are you a fan of Fletch? You can meet him & wish him well at QBD Highpoint this weekend at his book signing, right outside QBD the Bookshop!