Bulldog premiership hero retires from the AFL

Western Bulldogs premiership hero Tom Boyd has announced his retirement, effective immediately.

The Bulldogs forward has cited mental health and injury reasons for his decision.

Tom Boyd has opened up about his mental health issues.Credit:Justin McManus

“My decision to retire now is a reflection of issues I’ve had over the past five years both with physical injury and with mental health, and they have now accumulated to a point where I just don’t have the desire to play or the enjoyment of the game I used to have,” Boyd said.

“I’ve spoken with key people at the Western Bulldogs and my close friends and family, and I am satisfied that this is the right decision for my future. I approached the club about my desire to retire and be released from my contract this week, and we have worked out a mutually agreeable position.


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