Premiership Hawk announces retirement

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Hawthorn swingman Ryan Schoenmakers has called time on his AFL career.

Schoenmakers finished on 121 games across 11 years with injury restricting him to six VFL appearances in 2019.

The 28-year-old won a premiership with the Hawks in 2015 and was awarded life membership in 2018.

“I am so grateful for all the opportunities the club has given me,” Schoenmakers told hawthornfc.com.au.

“My football journey hasn’t been without its challenges, but each hurdle has helped shape me into the person I am today.

“The last 12 months in particular have been difficult on the injury front, which has helped me come to the decision that it’s time to pursue the next step in my career.

“I feel privileged that I can hang up the boots as a one-club player and a life member of the Hawthorn Football Club.”

Schoenmakers was selected with pick No.16 in the 2008 draft.

Hawthorn bolstered their bookend stocks by adding Jon Patton and Sam Frost during the trade period.