West Coast's Sam Mitchell Is Retiring

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West Coast's Sam Mitchell Is Retiring

West Coast veteran Sam Mitchell has officially announced he will retire at the end of the season. 

Mitchell was traded to the Eagles at the end of last season after a decorated career with Hawthorn. 

The four-time premiership superstar will become an assistant coach for West Coast in season 2018. 

"It's time for me to hang up the size nines. It's been a brilliant journey," Mitchell said.

"The passion for completing my coaching work on a Monday morning has outgrown my passion to complete my recovery."

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One of the most skilled and gifted footballers of his generation, Mitchell will go down as one of the game’s all-time greats with four premierships, a Brownlow Medal, five club champions, three All-Australians and a Rising Star to his credit.

The 34-year-old has played 323 games and kicked 69 goals since debuting for the Hawks in 2002 and has a career average of 26 disposals per match.

He also had a massive impact on our own Xavier Ellis.

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