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- Mar 21, 2017
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2018 Premiership defender Will Schofield has today announced he will retire from AFL football at the end of the 2020 season.
Will has been a loyal servant of the club since being taken at pick 50 in the 2006 national draft. Debuting late in the 2007 season, Will would go on to play 194 games for the Eagles across 13 seasons, also being one of the clubs biggest contributors in the 2018 Grand Final triumph over Collingwood. 'Schoey' saved his best career game for the biggest stage, and while his stats for the day don't depcit a particularly special performance, those who watched the game will know just how important he was down back. A number of key spoils, intercepts and contests from Schoey helped keep Collingwood's potent forward line at bay. Schoey hardly put a foot wrong and was one of the key contributors in our victory that day.
Will has been a regular for the club, mainly playing as a dashing half back early in his career before transitioning to a more traditional one-on-one role later on. Schoey was never the flashiest player, but his 100% commitment to everything he did is what won him the plaudits from team mates and fans alike.
Schoey has always been a fan favourite among West Coast fans, and will be sorely missed, for he is one of footy's good guys. A true champion of our club.