Williams has called time on his injury-plagued AFL career.
Western Bulldogs defender Tom Williams has announced his retirement from AFL football after ten years with the club.
The 27-year-old sustained a hamstring injury in the VFL on Sunday, and informed the Bulldogs of his decision to retire effective immediately.
Williams played 85 games for the Bulldogs, and said he was thankful for his time at Whitten Oval.
“I feel very fortunate to have spent my time in the AFL at the Western Bulldogs and with so many great people and memories,” he told the club’s website.
“I am proud of my career, and although it was met with some frustrating periods with injury, I can take away countless positives.”
“I thank the club, my teammates and our supporters for their patience and support over the years and I look forward to seeing the exciting future of the Western Bulldogs unfold.”
Western Bulldogs football manager Graham Lowe thanked Williams for his commitment to the club.
“Tom is an extremely popular teammate and a much respected and admired Western Bulldogs person,” Lowe said.
“The attitude shown to his football has been exemplary, particularly through periods of injury rehabilitation – and his leadership to our developing team has been invaluable.”
“As a club, we wish Tom the very best for his onward journey and thank him for the positive contribution he has made throughout his time here.”