In mid-August, midfielder Nathan Foley announced his immediate retirement from football due to a degenerative knee injury.
In making the announcement, Foley said it was disappointing to have his career end the way it has but also said he felt honored and proud to have played for the Tigers. “It’s been a huge honor ... and something that I’m very proud of. Pulling on the Richmond jumper to run out and play is a feeling that I’ll never forget, and something that I’m very grateful for. I’ve absolutely loved my time here and consider myself lucky to have been around ... so long ... while injuries have caught up with me, I’m comfortable with the fact that I’ve always exhausted everything possible to get the most out of myself. It’s been ridiculously hard at times, but more so unbelievably rewarding.”
General manager Dan Richardson can attest to the hard work Foley put in, saying he'd never seen anyone with more injuries than Foley, but continued that Foley never stopped trying and worked as hard as anyone at the club. According to Richardson, Foley is highly respected around the club and held in high regard.
Source: Adrian Ceddia, Richmond Media Release
Article last changed on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 9:41 PM EDT