Swan song for Crowley
SWAN Districts captain Tallan Ames and teammate Ryan Crowley hung up their boots after losing to South Fremantle in the WAFL semifinal 136-56 at Fremantle Oval on Sunday.
The duo joined coach Greg Harding who after seven seasons at the club has finished his tenure.
Ames leaves a 263game WAFL career where the long-serving captain became a pre- miership player, fairest and best winner and a life member of the club.
Crowley, a former Fremantle and Essendon midfielder played 196 AFL games and gave the club a boost after a poor 2016 season.
Ames, who had a quiet game against the Bulldogs, told the Eastern Reporter his career highlights included the 2010 premiership, 2011 best and fairest, three state games and one national game.
The 33-year-old defender arrived at the club in 2000 and played in the colts before making his senior debut in 2002.
Crowley who finished his career on a high and was one of the shining lights for the Swannies with 29 possessions and three goals in the 80-point drubbing, told the Reporter he had enjoyed his time at the club.
“It was a whole different ball game, playing footy that’s not full-time; it was my first time doing this and I enjoyed getting the enjoyment back,” he said.
End of an era: Ryan Crowley and Tallan Ames have hung up their boots.