Sil­vagni lat­est Docker de­par­ture

Cockburn Gazette - - SPORT -

ALEX Sil­vagni will play no fur­ther part at Fre­man­tle af­ter be­ing told his con­tract would not be re­newed for 2017.

The de­fender notched up 53 games across seven sea­sons at the Dock­ers af­ter be­ing drafted from the Casey Scor­pi­ons via the rookie draft.

Foot­ball op­er­a­tions man­ager Chris Bond said the 2014 best club­man was a qual­ity per­son held in high re­gard.

“Alex came to the club via the rookie list and worked re­ally hard to get el­e­vated to the pri­mary list and play a fair bit of se­nior footy in his de­but sea­son,” he said.

“Un­for­tu­nately op­por­tu­ni­ties for Alex to se­cure a reg­u­lar spot in the se­nior side in sub­se­quent sea­sons were ham­pered by in­jury.

“Through­out that time though, Alex al­ways dis­played the many fine at­tributes that make him the qual­ity per­son he is, and saw him held in the high­est re­gard by ev­ery­one at Fre­man­tle.

“We thank Alex for the con­tri­bu­tion he made to the club both on and off the field, and wish him all the best in his fu­ture en­deav­ours.”

Sil­vagni’s de­par­ture came just two days af­ter mid­fielder Michael Bar­low an­nounced his time at the club was up.

Forced off the ball: Alex Sil­vagni is leav­ing the Dock­ers.

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