Midfielder Jack Steven has decided to step away from the game permanently, announcing his retirement from the game after a stellar career.
Steven won four best & fairest awards in his 11 seasons at St Kilda before moving to Geelong for the 2020 season. Overall, Steven played 192 games and kicked 113 goals, and was twice named in the 40 player All Australian squad.
“We are happy for Jack that he has made this decision and wish him well in his future,” Geelong’s general manager of football Simon Lloyd said.
“Jack had an outstanding career and we enjoyed having him play with us this year. It’s great that Jack is back home on the Bellarine and we look forward to seeing him enjoy the post-football part of his life.”
Originally from Lorne, Steven was selected with the 42nd pick in the 2007 national draft. He debuted in 2009 and in the next two years established himself as a premier midfielder. He won the first of his best & fairest in 2013, winning again in 2015, 2016 and 2018.
Steven moved to Geelong in exchange for pick 58.