Majak Daw’s inspirational soccer journey has come to an finish, with the primary Sudanese-born AFL participant calling it quits.
- Majak Daw performed 54 AFL video games with North Melbourne between 2013 and 2020
- He joined Melbourne in 2021 however didn’t play a sport for the Demons
- Daw says he’ll now commit his consideration to “being a loving and caring father to my son Hendrix”
The 31-year-old has ended his 12-year profession, efficient instantly.
It follows recent harm troubles halting a possible fairytale return with Melbourne.
Daw performed 54 video games for North Melbourne earlier than being picked up by the Demons forward of the 2021 season, however was unable so as to add to his video games tally.
Daw survived a fall off the Bolte Bridge in 2018, recovering from severe hip and pelvic accidents to play AFL once more for the Kangaroos in 2020.
An harm to Melbourne captain Max Gawn two weeks in the past opened a possible emptiness for Daw as a ruckman for the Demons.
Nevertheless, Daw suffered an harm setback of his personal and was unable to additional press his claims within the VFL with the Casey Demons.
“I’m extraordinarily grateful for the alternatives that North Melbourne and Melbourne have offered me over the past 12 years,” Daw stated in a press release launched by the Demons.
“I stroll away from the sport with immense delight in what I have been in a position to obtain and the challenges I have been in a position to overcome.
“With my present harm troubles, I’ve taken the chance to replicate on the place I am at and the place I am heading and in talking with my administration and the membership, we have all agreed that the timing is correct for me to retire from the sport.
“I wish to thank my household, mates, teammates, coaches and the broader soccer group for his or her assist and care throughout my time within the business. I stroll away from the sport with life-long reminiscences, friendships and actual delight in what I’ve achieved.”
Melbourne soccer efficiency supervisor Alan Richardson praised Daw’s contribution to the Demons.
“Majak ought to depart the sport extremely happy with what he is been in a position to obtain throughout his AFL profession,” Richardson stated.
“Maj’s profession has had its highs and lows, however to characterize his household and the Sudanese group within the method during which he has, over the course of an 11-year interval, is one thing he must be actually happy with.
“Sadly, he hasn’t been in a position to have an on-field impression at AFL degree with Melbourne, however to have returned himself to a place to have the ability to compete and prepare on the highest degree is testomony to Majak’s willpower.
“Given his present harm struggles and alternatives which might be at present presenting exterior of footy, Majak, his administration and the membership are aligned within the perception that it’s the proper time for Maj to retire.”