The West Adelaide Football Club would like to inform all members and supporters that Chris Schmidt has decided to retire from SANFL football. Chris will take up a playing coach role in community football in season 2020.
Chris is a player life member, dual best and fairest winner as well as a premiership captain of our football club. He was awarded the Jack Oatey Medal for his best on ground performance in the 2015 premiership over Woodville-West Torrens.
Schmidt left the club after the 2017 season to move to North Albury in the Ovens and Murray Football League, before returning to West Adelaide for the 2019 season. After injuring his troublesome knee in round 6 he missed 4 games but finished 6th overall in our best and fairest count.
We thank Chris for his service to our football club and wish him all the best in the future.