Michael Barlow quits Fremantle to pursue career with another club

Michael Barlow during the round 17 AFL match between Fremantle and Geelong, his last game for the club. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images
Michael Barlow during the round 17 AFL match between Fremantle and Geelong, his last game for the club. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images

MICHAEL Barlow’s time at Fremantle has ended.

The midfielder announced on social media his time at the port club was over but flagged he was keen to play on at another AFL club.

“About 30 minutes after round 17, 2016, I knew I had made my last play for the Fremantle Dockers,” he said.

“I want to thank everyone involved with the football club for the past seven years, in particular my two coaches Mark Harvey and Ross Lyon.

“I especially want to thank my family and closest friends, they know who they are.

“They have ridden the highest of highs but most crucially the agonising lows that come in this industry.”

Barlow said he was looking forward to the challenges ahead and had “never been more motivated to continue my AFL career in 2017 and beyond”.

The 28-year-old was picked up by the Dockers as a mature age recruit during the 2010 rookie draft, quickly established himself as an important midfield cog in his debut season.