PEEL Thunder’s most decorated player Rory O’Brien has announced his retirement.
Rory was one of the WAFL’s greatest and ends his career after back-to-back premierships with Peel Thunder Football Club.
During his career, O’Brien was honoured with five Fairest and Best awards (two Tuckey Medals and three Lynn Medals), the 2013 Sandover Medal, 2004 Colts premiership as joint captain, represented the state in 2013/14 and was captain of East Fremantle in 2014 and 2015.
Peel Thunder league coach Cam Shepherd said O’Brien had been a great player over many years at both Peel Thunder and East Fremantle.
“Whilst he has won accolades as a five times Fairest and Best winner and a Sandover Medallist, it is as a dual premiership player that I will fondly remember him,” Shepherd said.
“His character and professionalism epitomised him as a player.
“He has been so important in driving the standards of our group whilst building the bonds that have made our team great.”
Rory O’Brien’s Career
244 WAFL League games (139 PTFC, 105 East Fremantle)
2016 & 2017 WAFL Premiership Player
2013 Sandover Medallist
2011 & 2013 WAFL State player
2006 & 2010 PTFC Tuckey Medallist
2011, 2013 & 2015 EFFC Lynn medallist
2014-2015 EFFC captain
2004 WAFL Colts Premiership player
2004 WAFL Colts Premiership joint captain