West Coast veteran Jack Redden has announced his retirement from the AFL. He has called time after 263 games, 134 with the Eagles.

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Originally from Keith, South Australia, Redden participated in the Auskick program there.

He attended Sacred Heart College and played senior football with Glenelg in the SANFL. His brother Tom Redden was once listed as a rookie at the Adelaide Football Club.

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Redden made his senior debut in round 15, 2009 against Geelong, where he kicked one goal. He remained in the Brisbane side for the remainder of the season, including two finals series matches.

Redden was one of few Brisbane players to have played in all 22 game season for the Brisbane Lions in 2010.


West Coast Eagle Jack Redden and his wife Aymee have announced they’re expecting their third child together.

Aymee took to Instagram on Thursday night showing off her bump in a figure-hugging dress and captioned the post with a baby emoji.

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Her page was flooded with well-wishes from football WAGS, including Liv Cripps, Emmi Masten, Brittany Bown and Court Darling.

“😍😍😍 beautiful mumma ❤️,” Nic Naitanui’s partner Bown wrote.

The couple married in 2016 and welcomed their son, Eddie, two years ago, and daughter, Isabel, in 2018.

While Jack is yet to publicly share the news of the imminent arrival, the proud dad has told how he could see Eddie follow in his footsteps

“Eddie Redden has levelled the playing field at home. So grateful for having these two troopers in my life,” Jack shared on Instagram when Eddie was born.

Amyee shared a picture of the couple sharing a kiss while baby Eddie lay on her chest.

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West Coast midfielder Jack Redden has announced his surprise retirement at 31, bringing down the curtain on his career after 263 AFL games including 134 and a premiership with the Eagles.

Redden was a key contributor to the 2018 flag, sharing the Eagles’ player of the finals award that year with grand final hero Dom Sheed and was runner-up to Elliot Yeo in the best and fairest.

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“I am really content with the decision,” Redden said.

“I will be eternally grateful for the opportunities given to me and that I have been able to play 14 seasons at the highest level.

“To play in the 2018 premiership is obviously a highlight, but I have also had the chance to create some lifelong friendships.

“I thought about it for a few weeks after the season and it just feels like it is the right time, both personally and for the club which is going through a rebuild.

“I have learnt so much and developed both as a player and as a person in the last seven years and i  have enjoyed every minute of it, especially playing in front of our home fans at Optus Stadium.”

Coach Adam Simpson said Redden made an immediate impression after arriving following the 2015 grand final loss to Hawthorn.

“From the first day he set foot in the club Reddo impressed with his professionalism and attitude,” Simpson said.

“He is highly respected right across the club and was obviously instrumental in the 2018 premiership.

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Redden was one of few Brisbane players to have played in all 22 game season for the Brisbane Lions in 2010.

Jack redden Fanfooty was the third player (after Todd Banfield and Tom Rockliff) from the Brisbane Lions to have earned a NAB Rising Star nomination in 2010, an award which recognises the standout performers of the AFL who are of 21 years of age or younger and played 10 games before the conclusion of the current season. Redden ended up losing out to Sydney youngster Dan Hannebery.

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Alongside his 4 goals, Redden also took 114 marks and had an average of 17 disposals per game. In his second season, he led Brisbane in tackles (with 115) and was ranked third in the club for inside-50s (with 73).

In the end of year Club Champion Award, Redden ended up with a 5th-placed finish with a grand total of 26.5 votes.

2011 has been considered Redden’s breakout season, playing some of his best football. Redden’s kicked 14 goals in his 22 matches this season.

Redden has also had a career-high 32 disposals v Carlton in round 12 and Hawthorn in round 16, a season-high 9 marks v Sydney in round 11 and Collingwood in round 22 and a career-high 13 tackles v Fremantle in round 1 and Port Adelaide in round 15.

Redden totalled 166 tackles for the season (ranked 5th for the season and having the 3rd highest average), having the most tackles of players not to have played in the finals.


Redden ranked 3rd in the Brisbane best and fairest awards (otherwise known as the Merrett-Murray Medal) in 2011 with 35 votes, finishing only 2.5 votes behind winner Tom Rockliff and half a vote behind runner-up Simon Black. 

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Club information
Current club West Coast
Number 8
Playing career
Years Club Games (Goals)     
2009–2015 Brisbane Lions 129 (52)
2016–2022 West Coast 134 (28)
Total   263 (80)

Because of his third-place finish, Redden won the Alistair Lynch trophy. Also, Redden was announced as being the most courageous player for Brisbane in the year, winning him the Shaun Hart Most Courageous Player award.

Redden also polled his first Brownlow Medal vote this year, the award which rewards the AFL’s fairest and best player and Redden polled the vote in his 27 disposal, 2 goal and 12 tackle effort v St Kilda in round 5.

By Rishabh

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