Two-time Borough Premiership star Chris Cain has announced his retirement from the VFL.
Cain, 30, communicated his intentions to hang up the boots to his long-time Coach Gary Ayres yesterday.
He finishes with a huge list of individual accolades that would be guaranteed to make any VFL/VFA legend proud:
– Senior games: 194.
– Goals: 238.
– Premierships: 2011, 2017.
– PMFC Best and Fairest: 2013.
– VFL Team of the Year: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.
– VFL State Team selection: 2012, 2013, 2014.
– Frank Johnson Medallist: 2013.
– VFL Life Membership: 2017.
– PMFC Life Membership: 2016.
Cain, or ‘Sugar’ as he has been affectionately known to his teammates, was encouraged to continue his stellar career by many of his family and friends after yet another outstanding performance on the big stage in this year’s thrilling Grand Final victory over Richmond.
He contributed 20 possessions and two crunch goals to the win, which took his overall goal tally across the last three cut-throat Finals to seven.
However, he has now made the decision to retire with the euphoric feeling of a second Premiership fresh in his mind, and said that, overall, he was “very content with his career.”
In a post on Facebook, Cain was also quick to acknowledge all the support that he had received from everyone during his time in the VFL.
“I am certainly indebted to all who have made my time at Port Melbourne so fulfilling, exciting, emotional and successful,” he said.
The Port Melbourne Football Club would like to formally recognise and congratulate Chris on an amazing career, and wish him all the very best in every future endeavour.
Cain joins his good friend and fellow Borough champion Hugh Sandilands to officially announce his retirement following the historic Premiership win.
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