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Big Red Calls Time

The Woodville West Torrens Football Club can advise that Eagles star ruckman Jarrad Redden has announced he will retire at the end of the season.


The York Peninsula product made his League debut in 2008 after coming through the Eagles juniors, and in the same year, was drafted to Port Adelaide in the AFL.


Jarred was a member of the Eagles 2011 Premiership side, supporting lead ruckman Craig Parry. He made his AFL debut in 2012, going on to play 16 games before returning to the Eagles in 2016.


Upon his return, he slotted into the number one ruck role, and was pivotal in helping the Eagles to Back To Back Premierships in 2020 & 2021.


“What a great contributor Jarrad has been to the Football Club over a long period of time” Jade Sheedy says.

“It has been a privilege to coach Reddo and see up close how good he is at his craft. He has played a major role in the Club’s recent successes. We wish Jarrad, Hannah and Judah all the best for the future”.


Jarred Redden says “I’d like to thank the Eagles footy club for all the support given to me over the years. After a lengthy discussion with family I have decided to hang up the boots and call it a day with the Eagles. I have made so many great mates and met amazing people through my journey here and the years spent in the AFL with Port Adelaide. I’ll have many more thanks to give, but thank you to all the supporters, members, team mates, coaches, support staff, Doctors, physios, and most of all my family. I look forward to what life holds for myself and my family, but will certainly remember my time with the Woodville West Torrens Football Club.”


Redden will go out as one of only 4 players to be a three time Premiership player at the Club, and will look to add to his 144 SANFL games and 74 goals this weekend at Noarlunga against South Adelaide, in what could be his last game.

We’d love to see as many supporters there as possible to help get the Eagles over the line, and send off our “big fella” in style.

Jarrad Redden and Matthew Goldsworthy, both from the York Peninsula, celebrate the 2011 Premiership.

James Tsitas, Jarred Redden, Lachlan McNeil, and Sam Lowson with the Thomas Seymour Hill Premiership Cup in 2020.

Patrick Giuffreda, Luke Thompson, Jimmy Toumpas, and Jarrad Redden each taste Premiership success for the third time in 2021.