Club News

Chris Hall Departs Oval Avenue

The Woodville West Torrens Football Club wishes to advise all its members, sponsors and supporters that long standing servant Chris Hall’s time at the Club has come to an end.

A Flinders Park junior, Chris started his journey at the Eagles way back in 2006 in the Under 17’s team quickly progressing to League football debuting in Round 6 2008 against Sturt at Thebarton Oval as a 17-year-old. After a strong 2008 campaign Chris was drafted to Fremantle with pick 77.

After a two-year stint at Fremantle Chris returned to Oval avenue playing in the 2011 Premiership in his first season back at the Club. Over the next decade Chris developed into one of the premier wingmen in the competition tallying 183 matches and 129 goals in that time.

On his decision to depart Chris said, “I’ll be forever grateful for the opportunities the Eagles football club has provided me with. I’ve been lucky enough to play with some champion footballers over the last decade but what I will hold dearest to my heart are the friendships I’ve been able to make with the players, coach’s, support staff and fans. I’m going to miss walking into the club every night more than anything and would like to thank the entire Eagles family for the last 13 years of my life.”

CEO Luke Powell said, “We congratulate Chris on an outstanding career with the Eagles. To see a Chris rise from an Eagles junior, to be drafted by Fremantle and to come back and have such a significant career at League level culminating in 183 games and becoming a premiership player has been wonderful to witness.

Chris’s football exploits has always seen him as a club and fan favourite, but I think more importantly his biggest impression and mark that he will leave that he has been an exceptional teammate both on and off the field. Chris and the Hall family have had a wonderful association with the Eagles Football Club and we believe that will continue to be the case for the future.

We thank Chris for his wonderful contribution at the Eagles and wish him all the best with his endeavours in the next chapter.”

The Club also wishes to advise that Louis Sharrad and Tom Gray will also not be continuing at the Club in 2021. Both Louis & Tom were recruited to the Club from Port Adelaide at the end of 2017. Over the past three seasons Louis played 38 games for the Club whilst Tom played 19 games with a bad run of injuries restricting his time on the field.

On their departure CEO Luke Powell said, “Louis and Tom are both great characters who are much loved by the playing group and have had great contributions to the Club in such a short time. We wish both Louis and Tom all the best for their future endeavours.”