Richmond Tigers’ premier defender Alex Rance is said to have made a shocking return to football in 2021.
Rance, who retired in December 2019, is reportedly in talks with Perth Football League Class C2 team, Swan Valley, according to Jordan McArdle of Western Australia.
Rance’s cousin David Ellard, who played 63 AFL games for Carlton, is currently playing coach at Swan Valley.
Rance made his AFL debut in 2009 and played 200 games for the Tigers. He received the Jack Dyer Medal in 2015 before winning a prime ministerial post with Richmond in 2017.
In 2019, Rance broke his ACL in the first round and sadly missed the majority of the 2019 season. He sidelined the Tigers claiming prime minister glory, before announcing his retirement in December 2019.
Rance, a Jehovah’s Witness, decided to step away from the soccer field, telling his teammates he needed to focus on his family and his faith.
Shortly after his retirement, it was revealed that Rance had been separated from his wife for seven years.
“I am someone who will always do my best for what they are committed to, and I am proud of the time, energy and dedication I have put into my football career,” said Rance Last year.
“At the moment, I feel like I have achieved my goal in terms of performance on the pitch and cultural impact, and I am very grateful to the football club for their support and attention in allowing me to do so on my own. way.
“Now, I think it’s a good time for me to devote the same time and energy to other areas of my life that need it, and to prioritize things that are most important to me, like my spiritual growth, my family and my friends.
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