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Chris Masten announces retirement

Monday, July 12, 2021 - 3:57 PM

Chris Masten has informed his Perth teammates of his retirement tonight, with the Saturdays game against Subiaco being his last for the Demons, sharing his body was battling to keep up with the demands of WAFL Football. 


Chris joined Perth from West Coast Eagles in 2020 and has been instrumental in driving the club forward both on-field and off-field. Although limited to just 11 games through injury, Chris’s contribution to Perth FC can be more measured with his mentoring and development of our younger players through the Emerging Leaders Program.


“Perth is such a hard-working club and I’ve felt so fortunate to be part of it. Though my time has been short, it’s given me opportunity to play a few more games of the sport that has defined much of my life. 

It’s been a pleasure to run out there and see such exciting home-grown talent, watching as they develop into really good footballers. Regan Clark, I love ya mate! You can have my boots now kid.” Masten said reflecting on his time at the club. 


Drafted at pick 3 in the 2007 National Draft, he played 215 games for the West Coast Eagles including the 2018 AFL Premiership Team. Masten was also an AFL Rising Star nominee in 2009.


“Chris has made a significant contribution to WA Football with his career at West Coast Eagles and his time in the WAFL. Perth was very fortunate to secure his services post his decorated AFL career. He was the person we needed to fill that leadership void and bring relevant on field experience and leadership to take our club forward. His work was very instrumental in Perth breaking its finals drought of 22 years in 2020.

All involved at Perth are sad to see this outstanding playing career close, but also respect Chris’s decision and we look forward to his continued involvement at the Perth.” Foorball Manager, Trevor Williams shared. 


President, Bob Shields commented, “We knew we were getting a quality player, but his mentorship of our young players has been outstanding. His retirement is a severe blow to the Perth Football Club.”


We wish Chris and his family all the best in future.