West Coast Eagles forward Aimee Schmidt and wing Emma Humphries have called time on their AFLW careers.
Schmidt made her debut with Greater Western Sydney in round one of the inaugural 2017 season, and after 23 games with the Giants, the Perth local joined the Eagles as free agent ahead of the 2022 season.
In her first season in the blue and gold, Schmidt played in all 10 games and was named West Coast’s leading goalkicker with seven goals, an award she backed up the following season (season seven), leading the team with five goals.
Schmidt played 26 games for West Coast, the 30-year-old showing experience and craft in the forward half with her agility and athleticism.
Head of Women’s Football Michelle Cowan said Schmidt has made an incredible contribution during her time in the competition.
“Aimee has spent eight seasons in the League, starting out in the inaugural AFLW season with GWS, and then coming home to WA and sharing her knowledge and experience with our developing Eagles side,” Cowan said.
“For the past three seasons, Aimee has had a positive impact on the team, both on and off the field, and has been competitive aerially and at ground level in our forward half.
“We congratulate her on a great career and wish her all the best for the future and her new chapter.”
Humphries joined the Eagles ahead of season seven, having also played for Melbourne and North Melbourne before heading west.
The Tasmanian played 13 games for West Coast, impressing with her work rate and two-way running around the ground.
Cowan highlighted the impact 29-year-old Humphries has had on the team and the League across six seasons.
“Even before entering the AFLW competition, Emma had made an impression, and was drafted at pick seven for the 2015 AFL exhibition games,” Cowan said.
“Emma has been a great contributor in the League and at our club, playing at the highest level for six seasons, with the last two in the blue and gold.
“We congratulate Emma on her career and wish her all the very best in retirement.”