Tommy Sheridan’s time at Fremantle is up.
Sheridan took to social media to reveal his axing at Fremantle after 81 games in seven seasons.
The 24-year-old struggled for regular AFL games in the past two years, adding just 22 appearances due to injury and form.
The Victorian was drafted with pick 16 in the 2011 national draft and made his senior debut in round 23 the following season.
He thanked everyone at Fremantle, from players and coaches to support staff and fans, and hinted at a return to his home state in his post.
“To all of FFC and my WA family, I wanted to let you know that I received a call last Friday and found out that my time at the Fremantle Football Club is unfortunately up,” Sheridan posted on Instagram.
“It’s been an unbelievable journey the past 7 years, an experience I’ll never forget!
“To the whole Fremantle Football Club – players, coaches, football department, footy operations upstairs, support staff and of course the passionate fans I’ve met during this time I’d just like to say a massive THANK YOU!! (sic) I’ve met some really really good people during my time over in the West and look forward to our continued friendship.
“It’s quite sad when I think about the whole situation, yet on the flip side it’s quite exciting! Thanks to every one who has reached out and sent messages the past few weeks, feeling very humbled and thankful to have so much support around me.
“I’m really looking forward to the next chapter wherever and whatever that is.”
Cam Sutcliffe and Brady Grey also announced their delistings on Instagram on Sunday.
Sutcliffe, 26, played 104 games at the Dockers including the 2013 grand final loss to Hawthorn but, like Sheridan, fell out of favour in recent times.
“Loved every second playing alongside some of the best people you will ever meet. Special thanks to everyone that supported me along the way, will always be grateful for the opportunity I received,” Sutcliffe posted.
“Thank you to the Fremantle football club for the past 5 seasons. It’s been an incredible journey with plenty of ups and downs and so many memories and I can’t thank the club and everyone involved especially those that sacrifice behind the scenes enough for making it so enjoyable and guiding me to strive to be my best. Everyone that has played a role in my time at freo on and off field thank you, you have been my WA family,” Grey wrote.
“To the freo fans, you guys are the reason this game is so great, hearing the cheering regardless of the result is why it was such an honour to play for this club so thank you. I’ll keep writing my own story. It’s goodbye from me for now.”
The trio join retired veterans Michael Johnson, Danyle Pearce and Lee Spurr and Brisbane-bound midfielder Lachie Neale as Fremantle’s off-season exits.
The Dockers, who haven’t had a list manager since Brad Lloyd departed for Carlton in August, are yet to release their delistings.
The future of out-of-contract tall Luke Strnadica is also up in the air.