Staunton announces Aussie Rules retirement

March 27, 2023

Cora Staunton in the AFLW

Cora Staunton has brought the curtain down on her AFLW career.

The 41-year-old Mayo ladies football legend made a record 50 appearances for the GWS Giants and was also the club's all-time leading goal-kicker with 55 goals. Cork's Bríd Stack is also retiring following the completion of season seven.

"I congratulate Cora on not only everything she has achieved in our game of Aussie Rules, but throughout her entire sporting career," Giants Head of Women’s Football Briana Harvey said.

"While not a foundation player, she has been with us through our highest highs and lowest lows, and helped to build and shape the foundations and standards within our club.

"Cora will not only leave a legacy as a successful cross-code player and leading goal scorer, but I would imagine that one of her proudest legacies she leaves us with is the establishment of the weekly Jacinda Barclay Fearless Award.

"Cora has formed life-long friendships with players and staff across her time at the club and her presence will be missed. On behalf of the club, I would like to thank Cora for her contribution over the past six seasons and wish her all the best in the next chapter of her life."


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