Cora Staunton announces AFLW retirement
Cora Staunton has announced her AFLW retirement.
The Mayo woman retires as the Greater Western Sydney Giants all time leading goal kicker and games record holder, after 50 games in six seasons and 55 goals.
GIANTS Head of Women’s Football Briana Harvey paid tribute to the four time All Ireland winner for her AFLW career.
“I congratulate Cora on not only everything she has achieved in our game of Aussie Rules, but throughout her entire sporting career,” 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.”
The GIANTS’ all-time leading goal kicker and games record holder, Cora Staunton, has called time on her AFLW career 🧡 #BigBigSound
— GWS GIANTS (@GWSGIANTS) March 27, 2023