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Former Docker Shane Yarran passes away

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Shane Yarran

FREMANTLE and the AFL are mourning the death of Shane Yarran, who passed away aged 28.

The former Dockers forward's death is not being treated as suspicious. 

Yarran played six games for Freo in 2016 and booted 10 goals before retiring by mutual agreement with the club in December that year.

"It was with great sadness that we learnt of the passing of former Fremantle player Shane Yarran," Fremantle president Dale Alcock said in a statement on Saturday.

"On behalf of the players, staff and board of the Fremantle Football Club, we extend our deepest sympathy to Shane's family and friends."

The AFL expressed its 'deep sadness' in a statement on Saturday evening.

"On behalf of the AFL Commission, Executive and staff, the AFL passes on the condolences of the football community to Shane’s family and friends, and to the clubs that Shane played for - Fremantle, Peel Thunder and Subiaco."

"The loss of Shane will be deeply felt by many in the football and broader community, and the AFL will work closely with Fremantle, the AFLPA and appropriate services, in consultation with Shane’s family and with respect to their wishes."

CEO Paul Marsh said on behalf of the AFLPA Board, Indigenous Advisory Board, and players: "The AFL Players’ Association is incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of Shane Yarran." 

"We send our heartfelt condolences to Shane’s family and friends, our thoughts are with them."

The club officially delisted Yarran at the end of the 2017 campaign. 

Yarran turned his life around after being released from jail in 2013, having been sentenced to six years for burglary. 

He joined WAFL powerhouse Subiaco in 2014 and kicked 39 goals to catch AFL recruiters' attention.

After claiming the Bernie Naylor Medal with 54 majors the following season, he was taken by the Dockers via pick 61 in the 2015 NAB AFL Draft. 

Yarran made his Fremantle debut in round 18 the next year, booting two goals against Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium and played the final six games of the season. 

He had been trying to turn his football career around recently by training with Subiaco and playing in the WA Amateur Football League for Gosnells.

The 186cm forward was a dual premiership player at Subiaco in 2014 and '15 before playing in Fremantle-aligned WAFL club Peel Thunder's maiden flag two years ago.

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