West Coast defender Will Schofield in action against Gold Coast in round seven. Picture: Getty Images/AFL Photos

WEST Coast premiership defender Will Schofield has announced that the 2020 campaign will be his last, with the Eagles veteran hoping to finish his decorated career with another flag. 

Schofield, 31, confirmed on Friday that he would hang up the boots at season's end, bringing a close to a career that has so far featured 194 games with West Coast across 14 seasons.  


A member of the club's 2018 premiership side, Schofield has played only four games so far this year. 

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However, having returned for the final two matches of the home and away season, the veteran backman is hoping to go out on top. 

"I've run out of fight to bang down (coach) Adam Simpson's door every week," Schofield said.

"I have loved the fight to get my spot and I've tried to play my role as much as possible. I do love my footy, but I love the boys more.

"There have been amazing moments and really difficult moments. I've had personal adversity while I've been here ... I've lost a Grand Final and I've won one.

"I've definitely got four games left in me. This pre-season was one of my better ones. My body is in good nick. From a physical standpoint, I feel as good as I can.

"I'll probably play WAFL, I'm just stepping away from the pressure cooker that is AFL footy."