Simpkin to retire a Tiger

Colac Tiger Joffy Simpkin says he is desperate for success and will finish his decorated career at the club.

A flag at his home club Colac is the only thing missing from former AFL footballer Joffy Simpkin’s extraordinary resume in the sport.

The returning Tiger has committed to achieving that goal by signing on until at least the end of the 2019 season and signalling he would finish his career at the club.

Simpkin’s time on four AFL lists led the accomplished midfielder to plenty of team success during a fascinating journey in the game.

In a quick summary of his career at the elite level, Simpkin won two premierships with Sydney’s reserves team and flags with Geelong and Hawthorn’s VFL sides, before he reached the pinnacle in the sport, an AFL grand final win, with the Hawthorn in 2013.

Simpkin, whose 41 AFL games also included a year at Essendon, said he was eager to taste premiership success at the Tigers.

He was close to ticking that item off the list a decade ago, when he played in Colac’s losing 2008 grand final between his stints at Sydney and Geelong.

“I’ve signed up for next year and committed, and I don’t think I’ll play anywhere else,” Simpkin said.

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