The SMJFL would like to extend its congratulations to Chris Judd on his spectacular 279-game AFL career.
Judd retired from senior AFL Football yesterday after he ruptured his left anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in last week’s match against the Adelaide Crows.
Judd started his AFL career playing for SMJFL club East Sandringham, before moving through to the TAC Club Sandringham Dragons.
He was selected in the 2001 AFL Draft and because a priority draft pick for the West Coast Eagles, eventually became captain of the club in 2006.
Judd moved to Carlton Football Club in 2007, becoming captain in his first year at the club. Judd stepped down from the captaincy in 2012.
Here is a video of Chris Judd speaking with Essendon Football Club player Jobe Watson about his junior football career with East Sandringham before his AFL career.
The SMJFL wishes Judd good luck with his future endeavours and a speedy recovery from his leg injury.