Intrepids assistant Ben Aenslie has announced his retirement from football, but insists he will never give up on football again.
The 33-year-old, who played for both Newcastle and the Newcastle Jets, was a member of the Newcastle Knights for more than five years, scoring 22 goals in that time.
“I’ve had a good career and I’ve been playing for a long time,” Aensle said in a statement.
“It’s time for me to stop playing.”
As far as I’m concerned, it’s time to move on and to focus on something else.
“Ainslie was named the Knights’ captain in 2014 and led the club to a third-place finish in the NRL, before signing a one-year contract with the Intrepidae in November 2016.
In his time with the Knights, Aensley scored a grand total of six tries, the second most of any player in the competition, and also helped Newcastle to a sixth-placed finish in 2016.”
If I was in the Knights or the Jets, I would be very proud of my career, but football is my life,” Ainsley said.”
Now I can focus on the other things I want to do.
“The Knights have already signed a number of players this year, with the signing of Ben Carter and Josh Hodgson to two-year deals.