The Sandringham Football Club would like to congratulate Myke Cook on an exceptional VFL career, at the news of his retirement from professional football.
Myke joined the Zebras in 2012 after being delisted from Adelaide at the end of the 2011 season after 14 AFL games. He was immediately made a part of the club’s leadership group in his role as vice-captain in his inaugural season with Sandringham.
His footy career began at St Bede’s/Mentone juniors, where he played all the way up until Under 17s, his final year at the club leading to a grand final win. In his TAC Cup time, he played for the Sandringham Dragons before he was picked up by the Adelaide Crows at Pick 38 in the 2008 draft, where he spent three seasons.
Despite quite an impressive personal stats sheet, Myke says he didn’t achieve everything he wanted to in his professional career.
“I would have loved to win a flag with the club, which for one reason or another just didn’t happen which is disappointing.”
However, he has faith in the playing group that he leaves behind, and in particular the leadership group and Kade Answerth, that they have what it takes to take the club to a premiership.
“Kade has a lot of natural leadership qualities, I just wanted to bring that out of him so that he was ready for the next step. I wanted to provide a sort of support for all the guys in the leadership group.”
Club favourite Dylan Weickhardt has also informed the Club of his retirement from VFL football, and will join SFNL Club, Cheltenham as a Playing Assistant Coach for the 2019 season.
Dylan joined the club in 2013, playing 108 games in total for the senior and development sides. He has been an integral part of our playing group, and has a lot to offer his new local club.
The Club wishes Myke and Dylan all the best for life after professional football, and thanks both boys for their contribution to the club over the years.