Wanderers captain confirms departure

The red and black will be on the lookout for a new leader next season

Western Sydney Wanderers skipper Brendan Hamill has confirmed his departure from the club on social media. 

The 26-year-old had played over 100 matches for the club in all competitions and leaves with a heavy heart. 

"This was undoubtably the hardest decision I’ve been faced with in my career. My time at WSW has come to an end," Hamill wrote on Instagram

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"It has been an absolute privilege to represent this club, my home town where I was raised, for the last 5 seasons. Not a day has passed that I’ve ever taken that for granted. 

"This club represents everything I come from and everything I believe in. The loyal members, fans, and RBB are truly world class. I personally thank each and everyone of you for your positive words, for your criticism, but most importantly for your undying passion. You added ten fold to the honour that it was to represent the Wanderers. 

"I gave everything I had for the club, both on and off the pitch. I’m hungry to continue my development as a footballer to entertain the fans, and to earn the appreciation and respect of the club that I play for. Therefore, I feel it is time to part ways to find something that is more aligned with my passion, ambitions, and beliefs. 

"I wish the club nothing but the best. Who knows what the future holds, perhaps we may meet again!"

The Wanderers have since confirmed his exit and thanked him for his services. 

"Brendan has been nothing short of exceptional for this club, both as a player and person,” Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas said.

“He will forever be associated with a successful part of this club’s history and we wish him every success in the next part of his journey." 

Hamill has been linked with a possible move to new A-League side Western United and has previously played for Melbourne Heart.