A bit of a journeyman throughout his career, that journey will end for Jeremy Latimore, with the St George Illawarra Dragons prop announcing his retirement at season’s end.
After a career that has spanned 11 seasons, 177 games to date, and an Australian PMXIII berth, Latimore felt like now was the right time.
“I’ve been thinking about [retirement] for a couple of weeks now, and I feel now is the right time to go out for myself and my family,” said Latimore.
“I’ve had a ball and I really love this Dragons club but unfortunately all good things have to come to an end.”
The Port Macquarie Sharks junior played for five clubs over his career; the Parramatta Eels, the New Zealand Warriors, the Cronulla Sharks, the Penrith Panthers and the Dragons.
Latimore thanked the Dragons fans for their ongoing support during his time at the club.
“To all the Red V members and fans, you have been a great crew to me and the boys,” Latimore continued.
“For you to have embraced me over the past couple of years, it’s something I’ve truly enjoyed.
“I’ll never forget the ‘Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!’ chant taking off; it’s something I’ve been so happy to see people get around.”
As he embarks on his new adventure in finance as a mortgage broker, Latimore says he may still play locally.
“I’ll definitely be heading into mortgage broking so if anyone out there needs a loan, you know where to come. Big Jerry at your service,” Latimore said.
“Finance is definitely a passion.
“I did a University degree (Bachelor of Business at University of Wollongong) so naturally I’ll be in the corporate world and I’ll look to build my mortgage broking business.
“I’ll probably keep playing footy in the Wollongong comp too; it’ll help me get my footy fix as I haven’t lost my love of game.”