The Southport Sharks would like to thank Seb Tape for his service to the football club.

Tape informed the club earlier this year that he would be retiring from VFL level at the end of the 2022 season.

Originally from South Australia, Tape moved to Queensland to play for the Gold Coast SUNS after getting drafted at pick 13 in the 2010 draft.

The defender played 40 AFL games for the SUNS before getting delisted in 2016.

He came to the Sharks for the 2017 season and made an impact straight away.

Tape was elected as co-captain with Andrew Boston, in his first season at the club.

In 2017, he was also selected to play for the NEAFL against the TSL.

In 2018, he was a premiership co-captain alongside Boston, and at the end of 2021 he stepped down as captain when Andrew Boston retired.

Tape kept playing in 2022 remaining a key part of the Sharks defence and retires having played 86 senior games for the Sharks.

Southport Football General Manager – Jarrod Field said, “Seb is a terrific person on and off the field. What he has done for the football club in terms of his leadership has been nothing but outstanding.”

“People like Seb are the reason why we have been able to be so successful for the last five years.”

“On behalf of everyone at the Sharks we wish Seb and his young family all the best in their future endeavours.”

Photo: (Left to Right) Steve Daniel, Andrew Boston, and Seb Tape lifting the 2018 NEAFL Premiership Cup

Credit: TJ Yelds Sports Photography