The Fremantle Dockers have confirmed the retirement of forward Shane Yarran.

Yarran had taken personal leave last month as he dealt with a number of off field personal issues but after further talks with the club, the decision was made that it was in Yarrans best interests to call time on his AFL career.

Fellow Docker Connor Blakely (pictured) says the whole club feels for 27 year old Yarran and he hopes that the difficult decision made by Yarran will be the best thing for him in the long run.